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The Old Cathay

) #90 of 123 Restaurants in Harlow ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Chinese, Asian
London Road, Harlow, England
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good19%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible35%
19 Nov 2016
“Helpful staff, good selection ”
1 week ago
“Worst chinese ive ever had.”
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
London Road, Harlow, England
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Reviews (36)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything tasted like it had been there for a week. Rock hard stale chicken balls under cooked. Avoid at all costs. They said they would refund us straight away and nearly 2 hrs later they came (10pm) and gave us not even half back.

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this evening and despite it only being the two of us in the restaurant (takeaway was very busy!) the kitchen team were very attentive in ensuring there was a wide variety of food for buffet. This was our first visit and we were...More

Thank maynardc
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have never eaten here in the restaurant but always get my take away from here. Never disappointed !

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening and was surprised how empty it was, only 1 other person. Seated q hi ckly,buffet explained, Guy was attentive ad made sure we were catered for. Good selection

Thank damo175
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The food is great! The "as much as you want" buffet is great value and delicious. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. My wife and I eat here regularly.

Thank John_Lickman
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

On approach it looked reasonably nice apart from the two blokes that were drunk and deliberately jumping in front of the car and being abusive. It was quiet with only one other family inside, we were seen to quickly and taken to a table but...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The food is of amazing quality and it taste great. Nice wide selection of dishes and they're always replenishing them up so there's never a dish empty. Only reason it's not 5/5 is because it is a little expensive but if u eat enough then...More

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Took my wife there on what was a quiet Tuesday night. To start with, we were the only people there, eventually followed by another couple, and a man on his own. As they were so quiet, there was only a small amount of each dish,...More

Thank THFC618191
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We visited early on Saturday evening , we were seated quickly and the buffet explained to us. The food was of an average quality. .but very plentiful. Not outstanding, but not awful.

Thank purpletoes2015
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

My friend and I have used this take away many, many times as the food is good. However, after our experience tonight we will never use them again. We made our order via an app. It was delivered to the door and as we unpacked...More

Thank Nursej9c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Harlow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harlow
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