We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Can't wait to go again” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Orchid

The Orchid
Ranked #165 of 1,417 Restaurants in Sheffield
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Purchased 3 x 4 people vouchers on living social. Before I did I checked with the restaurant this would be ok. I reserved a table for 12 a lot in advance. When I rang to double check the booking a couple of days before we went I was told there wasn't a reservation but this was soon resolved. Food was absolutely delicious service great, friendly staff and quick sevice. We were ine person sgort and had no problems ordering an extra meal ( our male colleagues like their food!!) Pan fried chicken and cashew to die for and the curries were lovely too. Do not be put off by negative reviews this is some of the nicest food I've eaten.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Kirsty M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

184 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    80
    61
    29
    9
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, polite staff, decor in need of a sprucing up!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Went with a groupon voucher which offered a limited menu but the food we had was all well cooked and full of flavour. Friendly helpful staff and a mellow atmosphere. The docor wasn't great and needed a bit of a freshening up but if we are judging the food then I couldnt have any complaints.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Adam B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sheffield, UK
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Do very average...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

The two of us visited the Thai Orchid by virtue of a Groupon offer of three courses with rice and tea or coffee. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and showed to our table, although we quickly moved to a better table. It became clear that a lot of the restaurant's business comes via vouchers as we were asked if we had one and given the 'special' voucher menu.
I ordered a bottle of wine (the choices were red, rose or white, no further options) and were given a bottle of Baron John that sells for £2.99 in Aldi and were charged £10.50. Ouch.
The starter (no choice) were the usual Chinese, pre-bought (Iceland?) brown, fried things - sesame chicken and prawn toast (fried), veg springs rolls (fried), 2 x filo wrapped prawns (you get the idea) and 2 x pre-formed chicken skewers. These were served with 2 small dips and some chopped onion. All were very average.
Main courses, from a small set of options, were massaman chicken - not bad actually, and a tofu dish which I was told was nice. Dessert was a glass of chopped apple, ice cream, aerosol cream and sprinkles (see photo). What am I, 5? I wouldn't class this dessert as a course and it brought the score down after the surprisingly nice main course. We skipped the tea/coffee course.
Service was quite charming but, as other have mentioned, the place is showing its age and needs freshening up. The tables were also very close together and it certainly isn't a place to go for a romantic meal.
So (in the taxi home and holding up a score card) I give it a 2.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Adepizza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Saturday, the closing night of a Groupon offer, so it was jammed. Despite this the staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was better than expected - decent portions and a very tasty ground peanut curry. Great value

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Neil T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice Change”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Visited this restaurant for the first time having purchased a 'deal' on the Internet. The greeting was warm and friendly, after being shown to our table and having the chance to look around etc it would be fair to say the place could do with a freshen up & paint job. The decor was very tired and out-dated. The choice of food we found to be quite limited with our voucher option, however we did enjoy our food, not the largest portions, however it was all very nice. May return in the future but not in a desperate hurry as there are nicer Thai restaurants in Sheffield.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank ABKL0505
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Orchid also viewed

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
 
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
 
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
 

Been to The Orchid? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing