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“Avoid like the plague”
Review of The real China

The real China
Ranked #299 of 372 Restaurants in Poole
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed September 26, 2011

Before anyone says " you get what you pay for" we have used chinese buffet restaurants before.
We had been shopping and fancied lunch, the place had just opened, there were a few other diners, but it was not busy by any means.
We were pestered to get a drink before being permitted to go to the buffet,by the time we got back to our table 99% of our food was luke warm at best and there was a thick film of grease on the plate.
None of the staff were interested, most couldnt understand basic english.
This is certainly a rstaurant we will NEVER visit again or recommend

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Reviewed August 30, 2011

This has to be the worst chinese we have ever had, the food was full of fat, the staff rude and dismissive of any criticism. The food was cold and layers of fat could be seen on the top of each dish.
When asking for a bottle of wine, all apart from two were unavailable, the staff unhelpful.
Stay Clear Of!!!!! Not good

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Reviewed August 25, 2011

We got caught up in the floods in Poole so had to hang around for many hours till we were able to get back to Bournemouth.

Saw this restaurant at lunchtime, it was packed, asked if I could look at the buffet it all looked good, so we went in as it opened at 5.30, there were at least 30 other people waiting with us.

There was a good selection of dishes to choose from including duck with all the trimmings, it was all hot and tasty. They were offering an evening buffet for £6.95 per person, so was a very reasonable meal.

You can't sit there for hours, but for a quick, cheap tasty lunch or dinner we found it ok.

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Thank Jacandhow
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Visited on a Saturday lunch time with 18 year old daughter and friend. Advertised on the board were lots of yummy dishes and a reasonable price so we gave it a go. What a waste of time - 6 english dishes such as chips and onion rings, the 'crispy duck' was in fact crispy chicken - and even that took 20 minutes to be refreshed. Would not bother again.... overall very poor and got ignored by the waiters every time we asked for items to be refilled.

The deserts consisted on piece of jelly, bits of melon and a doughnuts cut into quarters - no gateaux as advertised. Oh, an one final point.... the toilets had no soap - Go elsewhere and avoid this dreadful place.

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Thank Sassiecassie
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

I visited with my group of 15 Scouts and 5 Adults. there was lots of choice the quality of the food was good, The Scouts went up and got what they wanted and there was something for everyone.

The starters were good. The main was great. The pudding were ok.

The £2.20 drink offer with free refills was great, we made the most of that.

The only thing I would suggest is that they change the height restriction which determines a child and and adult price. I have some tall 10 year olds and I had to pay the Adult Price

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Thank HerefordEater
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