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“Tasty friendly food”
Review of The Orchid Cantonese Restaurant - CLOSED

The Orchid Cantonese Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$32
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Orchid restaurant, located right on Nottingham's Trent Bridge, is a family run restaurant offering mainly Chinese cuisine, but also a variety of other hand-picked South East Asian specialities. Diners can enjoy a wide range of family favourites, including Peking ribs, beef in black bean or sweet and sour pork, as well as a variety of spicier Szechuan dishes, fragrant Thai curries and stir-fries, rich Malaysian curries and Japanese grilled teriyaki dishes. There really is something for everyone on this menu, and satisfied customers rate both the tasty food, and the helpfulness of staff at The Orchid in creating meals for diners with special dietary requirements, especially gluten intolerance. The ambience is welcoming and fairly casual, and d��cor is modern and neutral. The Orchid's extensive wine list, as well as its proximity to public transport, mean this is an ideal spot to enjoy a few relaxing drinks with your meal, or to stop off after watching a match at nearby Trent Bridge cricket ground.
nottingham
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“Tasty friendly food”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Wednesday 16th April booked in for 6:30 on a Groupon traffic gridlocked got there about ten past seven no problem we where still the first in, first impression the place could do with a good clean & lick of Dulux, not sure if they refill there bottles of soy sauce on the tables but mine was dated 2008! seated & greeted by a very friendly chatty white English guy could be the Gaffa?

Kick off with mixed hot hors d’oeuvres for two & main course of sichuan beef dish & stir fried chicken dish all served on candle hot plate food warmer & you get chopsticks.

Food was good tasty & well cooked but nothing special enjoyed the Chinese bottled lager, go again? Yeah if I was peckish & passing. Mrs Red did seem more impressed with the food than me & we did share all the dishes.

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank radfordred
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Sulhing, Owner at The Orchid Cantonese Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Hello, Groupon and similar schemes all carry their own terms & conditions within them, where these are followed diners should have no issue with redemption of such deals.
All terms & conditions are clearly stated at time of purchase.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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“run of the mill.”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

We visited on a groupon deal making it very good value - but noraml prices are about where you would expect - with the possible exception of soft drinks - £2 for half a lime and soda vs most pubs charging < £1 for a pint seems very steep.

Food was average, which was slightly disappointing given recent tripadvisor reviews which waxed lyrical about it being superb. It's ok, but no different from any other cantonese I've ever been in.

Service was friendly and prompt.

We probably would visit again unless on another groupon like deal as there are better options nearby if you are paying full price.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Pabcpabc
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West Bridgford, Nottingham
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best Cantonese restaurant in Nottingham”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We have been dining here for several years and cannot fault the food or the service. Having used Springwater in Calverton we were delighted to find a Cantonese restaurant offering the 'All You Can Eat' menu freshly cooked to order closer to home. Every dish we have tried has been delicious, top quality ingredients and spoilt for choice. Great value for money, we come back time and again. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank TunaleyTrippers
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Love this restaurant for the fresh hot tasty food
Friendly welcoming staff
Great place to relax and have a great time with friends and family
You don't have to wait long to be served
If you haven't been then please go and try it out
Steve and Lin are brilliant and make you very welcome

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Yvonne K
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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“Don't worry if not many in, food is excellent”
Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Went on a third night, very quiet so not a lot of atmosphere, but we could not fault the meal, it was very good as was the service. Will definitely eat here again

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Ian S
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