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The China Boat

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Church St, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Good location with very friendly staff who make you feel comfortable and serve excellent good value for money food.

Thank Steve H A
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A very pleasant oriental experience Chinese food served with a smile pleasant enough and will not break the bank

Thank blackwellmaxprestonb
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and super friendly And warm staff. Went the extra mile for us and accommodated a large order and our timescale. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all. Great place

Thank time_for_tea_8022
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food with great taste extremely authentic. Nice environment with helpful staff excellent value

1 Thank helenurry
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Came to the China boat as we noticed the offers which were either a 3 course meal for £10 or a 3 course meal for £13.50 which had a little more choice so we went in and the woman behind the counter who greeted us was very offhand and arrogant. The chicken and sweet corn soup was lovely the spring... More 

1 Thank LaurenManchester_13
Windermere, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Ordered Szechuan mixed meat, salt and pepper crispy beef, salt and pepper king prawns and egg fried rice. Got sweet and sour mixed meat, and beef in sweet chilli sauce.they tasted OK at best, but disappointed as not what I had wanted. Salt and pepper king prawns were OK, though the seasoning seemed more Mediterranean than Chinese. Egg fried rice... More 

Thank -80-J-
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Polite helpful staff...good menu choice...food was obviously freshly prepared..was crispy when it was supposed to be..soft and juicy when it was supposed to be..and piping hot..tables were well spaced so you weren't bothered by neighbouring conversations..staff kept their distance but kept an eye on you so were easy to call ..under £45 ...

Thank lknights1
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We went tonight in, and it was very busy with a good atmosphere. The food was very good, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The prices are pretty reasonable too. Well worth a visit!If you love Indian food then this place is not to be missed! The choice of dishes on the menu is very extensive, with great specials.... More 

Thank seanl7966
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with the food. My Husband & myself was really looking forward to eating here to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The food was so bland everything tasted the same. We ordered Special chowmein, Beef in oyster sauce & Special foo young. There was no difference in the flavour as there was no flavour & the beef was very chewy... More 

Thank Amanda D
North Yorkshire
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Tried to go in tonight,, but doorway was blocked with friends or relations of the owners Couldn't understand what was been said, another couple were leaving too for the same reason ! Far too much choice here to be bothered waiting to get in a nearly empty restaurant, they obviously don't need the custom so it's there loss as we... More 

Thank Tammyjo49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church St, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere

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