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2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not a bad little find

Food was really quite nice and not expensive. WE didn't see the Red Luck chinese two doors away until we had ordered but it wasn't the end of the world, China Essence seems more popular with the locals so that told us something. The man behind the counter was also very pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
Granny W
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night and the food was really good we had chicken and sweet corn soup was delicious my husband had hot and sour soup he said was really good and firery salt and pepper ribs delicious and plenty of meat on them my husband had a special curry he enjoyed it and I couldn't manage to eat... More 

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Thank liannedean
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you want an atmosphere in the restaurant you've picked the wrong place, but if you're after an excellent takeaway then look no further!

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Thank Pierre d
Stone, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Fantastic restaurant and takeaway with a wide range of vegetarian options and quality tofu dishes, Not the spongy deep fried stuff either but good texture and protein content done several different ways, Pineapple fried rice a winner, v quick service

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Thank SandraBPVC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited essence on sat night, only 3 other tables in and only one other member of staff so service was quite slow at times.. The food on the other hand was superb.. Cannot get better Chinese food.. Will definitely go back when next in the area.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Food was really quite nice and not expensive. WE didn't see the Red Luck chinese two doors away until we had ordered but it wasn't the end of the world, China Essence seems more popular with the locals so that told us something. The man behind the counter was also very pleasant.

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1 Thank Granny W
Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Best Chinese around , I have tried a few different things on the menu & have always been more than satisfied ,would be eating from here more often if they delivered

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Thank trotterla5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We did a takeaway from this place earlier this month - being vegetarian I wanted to go personally and order - the couple which ran the place were fairly helpful. I ordered 3 items and the chef actually told me that one of the noodles was made of egg and thus recommended another noodle dish. The rice , noodle and... More 

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Thank DSbhai
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed a take away from here last night and was impressed with the lovely food, very tasty and hot. ready when we arrived for collection. My husband raved about his honey rib starter and the main courses were excellent also. We ate the lot! Will definitely order from here again.

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Thank JLight1961
Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was one of the best chinese meals we have ever had, definitely worth a visit. Although we were the only 2 in the restaurant the takeaway side was non stop and we were not neglected in any way. The couple running the place were very friendly and could not do enough for us or their takeaway customers. The... More 

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Thank Mel T
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Expensive for what was no more than a Takeaway meal. I ordered Chow Mein expected it to come in a dish - just dumped on the plate.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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