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“Enjoyable evening out”
Review of Blue Orchid

Blue Orchid
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The building is an attractive traditional Grade II listed brick built property built 1837, and lies within a conservation area. The property is divided into areas with distinct characteristics to provide luxurious and intimate areas, as well as more open areas for larger functions. All rooms have been dressed with traditional Thai furnishings, exotic foliage, and have retained some of the properties original period features such as high ceilings and covings. The restaurant also has a large garden which has been enhanced with palms.
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I visited tonight using a Groupon voucher. It was very good value and the food was very tasty.

We had the mixed starter which had a good selection and all tasted nice.

The green thai curry was quite spicy. The beef massaman was a lovely flavour and was our favourite dish.

It would be nice to go back and visit and be able to sit in their garden as this look very pleasant.

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Thank dvw1313
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Visited with my girlfriend on a groupon deal and was very pleased to see the food quality was back to the expected standard following my last visit. Not sure what has happened but it tated great, was plentiful and will be going back. A point to note is that you need to take your voucher with you if a groupon booking. I did not ven though i had emailed it! This was a little tricky until i had shown them my booking email.

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Thank Philip L
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you are looking for the very best in Thai cusine in the Milton Keynes area then it has to be the Blue Orchid in Aspley Guise. Amazing food and incredible service.. Thank you.

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Thank RichardLowden
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have been to the Blue Orchid twice in the past month - once as part of a large group, the second time as a smaller group of 4 friends. The Blue Orchid comprises a Thai and an Indian restaurant and we were asked which we preferred to eat when booking, suggesting separate restaurants.

With the large group we were seated outside adjacent to the attractive pool and fountain - a very nice environment indeed. The second time we were seated at the furthest interior table - too hot, a little cramped but worst of all, out of sight and out of mind of the restaurant staff.

The food is good - very authentic and flavourful. Good selection of dishes on the menu. Prices are good too. However the experience was let down by the service. Ordered dishes were forgotten, cutlery not replaced or changed when needed, no water offered (and when asked for did not arrive) and an order for 4 drinks which took the best part of 30 minutes to arrive at the table. Our experience with the large group was similar.

The staff were friendly and welcoming, however we had the clear impression that there were too few staff available for the large number of tables. The fact that the tables are dispersed across a number of different rooms, the conservatory and extension as well as the garden adds we thought to the ease of our needs being overlooked.

There is much to recommend the Blue Orchid - and we really want it to succeed so we can return but they have to improve on their service to customers - and be better organised when they are busy - if they are to get people to return.

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Thank challenger08
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Great value at £41 for 4. Probably coild not eat too often as starter very fried and a few if the mains quite rich. Overall nice though. Staff polite and attentive, setting comfortable and service fairly quick. Would return for a-la-carte in the future.

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Thank jomashuk
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