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12 King Street, Dover CT16 1NU, England
01304 219888
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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    Very good
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average Chinese

This is restaurant where you pay an entrance fee and eat what you like. Not cheap compared to others but not too expensive. The drinks, however, are. A bit like a diner in the lay out and to too cosy if this is what you want.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
David K
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Again for the price you can't complain. Food is regularly topped up and of a reasonable quality. Interior still on the basic side. My only gripe would be all the staff could do with going on a customer service training course, which with any luck might teach them CUSTOMERS are more important than CANDY CRUSH. I will return.

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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We just sat down and the chinese girl came out to fill up the trays at the buffet. Well, she mixed the fresh and left over rice together. Completely put me off and didn't eat a thing.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is restaurant where you pay an entrance fee and eat what you like. Not cheap compared to others but not too expensive. The drinks, however, are. A bit like a diner in the lay out and to too cosy if this is what you want.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We complained about their buffet as some of the food were left out for ages. When asked if they would bring out a new set, we were told that all the old ones need to go first. Not so pleasant experience.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We found this on a recent stay over in to Dover. We decided on the buffet, after been shown to a table, the waitress took our drinks order and we, helped ourself to the buffet. I must say I was a little dubious, as never sure of buffets and having a funny tum. There was a lot of choice and... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I went here for a cheap meal and basically that is what we got. The place is quite large and boxlike. With fairly utilitarian furniture it has a canteen feel about it, with not much atmosphere. There was a good choice of starters with old favourites such as such pancake and sesame toast. A good choice of... More 

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Hertfordshire
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Would recommend, great choice great food - good price Very good service and very friendly.Short walk from the beach

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a Buffet meal. Very disappointed that the food was only luke warm!( didn't help that the plates were cold!) mentioned to waitress that the food wasn't very hot. Management came and explained that the food is kept at the correct temperature and any hotter would carry on cooking or dry up! ( wish I'd had a food thermometer with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Greasy looking buffet. Passed and had soup and noodles. pricy and mediocre - on the other hand, its Dover and there are not a lot of alternative. Service without a smile.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Came here for 'quick' food before meeting someone. It's ok, if all you want is quick food. Obviously by 8.30pm nothing is as fresh as it could be, and for nearly £11 I really think they could offer much wider choice. Can't complain too much, it's a buffet and you don't expect top notch. Atmosphere, dining room. No real ambience,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 King Street, Dover CT16 1NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 01304 219888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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