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“Birthday Celebration”
Review of Mandarin Buffet

Mandarin Buffet
Ranked #24 of 536 Restaurants in Northampton
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Party of 11 - including two children.

Pros: Clean and inviting. Enough table space. Well laid out eating and buffet areas. Very wide selection of dishes which were well presented. Food tasted very good. Stylish toilets. Lots of staff who were helpful but you could tell they were busy.

Cons: Noisy - Needs some sound dampening. Lots of customers looking a bit chavvy - but they didn't hassle us. Drinks very expensive - £10.20 for two large cokes and 2 J2O's. One dish was not to my taste but it might have suited others.

We did not feel pressured to leave quickly after eating as mentioned in some reviews and there is absolutely no basis whatsoever in a certain urban myth that is mentioned elsewhere - Just a bit of xenophobia from a disgruntled customer no doubt.

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Thank Paul E
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We came here for the cirst time for my Mums birthday and I can honestly say that we were all impressed by the food and service here.
An excellent selection, fresh and tasty!
Probably the best buffet restaurant in town!

Thank E22S
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

have been to this establishment three times,and we traveled from Hemel Hempstead each time to get there, all three occasions were excellent, reading the reviews now is rather of putting, things have obviously changed dramatically, why have they now imposed a time limit, why is the food now cold, why are the waiters and table staff being accused of being rude and unhelpful,this is the exact opposite to our experience, we have been in a party of 22, and never less than 8. and were more than happy, now having big doubts about returning, why are the management not responding to the bad comments by keeping quite and not defending themselves tells me that the reviews must be right. Management respond,,,(WHY).

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Thank fireman87
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We like this Chinese but made the mistake of going on Mother Day...the place was packed, they couldn’t refill the food quick enough, long queues, young children ran wild and they restricted table sittings to 1.5 hours. Not a nice experience, so we’ll return on a quieter day.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit to the mandarin, the first of many I'm sure. A clean, friendly environment, with staff who genuinely look like they enjoy their work. Then there was the food.....I LOVED it! Crispy duck and pancakes to start, followed by a helping of everything for the main, and last but not least a choc fudge cake with choc and strawberry ice cream!! Plus a drink for just a fraction over £10 per person! A bargain.
A bit of advice, the place was packed, parking was a nightmare so plan your visit ahead. Don't let that spoil what is certain to be a lovely meal out!

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Thank youngphysio11
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