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“Chinese food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River Fortune

River Fortune
1 South Road, Kendal LA9 5QH, England
01539 734555
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Ranked #58 of 110 Restaurants in Kendal
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Chinese food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Restaurant clean, service and food very good. We always eat here when we are in Kendal. Easy to park outside the restaurant. Also takeaway service is excellent. Would recommend both to others.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“It is what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We use the takeaway occasionally, reluctantly in my case as I prefer Indian food, and I always have the same meal which has varied over the years due to several changes in ownership. They have plied us with free prawn crackers, to no avail as I grew out of the Chinese food experience when I was a lot younger, but I confess the food has always been eddible. I cannot judge it against other Chinese Takeouts as I have not tried the others, hence my review title.

Visited July 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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158 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
“Terrible in every way!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I have visited the River Fortune on many occasions over the past couple of years and have had some good meals there. However, an apparent change of management (and presumably chef) have left standards wanting. The food on this latest occasion was awful. Tough, chewy chicken was compounded by a tasteless, lukewarm sauce. Even the prawn crackers were like cardboard and the vanilla ice cream, served afterwards, was unpleasant in taste and texture. Such a shame, but I certainly could not recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have visited this restaurant on many occasions, the food is tasty, well presented and service is very quick. Good value for money, staff are pleasant. The room is often quite cold and I have eaten in my coat on more than one occassion.

Visited September 2012
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Chinese food, very tasty, very good.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here with my hubby, food perfect atmosphere good, and reasonably priced. Definitely recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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