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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 11
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  • 8
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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
Birthday meal out

We visited as we were staying at the hotel next door, and the restaurant had been recommended. We were not at all disappointed with the food, it was fabulous! I had mentioned when booking that it was my husbands birthday, and he was surprised with a birthday song and dessert for us all. That was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LittleLambs
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had been wanting to try here for a while. Food was enjoyable although I was hoping for better. The service was good and was good value for money paid

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1 Thank Emma G
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as we were staying at the hotel next door, and the restaurant had been recommended. We were not at all disappointed with the food, it was fabulous! I had mentioned when booking that it was my husbands birthday, and he was surprised with a birthday song and dessert for us all. That was a lovely addition to our... More 

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1 Thank LittleLambs
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Food excellent, flavoursome and nice portions. Lovely restaurant with beautiful original decor. Gardens looked nice and will return to experience to eat in their Thai created gardens. A nice Asian experience on the edge of Milton Keynes! A great experience

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2 Thank Elly E
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant with another couple before going to The Stables MK for a concert. It was easily the best Thai food I've ever had. Beautifully presented and delicious, I really didn't want the meal to end. Prices are reasonable too. Attentive and friendly service. Wish we lived nearer!

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2 Thank rosie_hodson
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love eating out here. The food is always nice. Service is excellent. Great atmosphere. The car park can be a bit of a challenge but don't let that put you off. They do takeaway food too.

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1 Thank Birdfuller
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic good, great service with staff that genuinely aim to please. Perfect portion sizes, varied menu and able to adapt to suit taste. Atmosphere is welcoming, relaxed and modern. Highly recommended and a huge thanks to Riyad for the complementary shots.

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1 Thank 40bear
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The blue orchid is well worth a trip out to Aspley Guise. It really is a little gem of a restaurant with a really tasty menu. The servings are perfect, allowing you to enjoy 3 courses and walk away feeling pleasantly full, which isn't always easy. The mixed starter gives you a great sample of the flavours available and sets... More 

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1 Thank Emma L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and we're very glad that she did. The food was beautifully cooked and staff were attentive. The whole place was immaculate and we'd highly recommend it to all our friends and family.

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3 Thank Clair D
milton keynes
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Organised a party of 14 friends to go to lunch here on New Years Eve. Slight trepidation in case it was not what everyone wanted. Should not have worried. The whole meal was excellent. The staff were lovely. It was beautifully served at a perfect speed. We were not hurried but did not have to wonder when the next course... More 

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3 Thank hagarmiltonkeynes
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Small and intimate, the setting is perfect for birthdays or romantic meals. Lovely staff and uniform looks very smart. Lovely menu choice and the food is to die for! I went for Thai this time but will return to try the other side of the restaurant. It seems to be popular so probably best to book a table to avoid... More 

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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, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

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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