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The Peking

Certificate of Excellence
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Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
+44 116 262 3376
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, it was good and well worth the money. We had the lunch specials which were really tasty. Too much salt/msg. But that seems normal for Chinese food. When it got busy, the service was slow. A new starter was brought in to help, but she wasn't much help. If I'm in Leicester again, I will definitely use again.

Thank bazza1952
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was delighted with the recent visit I made to the Peking Restaurant. I took some important Chinese business guests for dinner and was concerned that the evening should go well. Although the booking of the table was difficult because of a problem with the telephone line, which I was assured would be rectified in a couple of days, I... More 

Thank JohnnyRehctub
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lady who is the manager of this place is brilliant , she has a lovely personality and is very funny , the older very short man who works there is also really really nice . For these two I want to give five stars . For the food I'd give a two and the service from our waiter was... More 

Thank Tupac96
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The woman who fronts this place is great. Full of chat and banter. She wants everyone to have a great time, and they do. We ate well enough. Szechuan prawns were good. Lovely fritters for pudding. Standard fare but dished up with fabulous chutzpah.

Thank Picklegigi
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The original owners and chef are back so The Peking is once again the best Chinese restaurant in Leicester. Nice to experience the same tasty mouth watering Peking style spare ribs that have always been the best. Maureen's son is onboard now and seems very keen and enthusiastic and the service is also back to the best too. 5 out... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We booked a table because we assumed it would be busy, but to be honest there were tables to spare. The staff seated us quickly, but then it was as though we were invisible. Eventually someone took our order, and we repeated it three times as she seemed unable to understand what we wanted. After waiting for nearly 45 mins,... More 

Thank Helen T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Another visit to this restaurant after a 2 year 'holiday'. I was visiting 19 Gale for upper end Chinese or Terracotta for Buffet Style but 19 Gale has closed, and TC was too far to walk. No real changes here except for the addition of draught beers to the range which was welcome albeit at £3.80 a pint. I had... More 

Thank BigBlerk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Having eaten at numerous Chinese restaurants I have to say that the food was good but not amazing. Chicken Cashew nuts was ok but short on nuts, beef with noodles was ok, chilli beef was good. The service was great though and almost without exception all the staff were friendly and happy to chat. Food arrived without delay. Prices reasonable... More 

Thank PancakeRoll
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Playing the Changing ownership Again (M) You know what same old thing again lots of MSG ! The old man (waiter) always getting told off with no reasons , she uses him as part of a joke which I don't think is funny at all . Also over rated food that I've already mentioned on top .

Thank foodhungry2000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Superb quality chinese food - was a lovely atmosphere which could only be improved by the table we had being further from th door or a division of some sort! Service was keen and almost spot on (waited a long time for our sauce for our duck!) but quality of food far outweighed any negatives. Have been wanting to try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charles Street, Leicester LE1 3FG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 262 3376

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