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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just had a takeaway from the Rice Bowl which we were extremely disappointed with. Two of our three dishes were, if I'm honest, inedible. The chicken with cashew and yellow bean sauce has left me with a horrible coating in my mouth and feeling quite sick. The crispy chilli beef was very bland and leathery rather than crispy... More 

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Thank alison m
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten their takeaway on a number of occasion's over the years and I've never been disappointed. Really good Chinese food. would recommend.

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Thank chestercake
Towcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service, nice food, reasonably priced, managed to fit us in even though we hadn't booked a talbe.

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Thank Jackiesreviews
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 1.30pm on Saturday lunchtime, the restaurant was open and entirely empty - not one customer. We asked if we could have a table and the lady apparently in charge said "we close at 2 so you'd have to be quick". We about turned, at which she said - "oh, I don't mean to hurry you" - I'm... More 

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Thank Dick C
Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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
Reviewed 17 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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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 15 helpful votes
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
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 

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