Orchid Restaurant at the Studley Hotel

4.6
1333 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
The Orchid Restaurant provides a unique dining experience combining authentic cuisine from the pacific with a sophisticated relaxed environment.
Our chefs headed by Kenneth Poon, previously Head Chef at the Oriental Restaurant at the Dorchester London (Which held a Michelin Star for 7 years), makes our menu read like a culinary tour of the Far East: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Singapore and Japan.


Try a Thai Green chicken curry, Hong Kong Salt and Chili Squid , Thai Steamed seabass with birds eye chillis, lime juice and spring onions and from the Philippines, Beef Steak Tagalog, match that with an our fantastic TrimBach Gewürztraminer and you will find the combination made in heaven! (….Well nearly!) Bookings essential to avoid disappointment.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Pan-Asian, Thai
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 12:00PM - 2:00PM (last orders)
01423 560425
Sunday Buffet Lunch 12:00PM - 2:00PM(last sitting);
Dinner:
Monday-Sunday 6:00PM - 10:00PM (last orders)

Please note: BOOKINGS FOR LUNCH ON WEEKDAYS AND SATURDAY EVENINGS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE BY PHONE.

Please also call us with any enquiries for parties larger than 6.

Entertainment: If you have a suprise to organise, please let us know and we can assist you in making the evening a extra special event.
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Phone number
01423 560425
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Kenneth Poon
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Catering
We offer off site catering with prior arrangement
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Parking Details
We can provide permits for the street (Swan Road). After 6:00PM there are no restrictions.
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Public Transit
Harrogate
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1333 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This place is fantastic, my girlfriend and I have visit both alone and with friends and family.
Service and food is always second to none, I truly believe this is one of the best restaurants in the Yorkshire area.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We love the Orchid, and we have visited many times, but always for an evening meal or private function. However, on this occasion we went for the Sunday lunch, which is buffet style. It was fantastic. The quality of the food is the same as it always is, and there was plenty of choice, and all fresh. The dessert choices were delicious and great too. We will definitely go again, it was brilliant value.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Delicious food, really well cooked. Great depth of flavour and generous protein elements in every dish we had. Very noisy but then it was full bar 2 tables.

Only negative: when I tried to make the reservation I phoned in. The phone was picked up and immediately put on hold for 2 or 3 minutes. I could then hear the handset picked up and put straight down, hanging up on me. Bad manners. I hope they don't deal with every busy line like that.

Once we arrived staff were great though.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Everytime I travel from the United States to Harrogate, the Orchid is always number one on my list for dinner. All food preparations are first class.

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Great food, amazingly tasty. you will not be disappointed, service was a little bit pushy on the upsell, but other than that they are very quick and polite

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2.0Dined on 7 June 2018

We had to leave the restaurant early due to the noisy table of ten next to us. We love the orchid and the food is very good, but the acoustics do not contain the noise and it really spoilt our experience.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Am amazing birthday meal for my husband
The choice of food was great, not what you would expect from a normal Thai, Chines or Asian restaurant - all the best bits of each and more.
Watching the chefs cooking on the screen was a nice touch, although get a little transfixed by trying to guess what they were preparing.
The staff were brilliant, could do enough for us and even produced a little dessert for the birthday boy.
I/we would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Were able to sit outside on a lovely summers night. Had the pork Belly and crispy duck mains which we shared - both delicious! And service great!

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4.0Dined on 28 May 2018

Great Food, great service and would definitely recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

Fantastic food, eating at Orchid is always a delight

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Sunday lunch buffet was our choice for the day, the team were very welcoming, food was plenty, hot and very tasty. Definitely worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

From the moment we arrived you knew it was going to be a great evening. A great buzz around the place. Great and pleasant service, nothing too much trouble. The food was amazing and the price was very reasonable. Definitely returning.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Amazing food. There was a lovely atmosphere and the staff were so attentive. Had a lovely evening meal there. It is suitable for any number of people and any occasion.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

The food here is amazing, i cannot fault it and probably the nicest meal i have had in a long time! We even got to sit outside in the sun, the waiter was attentive and professional! Would def return!

