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“Food Quality dropping”
Review of China Palace

China Palace
Ranked #54 of 531 Restaurants in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Food Quality dropping”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate lunch at one of our favourite dim sum restaurant the China Palace at Doncaster, but this time we were rather disappointed by the food quality. Many dishes were lukewarm, one dish was just cold. The waiter tried to explain why it was cold but really he should have apologize and just replace it with a fresh hot one - how can you explain away food which meant to be eaten hot was cold?!

Everything seems so different now in China Palace, including the service. But by far the main problem is that they seem to have lost their touch with food - dishes tasted bland and food temperature nowhere as hot as they should be. We traveled quite a long way (45 minutes) to visit this restaurant that we once loved, unfortunately, we won't be visiting anytime soon, not until they sort themselves out.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The place for a birthday / celebration”
Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Booked the china palace for 21 people mixed ages for my sons 30th birthday I cannot fault anything the staff make everyone feel special and remember names all night they put on a show cooking which was really enjoyable and would recommend

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Bet166
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Eighth Wonder”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to sample the banquet at China Palace (£20, though we had a purple voucher which made it even cheaper). The quantity and quality of the food was fantastic. Crackers to start followed by crispy duck and pancakes. Our sharing appetiser consisted of spring rolls, chicken on skewers, pork ribs and seaweed with sauces. Absolutely delicious. We were then treated to a free interim course which was cooked in front of us by a very entertaining, juggling chef. He prepared for us some of the most delicious beef I have ever eaten cooked with garlic on a bed of salad. In truth, by the time our main courses proper arrived, we had already eaten plenty. Next time, if I was to repeat the banquet menu, I would probably skip lunch and build up a mega appetite for the evening to fully appreciate the menu. The restaurant itself is very contemporary and beautifully presented. The staff are polite and keen to make your dining experience of the highest quality. I was not a regular frequenter of Chinese restaurants, though my friend has now persuaded me to choose this cuisine more often in future and I will certainly be returning to Doncaster's China Palace again. Excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wouldn't rush back”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Only visited as we had the purple voucher and wouldn't of paid full price! service is slow, food average at best. You have to eat your starter before you can order your main - (never heard of this before) so after a long wait between starter and main (and 2 over priced poor quality glasses of wine) the mains were brought to the table these were poorly presented and both dishes tasted the same(black bean beef and chicken curry) Would have maybe given benefit of the doubt if the place had been busy however only 4 other tables were occupied at the time of our visit - There Is lots of better value and quality restaurants in Doncaster

  • Visited June 2014
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doncaster
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant welcome, warm, friendly and inviting.
We were shown to our seats immediately and before we'd even sat down, a waitress appeared with a bowl of nibbles!
Special mention to Ping who went out of his way to ensure our needs were met.....very hospitable and enthusiatic.
The food was delicious (not at all like the typical Chinese takeaways I'd been used to) very fresh....it has totally changed my opinion of Chinese food
The decor is contemporary and very clean with a lovely ambiance and atmosphere.
I would definitely recommend it so make sure you visit next time you're in Doncaster town centre.

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Thank Ann W
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