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The Grain Barge

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Embankment road, Peterborough PE1 1ED, England
01733 311967
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Whatever floats your boat

Dined at the barge this week,not the warmest of resturants but consider its moored on the river this converted barge is a great experience,seemed to be run by 2 ladies who are great realy helpfull and attentive,the chicken satay starter one of the best l have had ,not 5 star but go and enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Nigel P
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Dined at the barge this week,not the warmest of resturants but consider its moored on the river this converted barge is a great experience,seemed to be run by 2 ladies who are great realy helpfull and attentive,the chicken satay starter one of the best l have had ,not 5 star but go and enjoy the experience

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

went for my work christmas party, it was very nice, polite staff, quick to bring out food and clear the table. will be returning again.

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Although we have visited Peterborough regularly we had never eaten at this restaurant before but decided to do so on a friends recommendation and we are so glad we did. The barge is well located on the riverside with steps down to it. It is cosy and intimate in a lovely setting.and nicely decorated. It is lovely watching all the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went on Friday night with my partner and friends. We turned up at 9.30pm and were seated with no problems and they didn't seem to mind us turning up so late. The waitress was very friendly. We had the set menu and the food was delicious, hot and there was lots of it. Really enjoyed The Grain Barge and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The staff here are friendly and cheerful. The food whilst nice was not exceptional. We shared the mixed starter, of which the prawn toast & crispy wonton were slightly over cooked. The duck & pancakes were good as was the chicken on black bean sauce. The salt & pepper ribs where not particularly salt & peppery but coated in batter.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have now visited the Grain Barge on several occasions. The staff are always very attentive and listen to our requirements. The food is excellent and served in just the right portions.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I visited the grain barge by chance on a recent night out at the Key theatre. The staff are very attentive and there were plenty of staff on duty. The food was very nice and the price was reasonable. The only thing I could fault was the flat coke drink we had each, obviously just poured strait... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I were looking for somewhere different to go, and when we got there we were delighted with the decor, with the service and above all, the delicious food. We were attended to courteously, we weren't rushed, and all in all we had an excellent evening.

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England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

One of the best Chinese cuisines I've visited with amazing food and presented in a very traditional way, would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes Chinese food! Only downside to it is that the interior was very dated and felt a bit dirty and damp! But none the less please visit!

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We used to visit this place a lot many years ago but moved a little further away so not been lately. Decided to try it again to celebrate a friends birthday and was delighted that it was still just as good as before. The service is excellent and the food still as varied and good. Set meal was chosen but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Embankment road, Peterborough PE1 1ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: 01733 311967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?