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The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
01942 672857
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 21
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  • 65
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Gone downhill

Used to like eating here. Typical buffet, cheap but food was ok. However it has gone terrible. The food is bland, poor quality, certainly not worth £15. Old staff used to be friendly, on my most recent visit the staff were terrible apart from one person, Reagan. She was helpful and friendly and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Lee M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Staff are rude and can't speak English properly , drinks are over priced and the food is revolting . The sweet n sour tasted like it had been mixed with vinegar , there wasn't s good selection and the rice looked like it had been sat there all day , it is the worst Chinese I have ever had in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food stale, not fresh, floor dirty, toilets dirty. Five out of the seven of us that went all ended up with food poisoning. Stay away

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I went to the real China the other day for a casual meal and a few drinks with my friends, unfortunately the food was absolutely terrible, the staff were all standing around doing nothing and serving incorrect drinks. The English staff were running around doing as much work possible mainly the blonde girl, between them.. but the Asian staff were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Before I start my rant the English girl called Shay who seated us and cleaned the tables was brilliant and polite but now I start to rant as this place took our money today, but the food was terrible, no disgusting, no prawns on toast but you get HASH BROWNS very Chinese and the rest of the food was rubbish,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Used to like eating here. Typical buffet, cheap but food was ok. However it has gone terrible. The food is bland, poor quality, certainly not worth £15. Old staff used to be friendly, on my most recent visit the staff were terrible apart from one person, Reagan. She was helpful and friendly and made us feel welcome. However we did... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a waste of money how they can charge £15 for something so luke warm and tasteless barefaced robbery if only I had read reviews first . I have never seen a place so disorganised in my life where there was no food left no plates or dishes . Highchairs where really dirty had to start cleaning it ourselves .... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to The Real China for my brothers birthday. On entry we told the waitress we had booked a table, after repeating myself several times we were took to a table which was unsuitable as the high chair we needed for our two year old would have been were people were walking with their food. The waitress clearly didn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I've been to The Real China in leigh many times and it hasn't been too bad, not the best but not the worst either. However, I went yesterday for lunch and it has to be the worst chinese I have ever tasted. Not only was the food bland, but was also cold and many of the food bins were empty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went here today and the food some was ok some was not the best item of food was the chicken and sweet corn soup which was nice and hot as well everything else was luke warm and a bit tasteless. This was our first time and we will not be going back.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have dined here before on many occasions unfortunately this restaurant seems to get worse over time. we dined here on 24/2/15. After being given a chipped glass we were shown to 'the buffet' or lack of ! The soup on offer was luke warm and tasteless so we complained to the manageress who showed very little interest other than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Leigh
  • Phone Number: 01942 672857

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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