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“maybe we were just lucky?”
Review of The Real China - CLOSED

The Real China
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This restaurant is in the Odeon Complex, with a Wetherspoons on one side and a TGI Friday next door to it. We ate here on a Saturday night after watching a film in the Odeon. It was just after 6:30 and the place was virtually empty, an ominous sign possibly? we were shown to a table and then told by another member of staff that we couldn't sit there and were politely shown to another table. We hadn't even sat down when the waitress was hovering over us to take our drinks order. The selection of food was good,and on the whole freshly cooked. The desserts were also good with plenty of "healthy" options. The lack of cusomers resulted in bored and disinterested staff (has anyone who has ever eaten in this or similar establishments ever been asked if they want another round of drinks? I haven't) One member of staff spent kost of his time stirring the food. By the time we had finished the place was starting to fill up and the staff had something to do! A big disappointment was the fact that the Tepenyaki bar wasn't operating. the toilets were clean enough, as was the whole place, however it lacks atmosphere.
All in all a pleasant enough experience and we will probably eat there again, due to its proximity to the Odeon.

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Thank gizmo2brian
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I hesitate to eat in an all-you-can-eat buffets in Europe because of two bad experiences in France. But first of this place is just like the ones in the states. The spread is quite large, deserts are yummy and not overly sweet, ambiance is mellow and staff quite friendly.
The bathroom could use some frequent cleaning and checking on, and I think by the time we were eating there for dinner, some of the food had been standing out for a while and had hardened up. There was also no salad bar, and the grapes were all rotten.

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Thank africanpride_00
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

The food was almost inedible, hardly any choice, the waitress is Polish or something and doesn't speak a word of English, the food was dried out and old. Even the profiteroles in the pudding section were like rocks, The place was empty and it's not hard to see why, go here at your peril!!

Thank DriverFamily
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

my wife and i went to real china on a day trip to bath yesterday,the chicken and sweetcorn soup may have been dishwater for all the taste it had very thin.it all was not a patch on on the worst chineese food i have ever had deserts were chopped bananas and squares of jelly,my glass was gritty and food was all over the floor,plastic plates and dirty toilets dont go

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Thank johnboy6733
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Basic food, not very tasty, not very chinese either. Poor selection on the lunch time we visited. We will not be re visiting, very disappointing. Cheap enough but you get what you pay for I suppose.

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1  Thank lufc246
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