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The Empire

7-9 Bowfell Road, Urmston M41 5RW, England
+44 161 748 4686
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (4 reviews)
“take away” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7-9 Bowfell Road, Urmston M41 5RW, England
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We have been customers of the Empire for many years. Very friendly staff, tasty food always hot and promptly prepared and good value for money. A great family run business!

Thank Seniorpete
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to impress. The service from the various members of the family is always outstanding, they’re all so lovely and happy to help and take the time to chat. The food is amazing, always fresh and some great choices. Lastly some great...More

Thank Martyn M
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We always used to go here when it was Dragon City, but for some reason (can't remember why) we changed our usual take away to a different one. For a change we returned to The Empire and we are totally glad that we did. The...More

Thank xxmich
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Very Good quality food lovely staff and that's from someone who ran a chinese restaurant for the past 17 years...good going empire.

Thank Alan L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

First visit to The Empire. Had the banquet menu. Really good food, excellent service. Will definitely be back.

Thank MaggieChris G
Reviewed 4 October 2017

went to the Empire for the first time in 15 years dont know why we left it so long, the service and food were excellent , we had the set menu and enjoyed every bit of it, we will be going again without fail

Thank john s
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The food here is the best Chinese food in Urmston, they do a fantastic menu, lots of choice, food is all cooked fresh. Loved it

Thank Andreacassels
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We have been here couple of time and it's been great every single time. Early bird menu is great plus service is absolutely wonderful every time. Even got so speak to staff in Cantonese which just makes it feel like home. Will recommend to everyone...More

Thank udz
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were both brought up in the area and must have passed The Empire about 1,000 times but never got round to sampling it despite some great reviews from friends. My missus and I had a free evening so we thought 'let's do this'. I'm...More

1  Thank scotty t
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Long time family favourite Food has got even better and the staff are as attentive as ever Great value early bird menu as well

Thank Angela G
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John O
13 February 2017|
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Response from TheEmpireUrmston | Property representative |
Hi John, we don't have a specific gluten free menu. However, we do have plenty of dishes that can be made suitable for customers who are celiac or on gluten free diet. Please let us know when you order and we can advise... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7-9 Bowfell Road, Urmston M41 5RW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Urmston
  • Phone Number: +44 161 748 4686
  • E-mail
A local and friendly, family run restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine.There is an Early Bird menu between 4.30pm -7.30pm on Sundays and Tues - Thurs. There is also a takeaway service offering restaurant quality food to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
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