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“Nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Charlie Choy

Charlie Choy
Unit 4c. Crawley Leisure Park | London Road, Crawley, England
1293 551558
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Ranked #113 of 172 Restaurants in Crawley
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Crawley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have been here a few times now but it is not the best buffet I have been to. Its ok for eating as much as you like but I never eat my money's worth as it is a bit boring. Each time we have been the menu is the same.. We only go about every 6mths to 1yr with friends and is ok for large groups. The desserts are horrible except for the pancakes! No doubt we will go again with a large group of friends but wouldnt go for a special meal out.

  • Visited May 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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English first
West Sussex
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131 reviews 131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We love going here! We go about once a month. It's great for us as a family as we all like different foods. They have everything from pizza, salad & chips to Indian, Chinese & Thai! The desserts are lovely too, pancakes & an ice cream machine. The staff are friendly. One thing that would make it better was refillable drinks. We usually go at 5pm just as it opens & we have never had any problem with any dishes being not hot like some others have said.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marmaris, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“.lovely evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have eaten here several times and personally I cannot fault the food or the service, I took my hubby for a meal here on Sunday, but we didn't arrive in the restaurant till 9.15pm, as usual we were greeted by friendly welcoming staff who couldn't do enough to make our evening enjoyable. The food was tasty and the variety was vast.. We sampled everything from Chillis, curry s, salads, sushi, and off course the delishous desserts.. We left feeling very full.. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone from adults to children.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It was all pretty boring.. however, Service and desserts were great!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The only good thing about this restaurant was the service and desserts. I'm not a hard person to please but the dishes were cold, a bunch were missing and everything tasted really bland. The service was great, though.. everyone was really friendly.. well, except the woman at reception who was very rude because we were a few minutes early for our reservation. I said we were more then happy to sit and wait.. just happened to get there early.. and she just walked off. :P The desserts were incredible.. so much choice and everything was yummy!! We did book in on Valentines Day, so maybe it was just really busy for them and that's why it wasn't great.. I dunno.. but I wouldn't go again. It just wasn't worth the money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Crawley
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Bit disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We had been told we would have a wonderful meal at Charlie Choys in Crawley.
However we were rather disappointed for the following reasons :-

1. For some reason awful, awful loud music was playing all the time we were there; (Conversation difficult).
2. Virtually all the starter dishes were not hot;
3. The fish fingers were tough and virtually inedible;
4. Deep fried pork pieces were so chewy and unpleasant that I could not eat them;
5. I asked for biryani sauce and was shown a bowl of white, what looked like natural yoghurt with green pieces floating in it - surely biryani sauce should be brown?;
6. Bread was dry and difficult to chew;
7.. Fruit custard and ice cream very nice.

In conclusion not really very good value for money - would be reluctant to recommend Charlie Choy to others.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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