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Slow Boat

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57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and a variety to choose and taste with the belly banquet.. defiantly recommend for Chinese food lovers.

Thank Debbiefayedaryl
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived with no table booking. Was told 10 minutes wait which we thought it's was OK . Within 5 minutes the receptionist had us a table. Sat down .menu was already on table buffet all u can eat . We asked if there was a other menu to compare. Which the lady bought. Looking at menu quite expensive main... More 

Thank Willis321
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It,s been quite a while since my last visit so four of us booked a table 3rd dec.for an early evening banquet limited choice of soups but the starters had far more choices and as like many others it,s my favorite part of the menu hence we did pig out a little i,ve no doubt there is a limit of... More 

Thank ChesterBluenose
Chester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going here for years ,always well pleased with the menu and service well recommended. the choice is outstanding , you won't be disappointed.

Thank Cheffey
Mid Glamorgan
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to early evening banquet. Don't feel the the description is appropriate but it was nice enough. Choice 2 soups, starters but not duck unless pay extra, then choice of about ten main dishes plus rice or noodles. . Served until 7.30 then a la carte menu. Paid total £40 which included 2 glasses of wine. Restaurant above Iceland and... More 

Thank Oldmotherhen
Kinmel Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the slow boat is perfect always the same very high standard the bufet option we find the best you pick what you want from a menu and its cooked fresh for you not like other places were its left sweting in a hot plate the taste of the food is very high standard been many times always perfect

Thank thedigle
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here twice now, the second time I actually drove from Blackpool to visit. This restaurant is fantastic, very reasonably priced, hot, fresh food and plenty of it. I really wish it was closer to my home! Will definitely be back when I'm next in the area.

Thank Ronnie198930
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant 7 years ago and we wasn't disappointed on this visit. Great choice of dishes, friendly staff

Thank simmo7280
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Second time here , first time "nicest chinese we've ever had" this time didn't disappoint .We had the "Belly buster" banquet , everything we had was lovely and cooked fresh , I particularly liked the salt and pepper ribs , lovely crunch on the coating. Will definitely go again next time in Chester. :-)

Thank andylal
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went with our friends to the Slow Boat for a Buffet Meal. They allow you to select up to six starters, eat them and you can come back for more. Can't fault them, the food was tasty, the staff were warm and friendly. For £12.00 a head, where can you better it. Open on Sundays from 12.00 to 9.00... More 

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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?