Find the best Chinese Restaurants in South East as recommended by local South East people in thebestof South East's Chinese Restaurants directory.
For one of the best Chinese and Thai restaurants in Oxfordshire we recommend the Cockadoo near Abingdon. Sophisticated dining, beautifully refurbished wine bar and great music events. Seafood and Vegetarian dishes a speciality.
Dan P said
My wife and I visited Cockadoo last night for our wedding anniversary. This isn't the first time that we had been there, so we knew what to expect. Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly member of staff who showed us to our table and presented us with our menus. After ordering our drinks the waitress took our order and remembered it all without use of a notepad! The starters came out reasonably fast, I had the Tom Yam Chicken and pancakes (a dish that was served cold- which surprised me) but was very tasty. My wife had the prawn toast and was VERY surprised about how big it was. 3 separate big prawns wrapped in rice paper and rolled in breadcrumbs. For mains my wife had the Mongolian lamb (which I had last time we visited) with a side of special fried rice. The lamb was tender and well spiced. I had a Massaman Chicken Curry which was cooked with coconut milk, various vegetables and chicken! I too had a special fried rice to accompany my main dish. The service we received was very good. It's clear that they are pushing the fact that live music (mainly tribute acts) are hosted regularly at Cockadoo with acts such as Robbie Williams, Adele and Cher being heavily pushed. I have never been to one of these nights, but you can see from the layout of the building that its set up nicely for this sort of function. We will definitely be back!