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131 Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 5SA, England
01452 331 688
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very large restaurant & good food.

Went for an evening meal with husband and two kids aged 9 & 12. Very large restaurant in what was originally The Bristol Hotel & pub, many tears ago. All you can eat £15.95 starters great and could of easily just grazed through these as lots of choice. Onto the mains loads of choice. Well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My favourite place to eat in Gloucester. The service is always good and the food is tasty! Good value for money. I highly recommend.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went for an evening meal with husband and two kids aged 9 & 12. Very large restaurant in what was originally The Bristol Hotel & pub, many tears ago. All you can eat £15.95 starters great and could of easily just grazed through these as lots of choice. Onto the mains loads of choice. Well worth a visit, service a... More 

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gloucester
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we went for a birthday meal with family I have to say the food was the best we have had in a long time The starters were very filling even before your main meal you feel rather full .Then the main food come`s and it was lovely all freshly cooked .Will defo be going again .

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited with friends on a busy Friday night, service was great and the food was amazing, am never disappointed when eating at the Shanghai. Food is really good value and the staff are really friendly and accommodating.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was a little concerned about the choice of this restaurant by my daughter and her partner for a family meal whilst visiting her in Gloucester having read the bad reviews. Like the previous reviewer I was pleasantly surprised! I have never been to an 'all you can eat' restaurant like this - usually they have pre-cooked dishes keeping warm... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When looking for a Chinese buffet restaurant in Gloucester we were slightly underwhelmed by the reviews seen. We decided that Shanghai looked like the best of a fairly bad bunch, and we were glad we chose Shanghai come the end of the night. The food was excellent, with a good choice of dishes, and the service reasonably quick, especially considering... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Upon arrival we was hardly acknowledged... Freezing in there... Staff looked bored... Didn't feel welcomed... Food was edible... Would of enjoyed my local takeaway more... Drinks were forgotten... Staff were hardly nowhere to be seen... Felt uncomfortable to "eat as much as I liked" even though it's "eat all u want"... Wasn't even acknowledged when we left... Will not be... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was a first (and last) trip to the Shanhai. First impressions weren't great and they rapidly went downhill. Upon arrival waited by the bar for about 5 minutes before being acknowledged by an member of staff and was then greeted by the maître-de who wore an expression of both distain and irritation. Despite booking, we waited a further 10... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Disgusting service by staff, this restaurant shouldn't cater for so many tables if it can't cope with the pressure. Wont be coming back.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Staff with attitude. Excruciatingly slow service. After waiting for food we had to ask for plates, twice. When the plates arrived only 4 came and there were 6 of us. Left feeling really let down and deflated.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 5SA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: 01452 331 688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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