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Summary

“The UK’s rising standard of Asian cuisine has outpaced these well-established noodle canteens”, but – for a “fresh and reasonably healthy” bite, with “generous portions and reasonable prices” – armies of fans still say it’s “a great format”, and “a staple with kids”.

£39
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

For a “swift”, “no-frills”, “fuel stop” – particularly “with kids well catered for” – many still recommend these “casual” communal noodle-refectories, even while acknowledging that the food is “nothing special” nowadays.

£39
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “crowd-pleasing” Asian noodle chain remains “a safe bet” for most reporters (and kids, in particular, undoubtedly “love it”); it’s “fallen a long way from where it once was”, though, and the food “while fresh, lacks the real taste of the East”.

£38
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

With their “hustle and bustle”, “speedy” service and “large platefuls of freshly prepared Asian fare”, these ubiquitous and “cheap” canteens are, for most reporters, “a formula that works” (and “super-friendly to kids”); for some sceptics, however the whole idea is a bit “past its sell-by date”.

£37
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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