Real China restaurant in Poole re-opens under new management

Poole restaurant closed by environmental heath re-opens under new management

Poole restaurant closed by environmental heath re-opens under new management

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A POOLE town centre restaurant closed down after an inspection by environmental health officers in March, has reopened under new management.

The Real China restaurant at the Dolphin Centre is now the Real China Express and has opened its doors again following structural alterations and refurbishment to help staff maintain cleanliness standards.

Ventilation and dish washing systems have been serviced and upgraded.

A number of complaints had been received from diners and the council’s investigation revealed dirty food preparation and storage areas, a kitchen in poor structural condition, unsafe food handling and blocked drainage to a sink.

“We are very pleased with the progress made to hygiene standards in the restaurant, and the willingness of the new manager to work with us to ensure that standards are improved,” said Peter Haikin, Borough of Poole regulatory services manager.

Spiridon Levi, the restaurant’s new manager, told the Daily Echo: “We have invested a great deal of time and effort into making sure that the restaurant meets the standards required. “We look forward to now maintaining these standards and hope that the community will come and see the improvements that have been made.”

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6:26am Wed 21 May 14

Peggy Babcock says...

Seems to me that it is the same lot re-opening under a different guise. Why would you keep such a close link to the original name? I certainly won't be going.
Seems to me that it is the same lot re-opening under a different guise. Why would you keep such a close link to the original name? I certainly won't be going. Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 46

6:32am Wed 21 May 14

master plan says...

Hope the quality of the food improves was the worst Chinese buffet I have ever ate at.
Hope the quality of the food improves was the worst Chinese buffet I have ever ate at. master plan
  • Score: 44

7:00am Wed 21 May 14

Huey says...

I hope they go out of business and have to go and sell their poor quality greasy pseudo ethnic food elsewhere.
I hope they go out of business and have to go and sell their poor quality greasy pseudo ethnic food elsewhere. Huey
  • Score: 8

7:01am Wed 21 May 14

oversee says...

Then go to Mr Chows and pay £100 a head.....
Then go to Mr Chows and pay £100 a head..... oversee
  • Score: -12

7:54am Wed 21 May 14

djd says...

Nice to see the OHEC up to its usual level of reporting. The headlines talk about a Chinese restaurant opening and the story underneath that is about a police civilian investigator appearing in Court for accessing information.
Are you whetting our appetites, Echo ????
Nice to see the OHEC up to its usual level of reporting. The headlines talk about a Chinese restaurant opening and the story underneath that is about a police civilian investigator appearing in Court for accessing information. Are you whetting our appetites, Echo ???? djd
  • Score: -5

8:30am Wed 21 May 14

Name hider says...

Wouldn't go in here again ever!!
Walked past it daily to and from work and saw the tables still piled with dirty plates, glasses and cutlery for weeks after it had been closed. The tables built up mould and dust and really needed throwing out but instead have just been cleaned and being used again!!
At the very least you would expect a table cloth over them to hide the fact they were the same tables or change the layout to make it appear different!!
Wouldn't go in here again ever!! Walked past it daily to and from work and saw the tables still piled with dirty plates, glasses and cutlery for weeks after it had been closed. The tables built up mould and dust and really needed throwing out but instead have just been cleaned and being used again!! At the very least you would expect a table cloth over them to hide the fact they were the same tables or change the layout to make it appear different!! Name hider
  • Score: 23

8:46am Wed 21 May 14

mrpickles69 says...

will pass! never again...
will pass! never again... mrpickles69
  • Score: 11

9:05am Wed 21 May 14

djd says...

djd wrote:
Nice to see the OHEC up to its usual level of reporting. The headlines talk about a Chinese restaurant opening and the story underneath that is about a police civilian investigator appearing in Court for accessing information.
Are you whetting our appetites, Echo ????
Correct story with correct headline now. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Nice to see the OHEC up to its usual level of reporting. The headlines talk about a Chinese restaurant opening and the story underneath that is about a police civilian investigator appearing in Court for accessing information. Are you whetting our appetites, Echo ????[/p][/quote]Correct story with correct headline now. Thanks. djd
  • Score: -4

9:17am Wed 21 May 14

MrPitiful says...

