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“food good for the price”
Review of China Glen - CLOSED

China Glen
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“food good for the price”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

i went once with my husband and baby girl the place was busy the buffet did not have many choices and the staff where stuggling to keep the buffet trays full the food was not the best but know the worst would not go again as i know there is nicer food places around

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank samanthalg
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“early evening meal”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

this centrally placed chinese restaurant used to be very good. i think it has changed hands and the quality is definately gone down hill. very basic buffet. it is ashame because it was very popular, but now is half empty .

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank annyb555
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Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Decent to be honest”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Have been here before and it wasnt great, but on a busy visit to McArthur Glen we decided to give it another try.

We had to wait to be seated as they were busy. When we were seated we were offered and served drinks quickly and went up to the buffet.

The food was hot, Tasty and there was a decent selection. OK, some of the items tasted a little bit too greasy, but overall it was pretty decent. Selection was good too, with some dishes being very tasty.

I like buffets because you are in and out fast and we were! however we still enjoyed it. And at around £20 for 2 of us plus a baby including drinks i thought it was great value!

  • Visited December 2012
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4 Thank Nairn M
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dorset
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and such value!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have had bad experiences from buffet style Chinese restaurants, so it was only that this one was busy at 3pm that made us think it must be OK. It was more than OK, the food on offer was not too extensive which meant that the food on the buffet was hot and fresh. Nice choice for all 3 courses and the 2 buffet meals and a drink each came to under £20. Staff were friendly and approachable.

  • Visited November 2012
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5 Thank swwesttraveller
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just... Awful!”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Me and my parter went here around 9 pm 6 months ago. Have been meaning to air my views on this place for a while now and found this site.
We arrived and sat down, bemused by the glitter ball hanging from the ceiling and the stage with high chairs stacked up on it. The actual ceiling gave the restaurant a warehouse feel, due to the exposed pipe work and electricals. The furniture was worn and the table had a PVC cover on it, like the ones you get in cheap roadside cafes.
We should have just left at this point to be honest, but ordered drinks from the disinterested waitress and went up to tuck into the buffet. What was left of it at least, and this was mostly cold and stodgy. When I asked one of the waiters if they could cook some other bits for us, the answer was a flat "no"! The excuse he had was that they were closing soon and would not cook any more food. When I pointed out that no one had explained this to us on the way in and had we known this we would not have sat down to eat, he just shrugged. The drinks were overpriced and the staff spent the whole time we were there stood in a huddle talking and ignoring us. When we called one of them over, they looked very put out and rushed the interaction, clearly wanting to get back to chatting with their colleagues.
I will never go here again and will certainly not subject anyone else to this by knowingly allowing them to eat there without letting them know how awful it really is.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Simon S
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