Good Earth - Esher

4.7
943 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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NavalH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last meal at a restaurant before going into Tier 3 that night and then rapidly into Tier 4. The set-lunch was terrific and had a great variety of dishes, all of which were delightful. The memory of this fantastic meal will have to last until restaurants are allowed to open again. Having been to The Good Earth many times over the past forty odd years, it was indeed a high note to end eating out for the foreseeable future.

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Kenc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager was very accommodating whilst maintaining distance rules. The staff looked after us well and it was great to have food without MSG. Can't wait to go again.

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GregR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal at the Good Earth. We were celebrating my daughters new job so a special meal was hoped for and they did not disappoint. We started with cocktails - great (but can we have Mojito on the menu next time please?) and then we had the set menu. Really tasty food, well presented and the service was fast and just the right amount of attention.

We were very pleased with the COVID protections, proper space, temperature checks, good airflow, everyone masked - they took it seriously. From where I was sitting I could see into the kitchens and every cook was wearing a mask all of the time. Nice to see such dedication and attention to detail.

Set Meal for 3 with cocktails to start and desert wine came to £205 which included a 12,5% service charge which we were very happy to pay given the superb service.

We will be back!

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Cindy
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and staff were amazing as usual. Would define recommend!

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TinaW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Chinese in surrey

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FrankD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and excellently prepared. This was backed up by attentive service, very clean table, and congenial ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal experience was great but I was disappointed by the social distancing
The table next to us was very close
I’m almost seventy years old and this concerned me a lot

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PaulG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way as always, The Good Earth in Esher is always a 5 star experience!

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DHB12
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vg always
Everything was good
We are never disappointed

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vipDolly
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was as always totally delicious.
The service impeccable again as always.
I have absolutely nothing negative to write.

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KatC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chinese. We love it, perfect for a special family meal

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RoyL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, wine and service were impeccable. The professional manner in which the staff handle the Covid rules is very impressive, some of the best I have seen.
Please keep up the good work and the good food.

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PaulJ
Hampshire
40 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always, highly recommend.

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ABandGB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipPaulS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Nigel
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 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 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ShereeTA
1 review
Dined on 1 November 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 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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ReaH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JessicaC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JonT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 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 29 October 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 October 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 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sons birthday

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Peter
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 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 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Good Earth is always a treat and never disapoints

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imaje
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJackie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 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 14 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

JM
JudyM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 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 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always totally consistent and professional. never fails to please !

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vipSueP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants .. consistently good

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JPC1010
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 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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SteveH
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 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 10 October 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.'

FAQs

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

Good Earth - Esher is rated 4.7 stars by 943 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 bookings at the moment.