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River Garden Restaurant

134 Bridge Street, Belper, England
01773 822468
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Ranked #42 of 54 restaurants in Belper
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Nottingham England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have been here a few times and found the food to be good but since the introduction of an 'all you can eat' menu the standard has dropped. The service when we ate in this weekend was also quite poor being rather abrupt to the point of rudeness.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We where a large booking of 25 people on this visit, we regularly book large parties to attend the River Garden Chinese and normally enjoy ourselves. Although the quality if the food did not seem to alter the service was poor. We where split up onto three tables as we expected however one table had the bill twenty minutes before... More

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Belper, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

food okay,service ok but some staff were curt ,and made you feel you had to eat up and vacate your table

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Derbyshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Used to enjoy an evening meal at the River Garden. It was welcoming, well run and served up good value food, especially the 'eat as much as you like' buffet on weekday evenings. And I said as much in a review in mid-2012. Returning recently on impulse, we again ordered the buffet. We got the buffet, sure enough, but the... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

7 of us visited this restaurant for a birthday meal last weekend as we had heard through word of mouth what a good place this is and wanted to try it for ourselves. We have all previously visited 'all you can eat' made to order restaurants and they compare much better than the River Garden. The food served was all... More

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Cromford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Used to eat here fairly regularly, mainly the 'order at will' buffet, which was good value at £13 a head. But our visit last week has left us asking if management has changed or perhaps the chef. Service was detached, hurried and uninterested, lacking any grace or care. And we felt like we were being hurried - by 9pm we... More

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Derby, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I visited for my birthday last Sunday with family and we were all very disappointed. The service was very poor, the waiting staff were inattentive and quite brusque at times. The food was nothing special and I've had much better at my local takeaway. The desserts were incredibly expensive, £4.60 for a sorbet! The final insult was the fact that... More

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Belper, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I popped in to pick up a pre ordered takeaway from my local Chinese restaurant and was completely ignored by FOUR members of staff who looked at me and continued their conversation. Left after ten minutes. Patronage withdrawn!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Went for the all you can eat menu. Charge extra for duck & King Prawns which is disappointing, but overall very good value. Food always piping hot & tasty. Can actually taste the succulent prawns in the prawn toast, unlike many other Chinese Restaurants. Owner very friendly & always comes over for a chat.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

10 of us went here last week for a friends birthday. We had all been a few times before and have really enjoyed the food, with lots of variety and the 'all you can eat' option allows you to try dishes you perhaps wouldn't normally - this time was no different, being up to the usual great standard (they did... More

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