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Ocean Palace

98 Bolton Road | Bull Hill, Darwen BB3 2TT, England
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Bolton Road | Bull Hill, Darwen BB3 2TT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ocean Palace with family and friends. I had a mixed starter which was not bad, then vegetable curry which was ok, exactly what I expected given that curry sauce in a Chinese restaurant is bog standard and tastes much the same wherever you eat....More

Thank disgruntled132
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love Ocean Palace and have been visiting for years. The decor is traditional, the service efficient and comfortable and the food hasn’t ( thankfully ) changed for years. You can pop into Manchester and dine on ‘Asian fusion’ or some other fashionable menu but...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent chinese restaurant, an extensive menu and very accomodating. We were with our chinese friends and family and the staff adapted the dishes to suit our tastes. English, Cantonese and mandarin spoken. Food was fresh and well presented. The restaurant was quite busy, which is...More

Thank BRITISH1967
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

got a takeaway last night, the food is to die for, best Chinese in Darwen by far keep up the good work guys and girls

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

That is the only word up to the task of describing this restaurant! This was my first visit to Ocean Palace; the last time I was here it was a Little Chef. The restaurant has an awesome reputation in Darwen and Blackburn and I now...More

Thank killertone2015
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Booked a table for 2 early Saturday Evening. Arrived 5 minutes early, our order was taken promptly and we didn't have too long to wait before being shown to our table, the restaurant was busy but they are so well staffed that we didn't have...More

Thank O4683MObarbara
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Second time we have eaten n this restaurant and both times have been totally brilliant. Great service, excellent choice from an extensive menu in a lovely setting. Last night the restaurant were trialling a "pop up" dessert menu from a new supplier and that was...More

Thank kenhansonturf
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 14 who had booked well in advance and been made to pay a £10 deposit each. On arrival we were given menus and ordered drinks, the bar prices are ridiculous! £1.80 for a splash of coke in with a vodka...More

Thank stacey a
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This was our first Restaurant visit for a while and was my 70th birthday. The service was excellent as usual as was our greeting. We opted for the House Banquet to give everyone a taste of good Chinese food which was overseen by Tony and...More

2  Thank Venture65
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Nice first visit after recommendation from colleagues at work. We attentive staff. Super polite. We ordered chicken sweetcorn soup with was lovely and fresh. Sui mai were just ok...my husbands ribs equally just ok...however our mains duck in plum sauce and sweet and sour pork...More

Thank Marie T
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Response from recordhater | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The early bird menu is until 7 pm but not the weekend.They are open from 5.30. I think the menu is around £10. They have a web-site which has new opening times.Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$44
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Bolton Road | Bull Hill, Darwen BB3 2TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Darwen
We have a comfortable 20 table layout, wheelchair friendly and more than welcome children of all ages. A fully licenced bar from Pinot Grigio all the way to the exclusive Dom Perignon Champagne!
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