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“High quality ethnic cuisine and stll beats the competition”
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Symphony Cafe Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Leominster, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“High quality ethnic cuisine and stll beats the competition”
Reviewed 6 October 2011

We first visited this some years ago, soon after it opened, and have returned several times. We have always enjoyed both the food and the experience. It was pleasing when we returned recently to find that standards have been maintained or even improved which shows a welcome commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. (So many places let their standards slip over the years.) The Banquet set menus are particularly "special" if you go with a party and are to be recommended. But if it is just the two of you, then the choice is wide, the quality reliable and the food and service of a high standard.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank martinu
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English first
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“My Chinese restaurant of choice in Ramsgate”
Reviewed 12 July 2011

The food is very good and so is the service. Very quiet at lunchtimes in the early days of the week. Lunch menu for under a fiver. Why go fast food at these prices?

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Thank Crafty_Lush
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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467 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Cheap, but don't be fooled by the extensive menu”
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Good points: it is cheap, reasonably decorated and the service efficient.

Poor points: the menu is completely misleading. It looked like the menu in a West End London chinese restaurant, but many ingredients were not available (e.g. crab, fresh scallops) . The mussels with black bean sauce were undercooked. The whole sea bass was good, but fillet it yourself as the waitress has no idea. The Schezuan vegetables were bitter. The Sesame-seed toast was deep fried.

In summary, avoid if you like good chinese food as its only of takeaway standards.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank TravelingCelt
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great, cheap Chinese food”
Reviewed 19 November 2010

The food is good and cheap. The service is great. No complaints!

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Thank DoretteV
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