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One for the Road

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dongcheng East Road | Dong cheng district, Dongguan 523129, China
Name/address in local language
+86 769 2203 0001
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It going to be short: perfect food, fast service and smiling staff, nice atmosphere, affordable price. Just go there!

Thank Alex T
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Western food. Was nice to have a taste of home so far away. This place is legit and is on my must go's when in town

Thank Mabercrombie80
Sydney, Australia
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211 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with some mates. It's a huge place & They had a band on upstairs area that was unreal. Nice chicken wings also. I will return 100%

Thank BigWayneD
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit One for the Road several times, tried different dishes. The best price/amount/quality ratio comes with Alaminuta. The place suitable for all occasions.Kids had great time at jimbury spot. The service is fair, although I would like to see its improvement: long time for getting menu, then more waiting time for the order to be taken. After that the food... More 

Thank Daalmayo
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411 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Of course you can get burgers, pizza, chicken wings, steaks and so on in an English pub, but in this brilliant outpost you can get a delicious home made tomato and bean chili served with flour tortillas in a clay pot----plus the largest menu of all manner of dishes I've ever seen in China. The choice of alcoholic drinks is... More 

Thank madfish8
Brisbane, Australia
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1,469 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great name for a Bar - you have been out for dinner had a few and you need one more- why not start there - great place

Thank Michael S
Chinandega, Nicaragua
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Huge portions of western flavours. Excellent tender chicken and beef kababs. The nachos definitely feed two or more and best spicy wings in town. Great selection of beers on tap.

1 Thank Sara P
Dongguan, China
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I've been often at One For The Road since the first year it opened till now (solo, with family, friends, business partners). This pub is always innovating over the years in all aspects. Has a huge variety of foods on the menu for all tests and incredible selection of drinks with a phenomenal beer garden outside and great atmosphere in... More 

Thank edreyer2015
Medora, Indiana
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I visit this Irish Pub frequently when I'm in China. If I need a break from Asian food, I always try to stop by One for the Road! This pub has a huge menu and every item on it is great. The beef and pork ribs are so tender that you'd swear they were cooked for hours in an American... More 

1 Thank Robin47260
Zengcheng, China
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This really is a good pub. The atmosphere is great with a beautiful deck outside to sit and relax on. There are also two bouncy castles for the kids. The food is good, portions are huge and prices are reasonable. Service is friendly and fast. The ice cream here is particularly good. We live in China and visit the pub... More 

Thank Marishaan E
Jaybaydg, General Manager at One for the Road, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is nice to see my staff doing their job right and being appreciated for it.. We introduced the 2nd bouncy castle especially for our smallest regulars as the main one can get full at times and the smallest kids can be in danger. The new bouncy castle is only for the children below 1.1m... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 31
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dongcheng East Road | Dong cheng district, Dongguan 523129, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Dongguan
  • Phone Number: +86 769 2203 0001
Generally acknowledge as the best English Pub in China, One for the Road is known to have a large array of Beers (8 English Ales, Lagers, Stout) as well as Cider, Ginger beer, tiger and heineken all on tap.

There is also a wide choice of bottled beers available.

But we are also very famous for our extensive food menu.

Our food is consistently good which means we serve on average 350 people every weekday. This does mean we get very full. But if you cannot get a table in the main pub area (we can seat around 170 people) we can seat 50 upstairs in the games area or another 140 in our beer garden.

It is acknowledged by Chinese and foreigners that One for the Road is the busiest and best foreign owned & run venue in Dongguan.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?