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China Essence

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2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

About once every two weeks I order from here and I've never had an issue with the food. We always get fantastic service and the food is excellent. I normally get lemon chicken and some kind of rice or noodle dish. The food always tastes fresh and is full of flavour. They have a restaurant on site which I keep... More 

Thank Robyn P
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the take away tonight hot and sour soup excellent followed by beef and mushroom . Nice welcome will use again thanks

Thank clivewmorgan
Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We get a takeaway here every week and have never been disappointed. Very friendly and the food is good.. on the main A6 road parking nearby at Booths or Aldi

Thank janeC346
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good food at this busy takeaway/restaurant. Ordered a takeaway on a Saturday night and it was majorly busy which is usually a good indication as to whether it is good or not. Can recommend the salt and pepper king prawns which were excellent as was the Szechuan. Rice was a wee bit dry otherwise would have given 5 stars. Wait... More 

Thank Graeme S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Just visiting carnforth so was unsure about where to go for a decent chinese meal. Ordered a chicken satay and it was really nice had a bit of a kick to it. The spring rolls were ok and the chilli sauce you get with it was hardly worth it there was so little of it, that would be my only... More 

Thank Pamela K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed to our table by a lovely friendly lady . We had the special for two. The chicken and sweetcorn soup was delicious and plentifull. The Oriental starters fab and the sweet and sour chicken and prawn curry lovely.. A truly enjoyable meal and excellent service . We would highly recommend this restaurant. Phil and Lesley

Thank Lesley-Phil
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Usually come here when I don't fancy taking my meal home. Lovely to sit in the owners are always polite and friendly. Food is amazing. Salt and pepper king prawn starter is a must try.

Thank jamiecrome
Windermere, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I went here when I was working late, and my favourite local Chinese was on its closed day. I was pleasantly surprised as I had been advised that it wasn't that great. I was hungry so I gave it a shot. The prices are fair, the staff were polite and efficient and you can see the whole kitchen. The food... More 

Thank -80-J-
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely family run place, staff are always so happy and welcoming. Spicy king prawn starter is my fave along with chicken chow main.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Called in on this place with a large group of friends for dinner. Despite only having two staff, including the chef, our food was served in a timely manner by smiling and friendly people and the food itself was great. The main waitress/hostess did not speak much English but what she lacked in lingual skills she made up with by... More 

Thank fmc999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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