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Cafe de China

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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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nearly 5 star but well worth a visit

Positives Eat all you like menu Quality food Clean toilets Great atmosphere Great menu Great location easy to park at night Negative Cans of Coke? (Tacky at top price) Food heavy afterwards in belly Food hygiene rating could be better Still worth a visit and spent happy nights here. So it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
PopeDaveThe1st
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Positives Eat all you like menu Quality food Clean toilets Great atmosphere Great menu Great location easy to park at night Negative Cans of Coke? (Tacky at top price) Food heavy afterwards in belly Food hygiene rating could be better Still worth a visit and spent happy nights here. So it would be five stars with a slight improvement like... More 

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Thank PopeDaveThe1st
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Faultless as always!! Well done to you all. Friendly staff, fab food, excellent value for money. Whenever there's a chance for a meal out, they're at the top of the "Places To Go" list.

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Thank Linda A
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

once upon a time this was a fantastic place... Now, it is run by a snotty inconsiderate young lady who also uses it as a creche for her daughter. She does not care about customers, just about making money no matter who she upsets along the way. The food is very hit and miss but more so miss. Years ago... More 

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Thank hottdog1
Ilovemay2015, Manager at Cafe de China, responded to this review

At cafe de China we were very disappointed to read this review. Cafe de China is a family friendly restaurants that welcomes children of all ages. Children and adults parties are frequently help here. If the restaurant is not too busy young children are allowed to play in a quiet corner of the restaurant. The Quality of food and service... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a regular customer to cafe de China Margate after my two recent visits this restaurant has started to deteriorate that it has lead me to writing this review. I decided to take the other half for a meal on Saturday at 18:30. When arriving we where seated at the table next to a table of 16 who had the... More 

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Thank jmerry123456j
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for a birthday as a group of 15! Yes there was quite a few and being a group of 20-25 year old on the drink it can be difficult to serve! The service was good but could explain how the ordering works! We didn't realise they would keep coming up to us for a starter main then... More 

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Thank Danielle W
South West UK
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Took some friends here for dinner on Christmas Eve, and it was a good thing we had booked a table - the place filled up very quickly, and it wasn't hard to see why. This is an all you can eat restaurant, but the food is freshly cooked as you order it - so much better than having to queue... More 

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1 Thank blackdahlia
Margate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Relatively quite Sunday evening. Service attentive and friendly. Food fresh and fast, sometimes too fast. Excellent value for money and terrific selection of dishes for all courses.Recommend avoiding Saturdays as sometimes too busy to cope as well. Probably the best Chinese restaurant in Thanet.

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1 Thank Stevensattrip
Margate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We often eat here and the food is always good. The service is prompt and friendly and it's very reasonably priced

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1 Thank Linda L
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the great crispy duck to nite perfectly done! The squid starter was enjoyed by all The rest of the food was freshly cooked and service great

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1 Thank jimaharding
Margate, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We do enjoy coming to this restaurant, food is lovely but only thing that lets it down is the service. You do have to wait to get more dishes and that takes the edge off a bit of it being an all you can eat buffet! Apart from that you can't fault the food, enjoy everything here

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1 Thank Sam J

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?