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92-98 Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RQ, England
0191 2314466
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 62
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  • 42
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  • 60
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Went here late at night after rugby match & although I've tasted better, I couldn't really fault what I had for £17!! Two big platefuls of various dishes with rice & noodles, fresh fruit & ice cream & a pint of lager! Did the trick & place was very full, fresh food coming out all the time also I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
JaneybabeCumbria
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Cumbria
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Went here late at night after rugby match & although I've tasted better, I couldn't really fault what I had for £17!! Two big platefuls of various dishes with rice & noodles, fresh fruit & ice cream & a pint of lager! Did the trick & place was very full, fresh food coming out all the time also I thought... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited as a group of 10 from work before a night out. After reading the reviews I decided that a lot of them were bad because of the service , but when you think about it, how much service do u need for a buffet restaurant?! Straight away we had our drinks and the food wasn't amazing don't get... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really surprised at the number of negative comments on here! I've been here on many occasions and wouldnt go to any other buffet. There are plenty of dishes to sample. As well as the chinese dishes there's also sushi, indian curries and pizza. There are chefs who cook fresh dishes in front of you on the grill - which other... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have visited this restaurant many times but I have to say my visit on Sunday for lunch was disappointing on arrival there were many football supporters having lunch this was not a problem for us we were shown to a table then asked if we would mind changing we were shown to another table again asked to change I... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I've been here before and enjoyed it but I was quite disappointed today. It really is very average and is probable best for those days when you're either hungover or... Maybe just hungover. Not sure I'll be back.

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have past this restaurant many times, it always looks busy. So today we decided to call in as it was quiet. The waiter showed us to our seats, they could be more friendly. The selection of food was good, you have the main buffet and the special island for suchi and dim sun. All dishes where nice and tasty... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

arrange of starters, mains and desserts. some freshly cooked while you wait. food is great. just becarefull where you sit as you dont want to be near the leaning stations.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We think the choice in cuisine was very limited, although we did visit the early diner. The food was OK, but I assume it would be better if we visited the later buffet. Staff were very polite, great value for money. We will probably visit again - however it would be at a later time.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

First the good - the cumin beef is lovely, as are the udon noodles. Unfortunately that's it. We were among the first to arrive on the lunchtime we visited, so I got to see them putting out yesterday's dried ribs and mixing them in sauce to look fresh. Of course this doesn't help the taste. Staff - if I stand... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Second visit today. First time the place was heaving so didn't judge. Today is a quiet Friday lunchtime. The freshly cooked stuff from the grill is nice, but the buffet and deserts largely taste like they've been there since yesterday. Not impressed. The staff are generally miserable and lacking in manners. Shan't be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92-98 Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5RQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: 0191 2314466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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