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The Emperor

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London Road, East Grinstead RH19 1QL, England
+44 1342 301388
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Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017

just ordered a takeaway from here and the chicken balls where raw when I rung up about this the man on the food tried telling me that pink chicken was okay to eat. As I am a chef my self pink chicken can make you very ill however he didn't care until I had said that this could shut his... More 

Thank amyamymegan
Crawley Down, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Food and setting good even if the waiter and waitresses did no get our jokes!!! plenty of good food on there eat all you can menu !

Thank Kevin G
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I had take a take away from The Emperor once before a number of years ago and it was fine. It is not our usual take away but we decided to try it again because it was the only one that was open early enough on this particular day. I'm sorry to say we were terribly disappointed with the quality... More 

Thank hanormouse
Bramley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We revisited after a gap of several years as we used to live in the area and it was our favourite restaurant. The restaurant has cordoned off the back end of the dining area and there are just a few booths and tables to eat in at. The decor is the same and has become rather dated and there isn't... More 

Thank SAS62-26
East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food is very good, if you eat in, the restaurant itself is a little dated and a bit tacky. However, the service is friendly, quick and the food is plentiful

Thank Andrew C
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Three of us intended to have lunch at "Peking" restaurant in East Grinstead. Upon arrival we discovered that the restaurant is closed on Monday. We drove to The Emperor in pouring rain. Place was almost empty. We had Peking Duck and several other dishes, washed doewn by Tsing Tao beer Chinese tea. Polite staff. Service slow to medium slow. Pekind... More 

Thank 601genghis812
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Per some of the other reviewers, this is a take away with a few tables for diners. As long as your expectation is at that level you'll be happy with this Chinese restaurant. Soups were tasty, crispy duck was a little dry, main courses were very good. Didn't venture as far as desert.

Thank Peter8900
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best way to describe the Emperor is that it is a Takeaway that you can sit in to eat rather than a Restaurant that also sells Takeaway. Has absolutely no atmosphere and the food is bland.

1 Thank SMAKent
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Once one of the better - high end - Chinese restaurants on town, this was dreadful. Everything seemed to be deep fried and tasted only of fat. A most awful experience and I would think twice about going back there again

2 Thank Marilyn P
west sussex
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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

well as previous person we ate here as we stayed at felbridge spa just up road , the star inn was fully booked so was either fish an chips or this chinese , the place inside was quite small but service pretty good and i had thai curry which was fairly nice and could not quite finish it as my... More 

1 Thank pompeyeurotour

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Chinese
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, East Grinstead RH19 1QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  East Grinstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 301388

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?