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Mandarin Palace

78 High Street, Dartford DA1 1DE, England
01322 227711
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Ranked #44 of 72 restaurants in Dartford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Thoroughly enjoy the food and ambience. The price is reasonable. I would recommend the evening menu, which is richer and more varied

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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

This place needs shutting down. My wife and I went here and both had gastritis after. We needed a course of antibiotics and had a hell of a lot of stomach pain for about a week.

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Get in early and enjoy the biggest selection. An old favourite of ours for years. Go and do not be disapointed.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

On first arriving the restaurant was empty, which isn't a problem as it was only 5:30PM. We paid for the meal, which is now £13.50 for an adult at dinner time (which now includes an unlimited refill and ice cream). We've eaten here many times before and usually come in a big group for evening meals and really really enjoyed... More

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