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“Excellent Restaurant - Highly Recommended” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pacifica - CLOSED

Pacifica
64/68 Westfield St, St Helens WA10 1QJ, England
01744 755888
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Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant - Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We have visited the Pacifica over the past few years and our experience had ranged from good to poor. Having read the recent positive reviews we decided to try again and were very pleased that we did.

We arrived in the early evening without a reservation and were warmly welcomed and immediately seated. We were given the choice of the a la carte menu or an early evening menu which was competitively priced. We chose the former and had crab and sweetcorn soup, King Do ribs and then fillet steak with black pepper sauce, chicken and cashew nuts, duck with black bean sauce and yeung chow fried rice. The quality of the food was sublime and the meat melted in the mouth. The sauces were more subtle than run of the mill Chinese food and we were in food heaven. Prices for the a la carte menu reflect the quality of the food. Service was friendly and attentive. The only comment I would have is that the music is a little too loud and if the volume was reduced it would be perfect.

  • Visited June 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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, General Manager at Pacifica, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review and I am glad your recent experience is back to where it should be! It is our hope as the new management to keep the standards at this level and also the level of music down too!
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St Helens
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“The best dining experience in St Helens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

St Helens is not exactly brimming with decent restaurants, most people seem to opt for curry houses or recently all you can eat buffet 'restaurants'. However the Pacifica provides great food and service, with an extensive menu and friendly helpful staff. Great variety on ther menu with plenty of vegetarian and seafood options.
The meals are very reasonably priced considering the high quality of the food, and the design and layout of the restaurant create a nice dining experience for either informal meals, dinners for two or other occasions.
I would like to encourage others to visit the Pacifica as it is one of the very few nice places to dine out in St Helens, and I fear that business will be affected by people putting wonderful restaurant.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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, General Manager at Pacifica, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Thanks Paul!

Our vegetarian menu has often been touted as the best and most extensive in St. Helens, which has seen ardent followers from Lancaster to Australia!
Thank you for your support.
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A different class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Pacifica is quite simply fantastic.
We go regularly, our most recent visit being for our wedding anniversary.
The food is all delicious - apparently the new chef has worked in London serving the likes of Sophia Loren and David Bowie, and it shows! He even went to the trouble of creating us a special vegetarian banquet for the occasion. None of our friends are veggie though and they've never had anything they didn't love either.
Service is just right - really friendly without being intrusive, and nothing is too much trouble.
Yes, it is more expensive than your average, run-of-the-mill 'all you can eat' buffets, but I always think you get what you pay for. Pacifica is a different class of restaurant completely.
They now do an early bird deal too so you could try it out before booking your special occasion.
If you haven't been for a while, give it a go. You'll be really glad you did!

  • Visited April 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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, General Manager at Pacifica, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Hi Alison,

Thank you for your positive comments. We try and not let the head chef reminisce about his early days in London’s Covent Garden too much, as when he gets going he doesn’t shut up! Barbra Streisand, Mick Jagger, Roger Moore the list is endless! What I will say is that Pacifica St. Helens was a favourite haunt for none other than England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard for many a year previously.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“lovely find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

visited this restaurant recently. Food was excellent and service first class . good wine menu to and lots of variety on the food menu to. Will definelty go back

Visited January 2012
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, General Manager at Pacifica, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
We’re glad you’ve found us and we do hope you’ll keep in touch. We’ll be updating our menu soon with even more variety, look us up on facebook to get a sneak peek of what we will be introducing!
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

A very nice restaurant. The food is really good but a little pricey.

Visited February 2011
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