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119 Deansgate, Bolton BL1 1HA, England
+44 1204 393220
11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Managed to get a table - phew- packed as usual. I had the crispy chicken with noodles and my husband had beef curry with rice. The best chinese I have had for ages. Cup of tea and slice of cheesecake all for £6.95. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Pamela H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have been eating in Bambu for 6 years at least. It's fantastic, wholesome, Chinese food. Don't think Chinese takeaway...this is rammed with flavour and love. The soups are incredible. The prawn toast is the best you will have and veggie options are absolutely delicious. Visit for lunch on a Saturday but prepared that sometimes you might need to wait!

Thank RacheyP87
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is simply the best Chinese food we have ever tasted, including Manchester's Chinatown and other reputable establishments.Outstanding tastes and full plates. Good value too!

Thank Steven T
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had not had dim sum type dumplings for a long time and couldnt resist when i saw on the menu - divine. Had chicken satay which was a bit spicy for me (i expected satay to be peanutty, it wasnt). Vegetables in it were beautifully cooked. We didnt eat off the daily special which was really good value -... More 

Thank Judith W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Having read the reviews I had travel to Bolton and try Bambu Chinese Cafe. Note cafe, because this is what it is and does not pretend to be anything but a cafe. Notwithstanding this it has a lovely atmosphere and excellent food. As a cafe it only opens lunch to late afternoon. The food is served as individual dishes with... More 

Thank acarl51841
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

By far and away our favourite Chinese. Food tastes so fresh. Only disappointment is that it's not open at night so I can't get there as often as I would like!

Thank Richard C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

No cloths, tight for space, simple menu, good prices. Cooked to order Chinese food. Great caff. just the place to drop in to for great value lunch. Usually Chinese students eating there.

Thank Stephen L
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place. You can tell it's good as alot of Chinese eat here. The menu has lots of choice. They have a special on which usually has three different choices for a good price. I love the king prawn curry.

Thank julieband
Bolton, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

And with food as good as this no wonder. Full of flavour & comes to your table piping hot, freshly cooked. Not fine dining, great dining. Can get busy.

Thank rolyrat123
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Manchester for the u20's rugby World Cup. Staying in Bolton we searched Tripadvisor for a Chinese lunch. Please don't ask Siri to direct you cos we walked for miles on sat nav The restaurant is opposite the main post office on Deansgate. It's more of a glorified Take Away but the search for this place is well worth... More 

Thank Jose S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Deansgate, Bolton BL1 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bolton
  • Phone Number: +44 1204 393220

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