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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 14
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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
A good experience

Nice surroundings and very good service. A very pleasant Thai meal. Our mixed starters were well presented and the main course dishes that followed were fresh and tasty with plenty of rice for the two of us. Looking forward to returning in warmer weather to sit in the very attractive outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
gregoryscat
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice surroundings and very good service. A very pleasant Thai meal. Our mixed starters were well presented and the main course dishes that followed were fresh and tasty with plenty of rice for the two of us. Looking forward to returning in warmer weather to sit in the very attractive outdoor seating area. Would also like to sample their Indian... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I bought my Mother an Amazon deal for a meal here for Mothers Day. She went this evening and has reported back that she thoroughly enjoyed her meal. She'd never eaten Thai food in a restaurant before but she is definitely a convert and will be back for more in the future. She tells me her meal was fabulous, so... More 

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northants
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice traditional silk dressed waitresses, nice platters, you tell them what you like ie chicken, beef seafood etc.. Then they can bring you a platter of your choices, this is not only option, very nice menu, pretty outside area too, reasonably priced too

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Northamptonshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went Bank Holiday Monday with an Amazon deal - fabulous mixed starter and 4 different dishes plus rice for main all of which were equally delicious, banana fritter and ice cream with chocolate sauce for pudding and coffee fantastic value-lovely airy restuarant and they also have a lovely outside seating area which wasnt open at the moment but we will... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Of the several Thai restaurants in Bedfordshire north of Luton, the Blue Orchid is one of the top two (equal in our view with the Bangkok Lounge in Shefford). We have visited regularly, sometimes ordering a combination of their Indian and Thai dishes (a Sri Lankan-style king prawn curry goes well with Thai food). On our most recent visit, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This is our third visit and won't be the last. Thai food is excellent with a fantastic menu. Staff lovely and very friendly. Highly recommend.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I am compelled to write because three months ago I had an exceptional curry here and wrote a report accordingly, so decided to book again whilst in the area, alas this time the curry was only average, so decided maybe an off night so booked again for the next night, again it was very, very average. What has happened in... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
21 helpful votes 21 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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: Indian, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?