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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%
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Blackburn Road | Haslingden, Acre. Rossendale, Rossendale BB4 5AZ, England
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I have lived / worked in Rossendale for over 10 years and have passed this place many times, in fact every day on my way to and from work and never thought to go in. first take away order this evening and will definitely be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Louisdgrant88
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Cantonese and Chinese food is our choice now and we had driven past this restaurant many times before. But we won’t in the future. Excellent food but the service was even better. Friendly staff with a no rush service. Can’t get better than that.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jimhepburn
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Love going to this restaurant. The food is fantastic and the staff are amazing. I have been going here since it opened 18 years ago. Every time I have been the quality is perfect

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank swalton12345
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great food and great service. had a lovely evening here lovely in the relaxed atmosphere, staff very helpful, friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. The food was amazing and plenty of it. Would recommend highly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rebeccalittle24
sundragonr, Manager at Sun Dragon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend as a treat always go to the sun dragon , the owner is lovely and the service is excellent. This is mirrored by the food which is both filling and delicious. Would recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jade S
sundragonr, Manager at Sun Dragon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for your review! We always enjoy catching up with you both! We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I have been a loyal customer for over a decade now and nowhere compares to the quality of food, value for money and great service. Chinese food from anywhere else is always a disappointment in comparison.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andy H
sundragonr, Manager at Sun Dragon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you very soon =)

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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 1philiph
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
2  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.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ruth W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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