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“On the slide”
Review of Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise
Ranked #105 of 176 Restaurants in Truro
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cornwall,UK
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301 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“On the slide”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Such a shame, but the Eastern Promise is now just another Chinese restaurant instead of being the special place it used to be. The fantastic, unique flavours have gone to be replaced by bog standard takeaway style food. It used to be untouchable for quality, quantity and excellent service, now all is very average, but the prices are now too high for the standard you get.
We have been coming here for several years, but its now time to look elsewhere for fine Chinese food. Quite empty for a Sat night as well ,which doesn't bode well for the future. Very disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good service good food, what more do we want?”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

The lady who served us Annie is very sweet and kind. The overall service from all the staff was excellant we could not fault it in anyway. The food is so well prepared and cooked by the chef it is always first class. The decor is a tad tired but it is authentic to many reateraunts out in the far East. This is a special meal to have. We will save up, and go again.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Lloyd E
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Buckfastleigh, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“How the mighty have fallen”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Over a 20 year period I have eaten the best Chinese cuisine in Cornwall, indeed in UK at the Eastern Promise with owner Phil Tea always in attendance with excellent and knowlegable staff, always superb. This time, having moved away from the area for some years, I took my partner here one evening after telling her how brilliant this restaurant was, the food was diabolical, could have got better in any take away, staff were not bothered, when I asked for Phil I was told he had retired and had sold the restaurant. I should have realised as soon as I saw the menu, the prices were half what Phil charged and the food was 10% of the quality Phil would have served up, over the years when ever we had been to this restaurant it was always full, no matter what day it was, the way it is being run now, it will soon close, which is a real shame.

Visited September 2012
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4 Thank Justin B
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Asian delight”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We visited friends for a week in nearby St Stephen and wanted to treat them to a nice meal out. They suggested Eastern Promise as they had eaten there on previous occasions. We were not disappointed! The service was good and the food was excellent. Thank you for a very enjoyable last night in Cornwall.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Diane S
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London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A local suggested we eat here”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

With plenty of parking space about five minutes outside St Austell this is well worth a visit.
The staff were helpful and attentive, the environment was clean and warm most welcoming on a wet, cold Cornwall night.
The food was excellent absolutely full of flavour, well cooked and presented.
There was a good extensive menu to suit all tastes from very hot to mild all clearly indicated
I would go again

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank hmlhhf
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