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“Very expensive, revolting food”

Lai Hoo Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #72 of 88 Restaurants in Swanage
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Don't be tempted to go in here for a change from fish and chips if you are staying in Swanage.
The food in here was very expensive and like the worse chinese take away food you could get. It was one of those occasions when you have already ordered your drinks before you see the price of the food so you feel obliged to stay. We ordered for two adults and two children with soft drinks and the bill came to £75 !! I could have cried.

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3  Thank Wendy F
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Friendly staff which is good, however food is terrible. The crispy beef is far from crispy it is chewy which shows it must be reheated and the sauce was oily not impressed at all. Avoid

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2  Thank Butterfly34
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Having eaten here before when visiting Swanage We were looking forward to our meal. Some of the other reviewers are right this is not the best chinese food I have ever eaten but neither is it the worst. We found the staff friendly and the food was ok, it was hot and there was a reasonable amount of it. Yes I did feel as if I was being watched by the manager/owner but when more people arrived this stopped. The prices for the food appeared to be about average for this kind of food in this area, but the drinks could have been more reasonable £5 for a glass of wine is a bit OTT. Overall not too bad.

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Thank S10sussexEngland
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Extremely slow and disinterested service. Portions were very small and price expensive. Never go there is my advise

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1  Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

Owner and staff almost throw food at you. Food and particularly drink overpriced. When the bill came to over £40 for 2 for a very average meal and one drink each I didnt leave a tip much to the obvious anoyance of the owner. I will leave a tip now- AVOID

Thank greg v
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