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78 High Street, Dartford DA1 1DE, England
01322 227711
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Reservations
Buffet

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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
greedy owners

before the change in ownweship,my wife and I used the mandarin every sunday lunch time,and all our family birthdays etc,,we must have spent 7/800 £ a year... But late 2014 I went there with our grandaughter who was under 2years old , and the young girl on reception insisted that I paid £4.50 for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
philip b b
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dartford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

before the change in ownweship,my wife and I used the mandarin every sunday lunch time,and all our family birthdays etc,,we must have spent 7/800 £ a year... But late 2014 I went there with our grandaughter who was under 2years old , and the young girl on reception insisted that I paid £4.50 for her if I wanted to come... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Been back and it has improved. I do have to say though that chips, curled fries and deep fried empty one ton are a bit excessive. Yes we need some English bits to choose for those who can't do the Chinese food but want to socialise with friends and family. I also think hight has nothing to do with the... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We tried the mandarin palace for the first time and I can assured you it was the last. The food was bland and some of the order was missing I suspect they had taken the food from their buffet as it was not very hot the sweet n sour balls were soggy and the food arrive within 15 minutes of... More 

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orpington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited this restaurant on Saturday lunch time only to fine it had more English dishes than Chinese. £6.90 for terrible food flat coke and ice cream that had funny colour to it. needless to say we won't be gong back.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We attempted to eat here but staff were rude, it's cash only and you must pay before you eat or see what's on offer, I wouldn't bother trying again

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I must say that the restaurant is very jaded, and shabby looking. Could do with a good clean. seems there has been flood damage as there water brown marks on the ceiling. It would be quite a good idea to have a umbrella with you in case the roof caves in with flood water. Really they haven't even bothered to... More 

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Dartford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Since the old owner sold the mandarin to which we visited 2 times a week , this restaurant has gone downhill very fast and food is cold and staff are miserable. Never will go back and prefer the one in gravesend

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Like others we thought the food in the past was a wee bit iffy and so had not been for a meal for a number of months. I must say that on this occasion however it was really very good, a couple of new editions to the menu too and we all agreed that we would go back. I have... More 

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Dartford, England
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12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have been several times over the years. It's just about OK but I have had far better Chinese buffets. I would far rather go to Twins in Dartford now which is also eat all you want but is freshly cooked.

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Dartford
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196 reviews 196 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We live locally but have only recently visited - twice. Both times the food was good: piping hot when it should be, and replenished when it started to run out. Pleasant staff and not too busy to hear ourselves think. Wheelchair access no problem either - though 2 people needed to get through the 2 doors.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 High Street, Dartford DA1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: 01322 227711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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