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“Had Takeaway. Fast delivery. Bland Food. Won't Use Again.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Essence of the Orient

Essence of the Orient
27 Broad Eye, Stafford ST16 2QB, England
01785 229988
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Ranked #60 of 193 Restaurants in Stafford
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Stafford, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Had Takeaway. Fast delivery. Bland Food. Won't Use Again.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Food arrived within 20 mins of phoning. They were decent sized portions. Bland taste, although meat was tender. My G/F wants me to give the restaurant 2 stars as she says her meal was very poor.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Stafford,England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Always a Smile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The manager always will go out of his way to greet and help diners and I have never had a bad meal here

Visited December 2012
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Only been once and that's enough had beef and it had a funny taste didn't taste like beef to me but every one to their own every one has diff taste

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Stafford
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very overated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Slow service, average food and very expensive. A friend really liked the look of this, so even though Chinese isn't my favourite we went - all of us were disappointed. Small portions, incredibly slow service and for a chinese very expensive.

Visited May 2012
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ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“the best chinese in a long while”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

this was the best chinese meal i have had in a long while,the welcome from the very engaging staff was a taste of things to come the meal was tasty ,hot and the staff made every effort to accomodate the wishes of the group i was with in providing us with a sharing menu that we could all dip into, I will return to eat here on my next visit and would recommend a visit to any chinese food lover

Visited June 2012
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