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Cafe de China

8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
+44 1843 224428
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“crispy duck” (15 reviews)
“chow mein” (4 reviews)
“all you can eat” (46 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend and my parents. We usually go to Ba Fu in Ramsgate for an all you can eat Chinese which is considerably cheaper. The food wasn’t bad by any means, some dishes better than others. The chow mein was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank hanahu2017
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I’m from margate and have visited cafe de China many times. Every time I go, it gets worse. I always think it might be okay the next visit, but after last time, I will never go back and neither will my parents. We went in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 165kirstys
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite, I wasn’t optimistic as it’s an all you can eat and I’m used to good Chinese Restaurants. I was really surprised, hot food quality was a lot better than I was expecting to eat. Don’t get me wrong...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank The_Traveller-33030
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Typical all you can eat Chinese restaurant (have been to a few before in Brighton etc) and this one is the same. Best things are definitely the starters and would suggest ordering at least 3 per person as portions are really small and then if...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank penfolds_bin_95
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is the worst Chinese food we have ever tasted. The portions were tiny, way to expensive for the portion size and no flavour! My partner refused to eat based on this and when we complained they just laughed. The restaurant is quite big, it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Toni R
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great food excellent service. We ordered several dishes to start which were all excellent. Then we just kept ordering dishes including crispy duck with pancakes. Food hot and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bluedon
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I have been before a the food has been below average and for a vegetarian even worse also the staff are rude. I have now become vegan and rang to ask if they had any vegan options which wouldn't be hard to achieve if they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank rachel19912018
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Service is terrible,Completely disorganised. Maybe if the portions were not so small then the staff would not be rushing around like crazy fools.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I hate to say this but this is the worst chinese I have ever been unfortunate it eat , which is a real shame as the last time I ate here it was lovely but was a good 6 years ago. Where do no start......More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank X6359GFchrism
Reviewed 6 August 2018

TERRIBLE SERVICE!!, We have been coming here for years, Unfortunately the service has taken a nose dive for the worse 20 minutes wait for any one to come to our table, to take orders then our drinks never arrived till an hour after ( we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank 328fiona
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Response from jimaharding | Reviewed this property |
Even they do a special four items for 8.50 spell checker checker changed what I wrote
2 August 2017|
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Response from Ilovemay2015 | Property representative |
Yes, please book more than 4 peoples. Thanks.
30 September 2016|
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Response from Thain | Reviewed this property |
Yes that shouldn't present a problem. Just call them during opening hours
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 224428
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