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“Forgotten Gem”

Fullam Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 154 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I ate here when it first opened and moved away from the area a few years later but found it again recently, I currently reside in the Manchester area and can confirm that the quality of food rivals the best the northwest has to offer. Service was just right, it was spotless and well appointed. I will be visiting again soon.

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Thank Trevor J
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The atmosphere was just right to enjoy a meal with friends. And what a great meal it was! Service - very efficient and effective. Quality and flavour of the choices we made - first class -alongside a comprehensive but not too expensive wine list. We shall return!!

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Thank purchases
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

My husband and I have been looking forward to visiting this restaurant for some time and the fact that on a couple of occasions it had been fully booked, only heightened our expectation. However our first (and probably the last) visit was highly disappointing. It didn't help that the people on the next table were obviously regulars - their order was taken before ours and we arrived before them, their drinks arrived before ours etc - you get the picture! We ordered the mixed starter for two, which was average and then I had the mixed meat curry pot and my husband a duck dish for main course. The curry was bland and the sauce looked like it had come out of a jar. The duck dish was overcooked so much that a half was inedible. We had mixed veg with cashews, that at a cost of over £7 was a real joke. It contained only a couple of veg and was a tiny, tasteless portion.

After reading so many wonderful reviews we just didn't understand why our food was so dreadfully poor. We complained about the duck to the waiter, who without any hesitation had it removed from the bill. The staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere good but it was a real thumbs down for the quality of the food. Our evening was one to remember but not for the reason we had hoped!

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Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Perfect food and if you are fussy about hygiene, have no worries this pace is pristine. The food is amazing the wine selection is surprisingly good. The restaurant is stylish yet relaxed. The loveliest meal and excellent service. A hidden gem in Barnstaple.

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Thank JarvisMrMrs
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Even though we had not booked they managed to fit us in, but advised would only have a hour & half. Service excellent, our waiter (sorry we did not get his name) was excellent, he was very curtious, chatty & humorous, food was excellent. lots of room around the table, so very comfortable. Probably the best Chinese Restaurant we have been to.
Large carpark (Tuly Street) right outside the front door. (pay & display til 18:00)

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Thank doitgaz
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