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“Could be better”
Review of New World Chinese Restaurant - CLOSED

New World Chinese Restaurant
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Could be better”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

On our last night of our holiday we decided to give the new world a go.
After not reading any reviews on here first (rare for us) we went with an open mind.
We asked for a table for two, we was shown to a table by the waitress who did not say one word when seating us which was rude. The drinks order was taken quickly and arrived in good time, as with most Chinese restaurants the drinks are over priced.
Our order was taken, but the food was not served for a good 40 minutes, with other people arriving after us being served first. I noticed other people paying for their meal at the bar before their tables were even cleaned away. They to did not look happy. The meal was average, we ordered the duck in plum sauce & beef in black bean sauce which was meant to be sizzling but the skillet was only warm.
When our table was being cleaned away the phone started to ring and the waitress stopped cleaning the table and answered the phone. This is not acceptable.
We will not be making another visit.

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English first
wales
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely meal would recommend”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We visted the New World on our recent trip to St Ives and have to say we had lovely food .
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the service was good !
Would definately recommend and visit again if we return to St Ives.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank miss_millyWales
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Manchester
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sadly it was awful”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

I went here for Chinese New Year earlier this year with 5 friends. The food was very disappointing - the bang bang chicken appeared to be reformed chicken meat in a salad cream and peanut butter sauce served on a mound of iceberg lettuce - not ver appetising! We ordered a mixed platter of dim sum only to be told just before it arrived that there would be no prawn toast as they had run out, so it would be replaced with spring rolls. We pointed out that the platter already had spring rolls and that we only ordered the platter based on the understanding we would get prawn toast. Miraculously we got prawn toast in the end despite the restaurant having none?! The mains portions where pretty tight too - to the point we were all picking at them Politely so as not to appear to be greedy or to be taking too much - in fact after spending £35 per person, I came away hungry and very disappointed!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank LunarLou
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went here at short notice and pleasantly surprised by the meal we received. Nice atmosphere and quite busy.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Colin M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Keep away”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant looks nice but that is as good as it gets.
The service is average at best and the food is the worst Chinese food that we have ever tasted.
We had two Chinese people in our group and we have visited some great Chinese eating places but this was bland and tasteless food at its worst.
On top of that it was the most expensive place we have eaten in all week, give it a miss.

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Thank Andy C
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