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The real China

83 Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SZ, England
+44 1202 666888
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible57%
3 weeks ago
“Used to be 5 stars, now terrible”
5 Jun 2017
“Very dissapointed”
Open Now
11:30 - 15:30All hours
Chinese, Asian
83 Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought i would take the other half here for a nice meal out instead of Days, we got there walked in to an empty restaurant, sat down and went to order our drinks, we asked for 2 refillable cokes and the reply we got...More

Thank Zoeapril91
Reviewed 1 week ago

The price of the buffet is expensive for what you can find in there and is just £6.95. Disgusting food, tasteless, oily, I don't even think is cooked daily. Nobody that can serve food like that should called themself a chef. And what about the...More

Thank Claudia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today with my family . Never been before but won't be going back . Unfortunately lack of dishes and they were tasteless didn't enjoy the food. deserts ,well you couldn't really call them deserts,swish roll few other chocolate ones but could tell they...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this place about 2-3 years ago on holiday and it was the best Chinese we had ever eaten , went there again last week and it was horrible, the worst food , looked reheated and reheated then reheated some more it was...More

Thank Scott s s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff lack communication skills, some of the food is OK but can still be cold. The noodles was oily and egg fried rice could be better. Since this place got new management is has gone down hill badly.

Thank Domestos B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

we went there and should have taken note why it's always so empty.The food was cold ,tasteless and oily. Not a great selection as most trays were empty. The dessert menu consisted of a few standard biscuits, a bit of chopped up swiss roll, and...More

Thank roberthinton
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Overwhelming choice and a good way to try dishes for the first time. Been here a couple of times now and have my favourites, but if you want authentic chinese food look elsewhere.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We got there at 1.40pm on a Sunday afternoon. Nobody else eating there. Well, there was a big event in Poole Park. We go there regularly, such good value. Most of the dishes were not very full, but that enables the food in them to...More

Thank smudge88
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went to Real China for a lunch, very hungry, expecting to get full and taste different food. Unfortunately the pastas seemed to be old as it was so hard I could not chew it. It seemed to be heated for very very long time....More

Thank thund3r_10
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is possibly the least authentic Chinese restaurant I have been too. The highlight of my meal was the stir fried veg with slime! Think the chef could do with some retraining. Absolutely tragic! Do not bother with this place.

Thank Emma J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Dolphin Centre, Poole BH15 1SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 666888
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