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Summer Palace

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126 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB, England
+44 1244 310033
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cardiff, South Wales
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we booked a day trip to Chester and after doing all of the sights decided to look for a bite to eat. There was plenty of choice but decided to try a Chinese. The restaurant seemed quite empty with only 3 tables being occupied but we were asked if we had a reservation. We said no and it was about... More 

Thank happy2holiday
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be The One to go to for really good Chinese food in Chester, but sadly last week I had one of the worst meals ever. Deep fried everything The spare ribs were like rock cakes. The whole mixed starter platter was covered in batter and dry as the bottom of a budgies cage. The sweet and sour... More 

Thank Wrecsam11
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and are in Chester for a few days, we found this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, the waitress was very attentive but not intrusive, the ambience was restful. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Excellent evening 😊

Thank Heidi F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time & from the outside view we weren't expecting anything special. How wrong could we be!? Fantastic tasting, hot & fresh food. Superb, attentive & friendly service. Atmosphere could have been better but it was a very quiet evening. In summary not a bad word to be said & cannot wait to visit again.

Thank Mark R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

I frequently visit the Summer Palace (at least once a month), it's got a great ambience, great menu, incredibly attentive and knowledgeable staff and the food is just insanely tasty. I've tried them all and never stray from coming back here for a relaxing mid-week meal or for a strong, buzzing atmosphere on the weekends too!

Thank Chris D
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Went there Saturday night with friends from work. It was very quiet, however the food was really good and plentiful and the service friendly. Would definitely go again and recommend to others.

Thank mike d
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Went with best friend during a trip to Chester Tues 18th - Thurs 20th. went to the first night (tues) around about 6 pm. Very quiet, but lovely decor. We ordered duck spring rolls, sweet and sour, duck in plum sauce, chick fried rice and prawn crackers from the menu, and it found it very nice. Owners weren't that attentive,... More 

Thank Issy Djm B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

My self and family visited this place last night and have to say was very disappointed with the food it was bland and taste less, my wife had garlic king prawns but you couldn't taste the garlic the other two meals weren't much better they had no flavour and we're luke warm Also the attention to detail was lacking most... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were visiting Chester for one night & we love a good Chinese, which this is one of the very best. I read some of the bad reviews on Trip advisor, which I know you shouldn't do! But I can confirm that all these bad reviews are totally unjustified. Yes the décor inside leaves a lot to be desired, but... More 

Thank Mark R
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had starters, veg spring rolls, wanton soup, mains chicken and cashew, sizzling beef, and then a special order king prawn on vermicelli, and banana fritter afterwards, every single dish was lovely, and the staff were most accommodating, created the special dish, and extra honey for the banana fritters.. Definitely I'd go again.

Thank Phil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 310033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?