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The Peking

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$$ - $$$
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Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
+44 116 262 3376
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Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a table because we assumed it would be busy, but to be honest there were tables to spare. The staff seated us quickly, but then it was as though we were invisible. Eventually someone took our order, and we repeated it three times as she seemed unable to understand what we wanted. After waiting for nearly 45 mins,... More 

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Leicester
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139 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another visit to this restaurant after a 2 year 'holiday'. I was visiting 19 Gale for upper end Chinese or Terracotta for Buffet Style but 19 Gale has closed, and TC was too far to walk. No real changes here except for the addition of draught beers to the range which was welcome albeit at £3.80 a pint. I had... More 

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PancakeRoll
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having eaten at numerous Chinese restaurants I have to say that the food was good but not amazing. Chicken Cashew nuts was ok but short on nuts, beef with noodles was ok, chilli beef was good. The service was great though and almost without exception all the staff were friendly and happy to chat. Food arrived without delay. Prices reasonable... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Playing the Changing ownership Again (M) You know what same old thing again lots of MSG ! The old man (waiter) always getting told off with no reasons , she uses him as part of a joke which I don't think is funny at all . Also over rated food that I've already mentioned on top .

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Thank foodhungry2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb quality chinese food - was a lovely atmosphere which could only be improved by the table we had being further from th door or a division of some sort! Service was keen and almost spot on (waited a long time for our sauce for our duck!) but quality of food far outweighed any negatives. Have been wanting to try... More 

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Thank Libby W
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the peking on a Sunday and the food was amazing! But in the restaurant it was freezing, but again the food was lush!!!!!! 😻

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Thank mxddxx12
UK
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There have been management changes over the last few years , however Maureen has returned and you won't find a better "front of house" person. The food quality is as good as it has always been , thanks to the backroom staff , and the service is at its best with Maureen directing. If you like Cantonese food , you... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maureen is back, and the atmosphere has returned, its been dead while she was away and I've not wanted to eat there. And the food, what can you say, its the best Cantonese around and the service is something else, just don't be afraid if Maureen threatens to slap you if you don't eat or all, she'll put it in... More 

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Thank cjb788
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restoraunt was full, but we had reservations. The food was amazing! The waiters were pleasant young people. With the exception of one ancient man, who is something of an attraction. The Maitre'D Marleen is something like a celebrity in Leicester and soon we felt as if we are part of the family. It is a definately an adventure and... More 

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Thank smicheva
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dine at The Peking with pleasure. Very good food in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The service is quick and the staff are polite and friendly. A rare opportunity to enjoy dim sum dumplings in Leicester. The variety of authentic Chinese dishes and the selection of drinks is remarkable. The restaurant is family friendly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 262 3376

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