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“Good food”
Review of Zen

Zen
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
North of England
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

If you like Chinese food at a decent price then this is the place to go. Very good service and food. The staff were friendly and polite. I have nothing bad to say about this eatery and it's handy to find right on the front opposite Gib.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Gibraltar
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Would not go again”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Well it was all right....not that bad, the food was average, the service was grumpy and reluctant. The kids loved the tank in the corner with the turtles in, and we were given Sin alcohol beer! I guess we could not have expected a great deal from the 'eat as much as you can' menu, which is mainly rice, chow main and very small portions of the rest.
The deal was 20 euro's, eat and drink as much as you like but when ordering more food they pull faces and as I said the beer is alcohol free and the wine as cheap as it gets.
They would do a lot better to smile and pretend they wanted the business.

  • Visited December 2013
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Bude Cornwall
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We took our friends across the border from Gibraltar into Spain for a meal at Zen. We were met at the door by the manager, who showed us to our table. We selected the buffet all inclusive package. This included as much as you could eat and drink. We ordered a platter of starters for four people. All were prepared freshly, and served piping hot. We then selected individual items from the vast menu. When you select the buffet, do not worry about the prices written along side the item. This is for non buffet diners. We ate and ate and ate. And drank various libations. Its a good job that the Zen is only a five minute walk to the Gibraltar border, and our waiting taxi. A great evening. Great food and great prices. We visit Gibraltar most years, and the Zen will be on our list of places to eat. Indeed we are travelling to its "sister" restaurant in Bristol in November.. This to has great reviews.

  • Visited March 2013
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Must try harder”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

OK we have been to Zen a few times and although the waiters were pleasant enough you couldn't help feeling that they didn't want to be there or that we were an inconvenience. We opted for the all you can eat and drink and at 20 euros pp it's pretty good value (if like me you like a drink or 3. ) As other reviewers have said the hot trays were there but remained unlit. why? the food was plentiful and tasty but they had no crispy seaweed,,,, drat, it's one of my favourites.
So summing up 20euros= good, food=reasonable, drink=good, service= OK, attitude of waiters= must try harder.
Would go again but wouldn't expect smiling faces......

  • Visited September 2013
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Jimena de la Frontera, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Food OK, however .......”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I have been visiting this restaurant for many years and the food has stayed the same very good quality, however - the service has degraded somewhat, and rushed us into ordering, and ordering all the food we wanted. We paid for a all you can eat buffet, but we had to eat the food as it arrived, as they refused to light the hot trays - three times we asked! Ordering extra food seemed to be a slight problem. We could not have our starters then order our main, and extras if required. It was thought they just wanted us to order, eat and go! Plenty of drink available. Disappointed to say the least, we were looking forward to our meal, as we do not often have Chinese. We shall be going elsewhere in future.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank KevinShore
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