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14 Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1RS, England
+44 1244 400661
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Ranked #88 of 417 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Kusatsu, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant last week as part of my fiancée's birthday treat. We ordered Banquet C was two people with a couple of glasses of wine and the obligatory bottle of Chang. Was really impressed throughout. Amazing food in excellent portion sizes. The staff were friendly without being overbearing. Would go back any day for any occasion.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love this place. I regularly go for the lunch and early dinner specials. Great food and excellent value. One of my favourite places to eat.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have been to the Ruan Orchid before and enjoyed the food immensely and was not disappointed this time either. However I will say that the offer that greeted us on the sign outside the restaurant was not entirely true. We were just looking for something quick and fairly cheap so jumped at the £5.95 express lunch. However upon entering... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Came for my birthday lunch. Decor was interesting and some staff were very friendly, others just didn't really want to know. Apparently it is owned by siam? Menu looked similar though there was a more limited choice compared to the siam lunch menu which was a shame. Chicken satay nice though much smaller pieces of chicken were served. Don't bother... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good service and good breadth of choice on the lunch menu. Nice atmosphere and quite cosy. Good choice for vegetarians. The lunch menu is good value, but it may be a little overpriced for the evenings.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We found this place during a Christmas shopping stopover at the Crown Plaza. High quality, generally better than most Thai restaurants I have eaten in. Lovely interior, and was full later in the evening. The Shiraz ( number 17) was scrummy, ended up having another! The bill for 2 was 80 quid which seemed reasonable. Would come again when in... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The title refers to the number of meals we ordered and enjoyed. Our 4 starters were enjoyable. Sadly my husbands main course which was described as mild (a yellow curry ) was so hot he couldn't eat it. As the rest of us throughly enjoyed our meals he decided to just eat the boiled rice and not make a fuss... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After reading some of the comments on here, we were not sure about the service we were to receive. We went on a busy Saturday night and the service was very good from beginning to end and they made no attempt to move us on as we took our time for dinner. We had the £34 banquet and really enjoyed... More 

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derbyshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

When we found a Thai restaurant along the road from where we were staying on our short break, we were really looking forward to our night out. We choose the Christmas Banquet which at £34.95 per person was not cheap. The staff were friendly on arrival and sat us at a table that was far too tight for a couple... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Weve been here for lunch a few times,opting for the 2 course set menu. This has c. 8 choices per course so still allows lots of choices. Always had a beautiful meal,charmingly served,in a picturesque,olde worlde environment-genuinely old,I mean,not twee. Lovely venue and only a v short walk from Chester centre.

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Additional Information about Ruan Orchid

Address: 14 Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 400661
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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