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The Semaphore Lodge

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Ffordd y Llan | Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8SW, Wales
+44 1492 516774
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really poor visit!!! Had not been for a long time. Restaurant is dirty and needs updating. Soup uncovered and cold. Spring rolls were wet and soggy. Spare ribs were like eating chewing gum. Main courses really poor choice! Duck and pancakes were nice. If you like Chinese food like we all do, stick to a nice clean restaurant! Staff attentive... More 

Thank Tim H
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excelent meal really good choice of buffett, 2 children in our party of 11, food was hot,and staff very friendly and very helpful, would deffinately recommend to any one, sweet table was really nice which also containd sweets for the children, which they thought was fun, complements to staff and owners

Thank nettashirley
Abergele, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a party of 6 people experience really bad, Young staff did not know what they were doing, (not there fault) Food discusting and and not replenished enough and over cooked Been there many times before and it is slowly getting worse

Thank John H
Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me my husband and two daughters visited here on Sunday evening and it was lovely, the staff were all friendly especially the young lady behind the bar I believe her name was Olivia, also the manager was very friendly and helpful. As we got there we were seated right away and were told to help our selves to the Buffett... More 

2 Thank Wendypark09
stoke on trent
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weve been here a few times now but wont be going back unless it has a serious makeover. Its in desperate need of an update the carpet is stuck down with tape in places. The furnishings are shabby and uncomfortable and the exterior is rundown. We had reserved a table and booked in the manager who couldnt raise a smile... More 

Thank clairebear22-11
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the weekend, myself husband and 2yound children, aged 10 and 3. We waited to be seated and were placed at a table with a view. Although the window above was slightly ajar and it was freezing but the window appeared to be broken so i couldn't pull it closed. We were asked what were would like to... More 

Thank tdl18609
Conwy, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time in a few years for a family meal with my husband, my brother and his partner. There weren't many people there to start with so I don't know why we had to wait in the bar for so long..then we were told to enter the buffet which wasn't very well stocked..the owner kept going round... More 

Thank Hazel E
north wales
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with family on a Friday evening. And was not impressed to be honest. Ordered a side portion of veg and to be charged nearly £6.00 which was practically raw. Then £22.00 pound for a bottle of wine is disgusting. Husband ate from the buffet not as fresh and hot as it should be. And then to get a... More 

Thank jueNorthWales
Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

For people who like chinese food it's a great place to eat.The eat all you want buffet is great value,with a good choice of food ,nice polite staff with a lovely setting.

Thank bobconnor
Abergele, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It was lovely having so many choices and all the food I tried was very tasty and good and very much enjoyed. Food unless fresh out wasn't that hot and cold plates don't help. The room was really quite cold where my table was.

Thank Julia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ffordd y Llan | Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8SW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Colwyn Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1492 516774

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