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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
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Leigh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the food here was good and it's not expensive :)£52 -2 adults 2 children 4 drinks . Plenty of choices and plenty of deserts :) clean and friendly staff

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

Thank you for your review and we're so glad you enjoyed dining with us, we hope to welcome you again soon More 

Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went for tea here a few weeks ago now, we've been a lot over the past few years but sadly won't be returning.. The past two times, myself and my step daughter have been physically sick after eating here.. the food is very greasy now and what ever they put in it all to preserve it doesn't settle in your... More 

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Thank justgem25
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry you didn't feel you enjoyed dining with us and had a period of being unwell. It is extremely unlikely that this would be down to anything relating to THE Chinese Buffet as we have strict guidelines set by the FSA which we adhere to around food temperature and replenishment of dishes. Due... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I am on business in Wigan and decided to get something to eat. It was 1930 hours and I decided to give this a go. I have never been here before and to be honest I won't again. From the buffet I had crispy duck which had a lot of bones in it and the pancakes were dry. The hoisin... More 

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Thank Clem C
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry you didn't feel you enjoyed dining with us, we pride ourselves on to the quality of our dishes and all of our dishes are cooked and served well within the FSA guidelines for buffet dining. I will pass your comments back to the team More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

all i can say it is overpriced at £15.99 per person and some of the food was luke warm not hot ,wont be returning

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Thank giggles36
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we pride ourselves in the quality of our dishes and all of our dishes are cooked and served well within the FSA guidelines for buffet dining More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

No complaints from me, not expensive at all, in fact it was very good value. Don't go expecting a fancy restaurant, but the surroundings are pleasant, and the food is a help yourself buffet. You can have have a bit of everything or lots of one thing, whatever you like. The food is varied, and there is something for everyone.

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

Thank you for your feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed dining with us and all of the dishes More 

Manchester
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Been here a few times now, the first being for my birthday in August where they dimmed the lights, brought out a birthday "cake" with candles etc and staff stopped and sang happy birthday to the loud "happy birthday tune" playing over the sound system.. all to my complete surprise! (Thank you daughter for that!) Been there several times since... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and we're so glad you have enjoyed each visit with us and are impressed with the choice of dishes available. We look forward to welcome you again 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$18
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?