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Blue Orchid

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The Square, Aspley Guise MK17 8DF, England
01908-282877
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have often visited the Blue Orchid and have praised its food and its staff. Now (mid July) the garden area was open for dining and it was delightful, with fountains playing in the waterlily pool, Thai music discreetly in the background, and charming waitresses in traditional Thai dress. Prawn crackers with a nicely spicy chili dip kept us contented... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Blue Orchid a few times over the years and each time it gets better. We were there on a Friday evening and the restaurant was very full, yet the service was welcoming, prompt and very attentive. We opted for the set menu which was excellent and good value. Unlike many popular restaurants, somehow the Blue... More 

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Luton
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here before but a long time ago and gave it four stars. This visit definitely deserves five stars. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Each starter was garnished with the best hand carved (veg) roses I have seen. Service was so polite and friendly. Three courses plus coffee for four of us, including a bottle of wine,... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group from work went out to this restaurant and I was very suprised having had a bad experience of my first Thai meal. The restaurant was large clean and the waitress very attentive, the food was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Trying to persuade my husband to take me back.

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Thank misselle61
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We went for a quick dinner after a rushed day but it's turned a really relaxing evening. Service and atmosphere was excellent! Thank you

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Bucks
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Attended one Saturday evening. Fairly quiet. We placed our order whilst we checked in, viewing the menu prior to being seated. Our main course 'arrived' an hour after our starter plates had been taken. The hot main plates were placed before us, yet by the time the food arrived they were cold. The waitresses were not at all hurried and... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food - really made us feel welcome by giving us our own room. I would however say they are better at Thai food instead of Indian...will be going back once the garden is finished.

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Drayton Parslow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great friendly staff service and food is always excellent great choice as both Indian and Thai food. Particularly loved Chicken 64 in Indian and Thai Black Cod curry.

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1 Thank Stephen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Came as family of three.... I wanted Thai & they wanted Indian so this restaurant is a must, as u can have either.... Food was tasty and plentiful. Very clean and staff were very busy around you. They did however forget about you once food had been served. But it was fine.... Overall it was fantastic and can't wait to... More 

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Bletchley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Came across this gem almost by accident while looking for a traditional Chinese restaurant in the area. The previous good reviews on here boded well and my partner and myself where not disappointed. We decided on the mixed seafood starter for two, followed by chicken wings and king prawns with rice and noodles. Everything was cooked to perfection and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?