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477 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6HX, England
+44 1642 820808
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here quite a few times and it's somewhere to go if you just want to eat a load of cheap Chinese food. The tastes are fine but the quality of the meat is minimal. I once saw someone picking their nose in the kitchen too, which isn't something you want to see!!!!!

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1 Thank peaches2394
Redcar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lots of memories coming here from when I was a kid. What happened to this place? We just had the strangest experience. The atmosphere was quiet, food a bit cold but the place was colder. The food was just okay with not much choice as I remember. The bill came to just over £30 which didn't feel right.... More 

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Thank Clare J
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place used to be the best and only buffet style food in Middlesbrough. It was great but what has happened is a shame. Very little choice. Dated surroundings and poor service. Not reccomended

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Thank Ste1186340
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Prompted to pay as we walked through the door ???? Should this not stand for all customers or is it your typical stereotyping on looks ? As others where finishing meals and then paying be warned if they don't like the look of you you will be made to pay in advance I would strongly recommend that you don't even... More 

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Thank sarah p
Middlesbrough
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The place has a new name which eludes me, décor improved, food grim and mostly cold. You will be asked to pay up front, this must be the only place in UK that does this. Cost is excessive, £12-50 per head, this is NOT cheap Chinese. Had to ask for the rice to be renewed as it resembled in cooked... More 

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1 Thank Howard P
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came here and was immediately told that the meal had to be paid for straight away. The selection of sushi was very poor and not fresh, the rest of the food i tried wasnt worth the money. Staff were disinterested and surly. Wont be returning.

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Thank Ewar17
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

After 19 years of visiting here, never have i been so disappointed. £12.50 a head and was told we must pay before we go get food...not suprised because the meal was totally disgusting and there would be no way i would actually pay for this filth. Hardly any food selection and had to actually ask for food to be brought... More 

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Thank Alice L
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and today was a disappointment the buffet was all cold it had broken down so couldn't stay hot an engineer turned up to fix it but they were working around him i wasn't even offered a refund or a free drink there was some very unhappy people some were offered a fresh cooked portion but... More 

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Thank Paul s
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I ate here this afternoon and first impressions weren't good as we were asked to pay practically before we were even seated. Their loss as obviously no tip as you didn't know if the food was going to be ok or not. As it happens the food was spot on, plenty of choice, however one of my... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went here today with my partner , as soon as we arrived we were asked to pay up front im guessing that's due to non payers doing a runner but the shouldn't tar us all with the same brush , the food was okay for a Buffett and it was fresh and constantly getting topped up ,staff didn't bother us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Middlesbrough
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 820808
Description
Long established (10+ years) family run buffet restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?