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New China Buffet King

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477 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6HX, England
+44 1642 820808
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bad timing, as food was initially abysmal, it had clearly been stood a long time as we initially were the only diners in the restaurant , it was both tasteless and over salted and looked very uninspiring or appetising. With hindsight I should have read the reviews which are on the main accurate and in my opinion a true and... More 

1 Thank Stephen P
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty decent buffet with a good offering. There are plenty of different dishes including some English to keep everyone happy !

Thank David K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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!!!!!

1 Thank peaches2394
Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 

Thank Clare J
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

Thank Ste1186340
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank sarah p
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

1 Thank Howard P
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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 

Thank Alice L
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Paul s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
Long established (10+ years) family run buffet restaurant.

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