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Review of Eastern Court

Eastern Court
Ranked #40 of 97 Restaurants in Castleford
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed December 29, 2012

My partner and I have been here a few times over the past few years and always had a good experience, most recently we went a week ago.

The service is always good - efficient and pleasant, it's not outstanding but we've never had a problem with it. The buffet is always well stocked and re-stocked and there's plenty of choice. There's a counter where you can choose raw food to be cooked especially to your liking, haven't tried that though. The food is tasty and although it's a bit like a canteen with all the food waiting out for self-service the experience of it doesn't feel that - I've been to another local chinese buffet and at that one it more obviously feels that the food has just been sitting out whereas here (clearly you know it has but) it doesn't feel like it.

It does feel expensive at this buffet at £15 p/head on a weekend plus drinks but if you think about it that's not expensive really - if you bought a variety of stuff from a takeaway it could easily cost the same but you still wouldn't get as much.

We like it here and would recommend it to others over and above another local buffet even if it is a bit pricier - you're paying for the quality and a better experience in my opinion. The only reason I haven't scored 5 out of 5 is because there's nothing about the buffet that blows me away.

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Thank Charlimcbean
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Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday before Christmas and if was relatively busy . The staff were not very friendly and just showed you to a table with no explanation of the food etc . The starters were good with plenty of varietythe best part of the meal, the mains disappointing with not much choice , the sweets ok , overall ok but nothing special , but for £9.90 it was ok . The restaurant was like a school canteen with no atmosphere , would we go back ? Proberbly not .

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Thank Sandaldiner
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Tip of the day - Mon to Thursday evenings, book in advance for the upstairs A La Carte restaurant and mention you want to book for the half price menu. The food is half price and the drinks remain full price. This is a great way to save on an excellent restaurant with very high quality banquets.

We visited for my mothers birthday, booked in advance on a Thursday evening and requested the half price. We arrived, ate to we were bursting then received a bill for half the price! Jackpot! If they forget to put the half price on your bill, just mention it to them and they'll edit the total, no problem!

Definately recommended for the restaurant upstairs and if it doesn't suit your taste buds, theres always the awesome buffet downstairs!

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Thank RobG520d
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

I went on Saturday night and it was very very busy . We went for the buffet but it was that busy we had to sit upstairs . I didn't mind at all because it was much quieter and there was plenty of room. There was so much to choose from. All the food was fresh and hot. It was also great that u can choose fresh ingredients and have them cooked in front of you . There was a wide variety of desserts aswell. Spoiled for choice. Highly recommend this restraunt and I will be back soon :)

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Thank Marcusb7
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Just got back after a family birthday meal & Eastern Court has delivered once again. Went along for the buffet early evening & food was absolutely brilliant, service was polite & prompt. Staff are friendly & helpful & when we asked for a high chair for the toddler in our party it was found & delivered in no time.

Estimate that there has been a 3 year gap in visits to Eastern Court as family members have chosen other places & after reading some reviews on here was a little apprehensive as to what had happened to it in the 3 year gap. Need not have worried. Food was superb, plenty of it, well cooked & beer was good. Ok it's not "posh" in the downstairs section - (have never been upstairs in all the years have been going so can't comment) but it is nice & clean, toilets are clean & a nice place to go for a meal.

One piece of advice - Ignore the critics on here & go & try it for yourself.

Looking forward to next visit....

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Thank Simon G
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