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The Real China

Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
+44 1634 893888
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible38%
4 days ago
“Shopping at dockside”
4 weeks ago
Closed Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
Leviathan Way | Unit 3 Dickens World, Chatham ME4 4LL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not really my thing so a bit silly going in & I realised why I don't bother with these places. Not being a snob & I know these places are popular but if I'm out I like to be waited on & not have to...More

Thank monty o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was once at the forefront of buffet style restaurants...now it has descended to a dirty, depressing place where food is seldom fresh or appetising. Staff are visibly unhappy and service is lacking.

Thank N9063GRrobins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

7.30pm more staff than customers. Poor welcome. Had been before so it was a good job we knew what to do. Lots have changed since last year's visit. Buffet was sparse with some dishes empty but for a few scrapings. Two or three staff walked...More

Thank Rita A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon. The restaurant is large and set out nicely, the food however is awful. It was all bland, but salty. The sweet and sour sauce tasted like it was watered down. I will not go again. Such a shame...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on a Sunday lunch time and it was my second visit, I was hoping it had improved but it was the same as the first visit. Overpriced drinks, not very clean and the food was take away standard at best.

Thank Flipflop4444
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I visited with my partner last Thursday evening at 5.45 so they had only just opened. There was a really poor choice of food and it was dry and disgusting with no flavour at all. We have visited a few times before and quite enjoyed...More

1  Thank P4052XXnicolas
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This place has gone SERIOUSLY down hill. The food quality, that was once so good, is now dubious. The duck for the pancakes was dry, the hoisin sauce was very thin. Spherical chicken nuggets (can only come from a packet). Sesame prawn toast that lid...More

1  Thank Easyeating
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We held a 30th birthday here for our son.... I cannot fault it !!!! The food was good, the staff very helpful and respectful.... There was an issue with price but it was sorted out quickly and promptly. We were asked to pay before we...More

Thank 6Rosie6
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I don't think I've ever given a one star review of a restaurant before but this place now barely warrants even that. We used to visit this Real China regularly when it first opened (it was better than the others of the same name). It...More

1  Thank Mummybear1976
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't eat here for free!! Food soggy and greasy. Hardly any choice considering its a buffet. You get charged if you leave any food on your plate, which you probably will. Toilets were very unclean, yuk!!!

1  Thank HayleyBurton1984
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I have complained to Medway Council environmental health department about this disgusting place. I am amazed at some of the positive reviews ?. I have never eaten food in a toilet, but came close to it this week at the Real China. Tell everybody that cares to listen, THIS PLACE IS A HEALTH HAZARD !!
29 April 2015|
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Response from uk-connect | Reviewed this property |
Who knows....I wish the team at Medway council actually read the reviews on here and acted on them. This really is a dirty filthy place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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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