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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Thai Orchid

Thai Orchid
Ranked #16 of 268 Restaurants in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I read about this place here on TripAdvisor and whilst I've passed it many times on the way too work, never stopped in. So I met this girl on a blind date and thought "I'll take her there and if it's pants, no harm done". So off we went.

Well! It's fabulous. We had a gorgeous starter between the two of us then just indulged ourselves. Wow it's good. The bevy of MILFs behind us were also having a fab time as was everyone else.

So come here if you like Thai food done perfectly.

She put out that night. Thanks Thai Orchid. :)

  • Visited June 2013
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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“Wouldn't go again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

My partner and I visited Thai Orchid on Saturday 22nd June, off the back of the good reviews here on TripAdvisor. I have to say that it was an average visit and we would not go back there again. The serving staff were polite, but there were a few communication issues, to the point where we decided to not bring up any problems we had because it seemed like it would be more trouble making ourselves understood than solving the problems were worth. The restaurant is fine, they can't help the fact that it's small, but the ornaments and table tops held down with visible blu tack isn't the classiest thing in the world.

We had one of the set menu options, and the food was nice. Nothing to write home about, and we have both had better Thai food elsewhere. The real sticking point came when we were only given one dessert to share, which consisted of two small banana fritters and a scoop of ice cream, and only one of us was allowed a hot drink. This is apparently because you 'share' things on the banquet menu, according to the waitress, but when you're paying just under £22 each for the food, you expect a dessert each, even if it is small, and a hot drink each. At any rate, we only received one cup for the tea!

We wouldn't recommend this restaurant. There are plenty of other Thai places in Salisbury, so try them out first!

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury UK
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“Nice place with nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Visited Thai Orchid with friends for a birthday celebration. We were all very impressed with both the decor and the food. The tables and chairs are fantastic; beautifully carved wood. The food is equally good - I like spicy, some of our party don't and we all found something to our tastes on the menu.

  • Visited May 2013
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great food, great service. Being married to a Thai sometimes it is difficult in a Thai restaurant because they cater more for the English whereas we are used to richer soicier food

  • Visited May 2013
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“Let down by their Pad Thai!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Went here after I couldn't decide on which was the best Thai place in Salisbury. We have just moved here and had an amazing Thai restaurant where we used to live. I checked out the website and all looked good, so I booked a table. When we got there it was a lovely atmosphere and the lady who was our waitress was lovely and a big smile on her face. When we looked at the menu we didnt see the two courses for £10 which I remembered seeing on the website, so we asked and they produced a smaller menu with the offer (guess this is something they try to keep back only for people in the know!) The chicken skewers were nice and came very quickly. Then for the mains, we ordered chicken pad thai which is usually a sticky sweet and quite dry noodle dish... well this one tasted like noodles which had ketchup through it and lots of sauce- not like any I've ever had so we were pretty dissapointed. We told the guy who took it away as it was soooo tomato ketchup flavour and he made an excuse to do with something about pinapple :-O not a usual ingredient in pad thai... strange! The other mains were ok we had the duck which was really tasty and the beef which was just ok. All in all it was quite enjoyable, but we are continuing our hunt for an authentic Pad ThaI and probably wouldnt go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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