“ 6-8 Bexleyheath Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7LE. Tel:0208 303 6393 „
Having visited twin palace with friends on a Friday night, I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so I was excited to take my boyfriend here fir a meal. We asked to be seated with a view if theopen kitchen and were really enjoying our meal until we were choosing our main courses after finishing our duck course. Looking up I saw someone in the kitchen pick his nose, not once but twice and roll what he pulled out between his fingers! We alerted the waitress who struggled to understand us and laughed. We asked her if he touched food and if he could wash his hands, she assured us he would and we ordered our main courses. After one mouthful the thought of what we had witnessed put us off and we immediately asked for the bill. The waitress asked if we'd like more food, outraged we again tried to explain to her what w had seen using actions she understood. We saw her go into the kitchen and from then on we received uncomfortable stares from all the staff. We paid our bill and left passing the manager on the way. When we tried to address the incident he said he had asked the member if staff and he denied it saying he had a nervous twitch where he rubbed the side of his nose. This was not the side if his nose and no apology was offered. Needless to say we will never return.
I absolutely love this place and Bexleyheath has been crying out for something like this for ages. It is perfect for my friends and I who are mainly between 25-35, at the weekend we were really struggling for local places to go, we are too old for the clubs and lively youth filled pubs but felt we wasn't yet at the quiet meal and bottle of wine stage. Twin palace has it all, the meal, the bar and best of all the music Twin Palace in Bexleyheath, is more than your typical Chinese restaurant.
Where is it ?
Twin palace is very easy to find, it is situated at the top of Bexleyheath's Broadway, opposite the Marriott hotel on the same stretch as the cinema and Gala bingo.
What does it offer me ?
Twin palace offers an absolute huge selection of freshly cooked Chinese food. You can order food from an extensive 'eat all you want' menu or if you are not feeling that hungry or know exactly what you would like you can order dishes individually from their Noodle menu.
It is something of a rarity in these types of restaurants that food is freshly cooked to order and so whilst it may take a little longer to arrive than your average eat all you want you will taste the difference.
In addition to the restaurant there is a large bar area with independent seating, this is such a good idea and I have often met friends who have eaten in the restaurant there either because I have been working late so couldn't make the meal or had to wait for my husband to get home to look after the children. The bar is well stocked with all your typical beers, ciders and spirits. They have a fairly good wine list, with a selection of red and white wines.
Now if the delicious food and comfy bar were not enough to tempt you how about the weekend cheesy disco ???
There is a resident DJ who knows how to get the party started with his party tunes, before you know it you will be sitting on the floor doing 'ooops upside your head'. If this isn't your type of thing it is probably best to go earlier I think disco starts at nine, or stick to the midweek. The music is loud and it gets very busy.
Brilliant I want to go. how much will it cost ?
This can depend greatly on what day you go on, what menu you order from and how much you have to drink.
The Eat all you want menu is £13.80 Sunday - Thursday and £15.80 on Friday - Saturday. Children cost £8.30 on any day.
The dishes on the noodle menu start from £2.90 and go up to about £5.00.
A bottle of house white wine costs £10.50.
When I go on a typical Saturday night out, ordering from the Eat all you want menu and having 3-4 drinks it costs about £25.00.
I would strongly advise booking, especially if you are in a group as it gets very booked up quite early.
This is a fantastic restaurant, the staff are happy to help and flit around like busy bees all night. I have been about 20 times and every time has been a brilliant t night.
Twin Palace is a Chinese noodle bar and restaurant in Bexleyheath, Kent. This is a great place to go for a night out with a big group as they have huge tables and, after eating, you can get up and have a dance on the dance floor. Because it's such a great place for both food and entertainment, there's always the large groups of people there to celebrate any occasion from a birthday to a hen night.
The restaurant is very big with a long bar on the left hand side, a dance floor at the front and a raised area for some tables on the right. The rest of the restaurant is filled with tables, mostly huge round ones which can fit up to 14 people seated around them. In the centre of the round tables there is a circular glass platform which you can spin round. This is what the food is placed on and customers then just spin the platform when they want something on the other side of it. The restaurant is decorated in a modern Chinese style cream coloured walls, orange lanterns hanging from the ceiling and traditional Chinese pictures on the walls.
The menu is great at Twin. They have a huge buffet menu costing £14.80 per adult and £9.80 per child. Firstly, you can pick from a range of starters, Hors D'oeuvre and soups. Then there is a course of crispy duck and lamb served with tortilla wraps and salad. After the beginning courses, main is served and you have a wide range of choice from all the usual Chinese dishes. You don't get an individual plate of the food but a small bowl and they bring out portions of everyone's order to put in the centre of the table so that people can try each dish. They usually count how many people are having the buffet at the table and will make enough food to go around. And if you want more you can just keep ordering and they will freshly cook up and bring out as much as you like. If you have a big appetite or like to try a wide range of the food then this is a great option as you can order as much as you like throughout the entire evening. This is the menu that most customers here go for but there is also the option of a normal Chinese menu where you can just pick out your own individual dish. My husband is a fussy eater and only eats the one Chinese dish and I was very surprised that, amongst a table of others having the buffet, they let him have his own individual menu dish which cost him only £3.50 and the plate was filled up high with food.
All of the food is really delicious and much better quality than in the cheaper and more simple Chinese take aways and restaurants. The sesame prawn toast and shredded chicken Hors D'oeuvre are my favourite and I could not stop eating them, especially the shredded chicken. I don't eat red meat so I made sure I had plenty of shredded chicken left which I used in the tortilla wraps which were also really delicious and I could easily have just eaten those all night. I had my usual main of sweet and sour chicken which was also very tasty with good quality cooked chicken and a range of different types of rice or noodles. It was all so yummy! The only trouble with having the buffet is that, because different dishes are being brought out at different times and because there is always food on the table, everyone ends up eating far too much and much more than you realise. But make sure you don't get full up on just the starters and wraps as many people end up doing this and then have no room for the main course. Also if you get too stuffed you'll feel too sick to dance afterwards!
The small dance floor at the front of the restaurant flashes with random bright colours as soon as the DJ starts at around 9pm every evening. The DJ played some great music ranging from current chart songs to older 70s and 80s music which is just what everyone needs to get them up on the dance floor. The DJ was very good and I noticed that, if he put a song on which caused some people to leave the dance floor, he changed the song straight away so that dance floor was always full and the music was always that which people enjoyed. Because it's only small though, the dance floor does get packed but my hugely pregnant aunt managed to squeeze on so there's always room.
All of the staff were also brilliant - they were always there when needed, brought out the food quickly and were very smily and friendly. I know there is another Twin restaurant in Dartford, Kent, but I'm not sure if there are any others.
I'd never been here before until my aunt's birthday a few weeks ago, even though it's in my local town. But now that I've been there and had a really great time, I definitely consider this one of the best places to go for great food, drink and dancing, and it will, without a doubt, be at the top of my list for the next birthday or other celebration do.
Our Aim Has Been Simple; Affordable, Quality Food ( all cooked freshly to order) In A Fun & Friendly Atmosphere.