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“By far the best value and best oriental food in cheltenham”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bar & Wok

Bar & Wok
Ranked #30 of 442 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“By far the best value and best oriental food in cheltenham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

We go here a lot .....when we can get a table ....don't expect to just turn up and get one on weekend nights. Service can be a little patchy but if the right staff are on ...the owners ...they are very receptive to feedback free drinks or mains taken off the bill etc !!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Poor Staff Attendance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I came here with my friend for dinner and to what i can say the service was not the best. We were sat down for a while before we were served. Although the food was ok, and the price was average, there are far better places where i dined.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Best Chinese in Cheltenham.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Got to the restaurant for 6pm (when it opens) & people actually queuing outside. I think that says a lot about how good this place is. Consistently great food, generous portions, excellent value. The restaurant is modern & vibrant. The food is cooked to order & always arrives piping hot. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Far too noisy!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Perhaps we were unlucky, but the evening we went there was a huge (30 strong) party of men and another table of shouty teenage girls. The service was very slow and the food nothing special. At least ir wasn't expensive though!!

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have been a regular Bar and Wok customer since it opened years ago. Why, i hear you ask?

THE FOOD: is distinct and genuine. The portions are very generous, the price includes the rice or noodles (which any other restaurant charges separately) and they grow most of their own vegetables in the owners' family farm! Oh, and they are very happy to provide you with a doggy bag for the inveitable left-overs.

The SERVICE: waiters are friendly and professional, and the orders do not take long at all!

The ATMOSPHERE: it is a nicely lit and decorated room with casual benches for easy seating and quick service. There is chilled background music which blends in nicely and does not annoy customers as they are too loud anyway!

VALUE: as previously mentioned, the portions are very generous and the price includes the rice or noodles. Prices for mains range from just under six pounds to just under eight. Their delicious starters are anything from two pounds for the amazing beef patty, to just over five pounds for the biggest ribs you can imagine. As you WILL go back, make sure you ask for a loyalty stamp-card and you can get a free main-meal for lunch after collecting your tenth stamp! (Stamps are received for each main bought).

My RECOMMENDATION:

For those of you who love spicy food: you cannot miss the opportunity to try a beef patty as a starter! If you're feeling hungry, order the satay chicken starters too! For a main go for the kung-po king prawn with boiled rice, and ask for it to be spicy (be careful though, their chefs are generous with their chillies!) If you don't fancy kung-po, you MUST try the garlic pepper (king prawn or chicken) with fried rice - this is seriously hot and worth every mouthful!

For those of you who prefer mild food: for your starter order the crab claws, or if you've got a serious appetite order the ribs! For your main, have the best sweet and sour pork you'll ever have, or alternatively the duck with plum sauce on boiled rice.

Wash it all down with the locally brewed BATTLEDOWN ALE...

I'm hungry now!

  • Visited January 2013
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