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“Fabulous food, friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael Wan's Mandarin Cantonese Restaurant

Michael Wan's Mandarin Cantonese Restaurant
27 Clifton Street, Blackpool FY1 1JD, England
01253 622687
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Ranked #8 of 578 Restaurants in Blackpool
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Gloucester
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34 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We chose to eat at this restaurant purely based on previous Trip Advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed! We decided to book a table because we wanted to eat before a theatre show and were so glad we did as the restaurant was very busy. The restaurant itself including the toilets were immaculately clean and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive even producing reading glasses as we'd forgotten ours! There is a varied menu to choose from and the food arrived to the table quickly and piping hot. We ordered a mixture of starters and main courses and each one was delicious and flavoursome. We were given the option to relax between courses so never felt rushed even though the restaurant was very busy.

If you're looking for a decent Cantonese restaurant in Blackpool with friendly staff, fabulous food and reasonable prices, Michael Wan's is well worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yorkshire Dales
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We took our 4 year old daughter for an afternoon at the beach and evening enjoying the Illuminations and had researched this restaurant before coming to Blackpool. I was determined not to have to resort to eating in Burger King or KFC. We arrived early but the place was already busy and even though we had no reservation they managed to fit us in with an hour before the table was re-let. The menu provides a great choice and a child friendly menu was given to our daughter. We had satay chicken and spicy beef to start and asked for our daughters chicken chow mein to be brought at the same time which it was. She really enjoyed her meal with a little left over for Dad to finish. Starter portions were a good size and excellent value for money. We then had a chicken curry and a Szechuan chicken which were delicious, aromatic and very spicy! We ate every morsel. Service was attentive and caring. It is also nice to have the extra touches of an authentic Chinese such as chop sticks on the table, hot towels and to be asked whether we prefer a rice bowl or plate. A lovely evening and meal and will certainly look to return and recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BARNSLEY ENGLAND
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“DECENT CANTONESE. STRANGE EXTRAS CHARGE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked for 5 couples on a Saturday night as the reviews are good and we expected the restaurant to be busy. The food and service were good but not brilliant and we noticed wording on the menus stating there is a surcharge of 10% for parties of 6 or more. We queried this and were told it was due to the extra work involved. This does not make sense and got things off in a negative fashion. Anyway we paid up and scrapped the tip but suggest the management rethinks the merit of penalising "extra"business.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not Happy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Although the food was quite good the evening was spoilt by a stupid rule they impose which is that parties of 6 or more have to pay a 10% service charge. We went as a party of 10 and all sat at 1 table. When I challenged the waiter over the service charge he said that it was extra waiters having to serve large parties. What a load of rubbish if it's a party of 10 , 2 parties of 5 or 5 parties of 2 it's still 10 people to serve and by the way only 2 waiters served us all night and the same 2 waiters served a party of 4 on the next table. I think a fairer option would be to give a discount for parties of 6 or more not a surcharge. Charlie & Joy

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chesterfield
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“Excellent Quality Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This restaurant has been here for years and years and you can see why! The food and service are excellent. We ordered the 'mixed starter selection' which was yummy and included the usual chicken satay, ribs, seaweed spring roll. There were two dipping sauces provided one was a honey based sauce which was clear and delicious. In fact it said in the restaurant that if you did a 'like' on Facebook about the restaurant you could get a free carton of it to take away which was a good idea. The staff were very attentive and friendly, the restaurant was nicely decorated and clean. Would definitely recommend and certainly go back when in the mood for a Chinese meal when back in Blackpool.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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