Harbour City

The Landings, Burton Waters, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2TU

  • Tel:  01522 575031


  1. Good value and a nice location


    We went there last Sunday and had the buffet lunch with a bottle of wine. Very good value and excellent service. Food was typical Chinese buffet standard so you can eat healthily or pig out - it's your choice. I am used to eating in Manchester's Chinatown restaurants and this was up to the standard of the one of the better ones. Not absolutely as authentic as a "real" Chinese restaurant, but then we are not big fans of stewed chickens' feet and roasted cockroaches. This restaurant is recommended.

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  2. A little disappointing


    We expected a great deal, having had the place recommended. However, perhaps because they were extremely busy, the end product was a little disappointing. Firstly, we waited too long at the bar. An 8 pm reservation should mean that give or take 15 mins. 45 mins wait is not acceptable. Then, having to ask to order is similarly unacceptable. We went for the £30 a head set menu. Starters included pancake rolls with thick, pastry like casing and dry fish-based balls, for want of a better description. Crispy duck was extremely fatty For mains, an assortment of dishes arrived. Alas the rice did not - at least not for at least 10 mins after the main dishes. Sweets were the banana fritter and fried strawberry variety. Too many people are crammed in. The one bar man cannot properly cope and the waiters have too much to do. The wine list is on the pricey side, although the extremely mediocre Sancerre was not properly chilled, and the overall cost places this at the top end of the market, with the cost of a taxi to add. For me, this place tries hard but doesn't quite cut it. For posh nosh, somewhere like the Old Bakery is a better bet, while the chinese food at the good old Phoenix or Ocean is probably better. There is also Thai food to be had. But why eat Thai in a Chinese retaurant?

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