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Shanghai Restaurant
Ranked #274 of 448 Restaurants in Swindon
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 10 December 2013

As you enter the back of this restaurant from the car park, it looks and smells a bit like a school or a hospital. Ignore that and you'll be very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent & so was the service. Possibly the slowest service I've ever had in a Chinese restaurant but I mean that as a compliment! They timed it just right with bringing out more food & never rushed us. There was plenty of choice for everyone. At £12.50 for the all you can eat early bird special, this is a real bargain. Definitely going back.

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Thank Nicola R
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Have been going here for years, the food is excellent , I have never been able to find fault , it is always freshly cooked and hot, service is fine, they are friendly and although they can be a little slow you never really notice as you are too busy eating - the smoked chicken is to die for, cant understand the bad reviews - never had a problem - its also nice that the staff remember you - going there again this weekend - cant wait

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Thank 978Alex
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Cannot believe that a chip show uses frozen a chips!!!

This was absolutely disgusting and so slow with someone who could not speak English and an apprentice serving....

Never again!

Thank TonyNeilson
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Whenever I visit family in Swindon they always know that this is the place I want to eat. Shan, the owner is always there to welcome you and to make you feel an important guest. The food is some of the best Chinese I have had and is consistently good. The choice of food is enormous and faultlessly cooked – my mouth waters as soon as I walk in and smell the wonderful aromas from the kitchen. There are many starters to choose from and include tasty hot soups, meat dishes aplenty, a variety of differently cooked prawns to die for, a selection of ribs that makes it hard to decide which one you want, mouth-watering garlic mushrooms and so much more. Main courses are varied and delicious, accompaniments of vegetables, rice, noodles etc., all cooked to perfection. And if you have any room left for dessert, there is Apple or Banana Toffee served with ice-cream or cream – truly a great meal at a very reasonable price.

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Thank step4d
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We arrived to The Shanghai Restaurant as part of a group of 10. It was a quiet summers evening, so there was only 1 waitress for the entire restaurant (as well as the owners). She coped admirably, but it was clear that she was under pressure. I'm sure that during busy times there would be further staff to help spread the burden & improve the service.
We were seated very quickly & offered drinks. Unfortunately a few other table arrived before the rest of our party, so the late arrivals drinks took a while to arrive.
Starters were ordered & came fairly quickly. All the food disappeared very quickly and without complaint, so it must have been good.
Crispy duck was the intermediate course & also disappeared quickly, everyone loves duck so it's always nice to have it included in the all-you-can eat range.
Mains were ordered & also arrived in good time & again were quickly dispatched.
All in all, the food was very tasty, certainly on a par with the more expensive Rendezvous chain.
Also included in the range were a selection of deserts, unfortunately everyone was too full to chose one,

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Thank The-Tonemeister
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