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Slow Boat

57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prawn toast” (14 reviews)
“soup” (30 reviews)
“wontons” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the bad reviews I've read them and some come across as very stuck up and pretentious "didn't offer to pour my beer" do it yourself. Anyway table of 4 we had a great time. Don't expect to like everything because...More

Thank somver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chris duck pancakes were excellent. Main course a bit bland. The menu carries a lot of options I wasn't familiar with and so had to select on a guess. I'm sure I could have found something more to my taste but can only review on...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch. I had sweet chilli beef and it just melted in my mouth. Warmers for the food which I haven't seen for a long time, even for my jasmine tea!

1  Thank Claire W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the Sunday buffet and really enjoyed it. Service was a little slow, but each time we asked or reminded them about something we got it soon after. This place has been busy and successful for years and years and looks set for many...More

1  Thank mdc1232014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the buffet which wasn't really a buffet as you didn't get to pick what or how much you had it was pick a couple of starter some like the meat balls we only got one each and then you had to pick one...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When on a Sunday for all you can eat after reading good reviews. You can only choose options off the set menu. This does not include duck or even prawn crackers with the soup! The menu is broad but contains unpopular options. Good price good...More

Thank Steph D
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

just to clarify on sundays we don't just do our all you can eat banquet our alacarte menu is available every minute of our opening times 7 days a week. if crispy duck is what you prefer all you have to do is order it.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

sat down looked after from the start nice menu very good staff and a very good night remind me of the time when I lived in Hong Kong good times there too

1  Thank Phil-h-wirral
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

From the outside this reataurant could seem a tad shabby-no-shique. You go in and the table and chairs (although all matching, which must have looked amazing 20 years ago) are a tad battered and old; the walls and lights very 80s chic. The food is...More

2  Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went for the Sunday buffet. On the whole the quality of the food is very good and the staff are very attentive. A few more items that were not deep fried would be nice though :)

1  Thank sonic321
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

After 20+ years since we last visited we decided to go to Slowboat for "old times sake". The format was an All You Can Eat menu at £14.95 and the restaurant was extremely busy even though it was 7pm on a Sunday night. The food...More

1  Thank WirksWanderer
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9 September 2016|
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Response from Angie B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, very casual relaxed atmosphere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 317873
Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews seehttp://www.onionring.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant_info.asp?RID=2541
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