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35 Grove St, Retford DN22 6JP, England
01777 700387
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice food but a few problems

I went with friends early evening midweek recently, the restaurant looks nice from outside and inside very clean and modern but was very cold, they had put extra little heaters on but its quite a big place so didn't really make much difference so we kept jackets and scarfs on haha. quick and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
jackietheboss
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited Freds restaurant for the first time. Not sure what we were expecting, but we were very pleasantly surprised!Despite it being a cold night small heaters had been placed around the restaurant and it was comfortably warm. The waiter, while having little to say for himself was efficient. We opted for the set meal for two.The food when it arrived... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was upgraded internally a couple of years ago the upgrade was very welcome food is wonderful staff very friendly it is well worth a visit to this restsurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After reading some of the reviews I was dubious as to whether or not to go. I'm so glad we did, table for six on my daughters 10th birthday with 6 different meals ordered. Every one was amazing and cooked to perfection. The staff were excellent!! Will definately eat here again both in the resturant and take aways, wouldn"t hesitate... More 

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Newark, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This saddens me to write this review. I always found Fred's to be excellent. Yes, the decor was a bit tired but the food more than made up for that and it was clean. Sadly, since the revamp it seems to have gone gradually downhill and these past few weeks has been terrible. I suspect there is a different chef... More 

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Arrived 10 mins early place packed out. But we we taken direct to our booked table. Service excellent as normal the knew the occasion and made itvsprcial. Food very good no waiting was brought to table when requested. Cannot fault. Will continue using this Chinese Restaurant and recommend to all. MR R Penten

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A party of us went to Fred's on Monday 16th Feb and had another excellent meal. The service was first rate and nothing was too much trouble. The meal as always was delicious and I think it is the best Chinese around.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was lovely but room was cold. One of our dishes had been forgotten but it came about 5mins into meal. Some staff very friendly but our main waiter was ignorant. He didn't smile or offer any sort of personality. Would get a take away but not eat in or recommend to family/friends. 😢

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went with friends early evening midweek recently, the restaurant looks nice from outside and inside very clean and modern but was very cold, they had put extra little heaters on but its quite a big place so didn't really make much difference so we kept jackets and scarfs on haha. quick and attentive service with drinks and food but... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visit multiple times a year and never have a bad experience. It is our favourite Chinese restaurant and no other seems to compare. Keep the good work up and we shall be back soon!

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Nottinghamshire
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was given the wrong meal, pointed this out to a very ignorant waiter, who, without a smile or an apology, whisked my meal away and said he'd fetch me the correct one. My husband was over half way through his meal, and feeling uncomfortable at eating without me, by the time my correct one arrived. When it arrived, again,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Grove St, Retford DN22 6JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford
  • Phone Number: 01777 700387

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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