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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
Closed now
All hours
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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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not my first visit ever, but my last was some two years ago and I don't think my recall of then was really that marvellous either. I was persuaded by my Sister in Law to go with her, her son and my wife, and sorry but history repeated, it was not a very good experience. A shame really... More 

Thank Nick G
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to real China today and won't be going again food was not hot it was tastles place didn't look clean and waiters seemed as though couldn't really be bothered definitely will not be going again

2 Thank Alan T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews on here I thought it can't be that bad or it would be shut down so we decided to go and I have had tummy ache since lunch time. So dirty the place and the food was cold and tasteless. The coke tasted of cleaning products and so disgusting. We couldn't eat anything and then we... More 

3 Thank lucie b
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been several times never had a problem, it's not quite a 5* restaurant but it's good value for money and to be honest the food is really good and a good variety!

Thank James B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely evening buffet with my lovely lady, Jo and two good friends Sean and Lauren. Fantastic setting and great food. And close to cinema so will be a regular after movie eatery...

1 Thank Mark A
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went on a Monday night, only about six tables in. Good selection of food, but they seemed to be taking it out to the kitchen, then bringing it back. Wasn't very hot. Service was poor, with only 6 tables in you shouldn't be looking around for 5 mins to order more drinks. Bizarre selection of sweets, cut-up doughnuts and bananas... More 

Thank Paul C
Level Contributor
68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We decided to have a Chinese meal and having eaten here before agreed to venture in. Once seated with our drinks we wandered round the food area & selected our first plate. While eating our food the staff were constantly topping up the dishes at the buffet area, we both went up for a second round & All my favourite... More 

Thank Paul C
Eastchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for a quick lunch as the children had asked to go here. The whole place was absolutely filthy, from the high chairs, the floors, the air conditioning units in the ceiling and the toilets. The disabled toilet was the most disgusting toilet I have ever seen and even had the red emergency pull cord cut off at... More 

2 Thank hugglemonster2016
West Malling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited this restaurant this afternoon with family, the food has gone down hill since my last visit a couple of months ago. The pancakes for the crispy duck were cold as were the plates in the plate store which had a notice to beware of hot plates.the sweet & sour sauce was gloopy & conjealed. The food dishes were not... More 

1 Thank lynnette292
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed food was very poor,used to b lovely a couple of years ago,gone down hill badley,needs revamp badley,toilets was dirty,won't b going again

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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
USD 15 - USD 30
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?