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“good lunch place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandarin Buffet

Mandarin Buffet
Ranked #22 of 516 Restaurants in Northampton
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good lunch place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

I meet a friend here once a month nice place to have lunch good variety of food and the food is new nice.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank emma w
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“chinese meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

not too bad ,help yourself food, but a bit restricted during the day, more varieties in the evening ,,but will cost you more,, overall not too bad have had better,,....

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank terry h
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice but noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Lots of choice especially in the evenings. Good selection of desserts too and you don't feel that the staff are hovering over you waiting to snatch your plate away like in some eat all you like buffets. Only downside is as other reviewers have said it can be very noisy in there, it's difficult to keep a normal level of conversation going in the evenings without shouting but not so bad at lunchtimes. Also there seems to be a ridiculous amount of birthdays going on there with cakes and singing. Okay if you like that sort of thing but a little cringeworthy at times.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Clubpit
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Northamptonshire UK
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice food, overcrowded often”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We used to love this place but it is now far too noisy as overcrowded. Staff walk around with ear pieces in their ears and more or less ignore customers. Food is very nice and good choice but can hardly hear yourself talk. In the early days it was a special event for a birthday the last time I took my son I had said it was his birthday but no mention and now it is an automated birthday announcement and music of which there appeared to be many on the night we went. My son was disappointed as it had not been marked as a special meal and we would have taken in a cake for him had we known. Seems by some of the reviews they are just getting to big to cope and still offer good customer experience, time limit card sounds very over the top, I have not had that experience though. I would object too as some say about a height measurement, well my son at 12 was nearly 6' and not a big eater so I would not have wanted to pay adult price. Overall it is a nice experience if you enjoy a great variety of food and not an evening of conversation.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rainb0wsend
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Northampton
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Food is of excellent quality with a good range. The staff are friendly and helpful. However if you don't like buffet then this isn't the place for you.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Andy B
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