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China Essence

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2 Scotland Road, Carnforth LA5 9JY, England
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. We were lucky to have found it while staying nearby. Very friendly and fast service. The food was hot, tasty and also looked very appealing. If you're looking for a good chinese in the area, look no further. We had the sweet chilli chicken - amazing! I can see why they have a five-star... More 

Thank Ryan T
Warton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great little take away, in my opinion it is the best locally for take away, not over expensive and service not slow, around a 20 minuet wait is the norm.

Thank Tracy B
Horwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

On our recent visit to carnforth we had a takeaway, we ordered the set meal for 2 which was excellent, we had it later on warmed up & it was very good!! Can highly recommend, give it a try.

Thank Carriejolene
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were staying at Pinelakes just outside Carnforth and phoned in for a rather large takeaway as there were 10 off us. The takeaway was ready when we called to pick up, well priced and was plenty warm when we got back to resort. Could not fault the quality of the food which were good size portions and everyone was... More 

Thank Brian R
Warton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Under new management the food is ace, and can rival some other more expensive places in the area, well worth the take away,

Thank Tracy B
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

It seems if you order by phone or n person the wait time is "40 minutes" which amused us whilst we waited for our food. We wasn't disappointed though it was really lovely.

Thank Samantha F
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We regularly visit China Essence for a take out, the food is consistently good and the owners are very friendly and efficient.

Thank Simon K
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

About once every two weeks I order from here and I've never had an issue with the food. We always get fantastic service and the food is excellent. I normally get lemon chicken and some kind of rice or noodle dish. The food always tastes fresh and is full of flavour. They have a restaurant on site which I keep... More 

Thank Robyn P
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Really enjoyed the take away tonight hot and sour soup excellent followed by beef and mushroom . Nice welcome will use again thanks

Thank clivewmorgan
Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We get a takeaway here every week and have never been disappointed. Very friendly and the food is good.. on the main A6 road parking nearby at Booths or Aldi

Thank janeC346

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Scotland Road, Carnforth LA5 9JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?