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16 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PL, England
01524 842828 ‎
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Magic Chinese Food

Well after recently spending 30 nights in China the Fortune Star is the most authentic Chinese food that I have every tasted outside China, OK the place is not a palace but clean and very very busy. try the Barbecue Spare Ribs. An amazing Chinese Restaurant for the right reasons good food and good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
David G
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Chonburi, Thailand
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Chonburi, Thailand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well after recently spending 30 nights in China the Fortune Star is the most authentic Chinese food that I have every tasted outside China, OK the place is not a palace but clean and very very busy. try the Barbecue Spare Ribs. An amazing Chinese Restaurant for the right reasons good food and good service

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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

had a take away on Friday, as the Dragon must've been busy and wasn't answering the phone. Extremely disappointed with the food. Dry salt and pepper ribs,flavourless chicken soup and blanched special,fried rice. Most of it went straight in the bin and was described by one Family member as the worst ever eaten in Lancaster. Rated 3 stars for the... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went with Chinese friends - they were very happy. Willing to adapt dishes, willing to advise, attentive - but not overly so, food arrived rapidly / efficiently. I suspect they cater more to British ideas of Chinese foods - but there was a separate menu in Chinese and our friends happily discussed what they would like / altered things... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Been to the fortune star three times now on separate occasions, the lady who appears to be the owner is always very welcoming and so polite. Quite shocked to see so many bad reviews! The food is good and served in large portions. The staff are very polite and always check that you are satisfied with your meal.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is okay but the service is very poor. They were very obviously understaffed. The staff were not trained to serve without invading the diners space. We were not asked if we would like drinks on arrival. When I did ask I was told by the waitress "I will come back in a minute", This did not happen and... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I used to visit regularly and never had a bad meal. When we booked a large group of 12 people the food was inferior, less of it and pancakes had mould on them. We now go to the Golden Dragon 200 yards away which is always excellent

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Having never been to this restaurant before, I made a visit purely on the basis of the reviews on here. I just cannot understand why this place is so highly rated! I have eaten in a lot of Chinese restaurants, some good, some bad, but I can wholeheartedly say this is the worst Chinese food I have ever eaten. For... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

For me, this is by far the best restaurant in Lancaster and here is why; A friendly welcome, courteous service, delicious food and a great atmosphere. Not many restaurants can offer such consistently high service and if you want a pleasant evening out I would highly recommend eating here. The food is so, so tasty - I had the salt... More 

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best chinese restaurants!! Whilst it's internal decor is tired and dated do not let this put you off! The food is excellent! Great sized portions at a decent price and so tasty! The staff are friendly and judging by their interaction with other customers, are well known by locals. Unfortunately the restaurant isn't open on... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Another great meal we had last night at the fortune Star!!! We had a family night out and it was fantastic....the food is always great and the staff are always on the ball...(Note to the fortune star is...and is only a small thing is the chips were more like roast potatoes than chips) other than that we had another nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Dalton Square, Lancaster LA1 1PL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 01524 842828 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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