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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
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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
Basic

Visited here with my dad, was basic food that tasted cheap and wasn't very hot. Although the place is big it wasn't the cleanest. Won't be going back

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Kupton87
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

haven't been here for a few weeks and again no surprises that the food quality is great and the choice amazing for the cost. It's a lunchtime self service buffet and when the offerings are getting low the chef brings out freshly cooked, hot delicious yummy food. I've never been in the evening but this last week we were late... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my dad, was basic food that tasted cheap and wasn't very hot. Although the place is big it wasn't the cleanest. Won't be going back

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Bluebell Hill Village,Kent
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My partner had to have lunch in the dockyard and pick this restaurant by chance. I was really pleasantly delighted she was treated with respect and decided on the buffet which was really full of great food and very good value.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I took a work colleague here for a business lunch. He was very impressed and stated he would like to go back with his family. Lunchtime can get busy but we had a good experience.

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Rainham Kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Horrible food, expensive and no choice. The food was tasteless and cold, meat tough, chicken slimey. The fish dishes looked awful so didnt even attempt them. There was hash browns chips and onion rings but no chicken satay? I dont go to a chinese to have frozen potato products that I suspect had come from Iceland. I will never return... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There were varieties of Chinese hot food and pudding served - eat as much as you want with a fixed reasonable price! Unfortunately, the restaurant was under staff and service was slow, understandably. Definitely we would go there again.

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kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My hubby and I went on saturday the 2nd May at 6pm.We were seated very quickly and ordered drinks ( the only thing that was strange was that you were given a glass and left to fill it with cola I expected the first one to be in the glass)I cannot fault the quality of the food or the hotness... More 

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Kent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Have used this place on many occasions in the past taking both friends and family and have always been impressed by food quality and value. During a recent visit I was surprised that things had changed for the worst. Being in a shopping location it is of course very busy over the lunch period, but on this occasion the food... More 

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dorset
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Duck diced into tiny pieces and contained lots of fat . many dishes were running out at 8.15 pm. Rice was hard and not cooked properly. Felt quite I'll the next day. I leave it at that.

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Kent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Went there for lunch yesterday 1st May. I've never had such disgusting Chinese food before. I started with the chicken & sweetcorn soup, it was so sweet, I couldn't stomach it. The spring rolls where ice cold, I left them too. I must admit by then I was so disappointed I really didn't expect anything else to be edible. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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