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“Ok takeaway”
Review of Blue Orchid

Blue Orchid
Ranked #11 of 582 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Wonderfully crafted Thai-Indian dishes.
Hampton-in-Arden, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Ok takeaway”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Decent points: food arrived on time and was well packed and still steaming hot, generous sized portions (we ordered 2 starters, 2 mains and 1 rice for 2 and we ended up leaving one of the starters)
Some of the food was very tasty with a nice balance of flavours. (Especially the sweet corn fritters)
It has a high food hygiene rating.

Downsides:

The potato in the veg Gaeng Massaman was slightly undercooked so I had to leave bits of it. It was more sauce than veg. Also it contained tofu which I was happy about but it does not say this in the description so may come a a surprise.
The duck was a little gristly
The Pham tod was a touch too greasy but this was down to the batter. The veg itself was very nice and fresh.

Overall we would return and is on par with other decent quality takeaways. there is a nicer Thai restaurant but it is much more expensive and does not deliver.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“mind blowing”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

went there last week from oxford...... it was well worthy to go that far.nice combination of thai and indian food;service was excellent as waiters were all attentive and smiley.....would go again there definately

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Mizan R
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Level 1 Contributor
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

The decor is breath taking. Was staying at the hotel next door, and staff recommended us to Blue Orchid, and at first glance, the restaurant decor inside and out looked amazing and unique. We initially thought it would be exoensive, but turned out to be average price really, although i guess with us saving hard for future family plans, we are on a tight budget. Anyway, lovely food, excellent service and staff were friendly and attentive. Thanks

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Joe R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice food, but exceptionally brilliant service!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Lookout for a good place to eat in Coventry is always quite a hard task. However, a friend of mine made this hard task incredibly easy for us by recommending the Blue Orchid. My wife and I went there on Saturday evening, and we are very happy that we did.
The quality of food was excellent and arrived promptly. The best Thai food I have had in West Midlands.
Service was brilliant- respectful, polite and attentive. We would give our waiter 10 out of 10.
We would recommend this restaurant to others.
There is also a big free car park, which may be useful for many people.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Mark S
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Unassuming but decent food and service”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Dined here twice while on business recently in Coventry, discovered through TripAdvisor. First visit with one other guest, second visit with a group of 6. Intrigued by the Thai/Indian fusion idea but was interested in the Thai menu. Tried the Jungle curry, papaya salad and minced chicken salad the first time, then scallop starter and king prawn salad the second time. Tried the Monsoon Valley wine (red and white) which was okay, nothing too special. I asked for my food to be extra spicy and they delivered! Overall it was tasty, fresh and reasonably authentic. Prices a touch high but not ridiculous. Rice portions could be more generous for the price charged, as you traditionally eat a fair amount of rice with Thai meals. Service was friendly and reasonably quick (although it was quiet on both occasions), staff were attentive. I would say this of any restaurant - ditch the service charge and you will be more likely to get more than a 12.5% tip especially from big happy groups of diners.

Visited May 2014
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3 Thank Mal B
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