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Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time I have been here. My husbands 1st. We went early 5.45 pm for a belated Valentines/ Anniversary meal. Staff great but not over bearing. As food was finished we were asked what we would like next. All hot and served lovely. We had...a bottle of Merlot £19.99 so reasonable for a restaurant. We had a lovely filling evening. People arriving seemed to be having a lovely time to. We didnt hear anyone complain about anything Outside doesnt look to inviting. My husband had reservations when he saw that. He was pleasantly surprised. We would go againMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

Slow service, small portions, high prices, cramped room, and over priced! One small plate only for entire meal. Don't bother.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

First of all, I’ve never experienced such absolutely abhorrent customer service. All of the staff here are extremely rude and it is clear all they want is your money. We arrived at the restaurant at 7 (bare in mind our booking was for 7) and...waited for at least 5 minutes standing around in the restaurant before the staff even bothered to come and greet/seat us, this should’ve been the red flag that sent me running out but i made the mistake of saying. After going through the painful process of speaking to the waitresses (again extremely rude and have a horrible attitude), we were brought our lukewarm food that left a lot to be desired, not only this but they took it upon themselves to merge our food orders for a table of 4 people, we ordered 3 portions of something and they would bring out 1 only responding with an eye roll or more terrible attitude when asked for the rest of the dishes. About an hour into our meal, one of the waitresses came over and tried to rush us onto the mains (an extremely limited selection) and once met with rejection began to shout and scream about how we have been here over an hour and a half and we are only allowed this last order of food (“all you can eat” apparently) and that we needed to leave despite other customers having been in the restaurant longer than us. All in all the service experienced here is utterly disgusting and I wouldn’t subject my dog to this treatment let alone myself, this place is a typical money pit designed to rinse you of every coin you have all in all whilst treating you less than human. And get this, they have the nerve to try and add a 10% “service” charge, you get better service from your school canteen lady and you don’t see her asking for handouts. TERRIBLE RESTAURANT DO NOT VISIT!!!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Car park at rear £6.95 (NCP used to be free) food good, tasty but slow service and mix up over bill.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Awful place. All you can eat was a lie. Went as a table for 20 and they kept bringing out tiny portions. They gave us 1 round of starters which were supposed to be for a 2, (we were sat in a four) then they...gave us shared rice which would feed 1 person in our table of four. Ended up ordering 4 times just to feel full. Was an absolute joke.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Overpriced 2 tiny plates of food for over £10 went to weatherspoons for a beer and burger afterwards

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday with my husband and the food was lovely. I got the chicken chow mein and my husband got the special Foo young. A lovely restaurant, no complaints whatsoever.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

Absolutely awful, some portions came out cold. The staff were rude, we had to ask for more drinks multiple times. Added a service charge on the bill at the end that when I asked if optional was told no. Then saw on the way out...on their menus that it's a discretionary service charge so I didn't actually have to pay it. Almost £10 just for the service charge as our bill for 2 adults and a child and 3 drinks was over £80. Will not be returning. TY8 is so much more worth it, better food and friendly service.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

£10,90 a head for 4 dishes well what a waste of money no joke 4 forkfulls of chicken chowmein and it was gone ribs nice but no meat rice was the smallest portion possible one dish that was prawn orientated had 3 prawns and to...add insult to injury they add 10% to the bill so had to go into weatherspoons and have burger and drink for just over a fiver so keep your hard earned cash and avoid cafe de chine if you want a hearty mealMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2022 via mobile

We were a party of 5 who visited Cafe de China to celebrate sons birthday. 3 meat eaters 2 vegetarians. The vegetable “chicken” satay is not vegi protein it has the taste and consistency of balls of bland mash potato. The spicy bean curd starter...bland and tasteless. The main course tofu dishes bland tasteless and undercooked in my opinion. The chef needs to taste his food! There was one dish in particular the looked like tripe in jelly. It was so undercooked inedible. We should have complained earlier but I didn’t want to spoil my sons birthday. We barely ate a thing for just under £25 a head. No offer of discount due to inedible dishes. Vegetarians left hungry. This all you can eat set up clearly hopes you won’t eat much on a visit because it’s so poor but ones things for sure you’ll only ever go once!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022

Brilliant service from start to finish. Food very tasty and hot. Reasonably priced. Will most certainly return again...

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022

I never make a reservation, always a warm welcome, they still wear masks,feels like you’ve been out to a restaurant,the bill is not a shock, they ask us where would I like to sit, good choice of food and plenty of it, nice and hot,...cooked to order.October 16More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

We haven't visited for nearly 2 years (pandemic) during that time they have had a refurbishment. It has made it much brighter and with wall lights added. The quality of the food has NOT changed, it is superb and they have added new items. The...service 1st call and very friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2022 via mobile

We received the best welcome you could wish for. The staff/service was amazing, the food was amazing, We will definitely be returning here again very soon. Absolutely loved it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Cafe De China serves outstanding food with unique taste, along with very efficient and relaxing service , the lovely staff are incredibly polite and hard working , and make us feel completely relaxed and at home. The wide menu of dishes are prepared and presented...to absolute perfection, and the ambience of the restaurant is spacious, immaculately clean, well maintained and comfortable. People drive a LONG way to enjoy what this amazing restaurant can deliver, and you come away looking forward to your next visit.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cafe de China is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4