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Rainbow 88

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Station Rd | Cheadle Hulme Shopping Centre, Cheadle SK8 5AF, England
+44 161 485 2288
13:00 - 21:30
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Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous 50th birthday meal with my family (11 of us). I visit here regularly & I didn't hesitate to book this special event here. My family were SO impressed with the food and service. Thank you Linda and all of team Rainbow.

Thank Jane S
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rainbow 88 is a Chinese restaurant in Cheadle Hulme precinct and the owner, Linda Lam, has the biggest heart. She puts on fund-raising nights for a lot of local charities and the one my friend and I went to last Thursday was terrific. It started off with entertainment in the form of a few songs from the Wizard of... More 

Thank Stephanie O
Cheadle Hulme, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were out last Sunday and decided to nip into Rainbow for a bite to eat and some drinks. It was the Sunday buffet but we decided to order from the menu. The food was brilliant, arrived promptly and was presented well, we believe they have a new Head Chef and you could certainly tell that the already fabulous food... More 

Thank Lord D
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I can't think of a Nicer Chinese Meal.....ever.We went for mums birthday, and the proprietor Linda went out of her way to make mum's 94 year start with a memorable meal and lovely "Ming" vase too

Thank britsbest
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited on a sunday evening near the end of buffet time. We were still able to obtain all the buffet options. Staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome.

Thank shaljones
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

First time visit here after it was recommended to us by a friend. We came for the Sunday buffet and We thoroughly enjoyed the food. We would recommend this restaurant, great food and a very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Dirtyduds
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have frequented Rainbow 88 for 17 years. We also use their takeaway service. On Thursday 20th October we went to celebrate my wife's birthday. As usual Linda, the owner, was very welcoming and friendly as she was with all clientele in the restaurant. Again, as usual, the food was excellent with the meat and seafood of top quality. We... More 

Thank David G
Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having previously reviewed this restaurant in a favourable light we as a family which included people from Canada decided on my recommendation to revisit however this turned out to be a terrible mistake.The food was to say the least poor with two(2) lemon chicken meals that were ordered being inedible, whilst bringing this to the attention of the owner she... More 

1 Thank Kenneth N
C K L, Manager at Rainbow 88, responded to this review

Hello Sir, I wont use your name! We have been waiting for this one! I recall having a very friendly chat to you all as soon as you walked in but from the moment you sat down we overheard the 'lady' complaining about 'chicken' in other premises and myself and our colleagues knew that we were in for a hard... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We love a chinese take away, but after searching many reviews for the local area we decided to visit rainbow 88 for an all you can eat banquet, i think the price was around 12 pounds for the buffet, we booked our table and we were quickly seated on arrival, we then ordered our drinks, however half the drinks were... More 

1 Thank wadar
C K L, Manager at Rainbow 88, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and we hope you find somewhere more suitable! May i sorry 'I' state that it was not a 'Banquet' it was a 'Buffet'! A 'buffet' is where you eat as much as you like for £12 as long as you like and a 'Banquet' is where you have table service and have 5 or 6... More 

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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Nice Restaurant on the cheadle Hulme precinct. Great food and service. We had the duck to start, followed by cantonese fillet steak and chicken pad Thai. All were fantastic, huge portions we had to get a doggy bag which they happily obliged. We were served by the manageress throughout our meal which is fantastic to see and she was very... More 

1 Thank Gmcgowan85
C K L, Manager at Rainbow 88, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice review! This means a lot to us and we will try our best to continue to deliver good food and service to the local community :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Rd | Cheadle Hulme Shopping Centre, Cheadle SK8 5AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Cheadle
  • Phone Number: +44 161 485 2288
We are a family orientated restaurant established for 16 years which provides great quality food made with the finest ingredients.Recently we have had a refurbishment & have done this every 5 years for the comfort of our customers.We also have great community spirit & have received a 'Proud of Stockport Award'for 'Most Community Spirited Organisation'from raising up to £160,000 for local charities including Dementia, Terminally ill children & Cancer related! Our menu has tastes from different parts of China but also has a very popular Omelette & Chips for the not so adventurous!We also have Gluten Free, Low Calorie & Vegetarian options.Our staff our most polite & efficient & the boss loves to give her personal touch in serving too! There is a large car park facing the premises & parking right outside for the disabled.The extended bar license provides a popular SunLik Chinese Beer on draft, along with many trendy cocktails & shots! We can accommodate up to 120, so whether it be a large party or a quiet table for 2, we like to think there is something for everyone!'Oh, and free WIFI too!!!

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