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China Essence

2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
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Ranked #19 of 35 Restaurants in Carnforth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
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Description: Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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Perth, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Staying near Carnforth 4 adults wanting a last night meal to remember, no hassle no dressing up just slobbing around with good wine, company & food, so on to tripadvisor and check out the Chinese takeaways in the area. Well contributors you came up trumps, the reviews for China Essence were excellent and so was the food experience we got,... More

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Milton Keynes
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51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a quarter of duck, which was tasty and a good amount for the price. We then ordered chicken chinese style, rice, ribs and some spring rolls. All food was tasty except for the chicken, this was in a not very nice batter and a watery sauce. We paid £19 for all this food which is good value and... More

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Additional Information about China Essence

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

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