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“Best Chinese in Southport.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lings on Kings

Lings on Kings
Ranked #22 of 352 Restaurants in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lancashire
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best Chinese in Southport.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Chinese food as it should be cooked. We chose the Special Banquet at £12.95 per person for 5 courses including soup, Hot Hors d'Ouevres, Crispy Duck, a main course plus banana fritters and ice cream to finish. A challenge to most people all cooked to perfection and with friendly service from Ling the owner. We are regulars and the rest of the diners the evening where too - always a good sign. A definite if you are in the Southport area.

  • Visited November 2012
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5 Thank marshallLancashire
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English first
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lings on kings best Chinese cuisine ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Celerbrated my birthday with my family last night at lings. The food was amazing, along with ling and her courteous staff . They made all 9 of us feel very special. I cant speak highly enough of Lings on kings. 5* all the way

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6 Thank izzydizzy34
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Liverpool
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Really nice Chinese, the way others should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Went to Lings on Kings for the first time on a Wednesday night. It was quiet but still had a good atmosphere. Went for the early dining menu which had everything we wanted, soup, ribs, rolls, duck and then main courses which were obligingly changed with no fuss.

Service was really good, not rushed at all like some Chinese restaurants.

Food was lovely, soup not gloopy like some can be, lovely ribs and duck was on a par with any other we have had in this type of restaurant. Mains which normally are a let down were light, flavoursome and not riddled with MSG.

At the end of the meal the owner had a little chat with us and we left feeling full, happy and with an intention to return.

Overall a pleasant evenings meal which was excellent value for money.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Phil196
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I cannot extol the quality of this restaurant enough. I have been taking my family here for over twenty-five years and have seen it through many iterations but the food quality has remained superb. There are no shortages of Chinese restaurants in the Southport area most with a more central locale but Ling's definitely has the best food. Our experience has been limited to weekdays and to the banquet menu so I can't speak for the rest of the menu. During the week, between 5-8pm is the Early-Evening menu which is definitely great value for money. The food is piping hot and has none of the typical syrup like salt flavour characterised by other Chinese restaurants. I can especially recommend the Duck & Pancakes and the Spring rolls. The environment is relaxed and well decorated and the host Ling is especially friendly, taking great care to get to know her customers. However, a major problem is the parking facilities, or lack of them. While during the week the restaurant is rarely packed parking can still be a problem, there are a few spaces along King Street that offer street parking but on a busy night you may be stuck with a short walk.

Overall this restaurant is a gem of Southport its main attraction being the quality of its food.

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6 Thank David W
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Burscough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“evenings at lings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

recently had a very charming evening at this restaurant and can recommend it to anybody with a liking of chinese food,a welcoming and warm host and the great food means we will probably become regulars in no time.i was told about lings from a friend and it was a word well spread, thanks again from the comedian and the egyptian!!!!(iain&sue)

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4 Thank susan6666
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