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China Essence

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2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
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Description: Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in the area!

Went here for the first time a couple of weeks ago and the food is fantastic. Really fresh tasting and flavoursome. We always go to Jumbo but this place is much better- the meat fell off the salt and pepper ribs with hardly any fat.. The mixed starter was so tasty we got extra crispy seaweed... The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Arnside
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here for the first time a couple of weeks ago and the food is fantastic. Really fresh tasting and flavoursome. We always go to Jumbo but this place is much better- the meat fell off the salt and pepper ribs with hardly any fat.. The mixed starter was so tasty we got extra crispy seaweed... The lemon chicken was... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Food excellent there was a large group of us and everyone's dish was fab. Would recommend a visit. The restaurant itself is small but nicely set out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I would rate this Chinese take-away as the best in the Lancaster / Carnforth area. The Singapore Fried Noodles, especially, are delicious and the prawn crackers are always fresh and tasty. I missed these badly when the restaurant owners took a long, well deserved holiday, during July and August. The restaurant food, no doubt, is just as good.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were going to go to this restaurant when we stayed in carnforth but a note in the window says it is under new management and will not reopen until September. We were very disappointed as the last restaurant we were going to go to at home had also been taken over and changed into something quite different. We are... More 

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

ive been here a few times now and the food is always excellent, can't fault it in any way what so ever. chicken in black pepper sauce is gorgeous, schezuan beef is so tender and tasty. prawn toast and spring rolls beautiful. will definately return without hesitation.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have visited this restaurant on quite a few occasions and food has always been great however on Saturday evening there was nine of us and after ordering set menus and quite a few things besides ( we was all starving ) I asked if it was possible to get a free portion £2.50 in value worth of prawn crackers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We decided to visit for tea as we were on holiday in area and other reviews gave it good reports. We were not disappointed. Food was delicious and i am very fussy. But restaurant was empty. A real shame a little gem but maybe could do with better location..i will be back..most definately

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We live locally and China Essence was recommended to us by friends. The menu looked great with some different choices and the staff friendly, smiling and welcoming from the spotless open kitchen. We usually have a mix of starters and share a main. After becoming increasingly disappointed with other local establishments the food was a revelation. We've returned several times... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were staying at the Pine lakes resort locally to the China Essence, and we went on tripadvisor to find a local Chinese takeaway with good trip advisor reviews... this was it, and all you trip adisor reviewers out there certainly know your stuff and didn't let us down!! The food was fantastic, very tasty, and hot, and also very... More 

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West Calder, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Last minute decision but well worth it. Very friendly, food very good. Piping hot and very very tasty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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