Chinese restaurants in London are usually clustered around Soho and Covent Garden, but the extent of the Asian dining scene go far further than the West End. Some 20 miles to the south west in Addlestone – and hour away on the train, an hour and a half by foot and a leisurely seven hour stroll – there is a Chinese which is more than holding its own. The Stanley House on Station Road offer all the Chinatown classics in a local and welcoming atmosphere, with a menu heavy on the big hitters and family favourites. When you take the trip to this Chinese restaurant in Addlestone, begin your meal with a dim sum combo – prawn dumplings, char siu pork buns, siu mai, siu long pau – before moving on to some Mongolian lamb or crispy Peking duck and then a stir fry such as lemon chicken, beef with green peppers in a black bean sauce or a seafood special such as king prawn foo yung. Take a trip to Addlestone and The Stanley House for a Chinese meal to remember – just remember to book ahead.