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Unit 30B The Gates | Lambton Walk, Durham DH1 4SL, England
+44 191 375 7333
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall a quality buffet restaurant. A few off dishes but overall the food was very good. Particularly liked the hot and sour soup, beef with ginger and spring onions and the sushi. Great pieces of salmon in the sushi not impressed by the addition of crab sticks though. The place is clean and well fitted out. Shame about the toilets,... More 

Thank HonestMan999
Leeds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing buffet, nicely laid out, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, food best ive tasted, lots of choice, kept stocking up , when it was running low, I highly recommend this place, good value for top quality food x

Thank diver1954
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spontaneous visit to InShanghai today turned out to be a most excellent experience. Having a wife and daughter who are vegetarian & wanting to be vegan can sometimes be quite limiting, not so with InShanghai. We went on a Saturday lunchtime and we were expecting it to be very busy. Well it was busy but we were invited to go... More 

Thank Alastair W
Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Durham and due to a friends positive review and our enjoyment of Chinese food, we gave it a visit. I really enjoyed the choice and the quality of the food. There was a varied selection of dishes and all of the ones we had were nice. If you are looking for a decent choice... More 

1 Thank Sargy7
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I go up to Durham i visit. The food is delicious every time. Eat as much as you like buffet is ideal.

Thank Ann C
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant this evening and very disappointed the food was cold beef, pork dishes were dry and tough. The staff were ok but nothing amazing the standards have dropped dramatically!! What a sham song be back

Thank catherine h
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were friendly but the food choice at lunch wasn't great, they did have some sushi on which was good but the hot food seemed quite limited, there was a lot of rice, noodles and chips etc and not much in the way of meat/veg dishes. We also had a baby with us and they clearly have a policy of... More 

Thank Helen O
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went here today on our way home from Durham. We were shown to the table by what appeared to be the manager. After receiving our room temperature tap water and bottle of ginger ale i decided that i could face food as i am 4 months pregnant so told the woman who took us to out table that i wouldnt... More 

4 Thank Kirsty F
Darlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went for lunch as usual the food was above par it's a pity that I can't say that about the staff ,it wasn't as busy as my previous visit but the only problem was the staff didn't seem to care as empty plates were left on the table when you got up to get another course when returning to the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This was my first visit to Inshanghai, and I would definitely come again when I'm next in the area. There was a good selection of food on offer, and it wasn't too expensive. Loved the setting and the lighting in the restaurant too!

Thank Mainy2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 30B The Gates | Lambton Walk, Durham DH1 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 375 7333

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