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“Good service, pity about deep frying everything and making the meal sickly sweet where possible!”
Review of Golden Fortune

Golden Fortune
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 26, 2013

As per a previous reviewer, I'm not sure why this restaurant is getting so many good reviews! We went on Friday 13th Sept 2013 and, although the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was atrocious!

After looking through the options we chose one of the banquet menus. We've never had seaweed which had been sweetened and tastes more like candy floss!. Whilst you do get a reasonable amount of duck, ours was quite fatty and we were only provided with 4 pancakes. The sauces on the sweet and sour as well as the king prawn meal were sickly sweet.

We just couldn't believe our ears when then diners around us were discussing just how good their meals were. I don't know where they normally eat but all I can say is that they mustn't have tasted authentic chinese meals before.

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1  Thank BlaydonBlunderer
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

usually shuts around 11pm, the kind waiter let us in at 11.30pm as we just arrived from London.
very fast service, very tasty food. the decor is not sooo amazing. but the fast,friendly service and delicious food makes up for it. came here 2 nights in a row and would definitely revisit next time here in Bowness!!

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Thank ftm1982
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Not sure why this restaurant is getting so many good reviews! We went on Saturday 7th Sept 2013 and, although the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was dire!

Firstly, it was served within 5 mintues of ordering and, secondly, the dishes were very very poor quality.

My friend's seafood soup was a small bowl of sub-standard Miso soup with one crab stick (the cheap ones), one mussel and one shrimp. Other dishes consited of duck (was ok), chicken chow mein (awful, cheap and nasty - hot on the outside warm in the middle), beef chow mein (cheap, spongy beef), thai green curry (small portion and very poor quality) and salt & pepper squid (rock hard and disgusting).

Maybe we caught it on a bad day but with food like that you pray AFTER you eat!

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2  Thank carnage-on-tour
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Service great, price okay, food terrible. Whatever you do, do NOT get the chow mein. It was bland, meat was rubber like, and sauce like water. Also, food should take longer to get to you than five minutes from when you order. I felt like they reheated leftovers, it tasted like it also. Friendly people though. Might have just been an off night.

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Thank RustyBottom
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Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We have walked past this restaurant a few times in the past but decided to eat there this time. We weren't disappointed it was excellent. The service was quick and friendly, we choose a set meal which was fantastic. It may look quiet sometimes but don't judge by that. Give it a go you won't be disappointed.

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Thank LoveMyTravels75
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