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Slow Boat

57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
01244 317873
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Ranked #116 of 375 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The service is very rude and abrupt. My wife wanted to eat from the a la carte menu rather than the buffet and they made the point of coming back to say they would charge for the buffet if they thought she was eating from our plates. This after telling us the wrong price for the buffet and not having... More

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting the slowboat for years and haven't really had a bad experience yet. Depending on how busy the place is, the speed of service varies, but we have never had to wait too long. Love the starters and we often have to order another taster, the way the buffet is served keeps the waste down and deters... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Starters very oily, best advice is to not order too many starters and concentrate on the main course. Main course tasty. Deserts a bit boring. Nice atmosphere.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I often visit the Slow Boat for the all you can eat buffet both with family & friends. There is a huge choice of quality food. I like the fact that it is waitress service too. The Slow Boat also do takeaway (for collection only) which again is beautiful food although a little expensive so only do the takeaway as... More

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manchester
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were visiting chester and asked a taxi driver to take us to a chinese restaurant, we were pleased with this place. We chose salt n pepper ribs, &spring rolls to start, followed by borneo lamb & a mixed meat chow mein . Theres lots of Thai and malaysian dishes on the menu as well. The portions are quite large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had the Banquet lunch here last week while on holiday with my husband and son,and I would highly recommend there food, service and facility only wish I had a restraunt like this near me.you will not be disappointed.*****

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Wrexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Came here for the Sunday banquet the food is amazing and so much of it, an all you can eat buffet but without having to leave your seat such a brilliant idea, very good value for the amount of food you get and a great atmosphere

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Maybe Hans Christian Andersen had the Slow Boat in mind when he wrote ‘The Emperor's New Clothes?’ We had been told that a good time to visit was on a Sunday to try their all day banquet. We arrived just before 6pm and it was getting busy to be fair. I have to admit that at this stage all was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Went with a large party of young people for Sunday evening banquet. The service was prompt and efficient. The food was plentiful but lacked the subtlety I would expect from a Chinese restaurant. Everything was deep fried or marinated in sweet, sticky sauce. The bowls of noodles were brimful but the noodles were very dark and well cooked. The evening... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

All you can eat deal on a Sunday - good value and fresh food. Good service, nice atmosphere - windows were open as it was a nice day (last time I went years ago, it smelt so bad). Food was really nice and lots of Chinese people eating there which I think is always a good sign. Liked the fact... More

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