Why do folk refer to the Echo as OHEC?
A bit naff and not even funny.
Why do folk refer to the Echo as OHEC? A bit naff and not even funny. MrPitiful
  • Score: 8

9:18am Wed 21 May 14

aquasplash3 says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
Seems to me that it is the same lot re-opening under a different guise. Why would you keep such a close link to the original name? I certainly won't be going.
It's because it is part of a chain. A branch in Leicester was also closed down and fined £12,000. Also the Yeovil branch received a '0' hygiene rating recently.
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: Seems to me that it is the same lot re-opening under a different guise. Why would you keep such a close link to the original name? I certainly won't be going.[/p][/quote]It's because it is part of a chain. A branch in Leicester was also closed down and fined £12,000. Also the Yeovil branch received a '0' hygiene rating recently. aquasplash3
  • Score: 15

9:41am Wed 21 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The dolphin centre is best avoided.
The dolphin centre is best avoided. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -3

9:55am Wed 21 May 14

nobbythesheep says...

I ate there once and never will again, the food was horrible (I only had a few bits) and made me ill. Why would anyone go back somewhere that is that bad even if they have finally cleaned it!
I ate there once and never will again, the food was horrible (I only had a few bits) and made me ill. Why would anyone go back somewhere that is that bad even if they have finally cleaned it! nobbythesheep
  • Score: 10

10:02am Wed 21 May 14

master plan says...

oversee wrote:
Then go to Mr Chows and pay £100 a head.....
Done that! Also been to burger restaurant that was £100 for a burger but it don't stop me going to McDonalds
[quote][p][bold]oversee[/bold] wrote: Then go to Mr Chows and pay £100 a head.....[/p][/quote]Done that! Also been to burger restaurant that was £100 for a burger but it don't stop me going to McDonalds master plan
  • Score: 5

11:20am Wed 21 May 14

burgerboy says...

Obviously out to make their money from unsuspecting holidaymakers as any local in their right mind who knows the ongoing history of this place would steer clear of the place going by the comments that have appeared in this paper.
Obviously out to make their money from unsuspecting holidaymakers as any local in their right mind who knows the ongoing history of this place would steer clear of the place going by the comments that have appeared in this paper. burgerboy
  • Score: 15

12:27pm Wed 21 May 14

billy bumble says...

I hope that the environmental health officers are going to follow up with weekly inspections for a fair amount of time

But I am not going to the bookies
I hope that the environmental health officers are going to follow up with weekly inspections for a fair amount of time But I am not going to the bookies billy bumble
  • Score: 6

2:41pm Wed 21 May 14

fireflier says...

Yu wan flied lice?
Yu wan flied lice? fireflier
  • Score: 1

4:19pm Wed 21 May 14

rudolph_hucker says...

I have been to China and know how much pride the Chinese have in their food.
To call it REAL CHINA is an insult to several billion people.
I have been to China and know how much pride the Chinese have in their food. To call it REAL CHINA is an insult to several billion people. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 10

4:51pm Wed 21 May 14

Borninbournemouth says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The dolphin centre is best avoided.
Why?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The dolphin centre is best avoided.[/p][/quote]Why? Borninbournemouth
  • Score: 7

5:22pm Wed 21 May 14

spooki says...

Spiridon Levi? Old fashioned Chinese name there.
Spiridon Levi? Old fashioned Chinese name there. spooki
  • Score: 7

5:58pm Wed 21 May 14

JackJohnson says...

spooki wrote:
Spiridon Levi? Old fashioned Chinese name there.
You've never heard of Spiridon Levi - that ancient Greco-Chinese family?

I want to know where environmental health officers go when they dine out. I'll go there.

We ate in the Chinese in Poole once. It was midweek. We were the first in, and didn't start to realise we'd made a mistake until we noticed we were the only customers that evening. The short queues at the buffet made up for it...

