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“Give us some space!”

Lai Hoo Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #73 of 87 Restaurants in Swanage
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 July 2013

I have no complaints about the food in the restaurant but the service is another matter.
The night we visited there was only one other couple in so you would expect good service but the service we got was over the top!
My husband did not enjoy his meal as he felt every mouth-full was being watched and the moment you put your cutlery down the plate was whisked away.
Less would definitely have been more in this case, we will not return!

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1  Thank denisewright8
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We were asking for crispy king prawn in batter with ginger and honey sauce, but the manager didn't please us, he said that we couldn't have, he stick to the menu and when he bring the food to us, he keep come round to rushing us to finish the diner so he can clear the table quick. We didn't like that kind of service...He need to let people relax to eat their meat in peace...

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Thank Nhung D
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

probably the worse chinese meal I have had. The restaurant had no atmosphere and was more like a cafe, but with restaurant prices. The wine list also very poor with only one (French) wine about £15 then prices rose steeply. The noodles were tasteless, the satay had been over cooked, deep fried and king prawns the same. The manager was over attentive all a bit too much, shame as this use to be good cooked food at reasonable prices and new world wines that used to be reasonably priced. Will not be going back again.

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1  Thank Tinty52
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Just under £100 for three of us, with wine and beer. Quality OK. Very busy (so needed book on a Bank Holiday weekend). They do takeaway, but we had a sit-down starters/duck/main course meal. Servings were just the right size - not too big and not too small.

Thank ChrisBarnett
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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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