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“Best Thai in Sheffield”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Orchid

The Orchid
Ranked #177 of 1,427 Restaurants in Sheffield
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Sheffield”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

It's not the most glamorous interior but the food is beautiful, and that's what counts. In fact, having a toddler, we usually get takeout, rather than dining in, so it is all about the food! Having said that, there's nothing wrong with the interior, its juts not the main focus!

We ate in today though and found the service matched the food. Such friendly service, even after a minor complaint.
I had the moo pad Kaprow (pork with chilli and holy basil) which was beautiful. I'd also recommend the jungle curry here.
My other half asked for a recommendation on a fish dish and the owner recommended one of fried fish with chilli sauce.
She didn't want deep fried food so we queried whether it was and, due to miscommunication (butter vs batter), we ended up with deep fried fish. When we informed them that we'd been led to believe it wasn't deep fried when actually it was, the owner generously apologised and offered to replace the dish with whatever else we wanted and didn't charge us for the fish dish. That's despite the problem being partly our fault and even though the dish is one of the most expensive on the menu! I've been places that would have argued to the teeth rather than do this. It makes such a difference. For the record this dish was absolutely gorgeous; it just wasn't what we wanted tonight.

And the replacement dish we got was phenomenal - just a Prawn red curry - but a very good one!

So all that, plus 2 starters, 3 beers and ice cream all round for £38. Gorgeous food at fantastic prices, with rolling service. Almost too good to be true!

  • Visited May 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is a lovely restaurant with very good staff. We went on a groupon and paid for an extra person, the standard of the food was very good, the wine very reasonably priced even though I heard someone raise their voice of where it came from, it was very nice!!! We would definitely go again, thank you to the staff.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank LynMichael
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“This lovely little place really outshines its modest appearance”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Visited this restaurant last night for a small birthday meal, and we were thoroughly impressed. Everything we ordered, from the fantastically good value set meal (£10) to one of the top end (still only £11) chef's recommendations, was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was pretty perfect; very attentive but from a non-intrusive distance. I phoned ahead to ask about a birthday treat for the birthday girl, and the head chef/owner/manager (I think) presented it, singing happy birthday as he came, and it didn't seem to appear on the bill. We reckon the food is of the same standard as the much more upmarket Baan Thai down the road, but at a fraction of the price! Will definitely be coming again - absolutely charming!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank instadesign
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous food and lovely staff what a bargain!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Food was excellent, staff were lovely the whole experience was great especially the bill at the end :)

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Talielouise
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“Lovely Staff”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went for a meal here and we thought the atmosphere was lovely, the customer service was excellent, quick and attentive. Food was delicious and was very good value for money.

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Thank Jay B
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