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Summer Palace

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126 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB, England
+44 1244 310033
17:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time & from the outside view we weren't expecting anything special. How wrong could we be!? Fantastic tasting, hot & fresh food. Superb, attentive & friendly service. Atmosphere could have been better but it was a very quiet evening. In summary not a bad word to be said & cannot wait to visit again.

Thank Mark R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequently visit the Summer Palace (at least once a month), it's got a great ambience, great menu, incredibly attentive and knowledgeable staff and the food is just insanely tasty. I've tried them all and never stray from coming back here for a relaxing mid-week meal or for a strong, buzzing atmosphere on the weekends too!

Thank Chris D
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went there Saturday night with friends from work. It was very quiet, however the food was really good and plentiful and the service friendly. Would definitely go again and recommend to others.

Thank mike d
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went with best friend during a trip to Chester Tues 18th - Thurs 20th. went to the first night (tues) around about 6 pm. Very quiet, but lovely decor. We ordered duck spring rolls, sweet and sour, duck in plum sauce, chick fried rice and prawn crackers from the menu, and it found it very nice. Owners weren't that attentive,... More 

Thank Issy Djm B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My self and family visited this place last night and have to say was very disappointed with the food it was bland and taste less, my wife had garlic king prawns but you couldn't taste the garlic the other two meals weren't much better they had no flavour and we're luke warm Also the attention to detail was lacking most... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were visiting Chester for one night & we love a good Chinese, which this is one of the very best. I read some of the bad reviews on Trip advisor, which I know you shouldn't do! But I can confirm that all these bad reviews are totally unjustified. Yes the décor inside leaves a lot to be desired, but... More 

Thank Mark R
Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had starters, veg spring rolls, wanton soup, mains chicken and cashew, sizzling beef, and then a special order king prawn on vermicelli, and banana fritter afterwards, every single dish was lovely, and the staff were most accommodating, created the special dish, and extra honey for the banana fritters.. Definitely I'd go again.

Thank Phil P
Brac Island, Croatia
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Super dinner was had sharing a banquet of sweet & sour prawns, crispy duck with pancakes, sizzling beef, pork noodles and spare ribs! One diner had a nut allergy. Staff were very caring and informative. Will be back again!

Thank 719travel
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

had an amazing meal really brilliant food and excellent service .d efinitely recommend this place do not walk pass call in you won't be disappointed beverley from blackpool

Thank Tellto
Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had been told that this restaurant sold delicious fresh food so decided to give it a try. It was however very disappointing ,our dim sum seemed like chinese supermarket prepacked frozen and the stir fried chicken dish was more boiled chicken & veg in a cornflour sauce. We won't visit this overpriced Chinese again, our local takeaway serves better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 310033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?