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“Pleasant surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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Modern China
Moorgate Road, Rotherham S60 2AG, England
01709360606
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Ranked #144 of 235 Restaurants in Rotherham
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
sheffield
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent freshly prepared food with an all you can eat buffet. Staff very pleasant and helpful, but need to be more customer focused.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Belly busting buffet! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We called in to Modern China for the first time. This is a very large venue, well furnished, clean and presentable. Although the venue wasn't very busy this meant that we had the full attention of the staff who couldn't do enough for us! We took advantage of the £13.95 all you eat buffet with a free drink. The food was fantastic! It was just as good as the food you buy in China town Manchester. Thank you for a lovely meal and attentive service.

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“Unexpectedly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I really can't understand the terrible reviews that this restaurant has received. We visited early on a Saturday evening and the place was empty, which made us worry about what we were in for. However the food was very good; you got large portions, especially the starters, and the service was very fast despite everything being cooked to order. We took our 3 year old and the waitress was lovely with her, giving her sweets and a lollipop. I am very choosy in terms of eating out and this restaurant surpassed my expectations. I cannot help but feel that the restaurant will not survive for much longer without more custom, so give it a go. The only aspect that I think may put people off is the style of buffet. This isn't a self serve everything ready in cabinets affair, which we preferred because the food was cooked to order, fresh and hot.

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“Stay at home cook a pizza.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Went on 16/8/14 and wished I'd travel to Doncaster fenchgate and paid an extra £2 each in Cosmo. Wot a s€*+ hole don't waste your time it's on it's last legs and won't be long before the boards on the windows go up.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and different”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Living locally and never having been before, it was with some trepidation that 3 of us visited the restaurant on a Wednesday evening. Trepidation because of some of the scathing reviews of thd place.

Situated in a former pub, the restaurant is very spacious. Indeed with only 2 other patrons, the place lacked any atmosphere. On the flip side service was prompt and efficient. We had the eat all you can buffet at £11.95. Unlike other buffets which are self serve from large warm cabinets, the deal here is that you order 2 starters, one main and one side which are delivered to your table. You can repeat the process as many times as you like within 90 minutes. We mabaged 2 rounds before being nicely full.

Food quality was ok. Special mention for the chicken satay, mmmmmm. With drinks, our bill came to just over £50 which was fair. Had we attempted a 3rd round it would have been very good value.

Service was good but not exceptional. You do need to tune into the heavily accented English, but then I don't speak Mandarin....

In summary I found this neither as good but certainly nowhere near as bad, as others have done. There are undoubredly better Chinese restaurants out there, but this is OK. and well worth a try.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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