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Slow Boat

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$$ - $$$
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57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We held a 60th get together for my Mum on Thursday the 16th February here and it was fantastic. Everyone was really impressed with the food. Excellent value for money. Staff were brilliant and really accommodating! Thank you for making the night so special!

1 Thank Foxliketheanimal
Level Contributor
61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sunday eat as much as you want....excellent value for money, freshly cooked food to order. Love this place!

1 Thank Teresa M
Holywell, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been regular diners at this restaurant for years, and have always had a great experience whenever we ate there..., I have just come back from a 5 year stint in Scotland, and to celebrate our return we decided to visit as soon as we could.., we wondered if the place had changed.., how nice it was to be... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Friday evening and decided to go for the £20.00 per head Teatime Buffet, Its all you can eat but not a buffet, You are seated at a table where you choose your soup, then you are asked to choose 6 starters. You can order different starters again and again but they like you just to order 6... More 

1 Thank Playedlynny
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there as a small group having a night off from the kids. Looked at reviews on trip advisor and thought it would be good. Not at all! The service is terrible. One person takes your order, forgets and then someone else comes to your table you explain what happened then they don't come back and someone else does.... More 

Thank rochelle520
Chester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a Saturday night with friends, and all of us agree that it is the best Chinese meal we have ever eaten. The Full Belly Banquet was a great price with lots of variety. The salt and pepper bean curd - WOW. One of the best parts about this restaurant was the friendly service, I can't wait to... More 

2 Thank SmithShaunagh
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived here on a Saturday evening at 9.15 the place was packed so as we had not made a reservation didn't think we would be able to dine here, but the gentleman told us we would probably have a half hour wait and could have a drink at the bar whist we waited for a table. True to his... More 

1 Thank DOLLYPoulton
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

A really great place to eat food choice very good, staff and service excellent, quality and presentation of food very good

1 Thank Cynthia G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Full belly menu. Fantastic food brilliant service. So many choices and very high quality. Great value. Best restaurant in Chester.

1 Thank Helennowa123
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

my family and I come here lot as I think it's the best Chinese hands down. We always come on a Sunday evening as it's all you can eat banquet. The platter to share is the best bit about it, all hot and fresh with the nicest wings I've tasted. The main Meals are little limited if you are fussy... More 

2 Thank Lauren C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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?