THE weekend has finally arrived and Chinese restaurants in Basingstoke are waiting for the phones to ring and the doors to open.

For many, the week has finished and it's time to enjoy a sit down meal or a takeaway from Basingstoke's finest Chinese restaurants.

With many to choose from, where is Basingstoke's best Chinese restaurant?

Tang Chinese Restaurant

Located in Winchester Street, Tang Chinese has a rating of 4.5/5 and hundreds of reviews, with one saying: "We came for the buffet. Food was very tasty, good portions. Would love to have had some prawn dishes. Staff were very friendly, polite, helpful and attentive. I would have given a 5 if, the atmosphere was a bit brighter and they had some music playing in the background."

Traveller ratings show 222 "excellent" reviews and 15 "terrible".

Open seven days a week, the restaurant offers the option to dine in and also takeaway.

Mayflower Restaurant

Located in May Place, this authentic Chinese cuisine has a rating of 4/5 and 384 reviews. One customer wrote: "Long story short, food is outstanding every time, the best Takeaway Ive ever had. Extremely reasonable prices and exceptional food. I would happily pay more. The crispy chicken with salt pepper chili and garlic is just WOW."

Traveller ratings show 195 "excellent" reviews and 27 "terrible".

The restaurant are open seven days a week and do a dine in service as well as takeaway and delivery.

Basing Chinese Takeaway

Located in Belle Vue Road, this Old Basing Chinese restaurant has a rating of 4.5/5 and 19 reviews, with one customer writing: "I drove 8 miles to buy a takeaway from here. It was my first visit, my journey took me past at least three other Chinese Takeaway establishments all of which only have a 3* hygiene rating which should tell you everything you need to know.

The gentlemen chef and his good lady were very accommodating .The meal itself was excellent, Mushroom Foo Yung and Egg fried Rice. I will certainly visit again."

Closed Sunday's, Basing Chinese is open from 5.00pm - 9.00pm Monday to Saturday.

The restaurant's traveller ratings show 13 "excellent" and one "terrible".

With no dine in options available, they do however offer delivery and takeaway.

HoWah Chinese Takeaway

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5.00pm - 9.00pm and 9.30pm Friday and Saturday, HoWah has a rating of 4/5 and 18 reviews, with one customer writing: "We had heard great things about Howah. They were right !! Easily the best Chinese Takeaway that I've ever enjoyed. Cooked fresh in the highly visible kitchen. Huge menu choice--best to decide before you visit. Cash only-no cards, could catch you out."

Located in Buckland Parade, the Chinese restaurant offer no dine in options but do offer delivery and takeaway.

Traveller ratings show 12 "excellent" reviews and four "terrible".

Another customer wrote: "I can honestly say this is the worst Chinese meal we've ever bought. Dry, cold, tasteless. I will never go back here. I've had better chinese food from a bag in Asda. Massively disappointed."

Peters Fish Bar and Chinese Takeaway

Located in Lindisfarne Close, Peters Fish Bar and Chinese Takeaway has a rating of 3.5/5 and 13 reviews, with one customer writing: "I only use this as a Chinese and its fantastic, the chips are good I can vouch for them. The Chinese is always good, hot, tasty and fresh. My advice is always phone ahead or be prepared to wait. I have never had a bad meal from here and we use it weekly."

Closed Sunday's, this eatery is open Monday to Saturday from 12.00pm.

The fish bar and Chinese takeaway offer takeaway but no dine in or delivery.

Another customer wrote: "Peters Chinese is always very good. We like their noodles and we normally have sweat & sour pork Hong Kong style. Phone ahead and order - ready when you get there. Staff are always friendly even if they are really busy."