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Imperial China

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18 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7BD, England
+44 23 8028 3398
18:00 - 23:00
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was looking forward to coming back to our favourite restaurant after a year, and was. It disappointed. Great food, Especially the duck! Service could not be faulted and polite, friendly staff. Well done to new owner! We will be back for sure!

Thank 195Julie
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was quite slow, the waiter very polite, food was nice, menu had the usual choices of Cantonese/ Chinese food nothing outstanding

Thank Sarah A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has been one of our favourites for the last 10 years and a great Chinese. When they closed last year we were sad to lose such a good restaurant. We were very happy to hear that they had reopened and visited in the first week. It is unfair to compare the new restaurant with the old one so... More 

Thank 87wendywoo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I thought we would try this restaurant as it had just re opened with new owners. Big mistake the waitress could not remember what drinks we ordered the waiter who took our food order seem to be on the ball.Starters arrived fairly quick but as for the main courses we waited over an hour we kept asking... More 

Thank Malcolm T
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's over a year since the old Imperial China closed, such a shame. It reopened with new owners on the 21st March. Interior is much the same, the menu is similar and the price about the same. We ate on Thursday as a party of 4 and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was about half full, the service to... More 

Thank owen60
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before I start, to be fair the new owners have a big legacy to maintain. This was one of the best Chinese restaurant for miles and as a local, I frequented this place for some 10 years nearly every week and sometimes twice. Tonight we had a take away for the first time since it opened on Tuesday, the food... More 

1 Thank Coho29
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

There was a wide choice of food, presentation was beautiful, food was very enjoyable and the staff were very friendly.

Thank Grace E
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Gutted that we have lost this fantastic place to eat.The food and staff were always first class, I'm 100% I'm not the only one to miss this place!!

Thank Coaster21
Sherfield On Loddon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The best chinese restaurant ever.I had been frequenting it since 2001.My family and I loved it.We are devastated it has closed.Thank you to all the staff for their wonderful service and cuisine.x

2 Thank GARETH d
southampton, England.
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

There is a notice on the window which says thanks for the last 15 years, we have closed & will not be re opening! Asked around, no one even Tea Total opposite have any idea why! Lovely decor and a very popular , very odd.

20 Thank MrDartmoor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Lyndhurst, New Forest SO43 7BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  New Forest  >  Lyndhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8028 3398

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