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The Real China

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Unit 3 Leviathan Way | Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
01634 893888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 90
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Hit and miss, wouldn't recommend

On the surface this seems like a decent enough Chinese buffet, with a reasonable selection of dishes and friendly waiting staff. Unfortunately, once you actually start to sample the food on offer it becomes clear that you're playing a game of luck. Some of the dishes were pretty good, but some... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Chris C
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

On the surface this seems like a decent enough Chinese buffet, with a reasonable selection of dishes and friendly waiting staff. Unfortunately, once you actually start to sample the food on offer it becomes clear that you're playing a game of luck. Some of the dishes were pretty good, but some were really poor, including the fried rice of all... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went a year ago, never been back since. Food was uneatable, dirty and just a general unpleasant experience.

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Where do I start .. On arrival the entrance could do with a bloody good sweep!! Filthy The tables were sticky and grubby . .. We booked for 22 people for my daughters birthday which we had to Waite why they put the tables together... Hardy anyone in the restaurant at the time around 7.30.. Lots of the trays were... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went here a few years back and vowed never to return to this god awful place. Well, not quite sure what happened but I found myself back in here a few Thursday ago. If you like dry chicken nuggets, some weird scallop dish that looks like it has grown a skin, dirt on the floor and glasses being 'washed up'... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I do love this place, the food is always nice, the selection ample and the price acceptable. Its just the staff that are rude, get in your way and just look like they do not want to be there.

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kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My Brother and our friend dined here after paying a visit to Chatham Dockyard. It was very busy and very loud when we was sat to the point my Brother and our friend could not here each other think, we moved tables and it was better. The food was hot, well cooked and delicious and it was plentiful, if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Me and a friend had lunch. Food ok but, the toilets were dirty and smelt. Sinks were held on with mastic woodwork. Well looked like a building sight. Grubby through out. We paid for the very little we ate and left.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Haven't been here in a while as the food had become very 'low grade'. You do get what you pay for and given this is an all you can eat buffet style restaurant we were not expecting the ritz. The food tasted either too salty or bland. No real imaginative desserts. Drinks hugely inflated in price.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not the best experience i have had. Was supposed to open at 17:00 but was told to go and walk around the shops for half an hour. On our return we were told come back at 18:00. Eventually got seated. The food was luke warm at best and poor quality. I had a similar experience at a restraunt from the... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We came here for lunch and the food was so basic they had more different types of chicken nuggets and burgers then they did Chinese food... Over priced also I paid £4.20 for a coke!

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Additional Information about The Real China

Address: Unit 3 Leviathan Way | Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
Phone Number: 01634 893888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
Average Prices: USD 19 - 37
Cuisine: Chinese

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  • Address: Unit 3 Leviathan Way | Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: 01634 893888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 37
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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