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“Great banquet”

The Semaphore Lodge
Ranked #29 of 84 Restaurants in Colwyn Bay
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant while enjoying a short break ( staying in Old Colwyn -about three mile away). The staff were welcoming and courteous. The atmosphere was pleasant and friendly ( a large party were enjoying a birthday celebration). We chose the buffet and found that there was a wide range of foods to suit all tastes ( enough for even the largest appetite. Wine was reasonably priced and there is a friendly bar for a drink or a game of darts to finish off your evening.

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1  Thank Christopher B
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We had booked to have sunday lunch here during the Christmas break. We all live locally and hadn't visited this restaurant for some time.
We all choose from the lunchtime menu which consisted of two courses for £6.90 which seemed like good value. The food was exactly what you would expect from a Chinese restaurant there was nothing really to rave about. What really let down our visit was the extremely slow service. We were one of only two tables in the whole restaurant and yet the service was incredibly slow. There were long gaps between our meals coming out and meals coming out one by one . We waited 40 minutes for our desserts to arrive and they really weren't very nice.
I overheard the other table at the restaurant also had issues waiting for food to arrive at the table (main dish arrived a long time before the rice did!)
I've heard that the all you can eat buffet is very good so perhaps they are better staffed during the evenings . I would not visit this restaurant again unless to come to the buffet.

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Thank Curly82
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Beautiful view of sea. Very spacious dining area and décor. Good choice and great value for money. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

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1  Thank ashok65
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I regularly come here on a Sunday to enjoy the buffet. The food is consistently replenished and the variety is fantastic. The food is hot and clearly labelled. It's fun to try different things there!

I would say that sometimes the desserts are a bit dull but then I'm always too full for that by the end!

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Thank Forbesclicky88
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The buffet is really good value for money, the people are friendly, polite and welcome children. We've never had a bad meal there, the food is always really lovely and fresh, its replenished regularly and not left sitting there.
The place has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, the bar is a bit olde worlde and could do with a spruce up, but don't let that put you off.
The chinese food here is of exceptional quality and really worth a visit.

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1  Thank mum2archie
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