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Slow Boat

57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
+44 1244 317873
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“prawn toast” (14 reviews)
“soup” (29 reviews)
“wontons” (6 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
17:30 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When on a Sunday for all you can eat after reading good reviews. You can only choose options off the set menu. This does not include duck or even prawn crackers with the soup! The menu is broad but contains unpopular options. Good price good...More

Thank Steph D
Management response:Responded yesterday

just to clarify on sundays we don't just do our all you can eat banquet our alacarte menu is available every minute of our opening times 7 days a week. if crispy duck is what you prefer all you have to do is order it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

sat down looked after from the start nice menu very good staff and a very good night remind me of the time when I lived in Hong Kong good times there too

1  Thank Phil-h-wirral
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside this reataurant could seem a tad shabby-no-shique. You go in and the table and chairs (although all matching, which must have looked amazing 20 years ago) are a tad battered and old; the walls and lights very 80s chic. The food is...More

2  Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Went for the Sunday buffet. On the whole the quality of the food is very good and the staff are very attentive. A few more items that were not deep fried would be nice though :)

1  Thank sonic321
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

After 20+ years since we last visited we decided to go to Slowboat for "old times sake". The format was an All You Can Eat menu at £14.95 and the restaurant was extremely busy even though it was 7pm on a Sunday night. The food...More

1  Thank WirksWanderer
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We went for the Sunday banquet. We were expecting nice food based on other reviews but we got greasy below average Chinese instead. Ribs and wings tasted reheated (even though dishes are supposed to be made fresh), the prawn toast was drenched in oil, chicken...More

Thank nds06
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined here on a recommendation and we wasn't disappointed, We chose the all you can eat buffet which was £19:50 per head,This consisted of Soup,3 starters each & crispy duck with pancakes to share,After that You could choose any main with...More

2  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here as a family of eight for an early dinner at 5.30 and I am not surprised how quickly the room filled considering the quality and value of the food. Slow Boat has a set price menu for four courses, excluding drinks, at...More

2  Thank Donhide
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing and the method of "buffet" as well. Really much to eat and absolutely delicious.

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Visited with family, one member not beenbefore, so chance for a new opinion. Not disappointed, even though we went on a Chester race day.

1  Thank plrnwnet
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9 September 2016|
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Response from Angie B | Reviewed this property |
No dress code, very casual relaxed atmosphere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 317873
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
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