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8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
01843 224428
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
    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
,
Warwick
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woking, United Kingdom
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213 reviews 213 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
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
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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 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
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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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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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