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“Oriental Excellence” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of River View Chinese Restaurant

River View Chinese Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 40 Restaurants in Cowbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Oriental Excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a Oriental taste extravaganza that really should be visited to enjoy. The staff are attentive and so very pleasant you feel like you have been welcomed to their home. We have eaten there many times and have never seen a difference in quality of service it is always 5 star.

If you are ever in Cowbridge this is my first recommendation for eating out, Prices are reasonable, well very good actually when you consider the quality of the meals, Their lunchtime menu is also excellent.

Try the Riverview even their Takeaway meals are as good as eating in/

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Mark E
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  • English first
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English first
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Super food, super service and super price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this Chinese restaurant many, many times and have never been disappointed. The food is authentic Chinese food, excellently cooked and presented by first rate staff for whom nothing is too much trouble. The prices charged are also very good and well worth the money.
We recently went to the Chinese New Year event for the third successive year and as ever we were treated to a culinary delight. It was a set New Year menu with lobster as the second course. My wife, however, does not like lobster, but without requesting it, she was given crispy duck as an alternative and at no extra charge, and the amount given was sufficient for our party of four to share!
The pine cone sea bass was to die for, but there again that is typical of what we have come to expect of all of the food provided by this superb restaurant which, unlike many Chinese restaurants I have been to, does not leave that undesired 'after taste'!
The atmosphere inside the restaurant is always very warm and friendly and the staff always go that extra mile in aiming to please.
Many, many thanks to all the staff at the River View, especially Wing, Neng, Lan and Tao for giving us, as always, a New Years' evening to remember. May this year be a prosperous and highly successful one for the River View because they really do deserve it.

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3 Thank alan s
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Penarth
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Would highly recommend, this is one of the most friendly restaurants wih superb food i have eaten in! the food was of a different class to most chineese ive eaten.
Thankyou river view!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mike T
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Tonteg, Pontypridd
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very friendly with fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Not had a chinese meal for a while, and intended to go into Cardiff. But after reading the mixed reviews - some not good at all, on restaurants we used to visit there, we decided to try Cowbridge. I am so glad we did, what a find! The food was fresh, tasty and great value for money. The service was very friendly, and they gave me icecream with candles in for my birthday (anyone who gives me a free treat is in my good books, but thought that was a nice touch) and also took a photo of us which they gave to us. The only thing I would change, would be to have linen on the tables in the eveing, and to replace the "office" blinds with some nice curtains to give a little more ambience. The restaurant is lovely and clean too! Will be going back without a doubt one of the best chinese meals I have ever eaten.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lmcm61
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Cardiff
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent food and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Just had another lovely meal at this restaurant. WI Committee meal, 8 of us. Cost around £30 a head with wine and coffee. Excellent set menu with variations to suit us all. Always great food here. Not the most pretty settings but pleasnat and the food makes up for the venue. Excellent friendly service. Each course was beautifully cooked.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pamstrips
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