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Slow Boat

57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Closed Now
14:00 - 21:00 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They've got it right here....less waste...you pick so many things per serving, that way there is less greed on the all you can eat menu. We used to be regulars but this was our first visit for a while...still love it.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large, barn-like interior approached by steep steps and no disabled access. Adjacent car park is for the store at ground level and this advertises parking only in one hour segments, so best be careful and park further away. Clientele is mainly groups, often celebrating...More

Thank livescount
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time back here since the 1980s. The banquet option is fairly wide ranging and is all freshly cooked to order, much better than pile them up buffets. Staff are courteous and speedy, the food is hot and tasty, our only criticism is the dishes...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We were staying in Chester Sunday & Monday nights over the May Bank holiday and fancied a Chinese, so we tried the Slow Boat after seeing so many positive reviews online. We were 'greeted' by a rather abrupt lady who 'ordered' us to follow another...More

Thank rob_bailey
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We visited as a family of 6 having previously eaten here. The service, quality and value are exceptional as far as the all you can eat banquette is concerned. Sat down at 8 pm and were among the last to leave as we were having...More

1  Thank Donhide
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Had a very pleasant meal here with friends recently on a recommendation, and there was not the slightest hint of disappointment. The starters and main courses were produced quite quickly, piping hot and simply delicious. The staff were all very keen and helpful, but not...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Freddie and I dined at the Slow Boat recently Tucked away behind the bus station the Slow Boat is definitely worth seeking out A great mixture of Thai and Chinese the dishes are all freshly cooked A traditional Euro-Asian interior the restaurant was fairly busy...More

1  Thank jeremy_hartigan
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Great sociable place to try multiple oriental dishes. The banquet menu is great and very generous in terms of how many dishes you can try for set price of £21.00 p/person. Very well presented plus tasty. Good for casual couples meal as well as larger...More

1  Thank khfcvbjnvvbn2017
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This place is absolutely our favourite Chinese in Chester. The buffet is fantastic - not your usual line up with a plate like school dinners. It is brought to you course by course and presented beautifully. The cocktails are stunning and they have a really...More

1  Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Probably not the busiest night of the week are Wednesdays but there were a few tables in use when we arrived so decided to give it a go. Overall the menu choices are quite expensive when compared with many other Chinese restaurants. My daughter and...More

3  Thank Hoptonjohn
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Cara F
16 April 2018|
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Response from Bobby027 | Reviewed this property |
All you can it is on a Sunday only they cook it fresh and you can have as much as you like.
Sarah T
16 November 2017|
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Response from Richard L | Reviewed this property |
not sure, Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 317873
Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews
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