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“LOve this chinese!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Magic Kitchen

The Magic Kitchen
Ranked #518 of 729 Restaurants in Bournemouth
Cuisines: Chinese, Fast food, Asian
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Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“LOve this chinese!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

this is the only chinese take away i order from. they are very fast with delivery time, i am not far admittedly but usually maximum 20 minute wait. Food ALWAYS arrives piping hot and in large portions! friends are always impressed when i introduce them to this take away. Food is always cooked beautifully too. TOP place if you haven't tried it i highly recommend you do :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Grimsby, NE Lincs, UK
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164 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good Quality Chinese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

Came across this takeaway whilst staying in the eastern fringes of Bournemouth & finding ourselves needing something to eat! I have visited China six times so have experienced authentic Chinese food many times. The food from the Magic Kitchen ranks pretty highly. Prices are reasonable, on a par with my hometown, one of the least expensive parts of the UK in which to live. Chicken chow mein, duck & pineapple, boiled rice & chips came to £11.60. Very happy with that.

It's probable we will return before the week is out. :-)

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bizarre57
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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Monosodium glutamate free food of average quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

The menu doesn't mention that cards (for orders under £10.00) and cheques are not accepted, but makes a lot of the 'open kitchen'; it is indeed 'open' but you can't see what's going on, since polystyrene containers are piled high between you and it! As I have found with other establishments claiming to produce monosodium-free' food, the results need pepping up with seasoning if they are not to taste completely bland. Magic Kitchen proudly, and somewhat amusingly boasts 'Heathy Food'(sic): ( I do so enjoy a generous portion of peat with my dishes!) The lady behind the counter when I went was pretty severe; my bill came to £9.90 but she resolutely refused my Visa Card. The prices are very reasonable (a good 30% lower than my normal Chinese takeaway at home) and there are some healthy and interesting options on the menu, eg. prawns, duck, beef or chicken with broccoli, French beans or mangetout rather than the usual goo-ey sauces. The duck I chose was a generous portion though, as stated above, it needed a goodly amount of salt and pepper to make it appetising. I started with a soup, and again this needed seasoning to make it interesting. Spring rolls are good.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Glilla
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