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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)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57A Frodsham Street, Chester, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank WirksWanderer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 20 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 16 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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We found this place at the last minute, having done our research on TripAdvisor first. Despite not booking, and the restaurant being very full indeed, the staff said we would have a 20 minute waiting time, (in fact, it was just 10). There was a...More

2  Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We always use the Slowboat if we're out and fancy a Chinese. The food is always lovely and the buffet is great with a huge choice and well worth the money. Would highly recommend

1  Thank PaulDBoyd1973
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed local and decided to eat her arrived and it was an all I can eat buffet which was good but it different than I've ever seen u get a menu with all the choices soups, starters and mains and u just order till ur...More

Thank Suzi1211
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Is there a dress code?
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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