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“Best meal of my life”
Review of Oriental Express

Oriental Express
Ranked #81 of 142 Restaurants in Cleethorpes
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
1 review
“Best meal of my life”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Wow what an a solute delight this place is, the food is amazing it's better than any other Chinese or Indian in town a d for a bargain price I would recommend this place to anybody is go everyday if I could YAY

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great value and selection”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I'm not sure about the 'Indian' selections but the oriental selections are plentiful and tasty. Try to go when it's busy though as we went once when it wasn't and the food was cooler and not so good due to it sitter in the server trays for too long. But then I suppose that's true of all of these buffet style places.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cheap, cheap and disgusting”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

You have to pay before being seated. Tables wobbly, chairs torn, plates chipped. The food was old and like eating cardboard. Their famous ice-cream section was a mr whippy machine shoved up a corner and the hundreds and thousands were in a bowl on a rickety wobbly table. Some people have referred it to a soup kitchen at least that is free with better quality food. There is no glass guard over the food so anyone sneezing or coughing goes straight into the food. The scene is lovely on the bottom half looking out to the ponds but is soon spoilt by the flaking window sills and the overly dusty fake plant. My family will not be going again. To top it off a customer was throwing up in the car park just as we were leaving. Says it all really.

  • Visited February 2013
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5 Thank Casey M
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Spot on for the price”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Been here loads of times me n the Misses went this time a buffet each and a pint each £18.loads of food all u can eat plus ice cream who doesn't like ice cream after lol

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Thank kevin660
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lincoln
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We visited The Oriental Express on a Tuesday lunchtime.
It is cheap enough, and you can eat as much as you wish. The Chinese dishes that we tried were fine, but we didnt attempt the indian ones, as they looked as if they had been standing for a while.
The decor of the place is in real need of a freshen-up, a lick of paint would make a huge difference.
To be fair, it was really busy.
If you want a big lunch/dinner for a small price, then its ok, and probably great for children.
Personally, I would rather pay a little more, and eat in nicer surroundings, but it was fine for a quick filling meal, as much as you can eat, including dessert.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank SlimmaJ
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