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The Real China

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The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
+44 1942 672857
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Known locally as "The Golden Cockroach" not a lot more needs be said. Awful place. Thank God it's closed down.

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2 Thank John L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

It's now called Kung Fu. This place is so horrible. The food is bland and tasteless. Tastes heated up and not fresh at all. Tables, plates, cutlery, floor etc are all dirty. Halogen lights were on the walls low down at table level which were hot so children could burn themselves. Staff just seem to bumble about not really knowing... More 

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1 Thank Sarju G
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

They had run out of the drinks we wanted. There was one solatary waiter. The floor was so sticky everyone's shoes squelched as they walked across it. Cold watery soup. Tiny choice of starters - like cut up hash browns and some red dyed potatoe thing. (How are they chinese?), no seaweed, or dim sum - no anything really. No... More 

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4 Thank lin g
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was just awful. Cold, dry, confusing identity is it Indian is it Chinese is it American ? Hash browns, salty curry, packet Chinese, this is meant to be an all you can eat buffet , you can't find anything you want to eat! Easily the worst meal I've ever spent money on not that I paid the full... More 

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7 Thank zoewills
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband went at dinner time today and should of realised when there was only 1 other family eating there. We asked for 2 Pepsi which came with ice and was as flat as a pancake so we complained and asked for a lime and soda and after being told they had lemonade ordered that as well. He... More 

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4 Thank lorrainelee73
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We used to eat here but had not been since the rebranding/new management. It is absolutely disgusting. Food cold and minimal. The labelling of the food was non existent, everything was a guess. Apart from speaking to someone to get seated, nobody came back to the table at all. Our daughters jumper got ruined as it was burnt on some... More 

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3 Thank Sven H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This place should be shut down! Food is cold! We witnessed the chef leaving the kitchen to go for a cigarette in the canal side about 3 times & we were only there an hour. The food is cold! Witnessed people scooping up food & sticking their fingers in to taste it, this should be "policed" by the staff. Not... More 

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2 Thank friendsofthealikies
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Feel odd doing this as I am all for small businesses but this place is bad and I would go as far as saying dangerous. The food was terrible , cold, limp & tastless and by all accounts from other reviews over £10.00 per adult. The floor and everything you touch is sticky (the floor really sticks to your shoes)... More 

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5 Thank Robert E
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Oh no! Chinese buffet on a real budget and doesn't it show? When this first opened it was very good but my second visit was totally different. The food is awful, virtually inedible and the service non-existent once they've taken your money. No wonder there were so few customers. Better off in Tesco's cafe opposite.

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4 Thank Campanologist59
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Are used to come here when it first opened the food was lovely fancy Chinese a few weeks ago so came here the food was cold the drink was flat I told the girl who was on she change my drink that was also flat the buff experience with dreadful I would never go there again do not go

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
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  • Address: The Loom Retail Park, Leigh WN7 4PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Leigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1942 672857

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?