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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, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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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
Really nice food

Lovely food, friendly service. There was a large group in the night we were there, so allowance had to be made for some rather excitable squarking females, but overall a lovely evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely food, friendly service. There was a large group in the night we were there, so allowance had to be made for some rather excitable squarking females, but overall a lovely evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nearly all the bad reviews on this place are from 2013. The hosts are polite, attentive, professional and friendly. The food is beautiful, good value for money and is served quickly. I can thoroughly recommend Set Menu B!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

As Thai restaurants go (in England), this is top-notch. Ambience is good, with Thai music, waitresses in traditional costume and authentic Thai food. On this occasion, our choices of fish cakes and chicken with cashew nuts (deliciously spicy) were both perfect - as good as we would expect in Bangkok. A bonus is that they have Singha beer, which complements... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were staying at the Best Western hotel situated right next door and decided to visit the Blue Orchid, perfect for a 10 second walk for amazing tasty food and drinks. Very reasonable for the quality of food and attentive staff! Would love to visit again. Seating available outside under canopies for the warm weather, looked great if there were... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It's easy to forget to review a restaurant you visit frequently, but it was after eating my meal at the Blue Orchid last night that I felt I really ought to review them. Located in Aspley Guise, just off the square, it is set in a lovely village. There is an indoor and outdoor seating area - although it has... More 

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Wavendon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is Thai food at its best. I visit frequently and I am never disappointed. The Indian section also produces wonderful food. The service is excellent but I do have a tiny gripe: The time between asking for the bill and paying is sometimes too long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food was lovely, we ate from the Indian menu so can't comment on the quality of the Thai food. The Indian food was worth the price and tasted fresh and amazing. The service was great and the staff are very attentive, however we did have to wait 15-20 mins for our bill after asking two different people which was... More 

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We often visit here and our last visit was with friends. The food is always delicious and well presented and they always look after us and make us feel very welcome. Good choice of wine too.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had a lovely meal on a Saturday evening; a group of 10 friends. The food was delicious; the menu is full of choice; all dished up with good timing. Blue Orchid staff even allowed us to create a fixed menu for a big group; and added dishes without any concern. The entire group enjoyed the food and service. We... More 

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Bedfordshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Thai restaurant, tucked away in Aspley Guise (near to Woburn Sands and J13 on the M1). Food is good, perhaps a bit pricey. What really makes the place are the staff. Friendly and helpful. On the most recent visit we were 5 adults and a baby. The waiters took turns to amuse the baby, walking him around the restaurant, showing... More 

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

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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: Indian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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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