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“Adequate and filling”
Review of Slow Boat

Slow Boat
Ranked #85 of 564 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Thai, Malaysian as well as Chinese - the local "Onionring" restaurant website gives it really good reviews seehttp://www.onionring.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant_info.asp?RID=2541
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Went with a large party of young people for Sunday evening banquet.
The service was prompt and efficient. The food was plentiful but lacked the subtlety I would expect from a Chinese restaurant. Everything was deep fried or marinated in sweet, sticky sauce. The bowls of noodles were brimful but the noodles were very dark and well cooked.
The evening was enjoyable and "hats off" to the diligent staff.
Can't recommend the Slow Boat if you want a quality meal, although you won't leave feeling hungry.

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Reviewed 6 June 2014

All you can eat deal on a Sunday - good value and fresh food. Good service, nice atmosphere - windows were open as it was a nice day (last time I went years ago, it smelt so bad). Food was really nice and lots of Chinese people eating there which I think is always a good sign. Liked the fact that you keep ordering food to be brought out fresh, rather than everything sitting out all day. Will definitely return

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1  Thank Ruth F
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We ate i this restaurant as a family of 4 with 2 children under 10, we ordered the Malaysian Beauty set menu and i have to say it is one of the best meals ive ever had, the flavours were amazing and everything was cooked to perfection and food was plentiful. I would recomend this restaurant.

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Thank Aly1022
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We arrived at the main desk and my feet stuck to the floor (very good first impressions)
Shown to our table, again table very sticky had to wipe it down myself
Next was the banquet £19 each for the little choice and quality of food is just embarrassing.
Every dish we chose had a HP base and was just really tangy.
Noodles had a BBQ overcooked taste too.
All the food was either deep fried or had a really burnt after taste to it along with that horrible HP tanginess
I think the idea of a banquet where they bring it to your table is good as long as the small stoves to keep the food on were clean (which they weren't) and they bring new plates with them each time (which they didn't)
Been ill next day from food ate here.
So if you want to pay £50 for food that you can get downstairs in Iceland for £1 a box, be ill the next day, and have poor service then this is the place for you, however it isn't for me.

Would I recommend, definitely not.
Will I go again, definitely not.

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Thank Adam E
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Came here as the place we wanted to go was shut.
Service was pleasant and efficient. The restaurant is in a modern building and the decor reflects that. Doesn't look like a stereotyped soho chinese inside.
The tables were sticky from I assume the polish used. Looked clean.
The menu looked good.
The soup starter looked and tasted great, however then mains looked and tasted more like a standard takeaway meal. The noodles were thick and starchy. The flavour was not as defined as the menu description.
The meal was acceptable, but nothing special for me. My partner was less keen.
Will try the Shanghai as intended next time.

Thank David R
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