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“Not good”

Mayfair Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #341 of 645 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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175 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Not good”
Reviewed 3 April 2013

Has to be the worst Chinese we've been in. It's like a time warp, not so friendly staff, below average food, no atmosphere.

Won't be going back.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“So you want your money back? We spoke no more...”
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Same as previous review entitled 'Terrible' in that never tried restuarant only take=away on 2 occasions.

First time took it back and got something else that escapes memory but was no better as I recall...

Benefit of the doubt as local but second time obtained a refund !!!

Proprietor also owns nearby fish & chip shops (will add a review on that later) but would not recommend even if it is cheap...

  • Visited September 2012
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England
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Terrible”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Has been taken over by new ownership and the food is terrible, not eaten in the restaurant, but ordered take away a lot from there in the past as live opposite, however had 2 since the new ownership and it really is poor.

Visited June 2012
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“Lovely Chinese restaurant with wonderful food”
Reviewed 21 June 2012

The mayfair is a lovely Chinese restaurant, ok it is like time had stopped in the 70's decor wise, but the food is great, staff very friendly and the service amazing.

If you go to the water margin then for a few pound more you can get the same sort of all you can eat buffet but it's cooked fresh - if you are looking for somewhere to eat give this restaurant a go!

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Devon, UK
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Steep Learning Curve desparately needed”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

This nicely lit restaurant was close to our Southsea seafront hotel, and so seemed an obvious choice for an evening meal.

On a prominent corner near the promenade, we learned from others that the restaurant had recently changed hands, and a blue plaque on the wall proclaimed the building as the birthplace of famous comedian Peter Sellers: and the good news ends here!

The three very young staff on duty soon showed that they had no experience of the restaurant trade, and struggled with even the simplest requests, despite the fact that there were only four other customers in a fifty-seat dining area!

Although our meal was adequately cooked, it was served on cold plates, and with no hotplate it soon became too cold to enjoy: and the ensuing coffee was almost undrinkable.

Despite low prices, this enterprise seems certain to fail unless some quick improvement, however unlikely, is effected.

Try the Noble House, instead!

  • Visited February 2012
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