Sometimes there’s nothing better than going to a Chinese restaurant and filling yourself up with tasty food.

There’s plenty of places in Dorset that you can feast on some Chow Mein, enjoy some dumplings or share some tasty dishes with friends and family.

Most of us have a local takeaway within a short walk or drive of our house. But why not push the boat out and try some of the best in Dorset?

Tripadvisor has named the best places to eat a Chinese menu in each area of Dorset based on user reviews rating their visit out of five.

Some of these places have been dubbed ‘truly amazing’ with some food described as ‘simply the best’.

These are the highest-rated Chinese restaurants and takeaways across Dorset according to your reviews on Tripadvisor.


Amei, based on Prout Bridge, is the town’s best Chinese restaurant according to Tripadvisor.

One recent review reads: “We stayed at an Airbnb down the road and it was the best Chinese we've ever had - that's a bold statement, I know, but everything was delicious!

“My partner had the ribs and said they were banging, and I particularly enjoyed the salt and pepper chicken and the chilli chips.

“But to be honest everything was great. Will definitely come again when back in the area!”

Blandford Forum

According to Tripadvisor, China China in West Street, Blandford Forum is the best place for a Chinese meal in the area.

One glowing review states: “Really nice takeaway from here while staying nearby for the night.

“Would recommend. Reasonably priced.”


The highest-rated curry house in Bournemouth according to Tripadvisor, is Mandarin Fusion.

Based on Old Christchurch Road, the restaurant has attracted a four rating based on 768 reviews.

One stand-out review said: "An excellent restaurant, Chinese food at its very best. The service was faultless all the staff were very attentive.

“There is an extensive menu with masses of choice. There are set meals which we chose.

“We definitely didn't leave hungry.

“The restaurant was spotlessly clean with very good covid safety measures in place.

“We will definitely visit next time we are in Bournemouth”


Golden Dragon on West Street has been dubbed the best place for a Chinese meal in Bridport.

One review, entitled ‘absolutely brilliant’, reads: “Loved it so tasty been here a few times and cannot fault it what so ever.

“I only live around the corner so quite handy for a cheeky treat. The chicken balĺs are the best”


Based on High East Street in Dorchester town centre, Lee Garden has been ranked as the best Chinese restaurant in Dorset’s county town. 

The restaurant has a four-and-a-half rating from 101 reviews and it’s easy to see why.

One notable review said: Staying nearby for a holiday. Visited Friday evening.

“Staff were very welcoming and polite. Large menu available and all freshly cooked.

“Food was great, tasty and hot. Highly recommended.”


Chan’s Chinese Takeaway has four rating from 40 reviews, with users praising its food and service.

One review about the High Street takeaway reads: “The girl who served me was incredibly polite seeing as she was quite young.

“The food was great and they fill the containers up very well.

“I would recommend the smoked chicken. I would recommend this takeaway!

Lyme Regis

Hong Kong Chinese may be the only takeaway in Lyme Regis on Tripadvisor, but it has attracted glowing reviews.

One review said: “I had a takeaway last night and it was the nicest Chinese I've had in a long time.

“Not many places deliver in Lyme Regis so thought I'd give this one a go.

“It didn’t disappoint. Huge portions and extremely tasty.

“Delivery lady was so friendly and polite as well. Will definitely order again.”


Top of the list in Poole is Alex Wok Chinese Takeaway and Delivery.

The restaurant, based on Ashley Road, has attracted reviews that claim it is among the best takeaways in the area with other reviews praising the staff and service.

One user wrote: “We have been very fortunate to have had this incredible family runt takeaway provide a staff of 20 and 120 children with the most magnificent feast to celebrate Chinese New Year.

“The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Children and staff had a huge smile of their faces and LOVED all the food.

“We cannot thank you enough. Lots of new customers have just been made.

“Simply incredible!”


Chinese 4 U is the top-rated Chinese restaurant on Portland, based on 37 reviews.

One review said: “This is a great Chinese restaurant/takeaway, the food is great and the quantities are great

“The delivery is great, the staff and owners are great, friendly and helpful!

“Highly recommended!”


China Cottage, based on High Street, is the top-rated Chinese restaurant in Shaftesbury, with praise for its food and value for money.

One review reads: “In the last month, we tried the restaurant again and they must have a new chef or something because it really was the best Chinese I have had.

“Fresher ingredients, better quality meat, everything tastes more authentic and even as close as possible to a healthy takeaway!

“Will be back to try more of the new menu.

“Chicken steamed buns are nice and something different to try. I recommend the Wonton Soup to go with your main meal.”


Fortune Palace, based on Yeovil Road, currently has a three-and-a-half rating on Tripadvisor based on 102 reviews.

Reviews have commented on its ‘delicious food’ and praised its vast menu.

One reviewer, who was celebrating an anniversary, wrote: “Our first meal out since lockdown was eased. Had dinner at our favourite Chinese restaurant last night for our anniversary.

“What an excellent meal, food was nicely prepared and the service was calm and organised, like it used to be.

“The sweet and sour chicken was fabulous, the signature dish that I always enjoy when we visit.

“A few tables booked and the atmosphere had a nice buzz about it.

“Great food and a lovely evening - thanks for making our wedding anniversary special. See you again soon.”

Sturminster Newton

Town House Dragon currently has four rating on Tripadvisor based on 50 reviews.

One review reads: “This Chinese take away is absolutely brilliant.

“All the food is lovely, reasonably priced and the sweet and sour chicken balls are to die for.”


The coastal town has a few takeaways to choose from but Wok Chef has been dubbed the best in the town according to Tripadvisor.

The restaurant has a four-and-a-half rating based on 100 reviews on the site.

One reviewer said: “Ordered by phone and it was ready for collection in 15 minutes. Parking is a bit interesting.

“Best to have someone drive and someone to collect.

“Food is fine. All the dishes we ordered were nice and tasty. The price is reasonable.

“We had a lovely takeaway and will definitely use it again.”


Pandada, based on West Street, boasts a four rating on Tripadvisor based on nearly 100 reviews.

One review reads: “Honestly amazing food.

“We go here together for a takeaway and have never had a bad meal. The staff are absolutely lovely, really friendly and we would recommend to everyone who visits Wareham.”


According to Tripadvisor, the best place for a Chinese meal in Weymouth is Ming Wahh.

The St Thomas Street restaurant has a four-out-of five rating on Tripadvisor based on 614 reviews with a vast majority of reviews deeming it ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.

One review reads: “What a wonderful meal myself and three friends had last night, we opted for a banquet which was hot, plentiful and thoroughly enjoyable.

“The staff although extremely busy we're efficient and friendly.

“Wouldn't hesitate to go back. Thank you for a wonderful evening.”