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The Real China

Unit 3 Dickens World, Leviathan Way | Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
01634 893888
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Ranked #43 of 78 restaurants in Chatham
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
kent uk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service was rude and slow. Food was cold and lack of choice. I will not go here again. Quite expensive for what you get. Go to Cosmo or the noodle bar in Gillingham, much better.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't go. It had to close recently for poor hygiene. Not a good experience unless you like to be ill.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

I implore you to not visit this dirty excuse for a restaurant. Even upon walking in the place smells like dirty mop water. The food is average to say the least and the staff are of the same standard. It made my stomach turn an fit will also come as no surprise that it was recently closed by the environmental... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you time your visit right, you may get freshly prepared food. Otherwise be prepared for remnants and left-overs. Food is mediocre, service is ok - but the last couple of time I went they seated people in groups of 2 or more (I was on my own) - and after the second time that happened that was my last... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I have now eaten here several times. The restaurant serves very good food, very good quality, very tasty & at a very good price. I'm not sure why people are complaining, what more can you expect from an all you can eat buffet restaurant at this price.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

... nothing extraordinary, just the usual overpriced, averaged quality meal. on a positive note, you get the chance to try different dishes in one sitting. customer service was ok, can't complain, they were all friendly and nice. much better than The Real China in West Bromwich.

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Been here before and it's been ok. Last time 3 weeks ago terrible. Bland tasteless food super market Chinese is far superior. I had a bad stomach after my last visit. Anyway I walked past and see its been shut by Elf n Safety something to do with MICE Nuff said stay well clear.

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Been a couple of times, the first many years ago and it was just average then, now unfortunately its terrible and would not advise anyone to go to the Real China. The food on offer was of very poor quality. With a name like "The Real China" you would expect to find authentic Chinese food or at least close to... More

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Bedford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good food, at a reasonable price with friendly staff. The restaurant is very busy, has a good range of Chinese dishes to help yourself from and some lovely sweets.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

i was thoroughly impressed with the amount of food selection available and also that they kep it topped up regularly i was also impressed with the sweet selection much more choice in the evening and good value for money

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