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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
A standard "Eat as much as you like"

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
GRAHAMK1234
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Margate, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Margate, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I went with a birthday group of 12. We where there three hours . From 730-10.30 it was a complete joke. They are so slow in serving you . Which is a ploy to get you to drink more and bump the bill up . The food is ok . But by then I was loosing the will to live!... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Been many times before , as normal the starters where spot on and a bargain for the money, let down on the main course I asked if the curry was hot, they said yes but cod make it less so. It came out with chillies all over the top I could not eat it which was a shame. Also we... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family visited this restaurant as a big group for a birthday and were highly disappointed. Firstly we were really crammed in as they had obviously over- booked in the restaurant. Secondly the service was extremely slow with very long waits. At £16 per person at a weekend for all you can eat, you would expect to get "all you... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

fantastic squid starter in pepper and Salt batter, great hot and sour soup, really tasty squid and Ginger main and even better crispy duck only let down staff not taking correct order or misheard

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Thankyou to all the staff at cafe de china for a great meal, We came as a large group 7 adults & 6 children & the food & service was excellent, we will definately be returning.

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Margate, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Been a few times with our most recent visit being on Friday 12th December for my son's birthday. The food is lovely and the staff are fantastic would highly recommend this restaurant. The Galea family Margate.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?