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The Real China

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Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
+44 1634 893888
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being the first in after opening on a Sunday Lunchtime, we were told there would be a 15 minute wait for the food to be ready. We were told we could sit down and have a drink while we were waiting. Once we had our drinks but before the food was ready, the waiter approached us and told us they... More 

London, United Kingdom
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755 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came in for lunch on whim. Very welcoming staff allowed us to inspect buffet before making decision. Plenty of variety and included considerable amount of different meat and seafood dishes. Great value for money.

Thank PHE22
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the worst restaurant i have visited. Rude and abrupt staff, terrible food and the place is in need of a good clean. Absolutely filthy. Would never visit this establishment again.

2 Thank jaffa322
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After taking my wife tonight i would never go again or recommend this place to any one. The staff had no uniform and asked us to look at the buffet before we sat down, why? The food was dried out from probably sitting all day, cold and disgusting to taste.The toilets were horrendous, dirty and germ ridden. Do not go... More 

2 Thank Dave G
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hot hold where all the food was kept, was cold, the food was freezing by the time we sat at the table. When we complained we got ONE drink off the bill. Disgraceful..

2 Thank Daisy H
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the selection is way better in the evening although it can be hit & miss on the quality some times . the shredded duck has gone downhill massively and is now almost minced duck ! lots for kids to pick from but the desserts can be a bit bland

1 Thank cerise800
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this resteraunt on the 29th and were delighted with the variety of different foods available to us. The food was plentiful and hot with good service. The toilets were okay but spoilt by irresponsible customers children making the floors wet and slippery .

Thank colin w
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Saturday 17th December Was not impressed with the food to say the crispy aromatic duck didn't taste like duck and definitely wasn't crispy prawn toast wasn't toast either chicken wasn't chicken so definitely not what I expected to top it went to toilet which was abizmal tools lay on floor paint pot open power tools used sanding pads... More 

1 Thank Colin B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusting. Will NEVER go here again. The food was cold and oily. The worst part was the toilets. I took my toddler into the disabled toilets to change him. Whilst in there, not only were the toilets absolutely filthy with footprints on the changer, my son picked up a Cutting blade that was on the top of the changer,and... More 

1 Thank Hannah L
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what the restaurant name refers to, even the plates aren't real china, in fact many are plastic! The food - fries, onion rings, hash browns, fish cakes, cocktail sausages etc is certainly not real China??? Only positives - free soft drink refills, buffet and lots of spare tables - wonder why? Wife enjoyed some of the rice &... More 

1 Thank TuggersD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Chatham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 893888

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