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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 3 days ago

It's not often I'll review a place more than once but I felt this my recent visits merited this. I visited last Saturday night with my family. One of whom is Vegan and managed to find themselves plenty to eat on the menu. I tackled...More

Thank LoveLifeLoveChampers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not sure about all those bad reviews. But there's many kind of peoples in the world. I'll stick to 5 star by my own experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying near china town but liked the look of this one, they originally looked uneasy about accepting a group of 7 on a stag do but I think we were well behaved. The food was excellent and everything that came out on the...More

Thank SmartDamo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to opt for a sit down Chinese for a change (from home delivery) we had the most amazing waiter who could not do enough for us, an older gentleman who made the visit bearable. We ordered the dim sum which arrived as a...More

Thank colinjacksfinch
Kevin-Chan_Manager, Owner at Orchid, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

dear colinjackfinch i dont normally responce to my reviews,but your review to my resturant is totally out of order.firstly i did not ran over to your table,i came over politely and asked what was wrong with your dim sum platter,there was nothing wrong with the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit to my favourite Chinese Restaurant. Great food once again. Freshly cooked. Good company with Kevin .We had set meal for three between four of us. Ample to go round Would always recommend this place.

Thank Pabloduncan91
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed by Newcastle on business, fancied Chinese. Had quite a walk in what seemed like not the best part of town. However when you arrive it's really good and the staff are excellent. My food was as good as I have had in any Chinese,...More

Thank Dean P
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A birthday treat for my husband. As always the food was excellent. The staff attentive but not too much so. We haven't been for about a year but we were still recognised and welcomed warmly. Thank you

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Found Restraunt on trip advisor. Lovely. Very efficient staff, good advice on portion of duck, lovely surroundings.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Have been to Orchid a few times now, however last time was a let down from normal. The staff were very friendly once you got their attention but mostly oblivious! Main was nice but the 'crispy' duck was soggy and the ribs over cooked -...More

Thank Kal_Jerico
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

While visiting Newcastle for the Magic weekend we fancied eating at a Chinese restaurant and after looking at the reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to go with the Orchid restaurant in the quays area. We arrived at 7:30 and where shown straight to our table....More

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22 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
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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