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“Not how we remembered”
Review of Mandarin Palace

Mandarin Palace
Ranked #75 of 272 Restaurants in Ilford
Price range: $76 - $76
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

It's been over 25 years since we first starting eating here, and in that time it's always been an old favourite.slightly more up market to the other local Chinese restaurants in the area , it was somewhere where we went for a treat.but after tonight I think time has finally caught up with this local institution.it wasn't that the food was bad or the service slack it just felt just like all the others.starters of tempura prawns and soft shelled crab were quick enough to appear but everything was a little greasy ! Then there was a over long wait for the mains (and with no offer of a reason or any apology!) and when it did appear it was just very ordinary.we had ordered a relatively good bottle of wine which we drank while waiting for the mains and when we were left with a dribble with the sediment the waiter didn't quite understand that we didn't want it but still poured it into what was left of a good glass lol , all of which was a shame when we out to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

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Thank david w
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you are comparing luxuries, thus money is no issue, then go for this one. I can guarantee you the best cocktails, the best music, the best over the top, extremely interesting crowd! And the best thing is: you can be alone, but you will never feel it! I say as I know as I did!

Thank SylvieChrist
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Hard to find a good authentic chinese outside of a few select locations in London. However after dining here a few times, we were pleasantly surprised at just how good it was. Excellent food and even fresh dim sum for lunch. Also free parking round back - recommended!

Thank Dr H H
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

First thing you will notice on any Sunday afternoon, there are lot of Chinese customer. This is always a good sign for an authentic restaurant.

Dim Sum is the main attraction locally, especially for the Chinese. Top quality.

You may find the managress a bit too friendly!!!

Thank Hilary C
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Have been visiting this restaurant for 14 years. Always good food and good service. Wonderful atmosphere for all family

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Thank Sen P
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