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“How Thai Food Should Be”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Thai Orchid

Thai Orchid
Ranked #16 of 195 Restaurants in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“How Thai Food Should Be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

We've been to many Thai restaurants around the UK and this is one of the better ones.
Service is friendly but not intrusive. You can see your meal being prepared with the kitchen area there for all to see. I ordered a King Prawn Tomhka main dish which arrived promptly. It came with a generous portion of King Prawns, the mushrooms, vegetables etc., were fresh, crisp and spiced to perfection, Garlic Rice was nice and fluffy and, unlike so many other Thai meals we've had, wasn't spoilt by the addition of MSG and salt.

  • Visited December 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Can't fault this place...!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

I go here on a regular basis with my lovely lady, so time to write something about it. I've eaten many different cuisine's in my travels from around the globe. Also alot of people don't know that Thailand has different regions, therefore different food from those regions, just like any other country. I do enjoy a good Thai and this is one of the best in Thanet so far and there are only 2 or 4 Thai's that are 100% authentic! Tim has really worked hard to make this happen. I can safely say i'll be going back again and again.

  • Visited November 2013
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yorkshire
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Great View but so much let it down.

Inside looked a bit like a greasy spoon - lots of wipe down stuff and a café feel. Unfortunately NOT café prices.

While not actually expensive it was expensive for what we had. Not cooked so well and salty with one dish so hot (I eat a madras curry easily but this was hotter) was inedible for my wife. There are 2 other Thai restaurants here and we will not be returning to this one. I resented the £40something I gave them. The one in town serves Lao and Cambodian and the one on the hill overlooking the Marina opposite Pizza Express is excellent.

A shame as spending a little money would transform the interior and more attention on the food would help enormously.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Nice view & location but that's all.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

The food choice is very limited, yes they have all the curries and a few stir frys but it's a very poor choice and not authentic tastng.

Ordered a Lamb Penang, which was not a penang at all. Had Tom yum, which was ok (ish) and a mixed seafood hotplate (which could of come from any chines restaurant) even though the seafood was well cooked and tender. With a few drinks it was an expensive meal and not a place I'd go back to or recommend.

I've eaten in Surins and that is much better.

  • Visited October 2013
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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“Delightful Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

What a delightful find. We pop in to Ramsgate from Faversham from time to time, for a brief trip to the seaside and a walk round the harbour and a fish and chip supper. However, drinkers at a local real ale nook advised us of the quality of the Thai Orchid. The meal was excellent, and plentiful. Front of house host was very pleasant, but the accolade has to go to the chef. Producing such a hot, tasty and varied menu in such a small cooking area takes real talent! We will cancel fish and chips in future when ever we drop into Ramsgate and go for the Thai alternative.

  • Visited September 2013
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