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“Would you like smoke with that?”

Lotus Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #160 of 242 Restaurants in Hereford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 5 October 2013

My husband and I went this Saturday as it was a nice day and we were in town. The door was open which was welcoming and we were the first customers for lunch time and that is were it stopped. Inside was a gentleman smoking a cigarette at the table when we put our foot inside he quickly tried to put it out by waving a newspaper around....to late my friend we turned around and walked away and will not be returning.

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3  Thank bobbie r
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

When the dish came out you could not work out what it was, bowl of slop and tasted as bad as it looked! recommend anyone to stay away from this restaurant.

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3  Thank john d
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Having visited the Lotus on a couple of occasions now, the following.
It isn't the prettiest restaurant in town, it does have a bar (not certain how many Chinese restaurants DONT have one), the staff are European and the food.....EXCELLENT.
Don't linger amongst the usual morass of sweet and sour etc. Order proper food...their soft shell crab, dim sum, steamed sea bass are all well cooked and priced at a par with anywhere else.

Don't go here because you think its cheap....go here to eat good food.

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1  Thank ColiniNorfolkUK
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

After looking at the prices in the window we were drawn in by the pleasingly low figures. However, this decision was instantly regretted.
The room was completely empty apart from two people milling about at the end of the room who clearly weren't customers and looked angry to see that people disrupting their evening, and a waitress who seemed extremely startled to be dealing with customers and couldn't figure out what to say or where to put us. Once she had finally manage to ask whether we wanted anything to eat she uncertainly offered us a table.
The room was violently tacky and there was even a bar at the end of he room..in a Chinese restaurant! From the staff to the decoration it all seemed completely unauthentic!
I had immediately started to feel highly uncomfortable and I could see the same emotions mirrored in my partners face. After sitting at the table for a while and a few hushed words we couldn't handle the awkward atmosphere and stares from the loiterers, so we stood up and left.
What a sense of relief!!
It was clear why the food prices were so low, and when you enter a restaurant you want to feel welcomed-not like an alien intruder!
If you're looking for a restaurant with a nice atmosphere then the lotus is definitely not the restaurant for you. However, if you're into feeling ridiculously awkward, unwelcome and intimidated.....

3  Thank Alfred A
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Prices were cheap on their website menu, but once seated we saw that the prices were actually £3 more expensive per dish than shown online. Service was slow with staff prefering to chat amongst themselves, we had to ask to have both our drinks and then food order taken. Prawn crackers (not complimentary) came with no dips (we were told they would try to find some somewhere), and generally food was bland and boring. The interior is tatty, tableclothes stained, as was carpet. Not a recommendable experience all round.

NB This is in Hereford UK, not to be confused with USA restaurants of similar name.

3  Thank Bilbertuk
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