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“Great service. Good food.”
Review of The Painted Fan

The Painted Fan
Ranked #87 of 144 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Telephone number 01271 375 888
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Despite dining on my own, and the restaurant being empty to begin with, I was made to feel welcome. The food was good quality Chinese food - just what I wanted and expected.

The service was great, and that's what makes this a strong recommendation.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We ordered a take away from this restaurant after it was recommended to us by the receptionist at the Premier Inn in Bideford we were staying at.

The food was very reasonably priced and the portions were large. We ordered a chicken chow mein, special chow mein, satay chicken and chips are found it all very enjoyable. The staff were very helpful and were happy to advise about dishes on the menu as the satay chicken was a bit different to what we're used to in Kent.

The restaurant was easy to find and from what we could see was clean and tidy. We wouldn't hesitate to order food from there again and would recommend it to others.

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1  Thank podge198690
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Went just the other day. I looked forward to it as love food, love dining out, love Asian food. I am pretty sure my scallops were fake and if they weren't fake they were awful. British restaurants are never cheap and you don't expect to be served fake scallops in them. But scallops in Devon are lovely so that is even more of a shock! My friends seemed okay with their prawns, seaweed and ribs. The staff were absolutely friendly and our food served as we requested starters and mains altogether. They also offered us free fruit desert. We were the only ones there. It was warmer outside. The decoration is from a bygone era.

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1  Thank laurabegoodplease
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Went there about a year ago, with friends and it was cramped, uncomfortable, and cold. The food took an age to get there, and it was very small portions. The waitress who served us was abrupt and un-smiling, and the bill did not come separatley and we had to work it out ourselves. The drinks were overpriced, and we even went to the chip-shop afterwards. Never-the-less, a couple of weeks ago we went back for another go after a friend booked it as a surprise....Nothing has changed, and that head-waitress is still helpfull and charming (NOT) Go down the road to the honeymoon, its miles better!

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1  Thank tracey g
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We took mother in aw for her Mother's Day treat and were embarrassed at the venue - the decor is cold and tired, heating is poor. Our starters arrived at different times , the veg spring rolls were cold and tasteless with no dips or sauces to go with them. The waitress took them back they were re fried and came back greasy and bland. The plates for the main course were cold as were the serving dishes, only a fork was provided no knives or chopsticks even! The food was all congealed and grey- never again!

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1  Thank Michelle T
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