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Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a banquet for £40 to be delivered and I’ve never have such overdone food like this ever. The mains were lovely but all the starters and chips were extremely overcooked/reheated. You need a chainsaw to get through It. The slowboat huge letdown!!!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally disappointed!!!! Placed an order for 7pm tonight, New Year's Eve, and still not delivered at 8:10pm!!!!can't get an answer on the phone...not even the courtesy to say running late? Can't deliver??! No apology for really messing up New Year...as if this year hadn't been...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 November 2020

Just had our Saturday night takeaway from the Slow boat , it was so delicious. We had the duck , beef chilli curry , noodle , salt & pepper chips and a Malaysian curry and everything was amazing. Would definitely recommend, we ordered through deliveroo...More

Date of visit: November 2020
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nick t, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing that we are delighted you enjoyed it and look forward to opening again so you can get that sit down meal, fingers crossed its not to long

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

We ordered steamed shoumei, spring rolls, prawn toast, crispy duck and sweet and sour chicken with noodles. At £28 after the 20% discount this was still very expensive especially given much of the food was inedible. The shoumei which I've had a lot of over...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

I think this review is just rude if i am honest, as a Professional chef you said the only thing that tasted fresh was the spring rolls... well they along with the Shaomei are bought in frozen so i wonder if you need to retrain....More

Reviewed 20 October 2020

This restaurant is well situated in the hart of the city with ease of access along level streets and with only a few stairs up to the restaurant,well placed tables with our present condition worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Thank you so much

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Visited the Slow boat yesterday evening with my family for the full belly weekend banquet. Well, we certainly left with a full belly. Delicious food and very attentive waiting staff. Generous portions, especially the crispy aromatic duck. All Covid precautions were well observed and all...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Thank you so much , hopefully you visit chester again and come to see us here at slowboat, we look forwards to it

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Five of us dined at The Slow Boat last night and had a lovely meal. Friendly staff, fabulous food and reasonably priced. Only criticism is the decor could do with updating but other than that, it was a lovely evening and made to feel very...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review

Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

I used to come here a lot and haven’t been since COVID, had our first visit this evening and it was amazing, friendly staff really helpful and the food was amazing! I understand things are obviously very different anywhere you go at the minute but...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Thank you so much for your feed back and thank you for your understanding clearly some people just dont get the rules of covid, it upsets me to learn that the table in question ruined your experience but as you said there is always 1...More

Reviewed 24 September 2020 via mobile

Lovely food at a great price staff very friendly highly recommended the all you can eat buffet is excellent value

Date of visit: September 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Thank you so much

Reviewed 23 September 2020

This was literally the worst restaurant food I've ever had food was hard stale not tasty riddled with salt beyond belief unhelpful staff I've not even had a takeaway anywhere near as bad go at your peril waste of money

Date of visit: September 2020
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nickt3238, Owner at Slow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2020

Really.......... stale? our food is prepared fresh week in week out

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Response from nickt3238 | Property representative |
Yes we are, Fri & sat 5pm - last orders for banquet 8pm as to allow enough time to finish the banquet before 10 pm closure. £22.50per person £16.50 children under 16 yrs Sunday 1pm-8pm £16.50 per person £12.50 children... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Slow Boat
    Does Slow Boat offer takeaway?
    Yes, Slow Boat offers takeaway services.
    Does Slow Boat offer delivery?
    Yes, Slow Boat offers delivery services.
    How is Slow Boat rated?
    Slow Boat is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4