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Cafe de China

8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
+44 1843 224428
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“crispy duck” (14 reviews)
“all you can eat” (42 reviews)
“chinese food” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening... very busy... definitely book if at the weekend.... great service great food and reasonably priced.

Thank PipVickery
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sorry, I don't like to say this but this was the worst food I have ever eaten. Will never go back. Nothing tasted fresh.

Thank Agata C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once inside it is spacious, clean and pleasantly decorated. Choose any 4 dishes for £8.50. Lovely selection and the food was delightful. I feel well fed but not over full which is a very good feeling. Fab for, fab value and a fab view... Highly...More

Thank Penny V
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This is one those restaurants I'd always avoided because of previous bad stories but having visited twice now I am quite impressed. Thanet doesn't have many eat in Chinese restaurants so finding this one is good is a big plus. Great location in Margate right...More

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Expensive for lunch Only choice £19.00 all you can eat. Quick cooked chilli squid - was cooked in batter like from your local chippy, greasy squid so tough you couldn’t bite through it. Chicken satay tough on outside felt like it had been deep fried....More

Thank beverlyevans
Ilovemay2015, Manager at Cafe de China, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi, we have not lunch choice for £19, our price for all you can eat is £16.50 for Sunday to Thursday and £18 for Friday and Saturday. We do special lunch for £8.50. Please do not comment before you figures it out. Thanks.

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Been many times before and will go many times again!! Superb food every time and very good value. Mussels and the starters are a real favourite

1  Thank Gary A
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Last ate here nearly 10 years ago and therefore had to revisit last night with my grandad and family. The food is still as good as ever, fantastic range, availability and speed of service. Reasonably priced for the amount you can eat as well. Only...More

1  Thank AlexToursAlot
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I have only eaten here for birthday parties. They are very friendly and the service is quick as well. I would always recommend having the big sharing starter if you are going with a group, the food is really good. I am a bit fussy...More

1  Thank Dannithegirll
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We went to the cafe de China, terrible service from the Manager, she was rude and swore as another waitress had done our food wrong, never again, they used to have a 1 Star I’m sure it should be 0 stars.

2  Thank lawrence47_12
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Food was incredibly tasty and service was more than adequate. Warm and cosy seating, good effort with Christmas decorations as well.

1  Thank Alex B
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2 December 2017|
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Response from jimaharding | Reviewed this property |
Even they do a special four items for 8.50 spell checker checker changed what I wrote
3 August 2017|
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Response from Ilovemay2015 | Property representative |
Yes, please book more than 4 peoples. Thanks.
1 October 2016|
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Response from Thain | Reviewed this property |
Yes that shouldn't present a problem. Just call them during opening hours
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Marine Gardens, Margate CT9 1UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 224428
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