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The Grain Barge

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Embankment road, Peterborough PE1 1ED, England
01733 311967
Monday
Closed
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Reservations
Buffet
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Average food

visited early Saturday evening. Had a warm welcome and were shown to our table. The service throughout our visit was very good and attentive. No complaints there. Our first two choices of wine were not available due to supply issues. My partner wanted fish main course and was told the grilled... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Philip A
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

visited early Saturday evening. Had a warm welcome and were shown to our table. The service throughout our visit was very good and attentive. No complaints there. Our first two choices of wine were not available due to supply issues. My partner wanted fish main course and was told the grilled fish was sea bass. Was informed 5 minutes later... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We booked for a table for 8 for my son's 18th birthday and had a great night. The service slipped up a few times but generally very good. The starters and the duck were amazing, the main courses not quite so good but a really good night. We were treated to a free shared dessert (with birthday candles) which was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Booked there for valentines day for 7. Get there and we are waiting for over 10 minutes to even be spoken too then get told to come back in an hour and a half as there too busy! With a poor attitude!! Even though we booked!! Disgusting should learn to manage better!!

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Excellent meal for an early Chinese New Year celebration wonderful selection of food and good company what more could we ask for

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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

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant 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
63 helpful votes 63 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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ENGLAND
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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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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?