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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
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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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring"...
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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  • 118
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food..

We booked a table at short notice for a Friday night and they were more than happy to accommodate for us even though they were very busy. When we arrived at the restaurant we were promptly seated and asked for our drinks order. My boyfriend ordered a Carling but the waiter brought him a Chinese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
LBWhite125
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table at short notice for a Friday night and they were more than happy to accommodate for us even though they were very busy. When we arrived at the restaurant we were promptly seated and asked for our drinks order. My boyfriend ordered a Carling but the waiter brought him a Chinese bottled beer instead which wasn't... More 

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Thank LBWhite125
Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic food, service and extremely reasonable, large portions ! Seated and served very quickly. Staff in no rush to 'clear' our table and 'move us on.'

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Thank Kez M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went on Friday night had the banquet it was the best i have ever had .Food was red hot and staff were very nice .

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Thank Nigel S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on sat 23rd Jan 2016.vwry busy at 8pm onwards.lovely banquet. Something bit different. Wife thought some starters bit overcooked.king prawns amazing and chicken strips with rice n noodles.great staff very precise n friendly.well organised.only 1 dessert choice.all in all I'd give 8/10. Will Def return.

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Thank David E
Buckley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there a few times mainly for the Sunday Banquet which is very good, went on a Saturday night, service was excellent even though it was very busy, food was lovely, this is one of the best Chinese restaurants i have been to, highly recommended.

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Thank Simon S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the slow boat as my partner and I were in the mood for a Chinese and had been there before. We were sat down straight away as it was very quiet when we first arrived with it being a Monday evening ( we were the only ones in there, but it soon picked up as the evening... More 

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Thank TDMarnell
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet style Chinese not bad prices food was hit and miss spring roll frozen inside main meal vegs hot rice cold and the heating turn off by 10 freezing cold in there not recommended

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Thank Karl B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had booked a table to eat at another restaurant as a birthday suprise for my wife and was let down. On a recommendation we decided to give the Slow Boat, a try and it turned out to be the better alternative. The food, the service, the staff, the varied choice from the buffet menu, all superb and excellent value, served... More 

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Thank EWRIGHT679
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If like me you have a good appetite you will not be disappointed here. We went for the “Belly Buster banquet” and it is just that. You get to choose as many dishes as you like and the quality is and service is excellent. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank WynneJ
dyfibell
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on evening of New Year's Day. We were a party of four. Selection of food was great, well presented and delicious. Service was quick and friendly. Even managed a banana fritter. Yummy.

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Thank shirleyj49

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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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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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