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The Painted Fan

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1-2 Holland Street, Barnstaple EX31 1DP, England
17:00 - 22:30
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had both take aways and have eaten in and can say that I have never had a bad experience here. The food is full of flavour, spice, heat and hits the spot! The menu is vast so can please everyone. If I was to recommend a Chinese restaurant then it would be this one every time, keep up... More 

Thank Alan_Gwilliam
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have eaten there many times and keep returning for their excellent Chinese cuisine. Good menu choice, they are also willing to amend some dishes to our taste and keep our China tea topped up throughout the meal. Owner and staff very friendly and food excellent- my wife loves Singapore and rates the food at this restaurant very highly, more... More 

Thank Roger G
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

On arrival I was the only person in the restaurant. I was looking forward to the highly recommended eat all you can buffet for £16.99. Sorry sir, we don't do that for one person was the response. The place was freezing, no heating at all. After ordering from the main menu, the food was very good, piping hot and well... More 

Thank Wayne S
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

ordered a takeaway from them through justeat. one of the dishes bangbang chicken was cold so i phoned up to check and they said this was correct. i said its a pity the menu didnt say as i wouldnt have ordered it if knew. i asked what she was going to do about it and she was very off hand... More 

Thank cooljules2109
Fareham, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the painted fan by deciding to ignore any negative reviews amd I can honestly say that the food was amazing ! Every dish that was served was hot and tasty and the service was brilliant..highly recommend :-)

Thank jed7715
Sticklepath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Had a takeaway delivery was a bit long but food arrived hot ish but no flavour all dis his taste the same but you do get free prawn crackers

Thank peterdevon57
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Visited lots of times before amazing food always have the all you can eat such good value for money. Normally have a variety of everything food is always tasty and the service is always very friendly.

Thank Hanlban
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Waited all day for this 'nice' meal. It came 10 minutes early, found us after only extra phone call. Plenty of food but quality very poor. Prawn balls dried up and prawns inside were like cardboard. Black bean sauce as spicy as congealed gravey. So much colouring in one sauce it stained clothes red. Ordered prawn curry, got pork -... More 

Thank Jeannette K
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Food adequate, staff efficient and friendly, decor dated but still comfortable and clean. Needs lower level of lighting, better piped music and where are the chopsticks? I feel inclined not to criticise with this review as the proprietors are trying to create a decent level of quality, needs a little tweaking and success will be acclaimed.

Thank Bryan R
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

I ordered a set meal for one which was delivered in record time ,piping hot by avery courteous driver. Food was excellent, my first experience of The Painted Fan. Will definitely order again as the portions were so big that I had enough for the next day as well.

Thank artistanne2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-2 Holland Street, Barnstaple EX31 1DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: 01271375888
Telephone number 01271 375 888

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