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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful food, excellent staff.

It was very quiet when we arrived on a freezing Monday evening,, the staff greeted us with the news that due to a delay in renewing their alcohol licence no alcoholic drinks were available, which is fine for us as we don't drink. I think however this had impacted massively on other potential... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
ELIZABETH B
,
Newcastle, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was very quiet when we arrived on a freezing Monday evening,, the staff greeted us with the news that due to a delay in renewing their alcohol licence no alcoholic drinks were available, which is fine for us as we don't drink. I think however this had impacted massively on other potential diners! Their loss- we were there to... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

we stayed at the copthorne hotel right across the road so this was very convenient for us for our evening meal. Greated by very nice polite staff lovely decor. There had been a delay in reissuing of the alcohol licence so we could not have alcoholic drinks with our meal but that was not a problem for us as we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Best food ever, my Norwegian friends absolutely love it, we will be back in the North East in March and we will heading straight back. Great friendly staff and excellent service.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went here for tea before a concert about 6pm on a Monday. We were sat quickly and asked what we would like to drink. We were given endless amounts of prawn crackers. They were delicious. We both had the banquet for One priced at £15.95 each. For this we both had chicken and sweetcorn soup. This was presented in... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited Orchid, as a couple, late evening Saturday, after reading good reviews. It did not disappoint. This is a smart looking restaurant, a little different from the typical Stowell Street eatery. I would think booking would be essential as it was very busy. We noticed that some reviews talked about long waiting to be seated. This was not our experience.... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good food and atmosphere. Food was excellent. Staff was all smiley and looks after you well. Just tucked away from the busy high street so don't follow the route maps provided by the hotels as definitely you would miss it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant a few times now and I've never been disappointed, last night was no exception, food and service was spot on

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited Orchid on Sunday 15th Feb with my wife. After reading the reviews, We were looking forward to some nice authentic chinese food and we wern't disappointed! From the welcoming reception, the attentitive staff to the delicious food, everything was spot on. Very reasonably priced and again the food was delicious, my mouth is watering just writing this review, if... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit. We booked a table for 9pm. the restaurant is easy to find and the decor is lovely. The whole atomosphere in the restaurant feels very up market and special. Our soup was waiting for us when we were seated at our table. Tables are very well spaced so it feels nice and private. The food... More 

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durham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We recently ate here for a birthday treat (our 3rd visit) and once again were impressed by the food, surroundings, but most of all the hospitality of the owners. The early evening menu offers an excellent and plentiful selection, at a very reasonable price. The food is excellent quality, well presented and served steaming hot. However, the star of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?