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Summer Palace

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126 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB, England
+44 1244 310033
17:30 - 23:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to eat in one night during our break, always find it difficult picking a takeaway you don't know, but overall pleased with the Summer Palace. Ordered over the phone and picked up with 20 minutes, we found out when we collected that this was a restaurant too, not overly busy though on a Saturday evening. Food was good, no... More 

Thank Simon A
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know where to go for a takeaway and of course chose our favourite type of meal. Tried summer palace after trying a dreadful Indian last night which was just next door and it was lovely, chicken with lemon sauce, loads of chicken and so tender, the other half had beef curry and it was loaded with beef but didn't... More 

Thank Pica2015
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here after a couple of drinks on the hope of a free table,we were shown straight away ,plenty of choice food came out very hot and plenty of it,staff were friendly and attentive slight down side a little dark

Thank lovethesunTamworth
Cardiff, South Wales
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we booked a day trip to Chester and after doing all of the sights decided to look for a bite to eat. There was plenty of choice but decided to try a Chinese. The restaurant seemed quite empty with only 3 tables being occupied but we were asked if we had a reservation. We said no and it was about... More 

Thank happy2holiday
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This used to be The One to go to for really good Chinese food in Chester, but sadly last week I had one of the worst meals ever. Deep fried everything The spare ribs were like rock cakes. The whole mixed starter platter was covered in batter and dry as the bottom of a budgies cage. The sweet and sour... More 

Thank Wrecsam11
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and are in Chester for a few days, we found this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing, the waitress was very attentive but not intrusive, the ambience was restful. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Excellent evening 😊

Thank Heidi F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time & from the outside view we weren't expecting anything special. How wrong could we be!? Fantastic tasting, hot & fresh food. Superb, attentive & friendly service. Atmosphere could have been better but it was a very quiet evening. In summary not a bad word to be said & cannot wait to visit again.

Thank Mark R
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I frequently visit the Summer Palace (at least once a month), it's got a great ambience, great menu, incredibly attentive and knowledgeable staff and the food is just insanely tasty. I've tried them all and never stray from coming back here for a relaxing mid-week meal or for a strong, buzzing atmosphere on the weekends too!

Thank Chris D
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went there Saturday night with friends from work. It was very quiet, however the food was really good and plentiful and the service friendly. Would definitely go again and recommend to others.

Thank mike d
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went with best friend during a trip to Chester Tues 18th - Thurs 20th. went to the first night (tues) around about 6 pm. Very quiet, but lovely decor. We ordered duck spring rolls, sweet and sour, duck in plum sauce, chick fried rice and prawn crackers from the menu, and it found it very nice. Owners weren't that attentive,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 310033

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