RESTAURANTS and takeaways in Herefordshire's market towns feature strongly on the list of Tripadvisor's best-rated Chinese eateries in the county.

We have taken a look at the top five, as reviewed by Tripadvisor users.

Ledbury Reporter:

1. New Jasmine House

Set in the Herefordshire village of Credenhill, the New Jasmine House has hit the right notes for many diners, with 80 of its 94 Tripadvisor reviewers rating it excellent or very good.

"My family and I have just completed a set meal for 3 and it was absolutely delicious," wrote SteveW14165WJ.

"In these times of the Covid pandemic, it was such a treat to have a Chinese takeaway as a treat. I phoned the order through and agreed a time to pick it up. The precautions were well laid out, payment was easy and the meal brought out within the next minute. Very efficient. So overall a very pleasant experience and a very tasty meal."

Ledbury Reporter:

2. Planet Buffet

Set in a prominent spot in the former Ritz Amusement Centre in Hereford's Commercial Road, 111 of Planet Buffet's 165 reviewers rate the Chinese buffet fare on offer as excellent or very good.

Grace B wrote: "Went for a lovely Chinese meal with my partner on a Sunday evening. Seen great reviews and decided to give it a go! We were met at the door by a lovely women who informed us of the safety measures they were taking due to Covid-19 and a few rules.

"To our amazement we were still able to get the buffet experience!! With delicious food, would definitely recommend, you won’t be disappointed. Although there were a few people refusing to follow the rules she did her best to reinforce them... some people are just crazy!

"Regardless we had a great time and was served fast for our drinks would very much visit again."

Ledbury Reporter:

3. Blue Orchid

Offering a range of Chinese and Thai dishes, Blue Orchid in Ledbury's High Street was rated as excellent or very good by 115 of its 167 Tripadvisor reviewers.

"Brilliant takeaway," wrote Val R.

"As my husband and i are in the highly vulnerable group, we decided to have a break from cooking last night and ordered a take away. We have eaten at the blue Orchid many times and the food has always been brilliant, but we weren't sure if they would deliver to us as we live in Newent. But they were happy to deliver and the food was first class!

"Friendly, reliable service, generous portions, great quality and excellent value. What more could you ask for!"

Ledbury Reporter:

4. China Boy Jo

62 of the 82 diners who took to Tripadvisor to review Ross-on-Wye's China Boy Jo, in Gloucester Road, rated it excellent or very good.

"We are SOOO lucky to have this in Ross, utterly fantastic non-greasy Chinese food," wrote Mark T.

"The owners are Chinese-Malay, and that comes out in the food, as they have a few dishes that are more Malaysian in origin than Chinese (more coconut, satay, etc). Nevertheless, you will find this to be one of the most healthy Chinese restaurants in the land. Nothing is ever greasy or overly salty or overly sugary, like a lot of cheap Chinese restaurants. CBJ is slightly more expensive than most Chinese takeaways, but China Boy Jo is literally the best Chinese takeaway I have ever had, and that includes in London; so so tasty, and very healthy, and their service is excellent."

Ledbury Reporter:

5. Shun Fat

Set in Old Road in Bromyard, this takeaway has been rated as excellent or very good by 47 of its 71 Tripadvisor reviewers.

"Excellent - the best," wrote 91jodi.

"Have been using the Shun Fat for many years and even though I have moved away from the area it is still the best, and I travel over especially to get my takeaways. Always cheerful and hard working."