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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 191 221 1388
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked this very easily online with no problems. Never been here before, mainly due to it's location...directly opposite The Copthorne Hotel, so just slightly out of the bar in terms of nearby bars. However, I now wish I'd not let that bother me before!! I visited here with a friend who was staying at the Copthorne and fancied Chinese, so... More 

Thank LoveLifeLoveChampers
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant to celebrate my sons birthday. We had an early booking at 6:30pm but on arrival we found the restaurant very busy. A good sign. The staff were very attentive and showed us immediately to our table. The decor is subdued and tasteful and the tables laid out in an uncramped manner. The drinks were a little... More 

Thank Dancin_homer
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal very tasty we started with Tampura king prawns and salt and chilli prawns followed by shredded duck all were delishous To follow we had beef and ginger roasted duck chilli chicken the service was good and friendly can recommend a visit we will certainly go back the best dish was the tampura prawns thanks

2 Thank Toon-Tea-cake
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food we got chicken 3 mushrooms and chicken satay was lovely. Nice wine, nice enviroment and honestly very nice and friendly chinese waiter, very attentive supervisor who walk between tables,i was very happy , i ll come back soon.

1 Thank roccoabazia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing Chinese New Year dinner meal, very affordable, authentic cuisine. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere.

Thank Su Ann L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful night the staff were amazing very attentive making sure all our needs were met. The food was excellent and would definitely recommend Banquet B was delicious! Can't wait to book again! Thank you

Thank Sharon R
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited orchid on Wednesday 1st march for a 50th Birthday, slight misunderstanding with the booking however the staff more than made up for it. Customer service is the best, staff very friendly and went out of their way to make the night special. Thank you!! Food was absolutely beautiful, cannot fault this place, must visit!

Thank Cheryl-T-1313
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this Chinese restaurant and it won't be my last. Four of us went out early for a Birthday Meal we each chose the Early Evening Banquet Sun-Fri from 5.30pm -7.30pm at around £17.80 per person. Choice was enough to please most palate's. however the four of us chose different soups as starters and we had four different... More 

Thank geordiedecca
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was nothing special, but plenty of choice, the staff are friendly, the decor was bright if not a little plain, it was quite chilly. The food arrived fairly quickly, however I felt rushed! The staff where keen to clear away our food even though I was still eating! It was also a little expensive for the food. Nothing... More 

Thank Joan R
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every time we come back north. The ambience is great feel very comfortable. Lovely spaced out tables. Warm welcome every time and the staff are so efficient. The food is beautiful right from the starters through to the main. Very good value especially if you get the set menu. We always have a plain curry which... More 

Thank Helenweatherston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 221 1388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?