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“Excellent value and food.....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dragon City

Dragon City
Ranked #1,683 of 2,185 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner
Warrington, Cheshire
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222 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent value and food.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Went to China Town and wanted to try a new restaurant so we picked Dragon City which is on the street down from the Chinese Arch.

Not a massive restaurant but has seating upstairs as well as downstairs, with downstairs being pretty full. We had no problem getting a table, and there was a really good choice on the menu. Main courses seem to average between £7 to £11, with rice being £2 for boiled and £2.50 for egg fried.

They also had advertised outside a 4 course meal for £9.50 per person which we went for, and which was excellent. Considering it was £18.50 per person for the banquet, the 4 course meal was excellent value and was in effect the same as a banquet. Consisted of soup, prawn crackers, spring rolls, seawood, chicken fried rice, a pork and chicken main dish and ice cream or coffee/tea/green tea. We were both pleasantly full. For information we got this deal on a Saturday night.

Service was good although a bit slow at first to take our order, and we didn't initially get given the 4 course menu. 10% is added to your bill for service charge automatically, and on this occasion our bill came to £28 and that included 2 alcoholic drinks. So for Manchester city centre it was really good value for money.

Decor wise it was quite simple. The carpet was a very heavy pile and you could feel that as you walked on it. White walls with dragon designs, but overall pleasant surroundings and not over the top.

When leaving we were thanked by the owner and the door held open, and we noticed that everyone got the same treatment. Highly enjoyable and food very fresh and will be going back.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A definite regular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

Absolutely lovely food, staff and overall Chinese experience. Me and my boyfriend go at least twice a month. It's real Chinese food with no preservatives and doesn't make you feel crap after you've eaten it. The manager Mr Lau makes you feel like you eat there every night. Also good for parties and family events ad they use the upstairs. Always full of Chinese family's so you tell its good.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Late night delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

This was a great find. We were looking for somewhere that was open late on our way back from the Lowry. We arrived at just before midnight and they were still serving when we left about an hour later. The food was quick and very good. I am often unimpressed by Chinese food which tends to have too much MSG and nothing else. This food didn't and got the thumbs up from my friends. Be warned dining in central Manchester after midnight is not for the feint hearted but the manager very diplomatically dealt with the drunks and diffused a couple of difficult situations. A good time was had by all.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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