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The Grain Barge

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Embankment road, Peterborough PE1 1ED, England
01733 311967
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable evening

A group of Six friends visited The Grain Barge based on the river in Peterborough, the Chinese food was very good, the service friendly, helpful and attentive in all a very pleasent experience, the only comment I would make is that a " lazy susan" would have been very useful on this large round... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
johnHerby
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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cold, Monday, January evening when we climbed the slippery gang-plank and entered the restaurant. Big gas heaters made the place warm enough and the greeting was friendly. The menu has most Chinese dishes on it, but strangely no Foo Young. It's really geared around you having the set menu, but we chose both the set menu and... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was excellent, probably the best Chinese food I've had in Peterborough- and Cheshire, where I lived previously, and Lancaster, where I attend university. Service was polite and fast (if a little confused with our dish heater at one point!), but the dishes were outstanding. If I had to give one nit-pick, and it is a real nit-pick, the... More 

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Thank Conor M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Family meal at Grain Barge. Great choice of food with set meal. Generous amount of food. Service great. Will return soon.

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Thank henrysfamily307
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We ate here as a group of four on a busy Saturday night. There was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant although the lighting is a bit too bright for my liking. We all had the set menu which provided a decent range of food with plenty for all of us. The dishes were nice but not amazing. The service... More 

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Thank pboropixie
Spilsby, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A group of Six friends visited The Grain Barge based on the river in Peterborough, the Chinese food was very good, the service friendly, helpful and attentive in all a very pleasent experience, the only comment I would make is that a " lazy susan" would have been very useful on this large round table. We would visit again if... More 

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Thank johnHerby
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Nice friendly service,food was excellent. Would definitely go again.lots of food go for the set menu for value. Drinks can be expensive but did not spoil the evening.

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Thank colin B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Have been twice recently, once with a group of 12 to celebrate a birthday and once for a meal out with 7... no group size phases them and the restaurant caters for everyone. The set menu is fantastic value for 4 courses, all brought to the table hot and fresh. The service is great with the head waitress (perhaps she's... More 

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Thank Molly1711
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I always enjoy visiting a Chinese restaurant and my visit to the Grn barge was no exception. The food was as i'd expect for a chinese and there was plenty of it. It is certainly a good idea to order the set meal as the food just keeps on coming. The mixed starters, the aromatic duck and the banana fritters... More 

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Thank AndyNalliah
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We've visited the Grain Barge around 4 times now, and it's been excellent every time. We usually go for the vegetarian set menu, which I think is slightly different each time, but always really good. Wide range of veggie options. We have always found staff very attentive, and the boat is a really charming atmosphere.

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Thank Emilyem17
Peterborough
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I popped into The Grain Barge after attending an event at the key theatre. It was 9pm and we wondered if we were a little late for a Wednesday night! Surprising the staff were so welcoming considering we were quite late. A lovely Chinese lady said 'its still early please come in and make yourselves comfortable!' The... 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, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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?