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57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
01244 317873
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant...
Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews seehttp://www.onionring.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant_info.asp?RID=2541
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  • 96
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food and quick service

After searching online for a Chinese in Chester the Slow Boat came out highly recommended, and rightly so. Eating at around 7:30 on a Tuesday evening the restaurant was very quite, but the food was delicious the staff were very quick serving and it was all reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Charlie J
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Booked at 4pm, arrived at 7:30, 5 minute wait for the table, had a drink and then sat down, food was amazing, exceptional value for money, hot, tasty, well presented and certainly somewhere where we will be going back to in the future

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After searching online for a Chinese in Chester the Slow Boat came out highly recommended, and rightly so. Eating at around 7:30 on a Tuesday evening the restaurant was very quite, but the food was delicious the staff were very quick serving and it was all reasonably priced.

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Liverpool, UK
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely big restaurant had the £18 mixed banquet, so much choice, great portions, food was fresh and piping hot, would go again.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Waited for Slow Boat to open at 1730 hrs today Nothing on out side to advice only had their Race Day menue Menue had no vegetarian option Left very disappointed 😕and still hungry

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Wales
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were spending a day in Chester and didn't know where to have lunch. The lunch 3 course meal was great value. Lots of food as well. The soups in particular were nice. Only disappointment was that after we finished our meals no one asked us if we wanted coffee. Apart from this the service was good. Didn't feel rushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My partner and I are not from Chester and as we don't know the area well it makes it difficult to choose where to eat. After looking around on trip advisor we found this restaurant and even tho it's over 100 on the places to eat list, it should be at least within the top 50! Everything was perfect! Meal... More 

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I went with my family whilst on holiday at Chester. The restaurant is situated in the centre of Chester, easy to find up a flight of stairs. The restaurant is very large and busy and the staff are very efficient although, as is common with Chinese restaurants, they are a bit quick to pull your plate away! The food is... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were staying overnight in Chester and found the all you can eat offer on Sundays only so thought we would try it. Called in at 4pm to book, but you cant! Came back at 6.45 and found out why, packed!! We were informed 15 min wait so bought a drink and sat down. 5 mins later table was available,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Too many places to eat in a strange town...stick to some type of food you like. We like Chinese food, hence the choice and Slowboat is close to our hotel. Fixed price menu with great flavours and friendly service. It is a big restaurant so guess it gets busy, but when we visited there were only a few tables taken.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went to the Sunday buffet with my partner and was surprised to be told that there was over half of the starters were unavailable to order. Food was pleasant, but portion sizes varied from each order. We also felt rushed to leave as they asked us to order mains and starters together which just felt unprofessional and dismissive of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 317873

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews seehttp://www.onionring.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant_info.asp?RID=2541
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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