East Restaurant

4.5
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514 reviews
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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
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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ER
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service, book in advance or they might not accept you as they get full

MW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and location.
Only criticism is the portion sizes on the small size for the price. But would still return and have recommended to others. Very decent!

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

had a really good meal flavours were delicious portion were good all in all 5 stars .

SR
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner had his birthday meal here after having been once before and loving it!
The service is out standing and the food is lush!

CK
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually enjoy the Sunday lunch buffet so thought we would try an evening dinner for a change. We chose the crispy duck with pancakes which was delicious and Christine and other staff members were very attentive
Many thanks
Mark and christine

LM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beautiful food great service and staff are always very welcoming and friendly.
Thanks once again

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Waiter was very attentive and recommended food and wine. Only thing I didn’t like was the noise level of chatter and NO back ground music

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was great. It was a bit noisy but just due to a large party on the table next to us. Can’t complain about anything would definitely go again.

TF
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service & Food quantity need to improve. Waiters come every minute asking for main order after starters & soups ordered- they are in a hurry to have the clients vacate the table for new clients obviously. No towel, spoon & fork - has to ask twice. Jasmine tea usually get a replenishment in similar joints, not in East. Nobody cares. Main dishes were served before soup. Food quantity too less for the price. 10 Pounds for the quantity of Pad Thai is like robbery.
Went after reading positive reviews.Overall disappointed after the expectation. Only good thing is the ambiance....

J
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

East is my favourite restaurant, I’ve visited 50 plus time and the quality of food never changes and is always wonderful.

Food is hot and the service is fast, the only fault I would pick is the boat could be a little warmer but that’s my personal preference.

SA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and our friend had a lovely Tuesday night dinner. Staff are always excellent and we have never had a bad experience there. Shall be back soon.

CT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

By far my favourite place to eat in Peterborough. Food is delicious and worthy of the price. Sometimes the downstairs noise takes away from the ambience of quite an intimate setting and river view but nothing can be done there.

S
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food was excellent as always yummy coconut ice cream

N
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, staff were lovely and the food arrived very quickly. The food was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to go back again, definitely would recommend

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
6 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
6 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!