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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still very good after all these years

We used to come here fairly often but realised last night that we hadn't been for well over 10 years for one reason or another. This time we went as a party of 8 after a night at the races (it's a 10 minute walk) and all had the Executive Banquet. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
David L
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English first
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went for the 3 course deal, had soup, a sharer starter and a main, and the food just got better. Excellent food, great price and really nice staff.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I visit the slowboat fairly regularly (probably more than i should admit) and always on a sunday for ''slowboat sunday'' It is an all you can eat banquet for £13.60 but you order the meals fresh from the menu and they're brought to you rather than the typical banquest style. all of the food is to die for but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We used to come here fairly often but realised last night that we hadn't been for well over 10 years for one reason or another. This time we went as a party of 8 after a night at the races (it's a 10 minute walk) and all had the Executive Banquet. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not been to the SlowBoat in 18 months but I heard they changed the format so decided to give it another go last Sunday. I had my first taste of Chinese food at this venue 25 years ago and it was the best dining experience of my life. Sadly, after years of decline this venue had reached the bottom of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited for the all you can eat Sunday banquet. We were quickly seated upon arrival, although a queue quickly formed after that and many people were stood awkwardly around the bar for a while waiting for a table. We visited on Fathers Day, so it was understandably busy. We ordered a selection of starters which took a while to... More 

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Chester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The meal started well with soup and then superb crispy duck; but then went down hill rapidly. Be warned, every single starter is deep fried, including deep fried, battered meat balls, deep fried, battered chicken satay and deep fried, breaded spare ribs. Not nice! The mains were ok, rather tasteless. Oh and don't forget that you can then finish the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This Chinese restaurant offers great dining for groups / families. The menu allows you to choose what you like rather than a set meal, but also have more & more if thats what you fancy, all for one set price.... Great for parties and business groups also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My hubby and i had a meal here on a Monday evening. We had decide to eat later so the early bird buffet had finished. There is literally lots to choose from on the menu (took us ages to pick!!) The restaurant had 4 other tables occupied and all these were actually chinese couples or groups - very reassuring!! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have visited here a good few times now. Always on a Sunday for the buffet. We were a party of 10 people visiting here last Sunday, food is lovely and service os good but upon receiving our bill we noticed we had been charged for £19 worth of bar drinks that we didnt have. When this was questioned at... More 

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Additional Information about Slow Boat

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

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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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