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Cafe de China

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Unit 5-6 5-6 St. Georges Centre, Canterbury CT1 1UL, England
+44 1227 781523
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ordered a very large take away (18 people). We gave 90 minutes notice for collection. The food was boxed up on collection and was still very hot when we got it home! Delicious!

Thank Mandy M
Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

hungry friends, with whom I've been visiting this place for years, we test their generosity with our order but we have never been disappointed, the food is cooked to order and we have never had cause for complaint - it's a lively place but enjoyable

Thank autbellum
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I must have been here if not once a hundred times, the food is excellent and very fast. You'll need to book for busy times or get there early, I cannot recommend enough!

Thank Michael L
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easily the best Chinese in canterbury, brilliant food, great attentive service. Food always arrives to the table hot and fresh. Very good value for the amount you get.

Thank barham1998
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat here at the last minute. On arrival we waited behind two small groups,they were shown to their tables,on mentioning we hadn't booked the lady checked her clipboard. Two more groups arrived behind us,we were overlooked while the two groups were then shown to tables. She was about to overlook us for the next party arriving behind... More 

Thank Biggray66
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Went in sat down ordered food, food came out one minute later (don't know how it could be cooked so quick) food was really greasy, overpriced for what it is and rude staff. Worst experience would not go again.

Thank Laura S
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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 

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Barnham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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
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 

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 5-6 5-6 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?