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“Pre-Match Evening Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of King Neptune

King Neptune
34-36 Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XQ, England
+44 (0)191 261 6657
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $63 - $63
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Pre-Match Evening Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My 3 friends and I were visiting from Liverpool the day before the game. Chose this restaurant as it was the most busiest and it was an excellent choice. We chose a banquet at £17.50/head (can't remember the name) and were not disappointed. We all agreed it was probably the best chinese we've had, and we've had a few!!
Staff were very courteous and we had a good banter about the forthcoming game. Would definately recommend and look forward to returning next season, if Newcastle stay up!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pershore, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Seriously well cooked meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We decided to eat in Chinatown but some of the reviews have been not so good ; we need not have worried
We ate seafood throughout
The crab and prawns starters were delicious
The fish in black bean sauce the best I have ever had and the scallops were cooked to perfection
The service was helpful and attentive
All in all a very good meal and not at a silly price

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Chinatown in Newcastle boasts some good restaurants, but King Neptune must be one of the very best. We were tired so chose lazily and went for a set menu - the Emerald. This however proved to be very good. We started with an excellent chicken and sweet corn soup, then had aromatic crispy duck accompanied by lots of pancakes and one of the best Hoisin sauces I have tasted. The jumbo prawns that followed were perhaps a bit disappointing - the batter was too dominant and could have been much more delicate. The main course dishes showed a return to form however, with excellent sizzling fillet steak, an interesting dish of prawns in a satay sauce, and a piquant dish of sweet and sour chicken. Service was very good too, and was full of nice touches - for example, asking us if we wanted a pause before the main course, and removing the table cloth before we had coffee, to reveal a good clean coloured cloth underneath. Extra prawn crackers arrived unbidden when we had wolfed down the initial supply and our request for an extra portion of the Hoisin sauce was fulfilled quickly and courteously too. Worth seeking out in my view.

Visited October 2013
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“The Best Chinese Restaurant in Newcastle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is still the best Chinese Restaurant in Newcastle. Whether you opt for a lunchtime special, or an evening banquet the food is always of the highest quality. Renowned for their Seafood dishes (try the lobster!) Staff are always very friendly and attentive and the service is second to none. Try a lunchtime banquet in February for Chinese New Year - you will not be disappointed, but book early!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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grafter999
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“Pre match meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great service and food. £10.00 special which included soup, spring rolls, main course and tea or coffee.

The place is a bit dated but everything else great.

Pity about the Newcastle score!

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