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The Peking

Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
0116 2623376
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Ranked #138 of 814 restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Woking
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the third time I have been to the Peking since 2013. The first time I went it was very good. I then went in May and the sweet and sour pork had a definite rancid taste to it. I swore it would be the last time I went there. However my parents have just convinced me to go... More

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Denbigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent pork soup, 1/2 roasted chicken, squid in xo sauce and authentic fried rice. High quality service from the waiters and visits from the management to ensure that we enjoyed the experience.

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A bit quiet when we arrived but soon filled up, ordered drinks and were given prawn crackers with sweet chilly dip, ordered mixed horderves, delicious spare ribs, prawn toast, crispy chicken wings,crispy prawn wantons and a chicken wanton, served with sweet chilli sauce, no crispy seaweed though. For the main course we had beef hotpot curry, very nice if a... More

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Despite some recent negative reviews , please do not let that put you off . I have been using this restaurant pretty much weekly for 32 years and it is as goods if not better than any China town and even Hong Kong , all I will say is try it for yourself....the food is GOOD!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Service was average, made more interesting due to the owner/manageress made to feel welcome and valued as a customer. menu was insanely huge like taking out the lord of the rings trilogy and made to read it in one sitting :D Looks like the place is undergoing a refurbishment so no comments here. Booths are a nice inclusion on the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The service was excellent. Had my birthday meal there and the Restaurant prepared a special for us. Some of the dishes were not even on the menu and the food was excellent.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Came with my mum to celebrate her birthday. The value for meal was fantastic, we had the set menu of £7.20 each and the bill came in under £40 for 3 courses for 4 people. The mushroom starter was awful. The texture was lumpy and powdery and taste was not pleasant at all and I let my partner finish it... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

CONS: - Asked for diet coke and was told there was no diet coke and no ordinary coke either. - Asked for diet lemonade and was told there was no diet lemonade. Only normal lemonade.... ?! - Satay sauce was grim and tasteless - Mushroom soup was watery and tasteless - Noodles with chicken was watery and tasteless - Waiting... More

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swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Was looking for a chinese in Leicester came across the peking, lovely welcome from the owner who offered us a really good all you can eat deal (off the menu) Food and service was fantastic and will definitely be returning Thanks for a lovely evening

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Finally went here last week after hearing so many good things.. Let's just say won't be going back even if I got offered a free meal.. Service was so poor, food was tasteless. I had sweet corn soup for starters I actually had to add my own salt and chilli pilot make it taste like something rather than water..

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