We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Chinese Buffet

63 Standishgate, Wigan WN1 1UP, England
+44 1942 820277
Call
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (20 reviews)
“sushi” (7 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
63 Standishgate, Wigan WN1 1UP, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (396)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I felt the establishment was nice and the fact you can go back as many times as you want, but I felt that at times I felt I had to rush as they came back for the plate way to early, the custard was to...More

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this establishment a few times in the past but I visited recently for my uncles 60th as it’s a place he hadn’t been before. We arrived during the lunch service. We dined during the week so the price was a little cheaper....More

1  Thank rydelrey
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed dining with us for your uncles birthday recently and felt there was lots of dishes to choose from. We're so glad you enjoyed the dishes you did try! We hope to welcome you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It woz ish . That's about all, they rush you aswel . You only have an hr to eat your food . Which isn't longMore

Thank Cath B
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with us. I would like to assure you that we have a policy of 1 hr 30 for dining, however if you visited close to our changeover period from...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Great choice of food very nice staff and great surroundings. Would recommend this place for a great all ya can eat buffet.

Thank Ian B
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely comments and we're so glad you had a great time with us for a birthday celebration! We hope to welcome you again soon

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Used this chain for the first time due to location and easy. Food is as you would expect for a Chinese buffet, some English dishes if you require. Sweets also available. As much as you can eat for those hungry people. But nothing to make...More

Thank Mr V
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you do enjoy dining with us and the dishes you try.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Good food plenty of choice and cheap waiter we had was in a bit of a rush to get us out because they was changing over to the evening menu and they close for 15 minutes to change food ectMore

Thank franceyboy
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed dining with us for a birthday meal recently and enjoyed the dishes you tried, I'm sorry to hear you felt you were in a rush, I will pass your comments back to the team but we do hope you will...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Choices was amazing..even for me the fussy vegetarian...my chicken nugget loving 7 year old could not get enough of the many chicken options...10 year old had 3 plates and enormous deserts and the other half left feeling ill from eating 20 too many duck wraps....More

Thank mariemarie8686
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we're really glad you enjoyed all the dishes you tried, I'm really sorry to hear about our ice cream machine during your visit, sometimes we have technical issues out of our control but our team will always try to...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We have been many times before, not sure if its been taken over but its had some work done. There now appears to be less choice than there used to be on the hot buffet items. Also most of the items we tried were barely...More

Thank Julieoooo
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with us recently, I would like to assure you that all of our dishes are cooked and served well within the FSA guidelines for buffet dining, however we do...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Visited here with my partner and 7 year old for my birthday as its the only time of year I can drag my partner along on account of him not being a Chinese fan. It was definitely worth the wait, all the food was piping...More

Thank Rachel G
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We're so glad you really enjoyed dining with us recently for your birthday and found lots of dishes to suit all your family's tastes. We were more than happy to accommodate you and will pass your lovely comments back to the team. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

To anyone wishing to visit: beware! The food is so good and the choice so great, that you'll be struggling to walk out! I'm not a greedy person, and I prefer buffets because I can choose and then reject various foods, as opposed to only...More

Thank MarySTudor
Gaynor R, Guest Relations Manager at The Chinese Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we're so glad you enjoy all the dishes you try, we know what it's like to overeat! I will pass all of your comments back and we look forward to your next visit!

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 hotels in Wigan
Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel
569 reviews
.18 km away
Premier Inn Wigan Town Centre Hotel
387 reviews
.58 km away
The Brocket Arms Hotel
386 reviews
1.00 km away
Bel Air Hotel
45 reviews
1.56 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fat Olive Wigan
694 reviews
.23 km away
Casino De Cuba
290 reviews
.29 km away
Simply Thai
50 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Old Courts
68 reviews
.51 km away
Wigan Little Theatre
91 reviews
.13 km away
Mesnes Park
30 reviews
.68 km away
Museum of Wigan Life
69 reviews
.50 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
collgill
4 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lynsey W | Reviewed this property |
we park at range car park op the cinema
0
Votes
julieManchesterUk
27 July 2017|
Answer
Response from Laurenjean1997 | Reviewed this property |
14.99
0
Votes
Tracey B
31 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from banksja007 | Reviewed this property |
I've never booked a table. They normally fit you in
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing