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Friends Chinese Restaurant

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13 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE, England
+44 117 929 2899
17:30 - 02:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a person from Hong Kong, I will say the food quality is really good (the ingredients) esp. for the soup before main dishes and the dessert afterwards - really a taste of home! But a bit obvious that the owners (the couples) don't really like to talk to you / tend to ignore you / a bit impatient if... More 

Thank Cindy L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just the best Chinese food in Bristol, basic restaurant, basic service, basic ambiance, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS food. Try everything, you won't be disappointed!!!!

Thank JP v
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My second visit to Friends, and it proved as good as the first. The food is fabulous! I grew with Hong Kong and Cantonese food, and this is as good a it gets in the UK. Go there, relax, enjoy a great chat with the chef and the waitress, meet some great people, and most of all, enjoy the brilliant... More 

Thank 758helen
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for sweet and sour pork, lemon chicken etc this won't be to your taste. If you are looking for a different experience this is definitely worth trying - you won't find any of the normal dishes that you associate with a Chinese restaurant. I had a chat with the waitress who was really pleasant and looked after... More 

Thank Hotelreveiwer67
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The waitress is the by far the worst waitress ever. The food is really good and authentic but unfortunately the bad service will cost them future customers. If their service was competent I would have given them a 4 out of five. That is how bad the service is....

Thank Pepe P
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A large open plan restaurant, clean and smells of good food. A few Chinese people having a get together eating lots. I have the duck and boiled rice, but first served with a consome soup, traditional Chinese soup that tastes great, it's been brewed awhile. The duck was cooked to perfection, rice was fluffy and plain with soya sauce. The... More 

1 Thank TravellerFoodie101
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The woman was in a very bad attitude in the service. Absolutely very poor and terrible service ever. Black face showing unhappy look to us where we are the customer as if we shouldn't be served nicely as customer! The worst service ever I had in UK. Worst service ever!

3 Thank Crystal G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Its true that the price is not cheap in this restaurant compare to the others. But im sure its worth, the food is a lot better than other Chinese restaurants in this city.

Thank Daniel M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Walked in to this restaurant and the lady looked us up and down and ok you come in. I asked why the price was so high £14 for a plate of noodles. She muttered something under her breath and said " we don't sell lemon chicken in here" What a rude woman. Don't mind paying for quality but this place... More 

4 Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

A unique experience, worth visiting. Staff were friendly and service was attentive and food arrived quickly. The menu is varied, offering plenty of choice. Having said that, we didn't receive any of the dishes we ordered, but received a mixture of things that the waitress thought we should have. It was quite entertaining! As confusing as the situation was and... More 

2 Thank jlowleith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Small Street, Bristol BS1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 2899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?