Yumi Yumi is a Chinese restaurant and take-away located in Farnborough, Hampshire. They are open 7 days a week with various different opening times. You can choose to either sit in and have a meal at the restaurant or they have a take away menu which you can ring and collect your order and you can go into the restaurant and order the food and wait whilst they cook it. The restaurant itself is quite small, and it does get fairly busy so it's best to book if you want to eat in the actual restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is neutral with pale painted walls and some large Chinese pictures on the walls with low key lighting. The tables can be organised to sit a number of different people and occasionally when I eat in here the tables are in different positions every time. Towards the back of the restaurant is a small bar area with a ladies toilet located to the left of the bar and the men's toilet which is located to the right. On the wall near the bar there is a small section of photographs of different people whom have celebrated different occasions in the restaurant. They play relaxing, calming music which isn't too loud and it makes the general atmosphere and feel of the restaurant very nice and relaxing. The tables are often covered with a thick table-cloth, where there is a white china plate and black chopsticks which sit on a small ceramic stand to ensure the ends of the chop-sticks stay clean. Quite often when the restaurant is busy or has special occasions such as Mother's day they tend to have white paper table-cloths and paper napkins, which is quicker for them to clean up, ready for the next customer.
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During the week you pay just £15 for an all you can eat menu in the restaurant which includes over 130 different dishes. This includes starter food such as seaweed, chicken satay skewers, prawn skewers, ribs and more. You can then go on to choose something to eat between you started and your main-meal which includes duck and other dishes. The main meals include a great range of chicken dishes, noodles, and rice, sea-food and pork dishes. There are vegetarian options; how-ever there isn't really much choice. They have a small range of beers, wine and spirits available to buy in the restaurant, along with different juices and soft drinks such as lemonade and coke. The beer is quite price at over £4.00 for a pint of fosters beer. The alcohol in the restaurant is pricey how-ever this doesn't really bother me too much when I go in here. When you first take your seat in the restaurant they put a basket of prawn crackers on the table for everyone to share whilst deciding on their starters and ordering drinks. The waiter/waitress will take your orders and you never have to wait too long for the starters to come out.
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As I have been here a number of different times I have tried many things on the menu. All the items come out warm and are presented on the plate nicely with enough food to share between the number of people in your party.
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