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The Magic Bowl - CLOSED

68 Victoria St, Paignton, England
+44 1803 666678
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CLOSED
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Such a shame.i wish them all the luck in the world..This Chinese will be missed by many not only as a restaurant but as a good delivery service.

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Paignton, Devon, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Ordered takeaway last night. Was delivered within 20 mins but chicken balls had all mushy batter inside and chips very chewy. 2nd batch were delivered but tasted the same. Had no problems before this but won't be ordering again. There was a note in our delivery saying magic bowl are closing down in January?!

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devon
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you're arriving in Paignton by train or coach and feeling peckish, then this really is an ideal first stop to eat. Do not be put off by the uninspiring interior as the food is surprisingly decent and reasonably priced.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

It was very quiet when I arrived, there was only one other customer but I was given a very warm welcome by the staff. The buffet selection was not the largest I have seen but all the dishes I tried were very tasty. The drinks were a little overpriced but overall it was good value.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

........ food arrived on time and hot ..... and seemed fresher than before. Polite delivery and good value although still a little underspiced.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Visited with friends and the place was empty with no atmosphere. Buffet was tiny with very poor choice. Staff turned on lights at 9.50pm to get us to leave. Save your money and go elsewhere.....unless you have a tiny apetite and like eating in silence!

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a saturday night at 8 and were the only people in there. This should of told us to turn around and walk out. The buffet choice was dismal. No crispy duck and the dessert choice was cheap ice cream, fruit salad out of a tin or some curled up sponge cake. I wouldn't recommend anyone... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food is almost like being in Malaysia yet it's great for the English market. Great price also for this food. Having lived in Penang for sometime I know what good food is like I would recommend it to try for a taste of Malaysia or enjoy foods you remember. Once again great food great price.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

I've been to a lot of Chinese restaurants & takeaways in my time, and this has to be one of only a few that I feel are truly appalling. First of all, I've not been into the restaurant, but ordered from the takeaway a couple of times, and I can say that the prices are absurd when in comparison to... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We go here a lot, have been since it opened. The food is really good, either the buffet, off the menu, or lunch, it is always fresh. It is right opposite the railway station, so if you are visiting, easy to find. The staff are always very welcoming, and we have never had a bad meal yet in all the... More 

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Additional Information about The Magic Bowl

Address: 68 Victoria St, Paignton, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 666678
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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