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“Over rated Duck” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Simon's Peiking Duck Restaurant

Simon's Peiking Duck Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 135 Restaurants in Box Hill
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Melbourne
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Over rated Duck”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Got to the Restaurant & someone else had taken our booking??? No apologies just wait till we set another table.
The Peking Duck is good but the soup and noodles were tasteless. They have 2 sittings, 6pm and 8pm. Went to the 6pm session and they were rushing us out because they were too slow with the meals. Wouldn't bother going again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor form”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Made a booking a week in advance only to turn up to the restaurant and told that we were not on the list. No apology was given and was told by three senior staff that you must have booked the wrong restaurant. Just a load of rubbish.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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185 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Duck for cover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Don't come here if you don 't like duck! The three course duck extravaganza offers a good meal out but we had to supplement with snow peas and rice. Simon's is an experience but not for everyone. The cafe is noisy, the service a bit slapdash but if you like duck, so what? Go for fun but not for feast!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Only for the duck ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

A simply decorated, functional room with clothed and papered tables and flimsy paper serviettes (be warned) offering an standard Chinese menu, BUT ...
The main feature here is an authentic Peking Duck dinner: not just a dish of gluggy duck meat-and-skin pancakes, but the real thing. Start with the crisp duck skin (with shreds of meat), cucumber, spring onion and hoisin in a fine pancake, then the meat in two options (stir-fried or noodles), finishing with soup made from the carcass while you've been eating the rest.
Perhaps 14/20 for the real thing, 12/20 for the rest. More on Eat & Drink.

WINE : BYO if you plan to drink well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Christopher_Hayes
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Always wanting to try something different, we had been meaning to go here for ages, but wanted to share the experience with friends. Made the booking on Thurs for the next night, 2 ducks for 4 people at 8pm. Not a huge restaurant, it was noisy and vibrant but with prompt service, and the food was as expected - great! We had the deluxe soft noodles, absolutely delicious after heaps of tasty duck and pancakes for first course. The soup was also very good, frangrant and full of flavour and we were certainly full afterwards.
Very reasonably priced for a good night out.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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