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Royal Square, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Food was ok, think we just arrived at the wrong time

We ordered 2 soups and 2 thai green curries, one chicken one king prawn. The drinks and starters came quick enough. We then had a table of 8 arrive next to us who had obviously pre-ordered and their food was bought out immediately. I think this contributed to the problem! We waited. And waited. So... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2014
gillybeans18
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We decided to go this place on a whim, and boy we were really learnt a lesson. we were seated after a 20 minute wait without so much as a smile. The food was just average, and our mood was terribly spoilt because of the ill behaved senior hostess who kept on arguing that they serve port in pegs ,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ordered 2 soups and 2 thai green curries, one chicken one king prawn. The drinks and starters came quick enough. We then had a table of 8 arrive next to us who had obviously pre-ordered and their food was bought out immediately. I think this contributed to the problem! We waited. And waited. So I found the waiter and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Have visited 5-6 times now, and although its not a palace we find the food and prices acceptable. Yes its not 5star, but for price and quality and quantity it does the job. Usually busy and they turn lots away.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This was a total shot in the dark as the set menu looked superb. The starters where nice, no problem. I ordered the Thai green curry which said medium hot. Now, I can eat spicy food but this was just unbearable. I picked out all the chicken and left the sauce. The place needs a thorough clean and the toilets... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My family and I ate here recently whilst in Bowness. The quality of the food was poor and the service wasn't the best. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone visiting the town. The nearby tapas restaurant is far better.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

When me and my husband go away we always try and find a Chinese. I read the reviews and didn't know what to expect, but wanted to try it. We arrived and the staff were lovely. We were seated next to a windows that had a lot of tape on it, but being old fashioned windows probably alot of work... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The food was acceptable and had obviously been freshly prepared or at least as fresh as Chinese gets however, the staff were poorly presented totally unprofessional and had no manners in fact they were quite obnoxiously rude, our meals turned up at different time intervals I had to request a fork to eat with (comically no knives were even on... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We came for a meal on sat18 may . It was outstanding food, my friend loves chinese food and she said it was the best she'de ever eaten and it was . The sevice was quick and the staff very friendy and helpful ...we will be coming back when we next come to the lakes THANK YOU ...

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Hertfordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have just returned from the Lakes and we visited this restaurant twice and were impressed on both visits. The food was served on hot plates and was well cooked and very tasty one of the nicest. Value was just right we had 3 main dishes 1 rice, 1 noodles and a bottle of wine £52.00. The staff were very... More 

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england
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is now called You and me. Despite the poor reviews , we decided to give this place a try. The waitress was friendly and seated quickly as it was quiet. Quick turnaround with ordering + serving. I ordered egg fried rice with tofu. Food was good and abundant for the price paid ( £9) . The decor was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Square, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere

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  • Cuisine: Chinese

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