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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
0191-221-1388
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 233
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 14
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  • 7
    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
Fabulous food and friendly staff

We went to the Orchid for my birthday meal and it was faultless, the service was excellent and the food delightful. Recommend the salt and chilli spare ribs and king prawns. It was all perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the Orchid for my birthday meal and it was faultless, the service was excellent and the food delightful. Recommend the salt and chilli spare ribs and king prawns. It was all perfect.

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Benijofar, Alicante, Spain.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Been here numerous times before and the Orchid never fails to deliver. First class all round. food is always freshly prepared and well presented.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came here with my partner for a birthday meal. Food was superb and the service was excellent. It wasn't too pricey either I would go back

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Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food was lovely.. Fresh crab meat in the soup, lovely crispy duck, flavoursome dishes & excellent service. Staff were friendly & helpful. Although it was a Saturday night & the restaurant was busy, the atmosphere was still very relaxed & we did not feel rushed in our visit. I recommend this restaurant highly, it's one of the best Chinese I've... More 

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North East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant and the food was amazing. Good service. I cant fault it and will definitely visit here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had the orchid banquet B and the highlight of the meal was the salt and chili king prawns - they are always good. We have been visiting this restaurant since it opened and never had a bad meal. Free parking at the Copthorne opposite too.

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Sunderland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very good value early evening special. Soup, platter, and a main with rice. Lovely clean and tidy restaurant, gorgeous food, and very attentive staff. Will be back

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What can I say? This restaurant was fab, the food was fantastic. There were free prawn crackers & sweet chilli sauce already laid out on the table when we sat down which is a nce touch. We shared the orchid starter for 2 which consisted of spare ribs, crispy wan ton, prawn toast & chicken satay. Then for my main... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was very surprised to read the recent review of The Orchid entitled "overrated", it certainly didn't sound like the restaurant I know and love. Having been a regular customer there for a number of years, I can honestly say that after over 50 separate visits, every meal we have been served there has been nothing short of outstanding, including... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had one of the (good value) set menus and thought the food was very good with the sizzling beef fillet being excellent, the service was friendly and there's lots of room between the tables which was a pleasant change.

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Additional Information about Orchid

Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Phone Number: 0191-221-1388
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
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
Cuisine: Chinese

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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
  • Phone Number: 0191-221-1388

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
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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