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“New Year Wait”
Review of Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise
Ranked #106 of 177 Restaurants in Truro
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Truro, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“New Year Wait”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Decided to try again after a nice meal three years previous, looked very promising after a warm welcome, placed our order and waited and waited and waited......45 minutes for our starter, 20 minutes for soup, 20 minutes for duck and 15-20 minutes for the mains. But was it worth the wait I hear you ask....NO it wasn't, all bar two of the main dishes lacked flavour, duck wasn't crispy, ribs were greasy with no sauce, bang bang chicken sauce was grey and appeared watered down and the hot and sour soup, although tasted ok did'nt taste like any hot and sour I had eaten before.

The staff were all friendly but a couple of them appeared to be clueless, could we have some plates please and could we have some finger bowls etc etc.

The problem I think was, it was New Years Eve and they were doing far more takeaways than restaurant service and I fear we got the short straw in the restaurant.

The staff were very apologetic and even gave every table a bottle of wine as a thank you (for staying I think), but I think they should concentrate on one or the other or get more staff, its a shame, it used to be the best Chinese in Cornwall, now its just like any other, no better than your average takeaway.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Truro, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The best Chinese in the UK”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Wonderful venue, wonderful food, lovely staff who cannot do more for you. Have been many times, had my wedding reception there it was amazing and great value. Annie and her family are all so professional and go out of their way to help you meal a night to remember.

Visited August 2012
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United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“PLEASANT NO FRILLS ESTABLISHMENT”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Very friendly family run establishment - no frills decor - perhaps lacks a little character internally but the food was delicious.

Visited February 2012
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Thank silverfox30
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Cornwall,UK
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315 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“The best chinese food in the area.”
Reviewed 30 October 2011

We paid another visit to Eastern Promise, after previous visits which were also excellent.
The service is efficient, the food is superb and its a great dining experience.
They also do take aways, which are a class above others in the area(though slightly more expensive)
Its a quality chinese restaurant not an all you can eat type, and is a little more expensive but in my opinion its well worth it.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Badcat110
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“The best in the west”
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Lovely homely atmosphere, very welcoming and friendly.
Food is always superb with generous portions and excellent quality.
The service is always good, nothing is too much trouble.
Well worth a visit.

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