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The Chinese Buffet

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63 Standishgate, Wigan WN1 1UP, England
+44 1942 820277
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wide range of dishes suitable for all tastes, including veggie and also gluten free, plenty of desserts and not bad prices, we have been around 3 times now, each time we have been the staff have been helpful and also used the grill for prawns and squid which was cooked beautiful.

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Thank SamCook891
Standish, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 7pm but had to wait til 7.30pm. Food was ok but it wasn't replaced, so very quickly there wasn't anything left of the dishes that I was looking forward to. The atmosphere in there was 'strange', hard to describe, maybe the room is too large and very impersonal and just too loud. The service was... More 

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Thank cbrennan2015
Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went reluctantly hoping that the standard may have improved but didn't feel that it had. I suppose when food is being mass produced that you can't expect the quality that you would expect if not being buffet style. OK for some but not me

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not visited for a while but will definitely return service and selection of dishes cannot be faulted. Seated promptly and drinks order taken and delivered quickly.

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Thank dennis f
Wigan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brill place to dine , never had a bad meal yet , my kids love it and so do we value for money. Plenty of choices either from buffet or they will cook you any meal you ask for .

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Thank Tony B
Leigh Lancashire
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we turned up the member of staff took our drinks order which was nice and said the buffet is over there help yourself there was a good choice at 1st but as the evening went on at around 8.30 there was less and less choice they had stopped refilling the buffet I asked a young Girl member of staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Seated quickly......drinks brought promptly and food was all spot on....lovely all round.Our waitress Jamie was so friendly and attentive.really good at her job.shes a credit to your lovely restaurant.

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Thank Debbie F
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us recently and enjoyed all of the dishes you tried, thank you for your lovely comments More 

Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

a meal to die for and a dream staff to serve you. want to try Chinese then this is it. lord of camster.

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Thank Richard B
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

We're really glad you enjoyed your meal with us, thank you for your comments More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in on a Saturday lunch time with the family. Prices are pretty reasonable unless you want a few drinks. Good was good, especially the hot and sour soup which helped us warm up after being outside in the freezing cold! Don't expect any prawns or duck in the lunchtime buffet. Must be too expensive to justify. Overall a pleasant... More 

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Thank Mike D
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us for lunch recently and were impressed with the dishes you tried, thank you for your feedback More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great value, huge range and lovely staff...who could ask for more....not me absolutely stuffed. Recommended for all travellers especially hungry ones

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Thank Chris M
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're so glad you feel that there's lots of dishes to choose from and we look forward to your next visit More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Standishgate, Wigan WN1 1UP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Wigan
  • Phone Number: +44 1942 820277
Description
The Chinese Buffet is a dynamic and exciting, modern Chinese restaurant.
Launched initially as a single restaurant in Bolton the concept has grown in size and stature into an emerging brand with nationwide aspirations.
Peter Wu, Paolo Hu and David Hu created The Chinese Buffet with the clear aim of providing a new style of buffet restaurant, high quality food at low cost to customers.

They created an eclectic blend of Chinese food using only the finest and freshest ingredients, prepared and presented to the highest of standards.

THE Chinese Buffet believes all their customers should receive the care, attention and quality they would expect from the finest of a la carte restaurant.

THE Chinese Buffet has exciting and ambitious expansion plans with more than 18 new restaurants planned to open across the North West within the next five years with a national franchise in place by 2016.

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