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“great night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mak's Garden

Mak's Garden
349-351 Ashley Road | Parkstone, Poole, England
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Ranked #136 of 280 Restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
DORSET
1 review
“great night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Went here last night with 16 friends. Food was great, service good and beer average price £3.20. Staff nice and friendly. All in all a good night. We will defo be going back.

Well Done Mak's Garden.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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70 reviews 70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The restaurant its self is nice. The bar is by the front door so if youre waiting for friends it is a good place to start. The bar prices were about average.

Maks Garden do a fixed price eat all you like menu. You have to order dishes and this is brought to you unlike the buffet style which most Chinese restaurants adopt now.

To make things easy we were offered a mixed plate of starters. These were OK, but some of it was covered in sea salt to the extent you could see all the salt crystals all over it.

The second course was Duck. This was very nice. For the main course I had Crispy Chilli Beef and asked for extra garlic on it. This was OK.

Over all experience was average. Apart from one lady, the staff wernt that engaging and the food in my opinion was average apart from the Duck which was better than average

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Take away option seems to be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Previously wrote a review on how great our takeaway from here was. However, I cannot say the same for the restaurant experience.

We went here on a Sunday evening and the place was pretty busy, which is always a good sign. The only option was the 'all you can eat' option, which was fine by us.

Unfortunately service was very rushed, pushing you to order your next course while you are eating and to be honest the food was pretty poor. One example would be the king prawns tasted like bleach!

We generally order out takeaway from here in the week when I guess they are less busy, food is always better.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Visited on around 4 ocassions. Food and service is always amazing! Staff are very friendly and accomodating. My family always look forward to going out for a meal here.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“consistently the best chinese ever !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

having been to Mak's many times over many years i can honestly say the quality of food and servise never vary.....absolutely excellent every time !! the menu is buffet style with plenty of choices BUT you select your choices and they are freshly cooked to order.Having chosen as many starters as you wish [you may order seconds ] you then proceed to crispy duck and pancakes with the usual accompaniments then as many main courses as required plus coffee or tea.Try it i am sure you will love it !!!!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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