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“Once is definitely enough.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Real China

The Real China
Ranked #16,698 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Once is definitely enough.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

I use Groupon to try new restaurants and so made the trip into Bayswater (with sister and son in tow) but it really wasn't worth the effort. There is zero atmosphere, indifferent service and while there is plenty of food, it is pretty bland (I resorted to adding the dried chillis in oil to everything. The strangest things were the 'dim sum' which looked like smooth semi spheres made of polystyrene - apparently they tasted as such. Deserts of ice cream, tinned fruit, haribos, crunchy melon or little cakes - no toffee apples! Drinks were reasonably priced at about £3.50 for a beer or glass of wine. Such a shame as they have everything in place so just need to make it somewhere that people enjoy visiting. OK if in the area and need to fill up but otherwise go to one of the real Chinese restaurants in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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South Yorkshire
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153 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

From the outside the restaurant looks nice, once inside its a let down. Food cold and tasteless, the choices are very limited, should have been a wide variety of desserts and puddings, but there was only icecream. Best thing about it was the cold drinks, once you had paid for one, you then can top up as much as you want from the machine near the icecream.
Would not go back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank darrenelain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

Flies swarming.
Cold food.
Pink chicken.
Nothing was labelled.
Watered down soft drinks.
Wine tasted like vinegar.
Poo splashes on the toilet seat.
Staff on their mobiles.
That's the last time I'm falling for a groupon 'deal'.
Hands down worst restaurant EVER

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1 Thank Gina A
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london
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“fantastic value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

the variety of the food was wonderful even had sushi which was delicious. Service was good. We went with a groupon and they very happily supplied cold water with our meal. No pressure to have extra drinks etc. Would definately go back to pay full price. £9.95 to eat as much as you want.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fine for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

This buffet represents decent food considering the low price. It is fairly cheap and cheerful but quite acceptable. There wasn't a great selection at lunch time but we were quite happy with what there was. Would happily come again if I wanted a quick, cheap meal.

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Thank Steve S
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