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57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
01244 317873
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, Good service & Good value for money!

We visited this restaurant for a works meal out last week. We went straight after work, so had opted for the tea time buffet option - which proved to be outstanding value for money! On arrival the staff were welcoming and very accommodating of our request to swaps the tables around and add an extra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Paula G
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for a works meal out last week. We went straight after work, so had opted for the tea time buffet option - which proved to be outstanding value for money! On arrival the staff were welcoming and very accommodating of our request to swaps the tables around and add an extra course (at extra cost) from... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There are cheaper all you can eat Chinese restaurants around, but none will beat this for food quality and service! The food is cooked fresh. You go through courses starter, main etc but can repeat any course as many times. You choose 6 dishes from each course so in a group it means you can try everything. You mud finish... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Went to the slow boat on Mother's Day, it was extremely busy but that was expected. We got a table for 5 people in about 15 minutes, we didn't have to wait long, which I didn't mind! We all had the buffet and paid extras for chips and prawn crackers. The food was excellent quality and extremely tasty and arrived... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I always remember to put things in context eg Value for money. It is an all you can eat (made to order) buffet not a 5 star al-a-carte Michelin restaurant. Our Sunday visit included Hot & Sour Soup (not bad) Salt n Pepper Ribs (good), OK Ribs (not bad), fried beef dumplings (not fussed), Thai chicken strips (ok) Salt n... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My husband and I went for a meal on a Saturday night, it was very busy, we hadn't booked a table but they managed to fit us in. We went for the buffet menu which you can order as many times as you like for each course. The meal was out of this world it was fantastic, the staff were... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Excellent Chinese highly recommend. Try the Kirin ichiban lager too. All standard fare, pleasant surrounds, tentative staff. Enjoy.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Was recommended to us whilst on a weekend break to Chester & we was not been disappointed. We chose the Full belly menu & had plenty of choice to choose from. Service was welcoming & good. Food delicious. If in Chester you need to try you won't be disappointed.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed in Chester for the weekend and the Slow Boat was suggested to us by the staff at the Crowne Plaza. We went on a Friday night and enjoyed the “All You Can Eat Full Belly Weekend Menu” The food was delicious, the staff were helpful and attentive and the restaurant was lovely and clean. When we’re next in... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. We hadn't booked a table but this was not a problem Although the resturant was busy we only had to wait about 20 minute at the bar. We went for the buffet menu where you order off the extensive menu. You can order as often as you like and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have been here many many time and even encourage friends and family to go when we eat out. The menus are great value for money especially the all you an eat menu on a Friday night and Saturday. You order what you want and it is cooked and brought to you. There is no limit to what you you... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?