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A1 Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #145 of 212 Restaurants in Banbury
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t get a takeaway. Don’t go a la carte. Don’t expect the decor to have changed.

We’ve been visiting this family favourite for 20+ years and are always amazed at the volume of food available at a reasonable standard. The fact you can eat as much of any dish, including duck and pancakes, for around £15, is amazing.

Favourites include the satay prawns, prawn toast, sweet and sour pork and tomato chicken wings.

Dessert options are limited, but hey, it’s a Chinese and you’ll be so full by the end that the thought of a banana fritter could send you over the edge!

I love the A1. It’s an institution and I hope that I’ll still be able to binge in another 20 years.

1  Thank Luke E
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A1 has always been the place we go for fantastic value for money Chinese food.
While the decor is rather shabby the food makes up for in spades.
Food always piping hot and delicious.
Don’t be off by the decor after all the reason you are there is the food right.!
Well done guys. We will keep coming back. Time after time .

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Coke flat, staff miserable but food okay, company with were great and made the evening . not in my top 10 places to eat :(

Thank AmandaOX16
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered from a1 last night what a waste of £25!
Had 1 bite of each item and it all went in the bin.
The rice tasted off and don't get me started on the chicken!
My chicken fried rice had bits of sour tasting minced chicken (probally not even chicken) And The chicken balls were as dry as an athletes foot.
The only positive was the sweet and sour sauce just a shame I had nothing plesent to dunk in it!
Wouldn't be suprized if it was all scraped from the bin .
A1 takeaway (A for avoid)
Sort out your chefs as there cooking rancid food .
If that was traditional oriental chinese food then il stick a bumble bee up my bum .
Seriously though sort It out!!!

Thank Ayres1992
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have been collecting takeaway from this restaurant for years. It has gradually become more and more tired and dispiriting. Last visit the fish was inedible - probably pre-cooked, refrigerated then reheated. |My complaint was treated with a verbal shrug, Won't visit again.

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Thank hd1712
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