Mayflower Chinese Takeaway, SE15 1NL

  • 020 7639 0032
  • 885 Old Kent Road, SE15 1NL (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
  • 4:30pm-midnight Mon-Fri; noon-midnight Sat-Sun

Not-bad, not-great Chinese takeaway on the Old Kent Road. Delivery is free for orders over £8.

Kake and bob tried the delivery option in May 2007. Mixed starters for two (£5) were competent apart from the crispy seaweed, which was far from crispy, and the BBQ spare ribs, which were about two-thirds fat with very little meat. Aubergine in sea spice sauce (£2.90) wasn't bad; certainly better than the version we had recently from Sanh Hing. Stir-fried broccoli Szechuan style (£2.80) was very good, with a decent amount of heat coming from the fresh red chillies included in the dish. We also tried one of the chef's specials, "Amazing Potatoes" (£3.50), which seem to be potato slices stuffed with some kind of meat, then battered and deep-fried; actually quite nice.

It's worth noting that their "Thai" food is almost entirely unlike Thai food. Pad Thai, for example, was unrecognisable. Stick to the Chinese dishes.

Kake's verdict: Probably won't bother ordering from here again as they don't offer online ordering and in any case there are better choices in the area (e.g. Dream Taste).

Food last sampled by Kake and bob, 2 May 2007. Opening times and prices taken from delivery menu, May 2007.
OS X co-ord: 535240 OS Y co-ord: 177328 (Latitude: 51.478749 Longitude: -0.053924)
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