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Bamboo

16 Market Place, Cockermouth, England
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Ranked #28 of 56 restaurants in Cockermouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Not highly recommended; the food was ok, but nothing special. The platters for starter were tasty and plentiful; would have fed 4 happily. The waiter advised that the green Thai curry would be like "licking the flames", but that red and yellow would be less hot; I ordered the yellow and it was hot, seemingly at the expense of other... More

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Workington, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I would have expected this restaurant to be quite on Tuesday night yet there were quite a few people in and 35 people coming for a party as we were leaving - this itself shows the high quality of food served here. The food was, as always, excellent and the service exemplary. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Had heard good things about this restaurant but found it to be pretty standard chinese food, nothing to shout about. They seem to to do two sittings, 6pm and 8-8.30pm, we booked the early slot and definately felt rushed. We had the banquet for 4 people (£100 with crispy duck, £88 without), the duck was a bit dry, and although... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Having only read the previous review after I visited Bamboo I don't understand how things can change so dramatically in a short space of time. I can only say how I found it. We didn't book & called on spec, the place was fairly busy but we got a table no bother. Service was fair, polite & prompt. Drinks came... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to this restaurant on Monday 24/3/14, it was busy and we were pleased to get a table. The food took a long time to come and my partners food came a good 5 minutes before mine. I ordered crispy noodles instead of rice and was presented with inedible noodles that had clearly been fried from already dry noodles.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This place trades on it's past reputation, there is very little regard to looking after the customer. Having eaten here a few times and noticing the poor level of customer service with attitude, I decided to write a review to warn others to avoid this place and go try one of the many others places to eat in Cockermouth. We... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We booked for Saturday night at 6pm, but were told they would need the table for 8pm as it was fully booked. That was good enough for us. My son ordered the chicken chow mein(one of the best he has had), I ordered S/S chicken cantonese style(which was FAB), my husband had sizzling beef(very tasty) and his mam had chicken... More

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Scotland, UK
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were on holiday nearby and were recommended this place by our hotel. We had the celebration banquet for 2 and loved it! We started with soup, then 5 starters, then duck, then 3 dishes with rice. They were very accommodating of our dietary requirements, and exchanged things we couldn't eat with prawns, which made us very happy! Every dish... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I visited bamboo a few weeks ago with my baby boy and best friend. Firstly the staff were very accomodating as I called only a few hours before to change our reservation to fit in with my little boy and they couldn't of been more helpful. Once we arrived we were shown to our table which was presented lovely and... More

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Egremont, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Visit Bamboo a lot and can't fault it. The aromatic duck is to die for and the salt and pepper chips are great. The only draw back we have is when only 2 of us go you can only get half a duck, which means we have to share a main course. Quarter duck would be better. Keep up the... More

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