|Posted on Wednesday, 12 July, 2006 - 09:22 pm: |
With lots of Chinese takeaways (frankly substandard IMHO) in the area, people may wonder why we need another.
Think again! I am a big fan of Chinese food, and this one is very good, friendly and tastefully decorated. My partner, who is less of a fan of this type of cuisine also loved it - high praise indeed. The homemade dumplings are particularly recommended.
Just what the area needs, I reckon. It's located on Dartmouth Road opposite the Wok Express noodle bar.
|Posted on Thursday, 13 July, 2006 - 07:27 am: |
Just when did the Wok Express become a 'Noodle Bar'? I have always bought a wide variety of good Chinese food from them.
|Posted on Thursday, 13 July, 2006 - 04:52 pm: |
Can totally recommend Yune. Went in there last night for the first time and food, staff, venue, layout and ambience was all of a good quality. As a regular at Gingko, I feel torn now, but I think Yune has the edge just because of the atmosphere - and the juiciest and filling prawn toast I have had for ages. Only prob, seemed to be smoking throughout, but I guess only for another year....
|Posted on Monday, 12 February, 2007 - 08:39 am: |
Got some fantastic takeaway from Yune on Friday. An air of desperation around the place though - Surly looking manager type staring out of the window / empty restaurant / eat as much as you like sign outside / being asked "you coming here on Valentines night?". It seems a cursed spot for Chinese restaurants. Should have told him to come on this site though - it's done Thai Orchard no harm - packed out Saturday evening I saw.
|Posted on Monday, 12 February, 2007 - 08:55 am: |
I agree. The "all you can eat" signs are always a turn off for me normally, but as I work from home I sometimes need to get out for lunch for a break/change.
I have been to Yune several times for their Bento Box special (I read about it in SE23Living a few months back) and it is fabulous value for money at under £6 for starter, main, rice, salad and other sides.
Unfortunately I am usually the only one in there at the time, so I hope evening trade keeps them going instead.
Although we don't quite have the variety of restaurants locally that I might like, we do have some pretty good ones.
|Posted on Monday, 19 February, 2007 - 02:17 pm: |
This place is not the normal "all you can eat". Everything is freshly cooked to order. So you can have a selection of starters followed by, for instance, shredded duck pancakes followed by a selection of mains. The duck and the pork dumplings were especially praised by those I was eating with. They don't seem to worried if you want to go a bit off menu even though the selection offered in the first place is quite wide. There's a separate vegetarian menu too.
I'm surprised that Rob didn't mention a very drinkable and very cheap house white that's available to wash it all down with. And Vipes I've never seen the slightest hint of surliness from any of the staff. On the contrary I normally find them falling over themselves to be friendly and helpful.
|Posted on Monday, 19 February, 2007 - 03:12 pm: |
I concur. I am not usually a big fan of chinese food but I live with someone who is. Went there for the first time last week and it suits me perfectly. I am not one for the 'mains'. I prefer the starters, soup and crispy duck. Very friendly ambience.
|Posted on Monday, 19 February, 2007 - 03:31 pm: |
Actually Toffeejim I totally agree with you, but I had already mentioned the white in my other thread. Here are my notes for reference on this thread:
A Vin de Pays from a small appelation I admit I have never heard of, it is actually just about perfect. It has a great freshness and acidity, a good mix of light floral notes to be good on its own, and a delicate fruit flavour that compliments the lightly spicy dishes I prefer (I like garlic but do not go for the full spicy, chilli hot ones).
I went again the other day when my wife was working from home too, so we thought we'd go out together. Another very good experience and there were several other tables in there for a change.
Things are picking up I hope
|Posted on Tuesday, 20 February, 2007 - 12:43 pm: |
Staff have always been super-friendly on my many visits Toffeejim including the occasion that preceded my post. It was just this one older, besuited chap that I've not seen before or since - standing at the window, staring at me moodily as I went in.
My theory was that he owned the joint and it's haemorraged his money. As I said though, food's still excellent so hope they survive.
|Posted on Tuesday, 27 February, 2007 - 11:46 am: |
Have been here a few times and went in last night, we were the only customers in the place although they seemed to be doing reasonable trade in takeaways. Food and service were both absolutely excellent so I hope things do pick up. It's also really nicely decorated and very attractive and modern inside, I recommend it highly to anyone who hasn't been yet. No sight of grumpy older chap, just two lovely helpful friendly waitresses.