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The Grain Barge

Embankment road, Peterborough PE1 1ED, England
01733 311967
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Ranked #62 of 313 restaurants in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
united kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Went on Saturday, had a 14 quid fixed price meal - good value and they catered for a wheat free diet with alternatives and no hassle what so ever. I know there are a couple of recent reviews that suggest it is poor but we had exactly the opposite experience. Poor range of lager though ! house wine a tenner... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very reasonably priced Sunday buffet. Good quality food with nice river views. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Having previously left an excellent review 18months or so ago, sadly I have to admit that the Grain Barge has been cutting corners and it shows. The owners wife who runs the show is brash, fake and although tries hard to appear welcoming is not, but more disappointingly, the food, it now lacks flavour and is not up to the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Absolutely shocking experience. We booked a table for 14 people to celebrate my 30th birthday. Once we had all picked and ordered our food, the manger came out and told us that we could only have the set menu and if we did not agree to this we would have to leave. Unfortunately, due to there being 14 of us... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were going as a group - two of us arrived first and the table was pointed out to us, but weren't taken to our table as i would usually expect. We arrived at the allocated time - but not everyone was able to come - which was greeted with what i would describe as a look of despair from... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We called in on New Years Eve without a booking. Whilst it was inconvenient to the owners they found us a table. We really enjoyed the set meal and the waiter had a wonderful sense of humour.It was a place we would return to without hesitation,I wish it was closer to our home

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Fairly standard quality Western Style Chinese, by no means authentic but enjoyable all the same. Tastiest thing was arguably the waitress :-) I jest somewhat, the dishes were of above average takeaway quality, but the waitress was gorgeous!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We booked a family meal on New Year's Eve and were extremely impressed by the service, couldn't fault the attention we received. Had a table downstairs which added to the ambience with pretty lighting. We had the set buffet to make it easier and the food was very good, plenty of it (had to ask for a doggy bag). Haven't... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Service is very good at the grain barge they are very friendly and helpful. I went there for a friends birthday in a group of 8. After eating here 3 people including myself were extremely ill. So I won't be eating there again. If you want good chinese food I would highly recommend the Emperor.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Have been to The Grain Barge several times and each time it has been very good. Staff are very helpful and the environment is great with super views down river. My only critism is that it is a little short on space but I suppose that adds to the charm of the place. I can't wait to go again, and... More

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