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Chef Imperial

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22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
+44 1993 813593
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here today and had some fantastic food but felt a little uncomfortable as we went here early evening and was the only people in there but the staff stood right by our table the whole time talking to us whilst we ate. Didn't want to be rude and ask them to move but weird

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Thank Scott S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go to this restaurant a fair bit and have felt that the staff have always been unfriendly. I am not alone in that assessment. This time however, there was a very noisy table with swearing and a dish was forgotten. Because it wasn't overly great we didn't want to pay the "compulsory" Service Charge for the 2 of us.... More 

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2 Thank Julie L
Woodstock, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I'm pretty sure this is the first time I have ever given such a low score. We called in on last Thursday evening around 9pm for a takeaway. The restaurant was empty. There are two Chinese takeaways in Woodstock and we chose the Imperial as their menu looked the more classy. We had the mixed starter. The ribs were arguably... More 

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2 Thank Rob T
Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. Decor was aged. Staff were ok until we were the last ones there and they decided to have their dinner at 10.30 on a Friday night. Felt we had to leave ..... Wouldn't recommend unless you had no other option !

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1 Thank P1Stop
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant seems to have changed hands so many times, over a year since my last visit, but the Mongolian Lamb is still the best I've tasted. Tried other dishes too and they were all tasty and hot. Service was good, but coke was flat and tasteless.

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Thank v0n22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Food was ok. Drinks were warm. Ordered two beers and a lemonade . Beers were warm and lemonade sent back due to it being flat and warm. Deco very dated. Waiters were pleasant . Very pricey for what we got.

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1 Thank Donna J
Slough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A friend and I ate here on Saturday evening. It wasn't too busy (we didn't have a reservation). Service was efficient and friendly. We choose the set meal for two people, which was pretty average fare, nothing special. Overall, including a couple of beers the meal turned out to be pricey.

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1 Thank norma w
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Pleasant restaurant with nicely cooked Chinese and Thai food in the centre of beautiful Woodstock. Quite large and can be busy and noisy so better for families and parties than romantic couples.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Food was great,restaurant was very basic,with unfinished fish pool,but staff where not great shouting at each other and seemed to be picking on one of the waiters,which was not very nice to watch.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Large restaurant with a good and varied menu. Staff very pleasant. Food plentiful on the set menu for two people. Decor looked as if it needed upgrading.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 49 - US$ 49
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 High Street, Woodstock OX20 1TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +44 1993 813593

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?