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“Some staff need to learn how to work”
Review of Oriental Express

Oriental Express
Ranked #81 of 141 Restaurants in Cleethorpes
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Some staff need to learn how to work”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Okay, so my family and I regularly visit this restaurant.
The restaurant itself is alright, there is a fantastic variety of food and the restaurant is always been cleaned. However, my main problem within this restaurant is how staff stand around chatting on the bar. Leaving one poor girl to do the work. The girl I usually see on the bar has black hair and I also saw her on her phone. I don't think this is appropriate behaviour and personally think the manager needs to see this type of behaviour and sort it out.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Firstly would like to say to all the haters get a grip its not a 5 star restraunt! But seeing as your so keen on silver service im sure they wont miss your type of custom silver spoon comes to mind. My family have been eating her since it opened we make a 80mile round trip to visit we have never had ANY problems staff are friendly helpfull the manager is fab and very accomodating. The food is good plenty of choice especially sinc they cater for kids which most places dont bother. The place is packed out most of the time so that counts for something. As for the place being filthy i dont think so. On a busy dinner service when it is packed its not going to be spotless with so many people coming and going. Have been in on a quiter times ans staff are cleaning with more ease. the point of paying when you go in so people dont do a runner because its so packed and people can go when they want instead of waiting for bills etc Overall fantastic family place to be x

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank kirbyfamile
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Preston, United Kingdom
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Bargain Meal”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

As we are pensioners we took advantage of the lunchtime offer of £4.95 for all you can eat which was a bargain. We arrived for 12 o'clock so it wasn't very busy but did fill up later. It was nice to have a choice of Indian Food as well as Chinese so there were poppadoms as well as Prawn Crackers. There was the usual sweet and sour soup and chicken and sweetcorn, then various starters and lots of choice of main dishes, then a fresh fruit cocktail with ice cream which was very refreshing to finish off. Most of the dishes were OK but the beef ones were rather chewy. They were very slow at clearing the tables.

  • Visited August 2013
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Very good food and excellent service. Kids always ask to go as the have a good selection on the buffet.

Visited July 2013
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Thank n3ts
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“Belting”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Takeaway standard food, all you can eat. Drinks are cheap. Ice cream machine is good. So all in all for £8.25 you can fill yourself with reasonable food, swish it down with cheap beer, in nice surroundings. What's not to love?

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank russkel
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