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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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Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly and helpful Chinese restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
EFW_12
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Good service, standard menu, decent portions, quite salty and fairly cheap, licensed... difficult to contact.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My first visit to this gem of a restaurant did not disappoint. A busy restaurant is a good sign and was not misleading. We received a warm, friendly welcome and after enjoying our drinks and placing our orders we were shown to our table. The food was delicious, good portions, hot, tasty. Its good when the waiting staff and manager... 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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