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Cafe de China

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Unit 5-6 5-6 St Georges Centre, St George's Place St. Georges Centre, Canterbury CT1 1UL, England
+44 1227 781523
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normally this place is good for food but we waited for ages for food then only half the dishes we ordered only came out , when reordering they still missed bits out left still hungry even on drinks we had to wait and wait so yes left sober , don't think will go again at a weekend

Thank Jennie B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst chinese food infact the worst food ive ever had at a restaurant...Went here years ago and how times have changed. Food cold and conjealed. Obviously they cook large amounts of their dishes in bulk and leave them under heat lamps... Service terrible as had to ask numerous times for certain dishes and if they did show... More 

1 Thank 764gareth
Barnham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time here in December 2016 meeting some of my university friends. Chinese "all you can eat" restaurants normally mean a load of bulk cooked dishes kept in Bain Maries under hot lamps. This thankfully is a cooked to order restaurant. I thought the starters very of a very high standard - the usual mixed hors d'oeuvres of spare ribs,... More 

Thank Dozeydustman
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I popped in here to have lunch, thinking it would be worth a try. I wish I hadn't. I ordered the roast pork and duck rice. Rancid and old microwaved meat on old rice. Truly disgusting. Try as I might there is nothing good that I can say about this place. I am Chinese and never plan to eat anything... More 

Thank HonestTraveller7744
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

That is for sure. Sea food is not comparable to the others, rest of the meats are in highest quality as well. The only minus is service... shame.

Thank peter2490
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Food is reasonably priced and of a good quality also house wine is very drinkable. This is a all you can eat restaurant with a fixed price and appears to be very popular with students so can be fairly noisy.

1 Thank Kevin G
Faversham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I'm fat and greedy and like my food, and the prospect of all you can eat for a fixed price has always appealed to me, so I thought that I'd give this place a go. It looked attractive from outside and was located in a very busy area but was surprisingly empty for 8pm on a Friday night. We were... More 

Thank Nick V
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just had the worst ever takeaway ever from the China de China - what on earth has happened to them?? Usual friendly welcome but some of the food, particularly the chicken satay, was inedible whilst the beef dishes contained something purporting to be beef but might as well have been sticking plasters. Hugely disappointed as we have always thought of... More 

1 Thank stephhollowday
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Booked for midweek but it wasn't busy, good service and great food. Order from the menu whatever you wish ( it's a fixed price eat all you want menu ) and all cooked to order and absolutely fresh and piping hot. ( Desserts and coffee/tea is extra ) Easy ambience here. Really enjoy our social gatherings ...... 5 of us... More 

Thank MGLB_11
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

early sunday evening, 7 ladies very hungry, & wanted to catch up. table booked 6.30pm, & we was there chatting till 9pm. no rush to have the table which was great. food was hot & plenty on the plates. waiter was pleasant & done well with 7 saying orders at the same time. the actual place could do with a... More 

Thank nanna bird

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 5-6 5-6 St Georges Centre, St George's Place St. Georges Centre, Canterbury CT1 1UL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 781523
Chinese order-as-many-dishes-as-you-want for a set price restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?