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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Golden Dragon/Chinese/Lancaster

We were visiting Lancaster for a weekend and initially we were looking for a nice Indian to eat at, but having looked on Trip Advisor we found that the Indian restaurants mentioned there did not serve alcohol. Now I do like a nice glass of wine with my food, so we changed our plans.

After asking a friendly policeman on the street, we were directed to The Golden Dragon Chinese in George Street.
No parking outside and I couldn't suggest a good parking place as I do not know the area, we parked on a side street a few streets away.

We walked in and found a bustling, busy restaurant, with waitresses in Chinese dresses looking very smart. Sadly, the first thing I noticed though was the filthy, worn carpet, could do with being cleaned or covered. Everything else seemed clean & tidy.

We were greeted with a smile and seated at a well set table with a pot of salted peanuts in the centre. That was a good move on their part as we were ordering a 2nd drink before our meal order was taken due to the salt :)
Chose to have a Rosé wine by the glass (or two!!) as the red was French, and not my wine of choice. Could have had a bottle of course, but didn't want to drink that much.

Lovely menu, with plenty of choice, and even better than that a Vegetarian section, with a good selection of options, not just the 'mixed veg in sauce' ones either.
I started with Vegetarian Won Tons with sweet & sour sauce. 6 freshly cooked Won Tons, served very hot and crisp, although a tiny bit greasy, with a tasty sauce & plenty of it.

Hubby had Chicken Satay, really nice pieces of skewered chicken again served with plenty of really nice sauce.

For mains I went for a Vegetable Foo Young with a curry sauce (as suggested by our waitress). We shared a noodles and rice.

The Foo Young was delicious, one of the best I have had, with a lovely selection of veg in it.

Hubby had Cripsy Chicken in pancakes with Hoi Sin Sauce. A nice change from Duck, he said, and not as fatty.

The food was served incredibly quickly, hardly pausing for breath inbetween courses, as soon as they had taken the main course plates away they put down a plate of orange slices for us along with some hot hand towels.

At this point a table of 10 came in, and we got forgotten about. We had spotted Toffee Bananas on the menu, which having had in other Chinese Restaurants, we know are delicious, so we wanted a portion to share. Catching the eye of a server proved to be a little bit tricky. In the end we managed to stop someone on their way past and ask for a dessert, but it was a good 15 mins later.

However, when it arrived it was gorgeous. A thick crunchy batter on slices of banana, then rolled in sesame seeds in toffee sauce - yum !
The bill, not including a tip, was around £48 for two starters, two mains, two sides, two wines and two soft drinks.

Cannot find a website, but here are their details:

11 George St,
01524 33100

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