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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 191 221 1388
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (45 reviews)
“spare ribs” (12 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for our anniversary on a Friday night, the woman that greeted us was very polite and sat us at our table. In my opinion the service was too much they were standing around the tables for too long which made me feel...More

2  Thank Leighanne N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went with a total of 12 people , had a large room to ourselves , food was hot and lively waiters were attentive without being overbearing , bill was large but we did gave quite a few drinks . So overall was about £40 a...More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visited in a group of about 12 on a Saturday night. Service was friendly without being over-attentive and the food was excellent and varied. A *little* pricey - but you get what you pay for. Obviously very popular as the place was rammed by the...More

Thank P B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My daughter and i visited last thursday evening.. in so sorry the food vould have been michalin star.. wich its not... but omg as we walked in the door we were greated with the worst smell eva.... think septic tank..... I wish we had turned...More

2  Thank mollyskye_
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner spent the easter weekend in Newcastle and visited this restaurant. We don't usually eat Chinese food out (just takeaway) but we were so glad we booked here. The food was amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection and the portions are also...More

1  Thank AmandaDavid2014
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Four of us arrived at the Orchid on a Saturday night and ordered salt and pepper ribs to start with then followed by crispy duck. The ribs were bland and soft and had clearly been boiled and not crisped up enough,the fat was not rendered,...More

Thank jennieferguson
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Just been with my husband ! I can honestly say hand on heart that this was the best meal I have had in a long time Kevin the manager was fantastic and the staff were so helpful and friendly the food to die for so...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The food was authentic, an very tasty. The atmosphere was excellent. The staff were very attentive! The only downside was that it was a bit cold, but then I was not seated near a heater. I would recommend it regardless!

Thank Ian-natalia
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Hadn't booked a table on a Saturday teatime but was informed they could fit us in. Bit confusing as three other groups of people all hanging around the entrance. Eventually lead to a table to the left of the building. We were expecting it to...More

Thank Leigh W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Go to The Orchid. Good quality, great service, excellent choice of menu, friendly staff, great decor. If I were doing a Net Promoter Score I'd give it a 9 out of 10. Recommended absolutely.

Thank Karl D
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21 March 2017|
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Response from Milliejune | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the review, but the food is honestly amazing, well presented, doesn't look dirty from the outside, hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 221 1388
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