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The Rice Bowl

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132 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT, England
+44 1327 351482
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Recently refurbished in classic 1985 wallpaper the establishment is clean and the staff understand the principles of being restauranteurs unlike many others who deem this to be their trade...once sat and admiring the fish in the tank (were they to be my starters) no...the food came out as ordered in streams as one was most hungry...and one left completely satisfied...the... More 

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Thank Lord_Marty_of_Food
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful and unique comments. We do hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited The Rice Bowl as my mum loves Chinese food and was treating us. We did the all you can eat buffet. We had an assortment of starters all of which were delicious. There is a variety of main courses, not huge but a nice selection. We couldn't fault anything, tasty food, well presented and full of flavour. The... More 

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1 Thank Elaine B
RiceBowl132, Public Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am glad you and the family had a nice evening. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre, the portions were a little small and the special fried rice wasn't particularly big or full of meats either which was disappointing. I ordered it to collect and I was able to pick it up really quickly! I'm not 100% sure if I will order from here again.

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Thank Luke B
RiceBowl132, Public Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest comments. I am sorry to hear that we didn't offer food to your expectation. I will pass your comments onto the management team. We hope to see you again. More 

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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

They have an eat lots deal off a set menu. Really good quality food There are many warnings about taking the Micky and leaving food to stop the idiots which is all fair enough They could do without repeating that again when you order. They clearly don't know that our family can mop up large quantities without leaving a crumb... More 

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Thank Mikemday
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are glad you found our food pleasing. We do appreciate that the Ts&Cs are not an ideal way to start the evening, but unfortunately we have had people who did as you say " take the mickey". We look forward to seeing you and your family again. More 

Stoke Bruerne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on Tuesday evening to find that the restaurant has a great deal Mon - Thurs £12.95 all you can eat, great choices to select from we shared 4 starters 2main dishes rice and vegetables. The food was excellent quality and freshly cooked the wine is well priced and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will be back next Tuesday..

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1 Thank Juleski68
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and comment. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Towcester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went here for a birthday celebration and enjoyed the buffet offer. Very extensive choice of dishes, freshly cooked and generous portions.

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1 Thank Jonathan W
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are glad to have been able to provide you with a good birthday experience. We hope to see you again. More 

Silverstone, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Haven't had a takeaway for a while from here. We had it delivered and was told 40-45 mins delivery time. Over an hour later it turned up, only ordered 4 items but one was totally wrong nothing like what was ordered and the portions were extremely small. Portion size and quality seems to be very variable.

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1 Thank 492Hilary492
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Hi, we are very disappointed to hear you had a poor takeaway experience, pleas accept our apologies. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to call us at the restaurant so we can investigate and use this to improve our services in the future. More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We have had a couple of take always here over the last couple of months...service and standards have vastly improved, lovely meals! Will be ordering here from now on!

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Thank Belle_J24
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for deciding to try us again. We always take on board what our customers say to help us improve our service. See you again soon. More 

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Ten of us had dinner here during a weekend at Silverstone. Food was good and service very attentive. Prices were reasonable

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Thank Miles7000
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We hope everyone in the party had a good time. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were travelling late and dropped in at 11.00pm. Although they were about to close they provided us with an excellent meal and were very friendly.

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Thank rachel_bracher
RiceBowl132, Guest Relations Manager at The Rice Bowl, responded to this review

Thank you for dropping by. We aim to provide the best customer service we can, whatever the time. Hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Watling Street East, Towcester NN12 6BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 351482

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?