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2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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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
Don't let the outside fool you!!

Just had a take away from here so not experienced the restaurant, but, wow! The food was fantastic. Ok a lot of Chinese food can be the same. Well I think this has to rate among the best. Shame we don't live in carnforth. If we are up here again, I'd certainly try the restaurant next time too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
DeanJaneC
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best chinese take away a that I have ever had. Shame I don't live in the area otherwise it would become my favourite.

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just had a take away from here so not experienced the restaurant, but, wow! The food was fantastic. Ok a lot of Chinese food can be the same. Well I think this has to rate among the best. Shame we don't live in carnforth. If we are up here again, I'd certainly try the restaurant next time too. Great!!

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Bolton, Greater Manchester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We almost didn't go into the restaurant because from the outside it was quite grubby and uninviting. However, we had looked at reviews from TripAdvisor and decided we would try it anyway. The restaurant does seem almost an after thought from the attached chippy however the service was great; our waitress couldn't do enough for us. The food was quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Wouldnt go to any other chinese. Love this spot.. food is always cooked well an they will adapt a dish for you if needs be. The owners are always happy an helpful☺

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The restaurant is actually called The Honey Tree and we found the ambience lovely. The staff were friendly and the food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ever since hearing about this place, I refuse to visit any other Chinese!! I honestly think that the food from this takeaway is a million times better than most takeaways in the area, and the woman who owns the place is always really cheery!! :P I've never eaten in, but the takeaway is always cooked fresh, and tastes amazing!! I... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Not a bad place to eat the food was ok but nothing to special, also reasonably priced. Waiting times are very good and would try the place again in the future.

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Arnside
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8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here for the first time a couple of weeks ago and the food is fantastic. Really fresh tasting and flavoursome. We always go to Jumbo but this place is much better- the meat fell off the salt and pepper ribs with hardly any fat.. The mixed starter was so tasty we got extra crispy seaweed... The lemon chicken was... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Food excellent there was a large group of us and everyone's dish was fab. Would recommend a visit. The restaurant itself is small but nicely set out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I would rate this Chinese take-away as the best in the Lancaster / Carnforth area. The Singapore Fried Noodles, especially, are delicious and the prawn crackers are always fresh and tasty. I missed these badly when the restaurant owners took a long, well deserved holiday, during July and August. The restaurant food, no doubt, is just as good.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 2 Scotland Road, Carnforth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Amazing chinese take away, I'd love to add a review.

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