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“Not a good experience”
Review of China Rose

China Rose
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Matlock Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not a good experience”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner were on holiday in matlock and went to China rose and chose the buffet menu. Initially we arrived at 6pm and were turned away by the chef as there were not enough staff there until 6.30 pm. (Note the website states the restaurant is open from 5pm)! So we returned at 6.30pm and were seated in the odd restaurant - lots of tacky Chinese accessories everywhere. Dirty/dusty and no atmosphere. The waitress was a couple of minutes late for her shift and the chef shouted at her behind the bar which was incredibly inappropriate as everybody could hear.

This waitress was very friendly and laid our table for us, however the cutlery was DIRTY. We stayed to eat as we were so hungry. Food wasn't actually too bad for an all-you-can-eat. Hot and sour soup nice and couldn't really fault anything else. Shame no duck on the menu - for 14 pounds I would have expected this.

If we return to the area I will not be eating in the restaurant again.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Avoid at all cost. The food is terrible, the service is really strange. They can't even make a curry sauce and the chips tasted really weird. The main waitress has little eye contact and should come with sub title as her English is good but talks so fast, and I'm usually very good at understanding other ethnicities. What we need in the Matlock area is a good authentic Chinese.

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3 Thank Symone C
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stoke-on-trent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“avoid , we too fussy apparently !”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

starters were ok , mains terrible. hardly any meat and the meat didn't look or taste how it was meant to . I felt sick straight after eating it , out of three adults all of us left most of the meal . The food was drowned in sauce which wasn't very nice . jug of water we had was warm with three cubes of ice thrown in . wine very cheap quality , awful drinks selection ! We asked for seaweed the owner lady just rambled at us 100 miles an hour , everything was an inconvenience to her , very highly strung bad tempered lady . I said to my mum at the end you won't get any where with her complaining , I was right my mum got told " you all too fussy" really all three of us ! we're all very much lovers of good Chinese food ! anyway we left hungry and two of us have had bad stomachs since ! thanks , we can't afford to eat out much , what a waste of £14 each ! The only one happy was my three year old who ate nothing and just played with the kids toys they have in there . Avoid , the Duke William on an outer road of Matlock does good food , or drive to belper ! This place relys on tourists having no wi fi or 3G in Matlock bath to check their awful reviews on here ! The young man waiter was very polite , think he needs to teach the owner manners ! menus old and dirty !

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank rach1978
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hull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid at all costs”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Rang an order to me told it would be 2 hours for delivery. 2 1/2 hrs later to be told the order had already gone, it hadn't. Nearly 4 hours after ringing the order it arrived to be told lies...basically the order had been forgotten about!
Was offered a pathetic £5 discount (order was over £40!). We refused the terrible discount and sent the driver away.
Terrible service. Would never recommend this takeaway.
Spoiled a hen party!
China Rose you should be ashamed of yourselves!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank vix_jac
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“A decent meal”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We originally went into this restaurant for the 'all you can eat' option only to be told that it wasn't available on an evening- something not mentioned outside. However we stayed and had a decent albeit more expensive meal than originally planned

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank BobBonHere
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