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

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good quality Chinese food

I personally find Chinese food a tad greasy/gloopy for my liking but I know this is mainly to please the masses, so I was happy surprised with the offerings at this Margate eaterie. There is plenty of meat and seafood dishes and just enough veggie dishes to make a selection from. The crispy fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Kirstin G
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Margate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the "all you can eat" style without buffet! freshly prepared you can just keep ordering! Good price for lovely food!

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Whitstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant for large groups as you can order as much as you want and keep ordering so long as you eat it all. The food is freshly cooked and very nice.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I personally find Chinese food a tad greasy/gloopy for my liking but I know this is mainly to please the masses, so I was happy surprised with the offerings at this Margate eaterie. There is plenty of meat and seafood dishes and just enough veggie dishes to make a selection from. The crispy fried tofu starter is very good and... More 

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Kent, England
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Returned to the Café de China recently after a few years and found it to be under new management. Was a little disappointed with the food. Still good value but not as good as it used to be. We ate there at lunch time and all the selected food arrived at the table together and went cold before we could... More 

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I visit this restaurant last month starter was average but main course was awful service was very unprofessional it was bad experience also can of coke they charge me £2:00 and I didn't get even glass

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Margate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The first time we ate here it was great, probably the best in Margate, but every other time since it was been very disappointing. The ribs are good and have been consistently good, and the sweet and sour chicken balls are generally good/ok as are the noodles. But the chicken and beef has been truly awful. The chicken has a... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Booked this for my hubbys 50th, got there and had asked for a table for 20 noooo two seperate tables, waiting staff was appalling (rabbits in headlights springs to mind) some of our group were bashed quite a lot when they walked past them and one even had noodles dropped down his shirt, and as for the manager i have... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

When the concept of 'eat as much as you want' Chinese buffet is mentioned it can conjure up images of food cooked hours ago being kept at a tepid temperature under hot lamps or baines marie. - Not so at the Café de China in Margate. First off, there is no need to jump up and down to get your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

One of the best in margate. Me and my family usually just eat the starters because they are so good. Good and quick service. Perfect.

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Warwick
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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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Additional Information about Cafe de China

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

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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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