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Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
+44 1634 893888
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Open now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with the family, i dont know why, every time i leave a little disappointed. Always forget the last time and expect it to have improved, but it hadnt. Use to be really good. The chicken always seems slimey. The choices appear reduced and the cist slides up and down to days of the week and times of day but... More 

Thank chris s
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok for entertaining kids in holidays and getting them to try something new but food is bland, and buffet food is not my thing. It's just a quick turn around through the door and back out again.

Thank Nicola B
Kent UK
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often used to eat here, but recently its been poor, with poor food, terrible service, and lots of the hot stuff empty (its a help yourself) or cold. We tried it again recently and found, chicken nuggets, fish fingers, some bits of whatever in a red sauce, VERY unimpressed.

Thank Paul141
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so it's not the best all you can eat in medway. In fact it's awful. The food is lukewarm and not of the best quality I've ever had. It's stored in large self serve dishes under lights. I'll be honest it did not strike me as clean. The high chair was absolutely filthy. The tables were sticky. And looking... More 

Thank Jo L
Gillingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were unfriendly grumpy, the restaurant was filthy.The food was cold and of very poor quality and not much choice for an evening buffet. There was no music playing no atmosphere, nothing. We complained and left without paying the bill, which the manager waived. All in all a total let down which spoiled our sons 18th birthday meal.

Thank T B
Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the owners must have read the reviews on here ,because I could not find anything wrong with it. Every where was clean and tidy, the staff were nice and kind and took our dirty plates away. The food was hot ,tasty , a good range and plenty to choose from. It was busy but we got no feeling... More 

Thank Tim H
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Being the first in after opening on a Sunday Lunchtime, we were told there would be a 15 minute wait for the food to be ready. We were told we could sit down and have a drink while we were waiting. Once we had our drinks but before the food was ready, the waiter approached us and told us they... More 

2 Thank FIONA B
London, United Kingdom
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839 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Came in for lunch on whim. Very welcoming staff allowed us to inspect buffet before making decision. Plenty of variety and included considerable amount of different meat and seafood dishes. Great value for money.

Thank PHE22
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

By far the worst restaurant i have visited. Rude and abrupt staff, terrible food and the place is in need of a good clean. Absolutely filthy. Would never visit this establishment again.

2 Thank jaffa322
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

After taking my wife tonight i would never go again or recommend this place to any one. The staff had no uniform and asked us to look at the buffet before we sat down, why? The food was dried out from probably sitting all day, cold and disgusting to taste.The toilets were horrendous, dirty and germ ridden. Do not go... More 

2 Thank Dave G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 893888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?