The Open Guide to Cambridge - Differences between Version 12 and Version 11 of Peking Restaurant

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Previously situated on Burleigh Street at the back of the Grafton Centre (see <small>[http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/1087118907/ photo]</small> of old location), the Peking has now moved south of the city centre, just off Hills Road.
The Peking Restaurant is situated on Burleigh Street, at the back of the Grafton Centre. It's not very visible - you have to keep a good eye out for it! Personally, I've only been to The Peking Restaurant once for a work dinner (about 30 of us), so it may be a different experience if dining there with friends or family.
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Personally, I've only been to The Peking Restaurant once for a work dinner (about 30 of us), so it may be a different experience if dining there with friends or family. Not being a lover of oriental food, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. There was a wide selection of food available - crab, lobster and prawns were just three of the starting dishes, served with (lots of) chillis and vegetables. If you are not a seafood person, there is always deep-fried chili beef, lamb, or crispy duck pancakes with spring onions, to fill your appetite. Not only did I find the food delicious, but the staff were very polite, friendly and accommodating.
The restaurant is set out with a few tables downstairs, with the majority of the seating upstairs. Not being a lover of oriental food, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. There was a wide selection of food available - crab, lobster and prawns were just three of the starting dishes, served with (lots of) chillis and vegetables. If you are not a seafood person, there is always deep-fried chili beef, lamb, or crispy duck pancakes with spring onions, to fill your appetite. Not only did I find the food delicious, but the staff were very polite, friendly and accommodating.
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As of August 2007, a notice in the window warns that it's cash and cheque only; no cards. The Local Secrets review linked below has a comment stating that you can bring your own wine (&pound;4 corkage charge). Not sure if that means that they aren't licensed.
My compliments to the chef!
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When I last ate there in May or June they definitely had a licence. Prices may seem a little steep but the portions are very generous. And the mixed starter plate has a wider selection than I've found in other places including dumplings and battered squid, served with 4 different dips which are very tasty. Sadly I've always eaten downstairs (in the old location), where the decor is a bit old-fashioned and past its best, but perhaps it's nicer upstairs. The service of late has seemed a bit slow and casual, but the food is still excellent.
As of August 2007, a notice in the window warns that it's cash and cheque only; no cards. The Local Secrets review linked below has a comment stating that you can bring your own wine (4 corkage charge). Not sure if that means that they aren't licensed.
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When I last ate there in May or June they definitely had a licence. Prices may seem a little steep but the portions are very generous. And the mixed starter plate has a wider selection than I've found in other places including dumplings and battered squid, served with 4 different dips which are very tasty. Sadly I've always eaten downstairs, where the decor is a bit old-fashioned and past its best, but perhaps it's nicer upstairs. The service of late has seemed a bit slow and casual, but the food is still excellent.

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address='Unit 3, The Belvedere, Homerton Street'
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summary='Chinese restaurant on Burleigh Street.' summary='Chinese restaurant just off Hills Road (previously on Burleigh Street).' summary='Chinese restaurant on Burleigh Street.' summary='Chinese restaurant just off Hills Road (previously on Burleigh Street).'

The Peking Restaurant is situated on Burleigh Street, at the back of the Grafton Centre. It's not very visible - you have to keep a good eye out for it! Personally, I've only been to The Peking Restaurant once for a work dinner (about 30 of us), so it may be a different experience if dining there with friends or family.

The restaurant is set out with a few tables downstairs, with the majority of the seating upstairs. Not being a lover of oriental food, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. There was a wide selection of food available - crab, lobster and prawns were just three of the starting dishes, served with (lots of) chillis and vegetables. If you are not a seafood person, there is always deep-fried chili beef, lamb, or crispy duck pancakes with spring onions, to fill your appetite. Not only did I find the food delicious, but the staff were very polite, friendly and accommodating.

My compliments to the chef!

As of August 2007, a notice in the window warns that it's cash and cheque only; no cards. The Local Secrets review linked below has a comment stating that you can bring your own wine (4 corkage charge). Not sure if that means that they aren't licensed.


When I last ate there in May or June they definitely had a licence. Prices may seem a little steep but the portions are very generous. And the mixed starter plate has a wider selection than I've found in other places including dumplings and battered squid, served with 4 different dips which are very tasty. Sadly I've always eaten downstairs, where the decor is a bit old-fashioned and past its best, but perhaps it's nicer upstairs. The service of late has seemed a bit slow and casual, but the food is still excellent.

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