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The Peking

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Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
0116 2623376
Sunday
Closed
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Ordinary !!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Rich52
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Leicester UK
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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English first
Leicester UK
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
145 reviews 145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?