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“Excellent venue”
Review of Orchid

Orchid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent venue”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Booked this up based on other trip advisor reviews for a group of 13 - my brothers stag do. Booked up early for a 7.30 sitting. On arrival, the staff made us really welcome, and we had a beer before being shown to our table which had been rearranged to accommodate our group.

Despite being after 7.30pm, we ordered from the set menu, which gave enough scope for everyone to choose what they wanted. The food was excellent and staff were as had been said in other reviews, attentive without being 'in your face'. The portions were a good amount, and some complementary BBQ ribs from the management was a nice touch.

Being on the quayside, It feels a little out of the way - which will keep the rowdiest groups away, and so is a great place if you want to be near town and have some great oriental food.

Many thanks to the staff, especially Dan for a great start to the weekend in Newcastle.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food with Great Service”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited here yesterday with my girlfriend after a few drinks on the quayside. We had the early evening banquet (superb value) and everything we were served was great! The waiters were spot on and I couldnt pick a fault if I tried. I will definitely be going back!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The parents choice”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We arrived about 7 and by half past the restaurant was full - and this was mid week. We were a little apprehensive on whether they would be able to support our table of 6 as well as every one else - but we needn't have worried. The food was excellent and the service was top standard. there was no rushing our choices or our food and when the food came it was presented fabulously with carved figures - which they let one of our party take home for the kids - who have since given them names !

A great night out with good comapny and fantastic food. A bit pricey but in the scheme of things about right for a Chinese meal - I would go again ...and again ...

  • Visited April 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent mothers day treat”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Can not fault this restaurant , salt and pepper king prawns to die for ! Amazing food but this was not even the best aspect , the service was outstanding attentive but not in your face. The restaurant is a bit out of the way but well worth seeking out ........ really fantastic, well done Orchid restaurant

  • Visited March 2014
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and food! ”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We went fairly early in the evening as we booked last minute. What a great place. The staff were so friendly and attentive but not overly so. We didn't go for the banquet but it looked fab from the table next to us!
Our food was absolutely delicious - especially the mains (I'm often disappointed by the mains at a Chinese restaurant!) The duck in plum sauce was yummy, so tender and not fatty at all and I tried my husband scallops and king prawn in hot wine sauce and that was equally as delicious.
This is not the cheapest place to eat but certainly not the dearest - we'll definitely be back!

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Thank LynseyG
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