East Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Pan-Asian
East Restaurant is a floating Pan Asian Restaurant located on the Upper Deck at Charters Bar. East"s team of Authentic Thai chefs create a fusion of Oriental style using only the finest and freshest ingredients. The dishes have been carefully chosen from the exciting and diverse cultures of South-East Asia.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good service and food as always.

K
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

East was amazing, as always.
Was very quiet for a Sunday night but it is just after Christmas.

Will continue to use East. Never disappointed in the food or service.

PC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East is consistently good. The service, the ambience and the food can't be faulted. The heavenly beef is to die for (pun intended) and watching the swans etc on the river just adds to the overall experience

LD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Sunday buffet is always value for money, just enough choice.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sunday Lunch time all you can eat buffet really good

N
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I have never had a bad meal here! This visit was no exception.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with generous portions. Great value for money

AP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to East restaurant several times with different groups of people. Always had great food and great service. Highly recommended.

S
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent as always & even though it was busy the service was very good too throughly recommend a visit to East

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

RS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We went on a Sunday and had the buffet. There was a very limited selection and when a dish ran out it too a while to get topped up. While there dishes were only topped up and not replaced. For example the rice has very little left and what was left was stuck to the bottom of the dish. Rather be taken away and fresh one added, new rice was put on top. Also dirty plates and glasses not cleared from table. We had to ask twice for more drinks.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a fabulous meal, food was excellent and service very good. Had a lovely evening and will definitely be coming back

RG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

East/Charters has been my favourite place to eat and drink for over a decade, especially at Xmas as there's no increase in prices.

JM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very warm and welcoming atmosphere a little noisy though. Very good menu to choose from and food was hot with excellent service.

S
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been to East many times & always enjoy good service & delicious food . As it was a very cold day I would have appreciated a little more heating on not usually an issue. I always recommend to friends & family to visit East.

JD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food was superb, a little on the small size for the money you pay.

N
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was nice but the amount of food you get is small compared to every other Thai place I have ever been. They are stingy on their rice and soy sauce as well. It was nice to eat on a boat but if this was any other place I probably would not go back. The red curry I had was just ok, but I tried the food from my friends and it tasted very good but the portions are just small. Might go back, might not.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service
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AB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and were really impressed. From the warm welcome, helpful staff and beautiful food, it was a fantastic experience from the moment we arrived. Will definitely be going back!

N
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal to celebrate a family birthday. Had the set menus and food very good as always.

GM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best restaurant in Peterborough

C
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not much variety on the buffet and food wasn’t replaced for long periods. Rice was dry and luke warm

l
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I booked this as a treat for my sons 10th birthday as he loves Asian food. I thought I'd go for an early booking to make sure there was plenty food available so we opted for 12:15.
When we arrived, only two other tables were occupied and they hadn't finished setting out the buffet yet. The staff I found were a bit sour-faced to start with, and as far as I'm aware, didn't tell anyone when they'd finished laying out the buffet. And because we're British, we were all being terribly polite about not making a move.
From what I remember, what was available was prawn crackers, spring rolls, tempura vegetables, chicken wings, chicken satay, white rice, pad thai noodles, and 6 curries (1 veg, 1 tofu, 1 beef, 1 pork, 1 chicken and 1 fish) Not a massive range but perfectly acceptable. I thought it was all delicious.
My youngest son would have liked more choice but actually I thought this was fine. Everything was a little too spicy for my eldest, but he liked the taste of it all. The setting is nice - you can watch the swans go by outside. The boat is on the wonk a little which I find disconcerting but no-one else seemed to notice. I would also say that people (to be fair, me included) tend to pick the meat out of the curries, which isn't replenished for the time we were there (they were very good at replacing the 'starters') so I suspect if you come later on in the afternoon, its not as appealing.
Our bill for four drinks, four buffets, and the included service charge came to 70 quid, which is ok for a special meal for 4 but not a cheap option. The staff did seem to warm up a little after a while as well.
Overall we enjoyed it, and would probably go again, but it would definitely be as a treat!

HB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute you walk in the door till you put your coat on to leave service, food , atmosphere 100%

NM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Mains were brought out with starters incorrectly,was full when main came out couldn't each much,so was disappointing really

SL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have had a few really nice meals at East, unfortunately they still don’t cater very well with people with food intolerances which really upsets me. I think they need to think about how they can go forward in the 21st century!

MW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Service pretty good, although didn't get the order quite right. Quite noisy on the Saturday night from Charters downstairs. Another table marred the evening somewhat with their drunken, loud swearing in front of their child, and arguing with the staff about paying. Dealt with quickly by front of house staff.

C
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience atmosphere perfect, delicious food, really enjoyed my evening with my wife. Lovely experience.

AM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as good as ever, this time we went on a £10 ph tuesday night offer and the standard was as good as when we used it for a 65 person wedding buffet as well as meals we've had over the years in smaller groups.
Doug the manager runs a tight ship, well barge actually and his staff are always efficient and friendly.
Food quite brilliant and East remains the foreign food jewel in the city's crown.

WF
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was tasty but found as it is laid out at the buffet table it gets snapped up too quickly, if you don't dash to get your serving you end up with all the bits of food no'one else wants. A few times I went up and found some of the dishes were empty or all the meat had gone leaving the vegetables and sauce.

P
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had the buffet but some of the food was not hot enough.

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We went for The Sunday buffet, there was very little choice, the starters were very poor, and the food was not hot. This is the worst Chinese buffet I have ever had. We often come in the week and have the set dinner menu which is really good, so very disappointed with the buffet

MG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service at East is always top notch. Very well ran and the quality is outstanding. Will be returning again soon.

SW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit, an early booking before a theatre visit.
Service was very good, food was superb, we had a set menu, food was hot, plentiful and very tasty.
We hope to make an early return, and try the main menu.

BD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for the Sunday buffet which has a reasonable selection of tasty food. Good views overlooking the river Nene. Be wary though that this venue puts a 10% service charge onto your bill and drinks can be quite pricey. Having said that I will be going again as the service, food and ambience is good.

MM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have recommended Eat to my friends and have brought many of them to eat with us. Very good restaurant, nice staff and great food

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have already recommended other people to dine there.
Cannot fault the food or the service.

DM
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Interesting restaurant located on a Dutch barge on the river. The food does not quite live up to the surroundings, especially the vegetarian pad Thai noodles which were very bland. The tofu was good and the Singapore curry OK. The home made coconut ice cream, however, was delicious. The staff were welcoming and the service good.

MB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday £10 2 course menu excellent value for money. Food all hit and delicious

TR
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to deliver always 5 star food .....we try many different dishes, give it a go you won’t be disappointed