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Slow Boat

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57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I dined here on a recommendation and we wasn't disappointed, We chose the all you can eat buffet which was £19:50 per head,This consisted of Soup,3 starters each & crispy duck with pancakes to share,After that You could choose any main with either rice/fried rice or noodles with bean sprouts,we were really full by then but if... More 

2 Thank Richard L
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a family of eight for an early dinner at 5.30 and I am not surprised how quickly the room filled considering the quality and value of the food. Slow Boat has a set price menu for four courses, excluding drinks, at £19.50 all of which are prepared to order very quickly which, considering there must be... More 

2 Thank Donhide
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the method of "buffet" as well. Really much to eat and absolutely delicious.

1 Thank Kevin L
Paphos, Cyprus
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with family, one member not beenbefore, so chance for a new opinion. Not disappointed, even though we went on a Chester race day.

1 Thank plrnwnet
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place at the last minute, having done our research on TripAdvisor first. Despite not booking, and the restaurant being very full indeed, the staff said we would have a 20 minute waiting time, (in fact, it was just 10). There was a set price buffet on a Saturday night for only £19.50 and it was "all you... More 

2 Thank Lorraine S
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always use the Slowboat if we're out and fancy a Chinese. The food is always lovely and the buffet is great with a huge choice and well worth the money. Would highly recommend

1 Thank PaulDBoyd1973
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed local and decided to eat her arrived and it was an all I can eat buffet which was good but it different than I've ever seen u get a menu with all the choices soups, starters and mains and u just order till ur finished and they bring you platter with few starters that we ordered, little plates with... More 

Thank Suzi1211
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The staff were very attentive, without hovering. Choice of food was excellent, They even cooked a special dish for one of our party..

2 Thank John B
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ok. So not a massive choice of Chineses in Chester, so I thought this place was, if not expensive, uncheap. In Machester, it would be less costly because more competition. Drinks are a rip-off, but that's the case in most restaurants. Food very plentiful and tasty, very nice indeed. Fried rice could be warmer, and they seem to hate knives.... More 

Thank Hillarion
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I was with a group of friends and we went here before going out, have been a few times an as per normal we was not let down. The staff as always was helpfull an the food was great i like the way it is not just one big buffet. Thanks for another good meal. Will be back.

2 Thank Callum M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?