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“Not as expected” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Slow Boat

Slow Boat
57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
01244 317873
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Ranked #119 of 411 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews seehttp://www.onionring.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant_info.asp?RID=2541
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Not as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us, and we were very disappointed. Service was ok, food was overcooked (especially crispy duck! Very dry).
Other dishes were not bad, but would not have said they were excellent.
All in all expensive, over £100 for 4 people, would not go back again

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We visited on a Friday evening, there is an all you can eat buffet £19 per head, food is cooked to order and is beautiful . One of the best Chinese restaurants I have ever been to! Will definitely be visiting again x

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Again good food cooked fresh to order.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Phoned up and they managed to squeeze us in after only booking 30 minutes before arrival. Very busy but luckily staff managed to move us anyways as at first we ended up next to a very noisy hen party. Not the hens fault its just the acoustics of the room so if there is a large party, ask to be sat in the quieter area overlooking the canal.

Food was fab and again, even though its a buffet, food was cooked fresh to order. Would really recommend the prawn toast and curry samosas but the duck parcels are very oily. Prices have been raised recently though so watch this.

If going, definitely go Friday or Sat for the buffet as this is much better value for money. If going midweek and ordering from the main menu, this is still very expensive and not good value. As long as they don't raise the prices of the buffet further, this will continue to be one of our fave places to eat out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic food, value for money fantastic service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Sunday had the banquet it was lovely!! Very friendly staff! Value for money!! And eat as much as you like!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing fresh food, good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The best Chinese I have experienced. Extensive menu and tastes amazing. The all you can eat menu was great, each course is cooked freshly and brought to your table separately and at any point you can order more, not like these buffet restaurants, you are given a menu and order whatever you like from it. Not sure what the previous reviewer meant by buffet, they don't do buffet at this restaurant and the price is more than reasonable for the quality and freshness if the food. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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