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Elements Oriental Eatery (Milton Keynes)

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Asian restaurant. 8 Savoy Crescent, The Theatre District, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3PU. Tel = 01908 609606

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      12.09.2001 18:33
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      When we all went to Elements eatery we were in for a pleasant surprise. I've been for a works christmas meal and a family get-together. Both were very successful outings. The spaciousness of the restaurant means it doesn't matter how big your party is. The selection of food will tempt even the fussiest of palates. It also gives you a chance to try items you may not have been tempted by before. There is also an extensive drinks menu including some delicious fruit cocktails. I found all ages of people enjoyed it here,from baby to old aunt Agatha! The system of buffet type service means that you can have as much or as little food as you like without being accused of being anorexic or just a plain pig! Lastly, even the price is very reasonable, which altogether makes a great lunchtime or evening out.

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        15.05.2001 06:09
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        This is the best oriental resataurant I have ever been to!! Myself and my boyfriend found it by accident one night. We went in expecting a small range of food, nothing special, but it offered a huge selection of Chinese, Japanese, Cantonese, and Malaysian cuisine. There are ver 600 items on the menu all buffet style and for the fixed price of £13.80 you can eat as much as you like. All of the food is changed over about every 20 minutes so there is always something fresh t eat. It is spread over about 6 counters, divided into starters, main courses, vegetarian grub and desserts. There is an excellent selection including aromatic duck and panckaes with black bean sauce, crispy seaweed, sushi spare ribs, and fr dessert banana and apple fritters aswell as huge fruit salads and cake. The Japanese grill is excellent, you select your ingredients and the chef cooks it for you on the spot. The place does hold over 400 people, but if you decide to go on a friday or saturday night go early because it fills up very quickly after about 7.00 pm. There is also no need to book if there are less than 8 of you. Oh and if you do go wear elasticated trousers/skirt so you can eat more!! Excellent food and value for money.

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          30.04.2001 20:09
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          Elements in CMK’s trendy theatre district have been open for over a year now. We have often walked past it and considered going in, but have always been on our way somewhere else, or not hungry enough to make it worth while (An important point - read on). My girlfriend and I both love Chinese food. As we were home this weekend and going out in CMK we decided to give Elements a go. The restaurant is located opposite Lloyds No1 Cafe and the Theatre main entrance. The whole restaurant is on the first floor, so just follow the stairs up. The concept was unique to Milton Keynes when it was first opened (a new Indian restaurant, called Chilies, offering the same style of dining has just opened in the same area). Elements offers you the chance to sample "elements" of Far Eastern cuisine, including Thai, Chinese and Malaysian dishes. It is styled rather like a huge canteen, with seating for over 400 people. There is a function room available for private hire, and two bars. You are taken to your table, and served your first round of drinks and then from there on it is help yourself time! The food is served buffet style on several counters, and you can go back as often as you like. There is a wide range of starters, main courses and desert dishes to sample. Also available is a teriyaki bar, where you select your ingredients and the chef cooks it for you. You will also find a selection of sushi, which was somewhat, depleted when we went along, but I will be trying that next time! On the menu during our visit was crispy duck (evenings only) beef in black bean, Malaysian chicken curry, pork sate, mussels in black bean and much more. A full range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks are available from the bar. The beer selection is very good, and includes Chinese lagers. Everything we tried was cooked well, and extremely tasty. The only downside to this style of restaurant, from my point of view is th
          at is very much like a school dinner hall. It gets extremely busy, and is not really the ideal setting for a romantic meal. However, it seems popular with the kids, and is very good value. It would make a perfect starting point for a night out with your mates. The evening meal cost £13.49 per head, lunch is available for just 7.49 (but offers a smaller selection) *UPDATE* We went up to Elements for my birthday recently. I had more time and so was able to sample more of the food on offer. I have to say it is all as good as the few dishes I tried on my previous visit. I recommend you try the Teriyaki bar - Like a Mongolian Wok only more carefully cooked and quite spicy. The Sushi selection is a bit limited, but again very good quality. The whole bill was less than £140 for 8 adults, drinking at least two beers each. A final point - We took my Mum, who is in a wheelchair. The access was excellent, the staff were brilliant and she had no trouble at all. Get stuffing guys!

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