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Kings Road | N.E. Lincs, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England
01472 69 49 99
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  • 34
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Another lovely experience

I have been here many times over the past few years for various occasions and this time was for Mother's Day. We rang a few days before to see if we could book a table as suspected it would be busy at lunchtime, when we wanted to go. We were told we could only book for a minimum of 7... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Caistor, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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English first
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I felt compelled to leave a review on here after a truly awful visit 2 days ago with family.Arriving at 12am when you would expect the food to be hot and fresh we were subjected to cold chips that looked at least a,day old,rubbery mushrooms,off tasting chicken,rice that was overwhelmingly salty...the list goes on...APPALLING that they can get away with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Worst buffet I've ever been to. The dishes were quite empty with no signs of getting filled up, the ones that had food in them were all dried up and didn't taste good. The staff didn't acknowledge us or any other customers apart from the woman who took payment for the meal before we sat down. They never cleared our... More 

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Caistor, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been here many times over the past few years for various occasions and this time was for Mother's Day. We rang a few days before to see if we could book a table as suspected it would be busy at lunchtime, when we wanted to go. We were told we could only book for a minimum of 7... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

After going there for a second time, food tastes different from our first visit, curries watered down. Chicken slightly pink and undercooked with a rubbery texture. Chips are dry and overcooked, only got scraps of chips, they are frozen chips not proper potato chips. Makes me wonder whether all the food is cooked from frozen or reheated from frozen. The... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We was literally attacked by flies no matter wear we sat and the children were left to run around like a playground they was sticking there fingers in all the food before you were expected to serve yourself. Whilst you expect children to run around no supervision seem to be present. We did not make this assumption on one visit... More 

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mountaintrecker
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The food here is terrible. All the dishes I tried were cold. The Indian section consits of around 4 bad quality runny curries that resemble nothing like the curry you get in a proper Indian restaurant. Also the restaurant is dirty and not very nice. I literally felt sick eating in there. Avoid!

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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants, as it allows you to try new foods that you are unsure about. Their is so much variety it and the sausages taste delightful. I would definitely recommend it. It is definitely value for money. I would try to avoid going at peek times but this place always has plenty of people there... More 

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Cleethorpes, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Been here many times. The good is good it's plentiful (all you can eat) and it's cheap. Chinese, a bit of Indian and sausages nuggets etc for the kids (or me) nice cheap family meal.

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sunny scunny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Was not happy with this place this time have been many times before but this time wasn't so good tried to book a table earlier in week for 6 people wouldn't let me book as they say you can only book for 7 people then got there and had a 40 min wait with 3 children really want good fun... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

£37 for two adults and 5 children all you can eat buffet on a Sunday, staff were very helpful and lots to choose from, plus ice cream with various toppings, anybody expecting the Ritz is going to be disappointed, but inexspensive lunch out for the family, anybody expecting more for that price is a complete buffoon

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kings Road | N.E. Lincs, Cleethorpes DN35 0AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Cleethorpes
  • Phone Number: 01472 69 49 99

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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