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The Grain Barge

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Embankment road, Peterborough PE1 1ED, England
01733 311967
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food nice setting

Have visited this place several times and have not had a bad meal yet, friendly staff and good service, set menu has been the same for years so could do with a slight change then would give 5 stars, but perhaps if it's not broken then don't fix it, it won't stop me going

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Mick W
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice warm & welcoming friendly staff, lots of choice on the menu. timely service & good outlook over the river Nene. Good for family, couples & we were happy with the price, value.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Every time I come here the same slim lady greets me. The food and service is excellent I can not rate highly enough. The presentation and variety of food is possibly the best in Peterborough. Can not wait to return.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Hadn't been to The Grain Barge for over 20 years. Remember it as a very popular Chinese restaurant with two sittings and always packed. As other restaurants opened in Peterborough, we tended to eat elsewhere (less busy). Now that several have closed, we decided on the spur of the moment to go back to The Grain Barge. A different experience... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went on a busy Saturday night - and the staff looked a little 'freyed at the edges'. Service was ok and friendly, but they kept forgetting to bring drinks ordered (too busy?) Food was good, but I agree with other reviewers that the set menu is a little boring (but very substantial!) We waited quite a while for dessert which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is not the best place to go for a meal, I visited as for years I had heard good things about it though I found the food to be just ok, the staff were quite rude and the surroundings are really not that nice, needs a refurb fast!

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Peterborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went in a party of 7 for a birthday celebration recently. Had the standard selection menue which hasn't changed much in the past 5 years. Some of the dishes were very good and some just plain ordinary. Starters pretty good, drinks OK and price for a bottle of Macon Village reasonable at £20. The second round of dishes shredded duck... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely evening at the Grain Barge, the setting was gorgeous we sat by a windiw and had a great view of the river. The staff were courteous and attentive and the food was excellent. It was great to be able to eat such nice food whilst watching the river and the swans go by.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have visited this place several times and have not had a bad meal yet, friendly staff and good service, set menu has been the same for years so could do with a slight change then would give 5 stars, but perhaps if it's not broken then don't fix it, it won't stop me going

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

went here for a family night out. ive been passed here many times before and the look from the outside has always put me of as it looks very tired and dated however once inside that all changes. we were greeted with a warm friendly smile and quicly shown to our table and immediately given a basket of prawn crackers... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I came with my boyfriend in this restaurant and we were really excited to eat us. the atmosphere is very nice but there were very unpleasantly in my noodle TWO cockroaches death and you can not imagine the disgust! unfortunately then a cockroach was living on my pants. I did not say anything because I do not like to make... 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 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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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