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Summer Palace

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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51 Oxton Road, Birkenhead CH41 2QQ, England
+44 151 670 0680
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Miami Beach, Florida
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502 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Premade sauces drowning poorly prepared dishes are not worth the price. The owner had no idea how the duck was made. It appeared baked then pan fried. Dry as a bone. The servers are constantly overwhelmed. Even if the restaurants near empty I have had to get up and find my drink order or request for chili oil.

1 Thank Chris S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting this restaurant for lunch. The business lunch is £4.90 which is better value and quality than McDonald's. You get a choice of starter, main and dessert. Bill usually doesn't cost more than £15 with soft drinks. Lunch is from 12-2pm. The service is prompt and efficient. Staff are friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank wendy i
Wirral, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from the Summer Palace Chinese New Year Meal. What a treat, With the Dragon and fire crackers, and presents for all, plus raffle prizes. The food was a Buffet, Everything was piping hot and as always was perfectly cooked. The dishes just kept coming and nobody could have left there hungry, there was free drinks (Chinese... More 

Thank kate h
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224 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good is good but we were overcharged and made to feel uncomfortable. Over £80 for four of us, only two of whom ordered 1 alcoholic drink each and we had soft drinks. It was very busy and very disorganised when we went. Our waitress left half way through to go home, and we didn't get our drinks - but... More 

Thank Strollingalong
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here for my wifes birthday and it was chinese new year to boot we had an extra 2 people eating which they dealt with a little rearranging food was really nice and reasonable and hot cant really say that about many of the chinese,s in birkenhead

Thank dave r
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame we have been here a lot of times an its always been lovely , it was mad busy an only 2 waitress serving after the really tall girl with brown hair left she wasn't very pleasant miserable an didn't want to be there , we ordered a round of drinks that never showed but at the end... More 

Thank SophJordan02
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

20+ of us went here for a works night out about a week before Christmas 2015. Everyone was happy with the service and the food. Will definitely be going back again.

Thank justfourfunuk
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Tried this place as I'd been recommended by some friends at work. I wouldn't go back again unfortunately. The food wasn't nice in the slightest. We was going to skip the main as the starters had been vile, but thought it may be better. Mains weren't any better. Was worth a try

Thank Tay M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Went the first time for a family Birthday , Very ,Very Nice Went back 3 weeks later So Diserponted , food was not Very good, I ask was there a diferant chef on , and they sad no, The Manu was not cheep , went to Miss Hometown In Oxton Road Birkeanhead a few days later , Wow what a... More 

Thank David R
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went here last night for my birthday meal and it was a really good experience. Restaurant was full yet the service and food were excellent. Spring rolls, crispy chicken and fried rice were exceptional and the Chinese Scouse waiter was nice and efficient.

Thank David J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Oxton Road, Birkenhead CH41 2QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Birkenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 151 670 0680

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