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“Lovely”
Review of China Lodge

China Lodge
Ranked #8 of 125 Restaurants in Kidderminster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Visited China Lodge with friends and was very impressed. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the restaurant decor and seating spot on. The portions were large and we found the prises quite reasonable. A lovely night

Visited June 2014
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Just the right amount of attention and good quality food”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We were at the China Lodge on a Sunday afternoon. There were two other customers. There were 11 of us. There is a little sofa and a place to hang one's coats and umbrellas by the door near the bar.They seated us at a sunny table and quickly provided the right drinks as ordered.

The two waiters went round the table efficiently taking our orders and advising whether rice or noodles were appropriate for each dish. When my elderly mother inadvertently ordered a hot duck dish, the kitchen sent a query back asking if she would prefer the chilli to be removed, which she did- she was also the first to be served. The waiters accorded her the utmost respect which we all appreciated as our beloved mater familias.

We were not pestered by over solicitous staff but they came immediately upon request, though it was quiet.

The food was delicious and not over seasoned nor with excess use of MSG. The prices are not bargain but quality costs and I can personally heartily recommend the delicate egg noodle basket with scallops, squid and king prawns (£11.50 w/o rice). The base of the noodle basket becomes unctuous with the cooking liquor- a real delight to eat with your hands at the end!

The only gripe I might have is that two baskets of complimentary prawn crackers seems a little stingy for such a large group and most Chinese restaurants we visit nowadays offer complimentary green tea throughout the meal. Flowers on the table would've been a nice touch and bearing in mind they offered some Thai dishes, perhaps Orchids?

It is situated opposite the old King Charles I Grammar school, and to emerge from the restaurant and see the old prefect tower (bad memories) sent chills up my spine- but thankfully that is hidden from view within the premises, so my appetite was unaffected.

Otherwise though not by any means a bargain nor a 'socks blown off' experience, this was VFM and a quality time was had by all.

Recommended as a safe treat.

Dedicated car park at the rear.

  • Visited June 2014
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“not the best but ok”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Went for partners birthday meal. Food was expensive and small portions but it was nice and tasty. Had to wait over 20 minutes between starters and main as it was so busy so they could do with faster service.

Visited November 2013
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Have visited this restaurant three times now. It is very clean, the service is good and the food is the best Chinese food ever. It is on the pricey side but is well worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Worcestershire
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Yum yum”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Visited in April for the first time , having avoided when it first opened due to bad reviews we booked Saturday afternoon for that evening. The restaurant is clean, modern and has a good atmosphere . 4 of us ordered a variety of main dishes( 6 dishes) as decided the starters were a bit pricey and have to say it's the best meal we have had in a long time. Service was fine and the food was superb! Fresh, hot and very tasty. Only complaint is they bought one of the main dishes 10 mins before the rest started to arrive but we did send that back and asked for a fresh portion.In comparison for going out for a local Indian we thought it was good value really looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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