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China Essence

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2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in on this place with a large group of friends for dinner. Despite only having two staff, including the chef, our food was served in a timely manner by smiling and friendly people and the food itself was great. The main waitress/hostess did not speak much English but what she lacked in lingual skills she made up with by... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

On the rare occasion that we do get a takeaway it's always from here & I always have the deep fried beef in honey & chilli sauce. They're always so friendly, customer service is 5 star & I've never had a problem with any of the food. One slight problem is that they don't deliver!

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We have tried several local Chinese takeaways before settling on this one and I can say without a doubt that this is the best Chinese in the area (including Morecambe). We have a takeaway from China Essence once a week and we order the Salt and Pepper Beef, mixed veg, Duck Chow Mein, Duck Spring rolls, Seaweed, Fried veg and... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 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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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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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 28 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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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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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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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61 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
Description
Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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