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The Downs, Trafford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ming is an excellent host and both the food and service were excellent. The restaurant is very pleasant and the atmosphere friendly helped by attentive staff and very friendly approach by Ming who likes to address customers by their forenames.

Thank Jim N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Nothing to dislike about this place. Last time we went we struggled to park anywhere nearby (which took the gloss off the visit ) but this time we were able to park just across the road, which was great. Not a great start, when they messed up the soup orders (leaving it to us to spot their mix-up), and even... More 

Thank jeff1894
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

After hearing about this restaurant and reading the reviews had to try it but found the food not on par with what I have had else ware found it disappointing and when ordering drinks having to wait nearly half an hour for it to arrive .

Thank Shuff17
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

ordered on line a tai meal it arrived hot & within 1 hour .aLL DISHES well cooked .Very easy to order & pay on line

Thank CondacSean
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was in the area yesterday so popped into here for tea, having seen good reviews on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed. The food was really good. We had the Early Bird menu and ordered the Chinese chicken curry for the main course which was wonderful and the portion was huge. It's not often I feel stuffed after a Chinese... More 

Thank PBR65
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Been going for years and always been at a consistently good standard. All the dishes are tasty with good veggie options!

Thank Neehil
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Our regular Chinese restaurant closed down with retirement of the owners so we had to look for an alternative. We looked through the Chinese restaurants on this site and this one looked a good bet. Unfortunately we found the food to be well below par although on the whole the service was hood. We must keep looking I think!

2 Thank Linda190778
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here a few times now and have always been very impressed with the place. The food, the service, the cleanliness and the value for money. Everything about this place is excellent. We last went on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate my Mother-in-Law's 92nd birthday and the staff couldn't have been more attentive, without being... More 

Thank WeLoveGreece2
Shardlow, null, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were staying overnight at a nearby hotel prior to a flight from Manchester Airport, we called in at the Gonbay purely by chance. I have to say, we were not disappointed, the meal was excellent and the staff welcoming and friendly. We had a starter followed by Chicken Curry in a Clay Pot, which we thoroughly enjoyed and there... More 

Thank Ray S
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We've just enjoyed another lovely meal at the Gonbay. They had a special Mother's Day menu and it was great value. The kitchen surpassed themselves this time - a platter of starters, including succulent chicken and ribs, prawn toasts, spring rolls, samosas, pickles, seaweed. Generous, delicious and piping hot. Between us we ordered five mains, and they were all delicious... More 

Thank deanbolly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Downs, Trafford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Altrincham

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