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“All you can eat”
Review of The Golden Lion

The Golden Lion
Ranked #152 of 243 Restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“All you can eat”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

Second visit here. Don't be put off by eighties decor - this place is good. No greasy, all day buffet. Choose the unlimited menu for £14 and get stuck in. Mixed hors d'oevres are excellent with prawn toast, satay, seaweed and lobster balls. order as much as you want then huge selection of mains. Tibetan lamb, Mongolian lamb and lemon chicken all recommended. Fast efficient service. Only issue is that room can get warm.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The place to go if you have a good appetite”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We are regloar visitors to The Golden Lion. They have an a la carte menu but they also offer a buffet style deal (with a twist). Normally you expect heated trays of chinese food under lamps but not with The golden Lion. You pay a fixed price and can order what you want. They will continue to bring it to you as long as you are still eating. That way its all cooked to order, you can have what you want, and carry on eating until you are full. There are lots of choices, the price is reasonable and the service prompt. only slight moan would be decor!!

Visited May 2012
Thank JohnnyHMorecambe
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North West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Value”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We had the £14 order as much as you like meal. It was nice to be able to choose a selection of dishes. All the food was tasty and the service was pretty good. The main course portions are small but as you can keep ordering it isn't a problem. We had between us all : Prawn Satay Skewers, Lobster Balls, Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings, Duck and Pancake Rolls, Scallop & Mushroom Soup, Prawn Kung Po, Chicken Kung Po and Tibetan Lamb. Everything was enjoyed apart from the soup but that was more due to personal taste. King Prawns especially were very juicy and well cooked. During the week it is £13 per person. Well worth a visit if you would like a relaxed meal and have a good appetite.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank ZiggyStarDog
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Not the Best, not the worst..”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

It's a little tired looking on its appearance. The food was a little mediocre, I was so looking forward to a decent Kung Po Chicken and in all honesty it didn't "Light My Fire" the way a good Kung Po should. The Chicken was fried and became hard work to chew after a time and there was no Spice Heat to it.. I was a a loss as to how there was food poisoning mentioned in another review as the food was piping hot and steam was rising off it when it arrived. The service was a little off and "couldn't care attitude" as I had to wave my bottle to attract the waiters attention. Drinks were not cold, so if you want a cold one - Take Your Own! Overall a bland effort..

Visited March 2012
Thank HiltzTheCoolerKing
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“take away”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

very good large portion and a bag of complementary chinese crackers and the price was excellant .Very quick and friendly staff will eat in next time

Visited March 2012
Thank james h
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