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Mandarin Palace

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78 High Street, Dartford DA1 1DE, England
01322 227711
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Rang up with our order at 7pm on Saturday night and was told it would take 45 mins, At 8.15 rang up to see where our order was and was told that they couldn't find our address, we asked why they didn't ring us to let us know an they said they tried to ring but didn't get an answer,... More 

Thank Andy S
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Visited in a large group on a Saturday evening. Was surprised to find the restaurant almost empty. The restaurant is large and bright and has a nice atmosphere. I was surprised you have to pay for your food before you are shown to your table - it is a buffet style and at £13.50 per head is not expensive. Staff... More 

Thank Teena2010
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We should have gone with our gut instinct, and given this place a swerve. its large, but drab inside not many people in this saturday evening, maybe that should have been our second warning. being asked for money up front, ok its a buffet style so we'll let that go. mind you £46 for 3 people on reflection, and taking... More 

Thank tonzer w
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a takeaway last night from here and have never used before! I read reviews and was like "oh god its gonna be bad" but the reviews here are very harsh! The food arrived in 1 hour which i expect from any chinese on a friday night. I had deep fried chilli beef and egg rice it was great... More 

Thank Faye S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Very run down , quite grubby , food not too good no atmosphere , and quite dowdy. Seems to be where a lot of children get taken because the prices are cheap but seriously not a good place to show children about eating out

Thank Iknowalot
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I should have relied on my first impression on walking in and we were the only people there and then to be asked up front for the money before we sat was also a first for me £27 The restaurant looks very dated and old with zero atmosphere and surly staff if you see them . For the food most... More 

Thank Pi P
Kent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

After driving around for ages trying to find a restaurant with any tables, we eventually walked into the Mandarin and waited 5 mins to be greeted. During this time, one of our party used the ladies. Of the three cubicles available, only one was lit and vaguely usable (best not to go into too much detail at this point). Note:Although... More 

Thank aaron t
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I just placed a take away order, after reading the reviews, I rung the restaurant to cancel the delivery, as it is our first time ever using their services. The lady who answered the call did not even bother to address my concerns, all she was asking for was the money for the order, as the website charges them and... More 

Thank Vaida K
Sidcup, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We used this restaurant frequently several years ago when my father was alive, it's been 7 years since we had been there & I found it was still in business so we went along again to see if it was a good as it used to be. The restaurant desperately needs new chairs they are grubby & VERY OLD, the... More 

Thank Bagsx1960
Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lesson number 1 learnt...... if they want you to pay in advance walk straight back out of the door!! £13-95 each for some greasy, tasteless food - eat as much as you like.... but the first time you go to the buffet you think "there's no choice here and it looks awful!" I did want a drink but wasn't asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 High Street, Dartford DA1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dartford
  • Phone Number: 01322 227711

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