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Unit 64 The Galleria Comet Way | Hatfield, Hatfield AL10 0XY, England
+44 1707 259988
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this Chinese restaurant before heading for the cinema. On first impressions it looked good, how this was deceiving. On closer inspection many of the trays of food were empty with dregs left in the bottom i.e burnt bits of prawn toast and it was only 7pm! We attempted pancakes and duck. unfortunately after asking for the pancakes to be... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love Chinese buffets and were really excited to be trying this one as we were out shopping. We were hopeful as there was a queue outside the restaurant at 5:30pm which was when it opened so we had great expectations of deliciously fresh, hot food. Unfortunately it was disappointing. There was a great selection but poorer cuts of gristly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We do love our buffet restaurant visits and I think we've only ever been to one other Real China buffet before. We had visited the Galleria at Hatfield for the first time recently and found the Real China in amongst Harvester and Nandos and a couple other places along the same stretch inside. Going with a baby boy and rather... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Real China for a Friday lunch buffet, it appeared very popular with the restaurant almost full. The tables were a bit too close, however. Service - 3 - Average at best, wish the waiter told us about refillable drinks, which we heard him say to other customers later. I also rate how the food is replenished under... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to start?! The appetisers: mini hash browns, battered onion rings and chips are not Chinese food. Even the selections of mini spring rolls and "prawn" toast (with no prawns evident - trades description anyone?!) were just appalling. Plus everything was stone cold. The main course choices were marginally better (warm, at least) but were mostly in cloying, sugary, greasy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like with all buffets you may worry about the quality of food but with The Real China, it's not bad. Friendly waiters and waitresses, a lot better than in previous years. The price is reasonable for the choice you get. Worth going if you're going with mates, atmosphere is nice and lively.

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Thank John W
Basildon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived albeit on a Monday evening arond 8.30pm. The food looked and tasted as if it had been in the trays all day. The trays were not refilled and despite paying £11.95 each for the buffet felt we were left with the leavings. We were the last customers there, but near to our table they began to clean with... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's so reasonable Buffett with so much choices of food. Our favourite are fried king prawns which are a delight. Lunch time choices are good enough so we seldom went there for dinner. Used to be service by Chinese students. But this time European ladies who are more helpful. May be because the Chinese students doesn't know the culture. We... More 

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Thank Sean888285
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

It is what it is it's an all you can eat buffet. Good value for money if you can eat enough. polite staff

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Thank David K
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Before the cinema, what's better than a Chinese Buffet? Disappointingly I think any of the other restaurants in The Galleria would have been far better! I don't like giving bad reviews but am genuinely very disappointed by this place and don't want others to be too. Food is well below par!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 64 The Galleria Comet Way | Hatfield, Hatfield AL10 0XY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hatfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 259988

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