Good Earth - Esher

4.7
929 Reviews
£41 and over
Chinese
For over 30 years we have strived to set the standard for Chinese food in London and we pride ourselves on building a reputation for exceptional food and service. The Good Earth reflects the journey Chinese food has taken in London. From traditional aromatic duck and dry shredded beef to contemporary dishes unique to us such as Golden Sands Dover Sole and Wasabi Prawns.We welcome families and children fo all ages and have great value set lunches.
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PaulJ
Hampshire
40 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always, highly recommend.

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ABandGB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent, and consistently great food and service. We had the 2 course set lunch which was absolutely delicious.

PS
vipPaulS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Good Earth continues to set the standard for exceptional Chinese food

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Nigel
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service, but not cheap. But you always feel better for having visited.

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vipAnnieOB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual was a fabulous evening even though it was a Monday !

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ShereeTA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was the worst restaurant experience we'd ever had. It was like being on a conveyor belt. We were asked to order drinks before we'd sat down properly and asked 3 times in 5 minutes to order our food. The staff were hovering over our table all the time and then had a very loud conversation right behind our table. The food was ok, nothing special, especially for the price which was considerably more than the menu on their website. We sat down at 18:25 and left at 19:08. We had booked for a nice relaxed meal but couldn't wait to get out, we will never eat there again. Everything about it was wrong. We asked for the bill and instead of waiting for us to leave, they were desperate to clear the table, awful service and the height of bad manners.

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AlisonC
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious set menu, although restaurant didn’t sell any 0 alcohol beer!

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ReaH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alot bigger than the Kensington venue. Love the food. Always amazing.

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JessicaC
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Squid, hot and sour soup, fillet steak in a clay pot and chicken with lemongrass all amazing.

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JonT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏻 Great food, amazing dumplings, lovely staff!!

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been ardent fans of Good Earth for over 25 years. It's the perfect place for a perfect evening with outstanding quality and service.

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gerardL
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best Chinese meal I have eaten since I lived in Hong Kong forty years ago, a real tour de force, outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely evening for us again. The restaurant is very well organised with Socially distanced tables and respectful staff. The food is consistently very good and the service always friendly and efficient. Eric and the team are doing a super job to make dining out as normal as possible.

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ClaudetteA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sons birthday

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Peter
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit on the expensive side but amazing food and service. Highly recommend.

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LeeC
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Good Earth is always a treat and never disapoints

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imaje
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant...food is terrific. Our family favourite!

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vipJackie
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Tables far to close together, we were less than a metre away from the table next to us not acceptable

They are not obeying Covid rules

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CristobalB162315
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff and food. Lovely restaurant. The service was unbeatable. Changed our table when a better one came available.

JM
JudyM
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back after a month when we had a superb meal.

Again,lovely food,well presented and not too calorific.

Service polite helpful and efficient.

Visit here asap for a treat.

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AlanT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always totally consistent and professional. never fails to please !

JP
JPC1010
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant, and the best Chinese cuisine that I have come across in over 50 years of enjoying Chinese food. Wonderful menu and excellent food, service and presentation. I’ve been coming here since 1987 and keep coming back.

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SueP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants .. consistently good

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SteveH
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but over-priced. Prawn starter was the best. It took almost 45 mins for mains to arrive. Restaurant was busy but no one came to us to inform us of late service. We had to get their attention for some water while patiently waiting for our main courses. Customer service was appalling. Also made a special request upon booking as we were celebrating my daughter's 18th birthday but request was ignored and no effort was made whatsoever to make our evening experience a memorable one.

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CGHappyDiners
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Good Earth is our treat for (big) birthdays and anniversaries - it's such a special venue. Lovely food, exemplary service and a good location. In the current context of Covid the staff and management deserve recognition for the way they are managing under difficult circumstances - the experience wasn't diminished from more 'normal' times at all. I would sum up the Good Earth this way: when I mentioned to a colleague that I was dining there this past weekend he just smiled and said 'Well... You can never go wrong there.'

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BobM
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good but I did mention it was for a birthday when I booked at this wasn’t taken forward by the restaurant

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ShakilaA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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Sunny
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for over 25 years. Food and service was still amazing. Felt safety was handled very well, temperature checked on arrival etc. Happy birthday sung to husband making it really special. Was the perfect treat night out.

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SusanneD
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Lovely, “occasion-like” ambience. Expensive, but an overall experience, not simply dining out, so worth the cost. I would recommend.

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FionaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special occasion. Exquisite food and service.
A rare find.

DH
DavidH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it has every been, superb food and service

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KimS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening, great service, great food and lots of measures in place for a Covid making a safe environment

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NEILP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife's birthday and we were looked after by the great staff from the moment we entered to the moment we left. Food was great quality made with fresh and good quality ingredients. It is fairly pricey but we knew that before we booked and great for a treat or special occasion.

TG
vipTheGreatestShowman
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate a lobster for a starter and ducks & porks as main dishes. All were wonderful. Furthermore, the ambience was quiet and very clean.

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SarahA
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service, would definitely recommend

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BarryM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Covid was very well managed and we’re looking forward to our next visit

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vipEdinpomme
London
197 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very organised regarding social distancing, made one feel very safe. Service impeccable. Food imaginative and tasty, though sometimes there could be a bit more depth of flavour.
Prices on the high side.

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vippra51
Surrey
67 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good **

FAQs

Good Earth - Esher offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01372 462489.

Good Earth - Esher is rated 4.7 stars by 929 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.