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Blue Orchid

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The Square, Aspley Guise MK17 8DF, England
01908-282877
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The building is an attractive traditional Grade II listed brick built...
The building is an attractive traditional Grade II listed brick built property built 1837, and lies within a conservation area. The property is divided into areas with distinct characteristics to provide luxurious and intimate areas, as well as more open areas for larger functions. All rooms have been dressed with traditional Thai furnishings, exotic foliage, and have retained some of the properties original period features such as high ceilings and covings. The restaurant also has a large garden which has been enhanced with palms.
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Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 182
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Lovely Thai

This restaurant was recommended by someone and I have to say the food was lovely, I live about 20 minutes away from the restaurant but it was worth the trip We had a set menu for 2 and it was just the right amount - all the dishes had equal amount of meat as well as sauce and the rice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
93soph
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by someone and I have to say the food was lovely, I live about 20 minutes away from the restaurant but it was worth the trip We had a set menu for 2 and it was just the right amount - all the dishes had equal amount of meat as well as sauce and the rice... More 

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surrey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

we visited the Blue Orchid last night and had a table for 4 of us. the staff were really welcoming and the service was great. the food was wonderful, we had the set menu for £25 and it was well worth every penny.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My family and I went to The Blue Orchid for Mothers day recently.It is a very pretty restaurant,I can imagine the outside dining being magical on a warm day!.The staff were very very friendly and service was great.We all choose set menu C .The food was delicious,many different tastes and textures.The hot/spicy soup served for 2nd course was lovely.A light... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My daughter booked a table in advance for Mothers Day but after reading the recent reviews we nearly cancelled, so glad we took a chance ! We have just got back from a truly lovely experience so thought I should write a review straight away. The staff and service from start to finish were both top marks, so polite and... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have been here so many times.. Each time the food has slowly gone down hill... But as my family were here I booked a table two weeks before we wanted to go... I wish I had never bothered. To say it was a mess our food took ages to arrive and in fact one meal didn't till we had... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a great meal for 4 of us Had the set meal which was freshly cooked and really nice. Will be going back regularly Thanks

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go to the Blue Orchid in Aspley guise for Valentine's Day as we had been here before and really loved the food. I booked a few weeks before to make sure we could get a table and the booking was accepted. A week before Valentine's Day we received a call from the restaurant advising us that it... More 

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Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

we visited the Blue Orchid on a busy friday evening with freinds. It was on their recommendation I made the booking and I wasnt disappointed. The restaurant is situated in the centre of Aspley Guise which is an unexpected pleasure for this is a quaint little village. Their is a choice of two menus Thai or Indian both served from... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with three work colleagues for dinner. The food was really tasty and beautifully presented, the staff unobtrusive yet efficient, and prices reasonable. I did find the place a little chilly and I saw that after we'd moved to our table, they brought in a fan heater for the reception area. The garden seems to have a... More 

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wakefield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

had a great night on Saturday night meal with friends from Stewartby we had travelled from Wakefield West Yorkshire . Food was perfect a great choice menu . We loved every course . CHAMPAGNE menu was a little bit basic, but the place and setting is beautiful. love to come back next year x

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Aspley Guise MK17 8DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Aspley Guise
  • Phone Number: 01908-282877

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

The building is an attractive traditional Grade II listed brick built property built 1837, and lies within a conservation area. The property is divided into areas with distinct characteristics to provide luxurious and intimate areas, as well as more open areas for larger functions. All rooms have been dressed with traditional Thai furnishings, exotic foliage, and have retained some of the properties original period features such as high ceilings and covings. The restaurant also has a large garden which has been enhanced with palms.

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