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Slow Boat

57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prawn toast” (16 reviews)
“soup” (33 reviews)
“crispy duck” (11 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I can understand why this restaurant is always busy....the service is amazing as to is the food, they do a fixed price banquet here where you can eat as much as you want, it is probably the best banquet I have ever had in an...More

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night. So it was fairly quiet. Much nicer on the inside than the outside and has great views. The meal was delicious and with generous portions. I think this is the only chinese/ Asian restaurant that we have been...More

Thank VALEDIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just a Chinese restaurant as they also have Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. We’ve been here before and this time we chose the all you can eat banquet and it was excellent. This is not a buffet it is choice of dishes...More

1  Thank divepetem9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good value for money Asian restaurant that has a very broad menu and may suffer for it. While the entrees were good (san choi bao and prawn toast); the main courses (honey- lemon chicken and sweet and sour pork) were not really...More

Thank Phillip B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was invited here to an all you can eat buffet. I was a bit reluctant after reading various reviews and the last time I'd been here a few years ago mind, it wasn't that good. To my surprise it was really good, plenty of food,...More

1  Thank Rdc19
nick t, General Manager at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderfull review, We look forwards to seeing you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, family and friends have visited the slow boat many many times and Keep going back as food is the best Chinese ever. After a recent visit feel I have to say that on a bank holiday Sunday when it’s normally booked up when...More

1  Thank Paul H
nick t, General Manager at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming back to slowboat i hope this does continue , i am really sorry about the way the staff asked about drinks, this is not an excuse but truth be told the waitress is not the best in her english speaking but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Slow Boat on Sunday to celebrate the 30 th Wedding Anniversary of our dear friends. We had all been students at Chester College 33 years previous and decided on the Slow Boat, a venue that we had all loved in the past...More

Thank theleaffamily
nick t, General Manager at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming back to slowboat after all those years and i do apologise sincerely for you not getting your pudding which suprised me as everybody gets pudding if they want it, as for surcharge i just want to clarify you were charged for...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Table of 12 on a Friday night. Most of us had the all you can eat buffet for £21. 2 rounds of starters, duck, then mains. Food was tasty and hot. Couldn’t do this every week, but it’s fab for a couple of times a...More

Thank Al_McK75
nick t, General Manager at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review, look forwards to seeing you again

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Have visited at other times as couple or within a group and food has been very good. But race day is definitely one to be avoided. You pay more but get less. Usually they do an all you can eat menu but on race day...More

Thank Catjones21
nick t, General Manager at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Cat, I can not and would not question this review as it is very honest and semi accurate, my interpretation of what you said would be..... our restaurant has a special offer on weekends which is an all you can...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday evening, they have some good offers on. Food was tasty - would visit again to see if they can exceed my expectations and get 5/5

Thank harrisab
nick t, Manager at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review

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Questions & Answers
Gianluca D
10 September 2018|
Response from nickt3238 | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are taking christmas bookings you can call the restaurant or book through our website. thanks
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 21:00
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17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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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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