We've never been back, and never will be.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Spiridon Levi? Old fashioned Chinese name there.[/p][/quote]You've never heard of Spiridon Levi - that ancient Greco-Chinese family? I want to know where environmental health officers go when they dine out. I'll go there. We ate in the Chinese in Poole once. It was midweek. We were the first in, and didn't start to realise we'd made a mistake until we noticed we were the only customers that evening. The short queues at the buffet made up for it... We've never been back, and never will be. JackJohnson
  • Score: 9

6:03pm Wed 21 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Borninbournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The dolphin centre is best avoided.
Why?
In the same was as drinking vinegar will pass time but it's not pleasant.
[quote][p][bold]Borninbournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The dolphin centre is best avoided.[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]In the same was as drinking vinegar will pass time but it's not pleasant. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -5

7:31pm Wed 21 May 14

The Cerne Giant says...

Why not hand it over to 'Spoons, top for budget eating emporiums with exceptional drinkies prices
Why not hand it over to 'Spoons, top for budget eating emporiums with exceptional drinkies prices The Cerne Giant
  • Score: 3

7:33pm Wed 21 May 14

The Cerne Giant says...

. . . . and name it

"The Ladies Playing Fields"
. . . . and name it "The Ladies Playing Fields" The Cerne Giant
  • Score: 0

8:17pm Wed 21 May 14

DUCKFEEDER says...

"under new management" could be re-written as "under new relative" possibly
"under new management" could be re-written as "under new relative" possibly DUCKFEEDER
  • Score: 4

8:56pm Wed 21 May 14

master plan says...

Popped in there this afternoon just to be nosey and it's still the same management team that was in there before it closed down.
Popped in there this afternoon just to be nosey and it's still the same management team that was in there before it closed down. master plan
  • Score: 5

8:59pm Wed 21 May 14

master plan says...

Borninbournemouth wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The dolphin centre is best avoided.
Why?
Because it's still stuck in the 60's
[quote][p][bold]Borninbournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The dolphin centre is best avoided.[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]Because it's still stuck in the 60's master plan
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Wed 21 May 14

Talkingheadera says...

I rented a property to these muppets.
They used it for their staff.
They didn't monitor the house and the staff and hence it was disgusting when they vacated.
I rented a property to these muppets. They used it for their staff. They didn't monitor the house and the staff and hence it was disgusting when they vacated. Talkingheadera
  • Score: 1

12:52am Thu 22 May 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Why do folk refer to the Echo as OHEC?
A bit naff and not even funny.
I've not heard it before but completely agree. Very lame. Probably the travelers in Poole giving Countdown a whirl.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Why do folk refer to the Echo as OHEC? A bit naff and not even funny.[/p][/quote]I've not heard it before but completely agree. Very lame. Probably the travelers in Poole giving Countdown a whirl. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -8

3:16am Thu 22 May 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Talkingheadera wrote:
I rented a property to these muppets.
They used it for their staff.
They didn't monitor the house and the staff and hence it was disgusting when they vacated.
Why should they monitor the house? It's YOUR house. If you want to be greedy and prevent people from getting onto the property ladder to fund your pension that's a risk YOU take.

No sympathy whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Talkingheadera[/bold] wrote: I rented a property to these muppets. They used it for their staff. They didn't monitor the house and the staff and hence it was disgusting when they vacated.[/p][/quote]Why should they monitor the house? It's YOUR house. If you want to be greedy and prevent people from getting onto the property ladder to fund your pension that's a risk YOU take. No sympathy whatsoever. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 4

12:36pm Tue 27 May 14

wend32 says...

I don't think any one has a right to place a comment here unless you have been in there since the re fit i have been in there and the new staff are very polite and helpful and the food is great and very fresh and while i was in there not one customer complained if anything they were saying how nice the food was i think you all should shut up about the past and move on and give the real china another chance like we all deserve
I don't think any one has a right to place a comment here unless you have been in there since the re fit i have been in there and the new staff are very polite and helpful and the food is great and very fresh and while i was in there not one customer complained if anything they were saying how nice the food was i think you all should shut up about the past and move on and give the real china another chance like we all deserve wend32
  • Score: 2

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