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Royal Orchid

Beco Bernardino de Sousa, Albufeira 8200, Portugal
289 502 505
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Ranked #363 of 573 restaurants in Albufeira
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visit Albufeira several times a year as I have family here and the Royal Orchid is a must for me! It is slightly more expensive than your average restaurant but in my option, well worth it! I stick with my Thai red chicken curry and I have yet to find one anywhere in England that beats it! The staff... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We love Thai cuisine and were very disappointed with the bland, poorly cooked meals here, definitely not authentic Thai. We chose the 5 dishes for 2 people inc small glass of beer/wine 40euros plus additional dishes and starters. Really poor value given the small servings, much the same ingredients in each dish except the meat or fish element. Definitiely a... More

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newcastle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I was surprised at how poor the food and service was given some of the reviews, so I have to give them the benefit of the doubt, maybe it was a one-off. We went for the special offer for two, thinking it would be good - we were wrong. It's a bit of rip off as you are limited to... More

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Dublin Ireland
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I went to go in to the Royal Orchid and changed my mind, as I was leaving their street representative stopped us, and asked if we wanted a table, we said no it's ok. He started telling us how good it was and the value and choice. We decided to try the place. He brought us in and in fairness... More

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Moville, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

my sister and I had a lovely meal here, she was averse to the spicy dish she ordered and the very attentive staff saw to it that she got a new, more suitable dish for her tastebuds at no extra cost, and even made sure she drank milk to ease her discomfort!!! I on the other hand had no problems... More

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Merseyside,U.K.
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The restaurant itself is in a nice location and is quite different with an oriental look and feel. The staff were friendly, and the price good. The food however was just about average, nothing wrong with it, but missing the wow factor.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I didn't know about this place when I visited Albufeira so it was a pleasant surprise to find it there. As many others have said the place appears to have a lot of money spent on it and the dining area in particular looks very good as does the menu. However, Ganesh (the Hindu elephant god) statues have no place... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We are both glad we visited this eatery, pleasantly surprised with the spacious setting and outside space. The food was very good however the member of staff that served us could have paid a little more attention and did lack sparkle, maybe it had been a bad day however the show must go on. If in the area and you... More

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Somerset
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This restaurant is hidden away a little from the main drag, you see the sign but it looks tiny and you get no idea of the inside. Consequently, when we actuallly went inside we were very pleasantly surprised to see how large it was, that it had an outside area and the decor was really good, it didn't seem that... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We came across this restaurant whilst exploring Albufeira, and although the sign doesn't look all that, when you actually get inside the restaurant, it is certainly worth it!! The decor and atmosphere is beautiful!! The staff are all very friendly, and the food is also very tasty! Because this restaurant is out of the main square, it makes the perfect... More

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