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Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
0116 2623376
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food at a fair price

I've been going there for years and intend to go for many more. I've never had a bad meal whether it be a lunch or Dinner! I always feel like I have eaten enough and often leave food ;-( I like it so much I even took 16 people for my birthday celebrations. The set menus are very very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I've been going there for years and intend to go for many more. I've never had a bad meal whether it be a lunch or Dinner! I always feel like I have eaten enough and often leave food ;-( I like it so much I even took 16 people for my birthday celebrations. The set menus are very very good... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The vegetarian spring rolls for starters were lovely. I wasnt keen on the chicken satay on skewers. We ordered crispy aromatic duck which was quite fatty but nice flavour. For main we ordered szechaun King Prawns in birds nest and it was to die for. The chicken with cashewnuts in yellow bean sauce was also a brilliant choice. They made... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited twice in February - once on valentines evening and then for Chinese new year. The first time the food was delicious but the service not great. I had to ask four times for a glass of water. It arrived once I'd finished my dinner. The waitress just giggled. We had also ordered pork but ended up with beef.... More 

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Leicester UK
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195 reviews 195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Dined here as a group. Set New Year menu was pretty bland - all the usual dishes, prawn toast, spring rolls etc. as starters. There then followed lemon chicken, king prawns and a couple of beef dishes with some very stodgy rice and segments of orange as the only dessert. Overall, not great and relatively quite expensive @ £18 per... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The best and authentic chinese restaurant in Leicester! great food and the manager always gives a personal touch to guests. Often if i am undecided as to what to have, she will ask what i like and ask to leave it with her and will put something together for me and is a winner every time!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 2623376

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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

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