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Royal Square, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
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Norfolk
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Just popped in as we fancied a Chinese one night during our 4 nights in Bowness. Food was OK, service was OK. We were the only people in so no atmosphere. Bathrooms were adequate but not too good. I think there are probably better Chinese or Thai eating places in town but it did the job as they say.

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Thank ukpolo
Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Service was quick, (but the restaurant was pretty empty) food was very hot and tasted 'ok'. The waiter was quite stern and formal. Atmosphere was awful. We sat upstairs where it was freezing cold. We didn't take our coats off all evening. There was one other couple upstairs who were having a very loud 'domestic' and swore constantly throughout our... More 

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Thank Ruth T
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We decided to go this place on a whim, and boy we were really learnt a lesson. we were seated after a 20 minute wait without so much as a smile. The food was just average, and our mood was terribly spoilt because of the ill behaved senior hostess who kept on arguing that they serve port in pegs ,... More 

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Thank Puja C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ordered 2 soups and 2 thai green curries, one chicken one king prawn. The drinks and starters came quick enough. We then had a table of 8 arrive next to us who had obviously pre-ordered and their food was bought out immediately. I think this contributed to the problem! We waited. And waited. So I found the waiter and... More 

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Thank gilly6beans
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Have visited 5-6 times now, and although its not a palace we find the food and prices acceptable. Yes its not 5star, but for price and quality and quantity it does the job. Usually busy and they turn lots away.

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Thank Churchills37
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This was a total shot in the dark as the set menu looked superb. The starters where nice, no problem. I ordered the Thai green curry which said medium hot. Now, I can eat spicy food but this was just unbearable. I picked out all the chicken and left the sauce. The place needs a thorough clean and the toilets... More 

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Thank Sarah2895
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My family and I ate here recently whilst in Bowness. The quality of the food was poor and the service wasn't the best. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone visiting the town. The nearby tapas restaurant is far better.

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Thank BramhallHatter
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

When me and my husband go away we always try and find a Chinese. I read the reviews and didn't know what to expect, but wanted to try it. We arrived and the staff were lovely. We were seated next to a windows that had a lot of tape on it, but being old fashioned windows probably alot of work... More 

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Thank Liz S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The food was acceptable and had obviously been freshly prepared or at least as fresh as Chinese gets however, the staff were poorly presented totally unprofessional and had no manners in fact they were quite obnoxiously rude, our meals turned up at different time intervals I had to request a fork to eat with (comically no knives were even on... More 

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Thank Riffmaker1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We came for a meal on sat18 may . It was outstanding food, my friend loves chinese food and she said it was the best she'de ever eaten and it was . The sevice was quick and the staff very friendy and helpful ...we will be coming back when we next come to the lakes THANK YOU ...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Square, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere

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