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Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
0116 2623376
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Ranked #187 of 851 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I've never found better. Doubt you will either. If you like prawns the best I've ever had are their Szechuan King Prawns in birds nest. This restaurant is a true icon amongst Leicester restaurants.

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leicester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

been going to peking for more than 20 years but on our last visit service was awful (25 mins to order drinks), food was terrible (meat in so called vegetarian soup) and attitude was appealing (clearly changed hands and maureen has left - which was confirmed to us by the rude waiter who let us walk out half way as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Been going here for about12 years. So sad to see they no longer do business lunch anymore. It was a good price and value for money. We only had two meals an 2 drinks cost 30. Sorry I won't be going anymore.I am surprised as there is so much competition in city now. So will get a better deal.

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leicestershire
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145 reviews 145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went with friends for husbands birthday, lovely ambiance, very friendly and welcoming, nice relaxed time. The food is amazing, one of our friends commented that it was the best Chinese food she'd ever had and must admit it was very special, everything was of high quality cooked to perfection and nicely presented, we had a banquet and left nothing!!!! After... More 

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Leicester
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52 reviews 52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After a grim experience last week I decided to revisit The Peking after a break of 5 years. I had Hot & Sour soup, Prawn Dumplings, stuffed crab claw, Seaweed Roll and Soft Shell Crab. The food was very tasty and perfectly seasoned - no need for salt and pepper at all. Service was efficient and friendly. I was disappointed... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I have been visiting this Chinese for a long time and we absolutely love it. We recently made a visit and discovered it's now under new ownership but we found our experience to be much the same, the food was still delicious, we love the duck pancakes! If you're after a great Chinese feast this is certainly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I visited the Peking at the weekend with friends and found it a great disappointment. They must be new ownwers. The food was very poor in comparison with previous visits with these same friends. The staff were young and were not capable of understanding our very simple requirements and their training was non- existent. I was also concerned at the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Well what a pity, not the same without Maureen. Possibly the best front of house manager in Leicester. The food has suffered too, bland and lacking that special touch that made this restaurant , in my 30 years of patronage, one of the best Chinese around. I feel like have lost an old friend although I understand Maureen is now... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Best place to go if you want proper home food! You know you're in a good place when you see it's packed with regulars all the time

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Loughborough
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten at the Peking for about 30 years and until recently thoroughly enjoyed the food. However, we have noticed a decline in standards. Even our Malaysian daughter-in-law no longer rates it very highly. Spicing and seasoning seems very variable with salty sweet and sour pork and bland seafood. It's recently been refurbished but they've stopped the very popular special... More 

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Additional Information about The Peking

Address: Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
Phone Number: 0116 2623376
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Chinese

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