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Pond Quay

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Quay Plaza, The Lowry Outlet, Salford M50 3AG, England
0161 877 3666
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Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
You pay for what you get.

Pond quay is cheap in which you pay for what you get, sometimes you can go and the good is amazing, where as other times you can tell it's been sat there and it's cold.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
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Salford, United Kingdom
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English first
Manchester
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Friendly staff, and very quick to take away used items from your table. Very limited choice of food and I tried virtually all the dishes the meats were all very tough except for the lemon chicken. Forget the desert choices cheap cake and pears piece's in a bowl. Came out with jaw ache from all the chewing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lunchtime Buffet is very very nice and good variety. Evening Menu meals are very good and tasty. Friendly staff.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Pond quay is cheap in which you pay for what you get, sometimes you can go and the good is amazing, where as other times you can tell it's been sat there and it's cold.

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West Lancashire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Chinese tonight before the show at the Lowrey. Lovely restaurant and decor. Here goes....... Worst hot and sour soup I've ever had, crispy duck with pancakes, dreadful ! Lots of chicken tasted watery. Some dishes where ok. The staff where quite nice. Tried many a Chinese buffets but this was the worst and considering its in such a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Went here for my grandsons birthday, we were greeted nicely when we arrived, and was surprised how busy it was, the buffet food is the first I've been too, the choices of food was plentiful and tasty went back a few times , being replenished all the time so nothing run out, I was a bit unsure about the desserts... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This place has just changed its name to The Real China and sign says under new management. Not eaten here for about 4 years when we walked out due to total staff indifference and poor quality food and farcical buffet selection. Great improvement this visit. Staff really tried to make an effort but they need to be better organised. Everyone... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Not sure what to say here. A large restaurant opened aat Salford Quays (but closed 2012) due to lack of trade. Wierd as having worked in the area it was always full during the day. Excellent food and wide range of buffet choices. Spin off from the chinese restaurant of the same name in urmston... but for some reason the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Had a wonderful meal here. We were running a little late for a show and they rushed our food through. It still tasted sensational though! I can heartily recommend the lamb tagine and prawn and chorizo starter. Staff excellent, very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely come again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Always a mistake in the order. A really bad chinese cuisine. Food is too greasy, more than you can imagine a deep fried to be!

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Decided to try here before seeing a show at the Lowry. We were offered the Buffet or the A La Carte and as the Buffet food was due to be put out in 5 mins we decided to go for that. It wasn't the largest Buffet in the world but there was a choice of 3 soups then about 6... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quay Plaza, The Lowry Outlet, Salford M50 3AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Salford
  • Phone Number: 0161 877 3666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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