Peacock – The Disappointment

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Long waiting lists, months in advance to book, this is the process that everyone heard about when the peacock reopened after being shutdown for years. For the longest time The Peacock was the best Chinese place for a very long time, and people would fly in just to taste the amazing food. Over the years the taste deteriorated towards the end but they said with the launch of the revamped hotel the staff were for the Peacock were top knotch.

As I called to make the booking for a few people it was about two weeks ahead to get lunch on the weekend and 4 weeks ahead to get a dinner for more then 6 people. So I just booked for a few of us to try it out and I was honestly very excited to go to. We walked in and got seated within 5 minutes and it is exactly the same setting that it was 10 years ago, just a few touches, some people like that it stayed the same I was hoping that they might have decided to changes things up but at the end all I care about is the food.

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  • Spring Rolls & Prawn Toast
  • Crispy Noodles & Sweet And Sour Chicken
  • Peking Duck

Very simple order, straight forward and every Chinese place has the same sort of items, and I remember ordering at this restaurant since I was a kid. The appetizers came out quickly but the main course took over 30 minutes to get to the table and they mixed up our orders with the table next to us.

Overall the taste of the food was a bit disappointing and too oily for my taste. I was expecting it to be a bit more refined then your hole in the wall type Chinese place. It just wasn’t up to par, and the waiting list to get a reservation is getting shorter, and in my case I canceled my next reservation. The service wasn’t that great, and the food was disappointing not what I was expecting for a place with so much history.

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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

3 Comments

  1. Maja

    Dear blogger,

    I’m the PR & Communications Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait.
    We are very sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit to the Peacock and we would like to invite you to give us another chance and visit us again for lunch.
    Please, contact me through my e-mail with the date and time that would suit you best.

    Thank you!
    Best regards,
    Maja

  2. best chinese food fix is the hole in the wall in She’ab al-Ba7ri “golden something”
    or china lake in salmiya!
    and i did a lot of research

  3. @Maja – Dear Maja, Thank you very much for your support and follow up! I don’t think I will be going back there anytime soon, best of luck!

    @vampire – I will be sure to check it out! I’m in need of a good Chinese place in Kuwait!

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