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“Average meal for a groupon deal” 3 of 5 stars
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Shanghai Gardens
The White Hart | Market Place, Spalding, England
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Ranked #56 of 90 restaurants in Spalding
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Spalding, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Average meal for a groupon deal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Food was plentiful and tasty but the service was let down by young inexperience staff. They could do with working on the ambiance of the resturant. Not sure that I will venture back again.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Where was the management?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We are regulars to Shanghai Garden and the service and food is normally very good, we went for a quick meal on 25th March 2013 as we had just returned the previous day back from Mexico. We arrived at 6.30pm and ordered the A la carte buffet meal for four. About 45 minutes later, our starters came out, the food was warm but not hot, after we finished this course we had to wait another 45 minutes for the middle course. Again we had to wait for nearly another 1 hr for the main course to come out.The drinks we ordered came out in all different sized glasses, no one seemed to know what was going on. The restaurant was manned only by two young females. There was lots of takeaways going out but no one was concentrating on the customers in the restaurant. Most of the food was just warm, like it was forgotten about, and left upstairs and dealt with after the takeaways. When we went to pay the young girl that was running the restaurant for the night apologised for the bad service but did not do anything about the bill. We went for a quick meal and was there for well over 3 hrs. I was told the manager would contact me, but as of today, we had not heard from them and we have not been back. Please don't leave the restaurant in the hands of these girls again or you will loose more business.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Lincolnshire
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Depends who is working”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Visited a few weeks ago on a Sunday evening, the restaurant was quiet. The food was ok, have had a lot better here. The two staff on (young male and female) were either very inexperienced or did not want to be there. Chopsticks?, do you really want them? etc Much better run when one of the owners are working!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, UK
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“good cheap buffets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

the food at the buffet is ok if you go early - if not it picked over and cold and they dont really like cooking more so get in there from 12 noon we think. Can buy a take away box and fill from the buffet which is good value. once it goes up in price, it won't be so attractive.

Visited February 2013
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great value and very good food, only thing thats not very good is the lack of refreshing the food they let it run right down and are reluctant to fill it up but still a nice lunch

Visited October 2012
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