Good Earth - Esher

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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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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.

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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.

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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 **

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KarolinaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and athmosphere! Vibrant ambiance and friendly staff. A perfect spot for a family meal.

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ElaineW
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here on Saturday evening and had a lovely meal as we have enjoyed here on a couple of occasions. The covid restrictions were not a barrier to our enjoyment of the evening and although we had to wear a mask whilst entering and leaving it was not a deterent at all and indeed we felt safe without it being a dampener to the experience.

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Devgan
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant as always. Fantastic food and great service. Impeccable safety precautions in place for COVID. Great leadership in management and a lovely personal touch for birthday celebration. One of the best restaurants in the region. Five stars.

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HelenA
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The ingredients were fresh and tasty. The service was very good. Even though it was a Monday it was busy. It is fairly pricey with each dish costing £16 + so for two to get variety is costly.

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DerekS
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent Chinese dinner. Felt safe eating there and would highly recommend it.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought that the food was amazing as usual and the whole eveniing was a triumph. we had the fillet beef, the king prawns etc and all were amazing and not a scrap was left on the table.
the only thing that did take a small shine off proceedings was the deliver driver going back and forth as they were so busy with deliveries but it just goes to show how good the food actully is

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DavidH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service prompt and efficient. All staff wear masks.

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SharonL
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average, hugely expensive. Aperitifs were over priced, side dishes and desserts were over priced

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PeterC
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After waiting years to come to the restaurant, the food was 'average' to say the least, although at a premium price. Service was good and the decor very nice.

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JosephK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good but very expensive, even with the lunch deal. Expresso £4!...

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SheilaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is excellent, but portions are small and it is expensive. I got a steak clay pot and I expected it to have vegetables and rice, but it was just steak a couple shreds of carrots. Soft shell crab appetizer was just as large as main. Service was very slow.

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MariollaR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food as always. Perfectly cooked fish and fresh greens. Looking forward to our next meal. Service was excellent & lots of Covid precautions in place which felt good.

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vipSueT
London
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening from start to finish. Highly recommend the aromatic duck and the Kung-po prawns

JM
JudyM
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many safety procedures in place.

Lovely meal,I over ate quite a bit.

Favourites out of all good dishes were:squid,sechuan prawns and fillet steak claypot.

We will be back soon.

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viplester
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit the Good Earth every year or two when visiting a family in Surrey. On the last visit a couple of years ago, we were quite disappointed . We're happy to report that the restaurant is back on great form , the staff excellent and the cooking superb.

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HelenCJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese in Surrey. My favourite special occasion restaurant. Highly recommend.

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 913 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.