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The Real China

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Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
+44 1634 893888
12:00 - 22:00
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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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London, United Kingdom
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923 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having used in the past and found good value, I was disappointed this time. Bank Holiday price was quite high, however this could have been forgiven if service was good. It was bad, cutlery not topped up, serviettes not topped up waiting staff seemed disinterested ( One of the few times in my adult life I did not leave a... More 

Thank PHE22
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It saddens me that the food was so awful and full of salt. The staff were so unfriendly too. They clearly don't want wheelchairs in there as there is no wheelchair access and no staff member came out to help my husband lift my chair. Once we were shown to our table a male member of staff asked me to... More 

Thank Samantha H
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have come here a few times with my family for both lunch and dinner. The selection of food was really nice. The new owners have really turned this place around. We had welcoming staff and they were smiling a lot. They have also added a £2 charge which I totally agree with. In my time of dining here I... More 

Thank wwd73541
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited a couple of times recently for lunch. Buffet is £6 per person but new rules have been introduced for leftovers, anything leftover on your plate will be charged at £2. I totally agree with not wasting food but for this type of restaurant this is a difficult rule. The food is just about edible, meat is tough it... More 

1 Thank harrisons73
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here quite regular for lunch but this was the first time for dinner. Will probably stick to lunch in future as for the price jump it wasn't worth it the food is lovely here with plenty to choose only difference for dinner was a few extra desserts which were laughable really. Consisted of half a wagon wheel with... More 

Thank Donna C
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great Chinese buffet with lots of choice for everyone. Good price for weekdays and Saturdays. A bit pricier on a Sunday (as with most restaurants). Small choice of puddings weekdays but for the price it's still a good deal. I don't live locally to this restaurant but always go here for a meal when I'm in this area. Lots... More 

1 Thank sheila w
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the 1st time visiting here on Saturday 25th March as we've eaten at most of the other places at dockside it was quiet and small but very nice and a good price

Thank Marcia B
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Real China in Chatham Dockside on 19/3/2017 and my wife bit in to a piece of chicken which was bad and tasted off, we complained and ended up paying just for the drinks. during the night and next day not feeling to good and having to go to the toilet a few times. My wife rang them today... More 

Thank col d
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here last week and was a complete disaster. First if all no cutlery, second only afew dishes available as was being cooked. Then waited until halfway through dinner before drinks arrived and go top it off the cream was off. I will not be going here a f a in. Staff were helpful and polite.

Thank Kim C
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was almost empty but thought that was being early. Didn't realise it was an all you eat buffet as couldn't see from outside. Food Looks good but flavourless needs seasoning. Could do better

Thank Pauline B

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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$15 - US$31
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?