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Sun Dragon Restaurant

Blackburn Road | Haslingden, Acre. Rossendale, Rossendale BB4 5AZ, England
+44 1706 230320
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (6 reviews)
“fritters” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Blackburn Road | Haslingden, Acre. Rossendale, Rossendale BB4 5AZ, England
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit! The food was marvellous and plentiful, even to me who likes to eat a lot! The restaurant has more of a family home feel to it than a traditional restaurant. At the moment the heating was broken however we...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I honestly can't believe I haven't been before!myself and my family are all foodies yet for some unfathomable reason have never been here! Myself and my husband were on our way to our regular restaurant when i said let's try here for our Friday treat...More

Thank charlyboy88
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

On the eating in menu, that is the non-à la cart menu, it says that the plates the food come on are not heated! And if you want to have your food served on a warm plate you have to choose from the à la...More

1  Thank Alan P
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The food is amazing and so fresh! Really responsibly priced and very yummy. We visit weekly for our takeaway and would not go anywhere else. Highly recommend the chicken & sweetcorn soup and the curry sauce.

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Tasty food and friendly host, will definitely return and will recommend to friends and family. We tried the lunch special and was a good selection of starters and mains and even with a 1/4 of duck added as extra and two drinks was only just...More

1  Thank allonby1
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Have previously visited as a couple but this time visited with 2 friends travelling to the area. They were very impressed. My friend said the salt and pepper chips are the best she's ever had! We were the last ones out that evening, we didn't...More

Thank Smaybelline
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent friendly service, fab food including, excellent gluten free food. The best restaurant for miles around.

Thank rjoca
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We moved to the area in March 2016 and after trying a few places around us we found Sun Dragon. Nicest food and even nicer owners! She's always lovely when popping in, we've only ever had takeaway but will be sitting in once our little...More

Thank Toots87
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Met with friends at The Sun Dragon .May greeted us and made us feel very welcome.They do a special menu on a Thursday so I had soup, chicken and mushrooms and ice cream add a couple of gin and tonics and it was a night...More

Thank Janice J
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Lovely family run restaurant. The food is good and great value for money. Very welcoming and always willing to chat.

Thank Sheila H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackburn Road | Haslingden, Acre. Rossendale, Rossendale BB4 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Rossendale
  • Phone Number: +44 1706 230320
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Description
The Sun Dragon is a large-ish, family run Chinese restaurant in the Rossendale Valley. I have been before and it had been full. This time, I went with my family and in-laws, the latter having been several times before and confirmed that it had always been full. However, on this occasion, we were the only customers there – on a Saturday evening! It turned out it was the night of the Strictly Come Dancing Finals and all the restuarant's usual clientèle were at home watching it! Thus, the somewhat quiet atmosphere didn't bode well for a fun night out. How wrong I was. While we were waiting for our food, the young son (about 7?) of the family came down from the living accommodation above the restaurant for his supper (fish fingers and chips!) and while he was waiting for that, he entertained us royally with sparkling conversation (even though he had just lost his front teeth!) that had us memorised. Then the daughter of the family, who was the waitress, served us the food cooked by her father. The starter dish (a variety of items) was plentiful, fresh and tasty. Whilst the dish was supposed to be for 4, it was enough for all 7 of us. Then the mains came. I had Chicken Saday. It came on a sizzling platter and was absolutely delicious. And there was a lot of it. The rice for the group I thought could have been a bit more generous as I could have eaten more of it. To be fair, though, the waitress had said we only had to ask and we could have had more. But by the time I was in need of more rice everyone else had finished and they did not want more. As I could not have managed another whole portion of rice for myself, I left it. But this is hardly a criticism of the restaurant. I also sampled the shredded chile beef (quite a kick!) and Beef Gio Tar of two of my companions and they were equally good. In fact, my companion eating the Gio Tar said it was one of the best Chinese meals he had ever had and I think my Saday was too (and I have eaten in China). The food was clearly cooked to suit Western tastes and I'm sure there are more authentic Chinese Restaurants for the purist, but for me the meal was exceptionally enjoyable. What really capped the evening was that at the end of it, the mother of the family came and asked us if we had enjoyed the meal and this developed into 15 minutes of lively and interesting conversation, including what it is like to eat in Chinese villages. The son had clearly been a chip off the old block! All-in-all, what at first seemed likely to be a rather quiet evening turned out to be anything but! Thoroughly recommended.
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