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8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
01843 224428
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfy that hunger

Its an 'all you can eat for a fixed price' menu. But not the nomal buffet. Only waiter service, but order as many dishes from the hugh variety of food on the menu and eat until you are full. The food is top notch and the price makes it a real bargain. You will not be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Peter K
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Warwick
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Warwick
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Its an 'all you can eat for a fixed price' menu. But not the nomal buffet. Only waiter service, but order as many dishes from the hugh variety of food on the menu and eat until you are full. The food is top notch and the price makes it a real bargain. You will not be disappointed.

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Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Absolutely brilliant, this really is a lovely restaurant. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. The food is always great, I've never been disappointed. As an all you can eat buffet it is very good value for money and the view of the seafront if you sit in the window is lovely. Couldn't ask for a nicer place, especially if... More 

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East Sussex
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our large group opted for the all you can eat menu and we weren't disappointed. Food was very good - only let down was the red wine. Both bottles we had were just awful. We left most of the second bottle as it was vile. Overall excellent value for money and very good food.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have visited this restaurant many times over the last ten years and had stopped going on a regular basis once the management changed a few years ago. Our visit last weekend was most enjoyable and the young lady who seems to be the manager is very friendly. The food was to a very high standard and the service was... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Certainly not the best Chinese we've eaten at - but not bad. We went here on the recommendations of various friends (independent). Initial thoughts were that the restaurant is large, clean, and has a good view of the sea. We went early on a Bank Holiday Monday lunchtime. It was quiet - but then again, others were closed. Service was... More 

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Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

There were four of us. We had prompt service. Nice Jasmine tea. Spring rolls, prawns with cashews, mushroom fried rice, squid with ginger and spring onion, crispy duck, a chicken dish, tofu with black beans, fried vegetables. All these dishes were much enjoyed. The desserts were various ice creams including mint and coconut. We were very happy with our meal... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On the positive side the tables are large and great for a party atmosphere, and the food is plentiful. The downside is that if you are eating later in the evening a lot of the dishes are a little dried out and past their best. The staff are there to serve, with little attempt to engage with the customers.

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Margate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Terrible service. We were a large party but we were waiting over an hour for someone to come and take our food order, even then, they came and took our order after I went up and complained. The servers barely spoke English and couldn't even tell us what dishes they were serving. A couple of us ordered beef curry but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I used to like this place but the service, staff and food are all terrible now. I will never return again. Staff are ignorant and rude. Waiting half hour or more between courses. Just terrible.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited at 5.30pm with our 18 year old grandaughter who is a regular. Food was hot and plentiful. We did have to wait for our sweet (apple fritters which are freshly pepared). The restaurant was very busy by 7pm with couples and families all enjoying themselves. Staff very friendly and helpful, would definately go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: 01843 224428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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