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“Disappointing”

The Orchid Restaurant at the Studley Hotel
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Ranked #13 of 386 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $49
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Harrogate
Description: The eponymous Orchid Restaurant, Harrogate at it's inception was one of the first pan Asian restaurants in the UK and is now well established in the North Yorkshire region and beyond.The menu at Orchid Restaurant draws heavily on the influences of true oriental flavours in a modern style. Created by Bokmun Chan, this special setting has been recaptured not only through the menu, but also it's mango and dark wood interiors, separated by Japanese lattice style screens. The brigade is managed under the watch of Kenneth Poon, former Michelin Head Chef of the Dorchester Hotel.The Orchid opened in Harrogate in May, 2001 and has since won many awards and accolades for it's cuisine, presently holding 2 rosettes.The Orchid has become synonymous with excellent quaity pan-Asian cuisine and professional service for many years. Why wait, come and enjoy the experience...
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I had high hopes for this restaurant after reading several positive reviews. We visited on a Saturday evening - and as expected it was very busy. The restaurant does not have any ambience and the tables are very close together. Due to the smallish size it was also quite noisy, not the environment we had hoped to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was average - makes me realise how fantastic our local Chinese restaurant is! (that is Cinta in Godmanchester) We felt rushed and it was not an enjoyable and pleasant experience at all.

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Thank Rachel F
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have dined here a few times and I have always been impressed. The crispy belly pork and sweet and sour soup are better than I had in Shanghai, the beef rendang better than in Jakarta and the mango pudding with cream better than in Hong Kong. The service is excellent and the wine (and choice of it) is exceptional. The lunch menu is good (and so is the price at £16 for four courses) but the evening menu is even better. The cuisine originates from Singapore, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Phillipines, Malaysia etc The location is a fine hotel set amidst probably the best avenue in Harrogate and overshadowed (I mean in size) by the infamous Old Swan Hotel of Agatha Christie fame. All in all, a wonderful place particularly for a special occasion.

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3  Thank PierreLeeds
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Both my fellow diners and myself were truly impressed by this restaurant. Understated classy decor, great food and very reasonably priced when we went for lunch. The beef rendang and taiwanese chicken were on a par with some of the best food i have eaten in the far east.

Thank sankes
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Food was great. Not a huge selection of vegetarian meals, but what we did have was lovely. Very snug surroundings, but comfortable and staff very attentive.
Make sure you book a table and experience for yourself.

Thank AliWinters
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The most extensive yet perfectly prepared menu. Flavours that are out of this world! A must. It appears expensive at first, but Thai restaurants often are. However there is more than just Thai food on offer. 3 people dining, 3 starters, 3 mains, and 2 bottles of wine and the bill was an even £40 pp (including a well deserved tip). The service was very sleek and non-intrusive.

Thank Andie190
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