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“Underwelmed”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Merge - CLOSED

Merge
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Diss, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Underwelmed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I went in with high hopes as my sons birthday party was planned there by some-one else, and I had never heard of it. The food was Bland and mostly cold, I found the choice very limited, compared to other Chinese buffets I have been to. Atmosphere however was good, but tables were cleared slowly, and twice when we went to re-fill there were no plates, this was when the place was only half full, so hate to be there when busy. Only had table from 5.30 to 7.30 which made every-one keep asking each other the time, not very relaxing
Sorry but I would not bother going back again.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank janet c
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English first
Thetford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awful - please avoid!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Food is dreadful, would think the kitchen had no Chinese person cooking.
Please avoid and not waste your money.
My one and only visit!!

Visited February 2013
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Thank johnny20005
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Good food and cheap what more could you ask. I have been going to Merge since it opened and have never been disappointed. The lunch menu is a bit limited but the evening one is fantastic, lots of choices and flavours to choose from and very friendly staff. The drinks are also reasonably priced unlike some restaurants who make all their money from the drinks! Oh and parking is easy, there is a whole street of free spaces behind the garage next door with no restrictions.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank nigelr2000
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cambridgeshire
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The outside lures you to it as through the window it looks exotic and welcoming. The inside is nicely decorated and you basically go in pay upfront and find a table. Its the typical buffet style chinese eat all you want with some thai and sushi thrown in for good measure. The dishes themselves are edible but considering we went in an hour after opening and the restaurant was fairly busy, some of the food was stuck to the base of the serving pans and the noodles were a tad dehydrated and drying out. The sweet section had the weridest things on offer.. chocolate.teacakes...which in my case was fun but still an odd choice...there were jellies, cake and a chocolate fountain to dip things in though as well as fresh fruit. On the whole the place is atmospheric and the food is edible...it wouldn't be the kind of restaurant I would want a family occasion or something special at, but its cool for visiting for brunch or early supper before you go off to do something else. Casual but ok.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Outofabag
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good selection, good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant, a good selection of main courses and starters. Food was well cooked and kept scorching hot, staff were friendly and the drink prices were fair. Would definitely visit again. Not as busy as riverside i would go as far to say they had more of a selection of cooked food here as well.

Only negatives would be that there is no on site parking- pay and display less than 2 mins walk away, toilets could do with a spruce up. But overall a good meal and a good venue.

Would visit again

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1 Thank Richard F
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