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“Horrible Smelly Place - Keep away” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Real China

The Real China
The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
01942 672857
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Ranked #35 of 43 Restaurants in Leigh
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Leigh, United Kingdom
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“Horrible Smelly Place - Keep away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

As a Vegetarian and Chinese being my favourite because there is always lots of choice, especially at a buffet. I was really disapointed with this place. Nothing was labelled correctly, I served up singapore noodles on my plate only to find chicken ( of some sort) in the dish, No vegetarian main meals, no seaweed, my choice consisted of cold rice and potatoes. When I complained to the waiter of the quality of food and the fact that I was vegi and there was limited choice of food, he did cut my £12.99 per head bill by 50% but to be fair I didnt eat the £6.00 worth of food. The place has un un-clean smell about it and table numbers where stuck on the windows with selotape, very cramped space with big stupid uncomfortable wooden chairs. This was my first and last visit to The Real China. Keep away if you like nice food. Cold and Awful place..... PS my Husband is a meat eater and also was of the same opinion of myself.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Really disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We came here for the chinese buffet.
How disappointing.

You would think with the food being out it would be hot. It was luke warm at best.

The desserts were still frozen.

Rice was really cold, and we noticed that what they were doing was putting the fresh food on top of the food that had been already out, instead of putting it underneath.

Some of the meat was so tough, if you have false ones you have no hope of chewing through it.

Anyway, we figured it could have been a one off and so went again. Same disappointing food.

If you are looking for a decent Chinese in the Leigh area, Woo Hing on the corner of Church Street is very good. Not an overly huge selection but what is there is good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Avoid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Freezing restaurant where people sit with there coats on! On out visit we asked numerous times if they could sort out the heating as the air con was blowing out cold air there response nothing they could do. Had to watch the chef outside sit on a trolly smoking & spitting not only that he was seeing how far he could spit!!! Absolutly disguisting. Alot of the food can be very dry especially the duck & all tastes pretty much the same. Advice dont waste your money!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Good lunch time food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

I are here with work friends one lunch time. There was a good selection of food from curries to sweet & sour. Instead of crispy duck there was crispy pork which was a poor substitute.
The place is clean and staff very efficient and friendly.
For a quick lunch time get together I would recommend this place.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Beautiful staff,Amazing quality food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful resturant very modern and stylish, Beautiful selections if hot tasty food, Great atmosphere felt very comfortable and the staff were excellent service collecting our plates when we were ready to get more also kids loved the choices of meals and desert they couldnt get enough, prices are great and well worth your money, i definatley reccomend this resturant to others and i will definatley be returning.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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