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Pond Quay

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Quay Plaza, The Lowry Outlet, Salford M50 3AG, England
+44 161 877 3666
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

This restaurant is under new management. The previous owners really cared and the buffet had lots of choice and was always hot. The restaurant was scrupulously clean. There is no comparison between "Real China" and the original Pond Quay. The Pond Quay first had a restaurant in Urmston and later opened at the Lowry. The owners then closed the Lowry... More 

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Thank jkk280779
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I've eaten there many times after games at Old Trafford, going back at least 5 years anyway (under previous name). While the staff were still friendly, I was very underwhelmed by the choice and the quality of the food

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Thank John R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016

choice very limited, having visited TOPS and Redhot BUFFET I feel value for more is very poor, need to lower prices and provide desserts that haven't come straight out of a supermarket packet then had cream squirted on.

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Thank julie s
Manchester
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, and very quick to take away used items from your table. Very limited choice of food and I tried virtually all the dishes the meats were all very tough except for the lemon chicken. Forget the desert choices cheap cake and pears piece's in a bowl. Came out with jaw ache from all the chewing.

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Thank WanderingCarefree
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lunchtime Buffet is very very nice and good variety. Evening Menu meals are very good and tasty. Friendly staff.

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Thank Chrisgshepard
Salford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Pond quay is cheap in which you pay for what you get, sometimes you can go and the good is amazing, where as other times you can tell it's been sat there and it's cold.

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1 Thank Pennington2345
West Lancashire
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Chinese tonight before the show at the Lowrey. Lovely restaurant and decor. Here goes....... Worst hot and sour soup I've ever had, crispy duck with pancakes, dreadful ! Lots of chicken tasted watery. Some dishes where ok. The staff where quite nice. Tried many a Chinese buffets but this was the worst and considering its in such a... More 

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Thank IanGinn
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Went here for my grandsons birthday, we were greeted nicely when we arrived, and was surprised how busy it was, the buffet food is the first I've been too, the choices of food was plentiful and tasty went back a few times , being replenished all the time so nothing run out, I was a bit unsure about the desserts... More 

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Thank Lynne K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

This place has just changed its name to The Real China and sign says under new management. Not eaten here for about 4 years when we walked out due to total staff indifference and poor quality food and farcical buffet selection. Great improvement this visit. Staff really tried to make an effort but they need to be better organised. Everyone... More 

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2 Thank Kevin E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Not sure what to say here. A large restaurant opened aat Salford Quays (but closed 2012) due to lack of trade. Wierd as having worked in the area it was always full during the day. Excellent food and wide range of buffet choices. Spin off from the chinese restaurant of the same name in urmston... but for some reason the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $30
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Plaza, The Lowry Outlet, Salford M50 3AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Salford
  • Phone Number: +44 161 877 3666

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