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“Have the oven ready”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Gaze

Gaze
Ranked #24 of 51 Restaurants in Banbridge
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Have the oven ready”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Just ordered £33 worth of takeaway food at approximately 1700hrs.Food arrived at 1800hrs.Opened it all up and served it out but it was freezing cold.Had to put the whole lot into the oven to reheat it all up. Rang up and complained and the poor delivery driver got the blame. I only live three quarters of a mile away.I wont be back near the place again. Avoid you have been warned.

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English first
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The manager must be laughing at us”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

You go in and can order whatever you want and within reason but I guarantee you take a closer look at the majority of main meals and they will be the same They will have the set rice and heavily processed meat with maybe one or two vegetable bits then they will just pour on one of their multiple flavor of sauces. Being born and bred in Banbridge but with a lot of traveling experience I know that Banbridge people have not the greatest understanding of Chinese food so the majority don't understand the errors with about 75% of their dish's so can see why some people just see it as tasty but for those who do just don't bother complaining the manager treats his customers like nothing more than idiots who are buying what he knows is crap food and knows that they wont do anything but complain to one of the waitress he treats so poorly anyway.

If you continue to visit this place you might as well go and pay £20 for a sit down meal for 2 in a Chinese food McDonald's with dreadful customer service. Its the Chinese equivalent to us going to China and starting a restaurant selling only mashed potato's for about £6 a plate and telling them that every time we add a different flavored gravy its a different meal.

Only keeps itself going due to its decent environment

Have been numerous times as I liked its environment and hoped that the first couple of times I noticed this I was wrong as its hard to get a decent styled and priced restaurant in Banbridge that isn't also a nightclub/hotel and hoped this was the answer....I was severely wrong

give them 2 for the idea

  • Visited December 2012
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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Eastern Hospitality”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have visited the restaurant a couple of times, find the staff very courteous and seat you in a very contemporary dining area, it is however a wee bit small so it might be prudent to book if you wish to dine during busy periods of the day.
The food and service are at a high standard, we have yet to know disapointment at this restaurant

Visited January 2012
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Extensive menu, great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Not a very big place, but cosy and comfortable. The service is quick and staff are pleasant. The food is very tasty and looks well prepared, the portions are generous and the price is very reasonable. Ideal if you want a nice meal on a budget. There isn't a bar at Gaze although you can bring in your own alcohol, but they will add a small fee for that. Definitely recommended :)

Visited December 2012
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“worst dinner ever....”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Everything tasted the same. The staff is slow and rude. The food is overpriced!

I had a terrible dinner in this so-called restaurant yesterday. And yes, I used to go there very often. It has changed a lot since last year.....

I ordered duckling with plum sauce. After waiting for around 30 minutes to be served (there were 3 more guests in the restaurant) I got a sweet and sour dish (almost cold). They sold it to me as plum sauce, but have you ever seen bright red plum sauce with pineapples, tasting like sweet and sour sauce from lidl?

I pointed that out to the staff but the manager of this "restaurant" didn't care at all and said: "This is our plum sauce!" Well, that explains a lot.

The duck was dry and the egg-fried rice oily and sad.

Never again! WASTED TIME AND MONEY!

  • Visited October 2012
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