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

We travel the world for about 3 months each year.
This restaurant was relaxed with great service and even better food .
In summary “Outstanding “.
All four in our party agree that this was one our the most balanced and flavoursome meal that we can remember in recent times.
A gem of Harrogate!

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Great dinner with fantastic food, service was good and attentive.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

The welcome was polite casual professional, the food exquisite, some of THE best Oriental food I have ever eaten - ( lucky to have travelled extensively to the Far East on numerous occasions). Ambience and lighting was spot on, decor modern with a twist. Staff were attentive but not overbearing. The only slight downside was that the cost of drinks in comparison to the reasonably priced food felt a tad high... a minor point though.
Will we return? MOST DEFINITELY!!!!!!!
Thanks Ricky

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

it was our orchid 28 year wedding anniversary delicious food

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

I really enjoyed my evening The first table we had was on the walkway from kitchen to tables and as my son is 6ft 5in tall it was very unnerving when waiters with trays were walking past We asked for a change and this was done immediately with the minimum of fuss and with good nature We really appreciated it The food as usual was superb

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5.0Dined on 7 May 2018

We eat at the Orchid quite often - it’s a big favourite and never disappoints. Great annotated menu for those with dietary restrictions. The portions come in small and large - small are huge and great for sharing. Love it.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Delicious food, wonderful flavours. Attentive, welcoming and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Sunday lunch buffet worth every penny really good quality oriental food especially the starters.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

The staff were really helpful and happy to answer questions. We ordered `regular` meals, which would easily have done for two people, so great value and great quality food. Just be aware that a lot of dishes contain nuts, even when not stated in the menu - other than that we could not fault The Orchid!

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3.0Dined on 25 April 2018

The food was excellent as always, but we decided to just have a couple of glasses of wine to keep the cost down. Well that and the food (two of us for two courses) came to £49. So the food is great value and the drinks are a bit of a rip off.

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2.0Dined on 15 April 2018

I chose Thai dishes: Tom kha kai soup then a red curry with duck. The soup was thin, not creamy, and looked as if the coconut milk might have curdled. The red curry had too much sauce and was almost like a thick soup. The flavours were OK, but for the prices Orchid charges I expected better. The service was good but perhaps a bit too present, with frequent interruptions: a waiter cleared my dessert dish away before my dining partner had even finished. I don't want to suggest that the restaurant was bad - it wasn't - but I expected better from the Orchid's reputation and prices.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

This was our first visit and will definitely not be the last. Our whole dining experience was amazing. From the friendliness and professionalism of the staff , to the fantastic choice of menu, the quality of all the dishes ordered were absolutely delicious. We can honestly say, hand on heart, this was one of the nicest meals we’ve had whilst eating out ( and we do enjoy eating out a lot ). Well done to all the staff involved there at The Orchid, all your hard work and attention to detail is duelling noted and appreciated.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

For over 10 years, our family has been visiting Orchid for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Had a Very enjoyable evening with my daughter at The Orchid whilst spending a few days away in Harrogate; we both thought the food was exceptionally good ! The crispy prawns as a starter were delicious as were our main choices , the lemon chicken , Hong Kong noodles and belly pork ! We ordered small Starters as I had read on previous reviews that the portions were large ! The food really was excellent with no added colourings etc . The
Waiting staff very friendly and helpful ; great evening !!

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5.0Dined on 10 April 2018

What a lovely experience! A friend recommended Orchid and advised us to ask for a table by a T.V. screen. I booked through open table and requested a table near a a screen - and we were given exactly that. Great to see the chefs at work! A lovely venue with excellent food. It was my husband’s birthday and the staff started off a rendition of ‘happy birthday’ with dessert. A fantastic night.

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5.0Dined on 9 April 2018

Had a fantastic meal as always at the Orchid. The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly and efficient.
Looking forward to our next visit

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Food lovely but it was very loud with young children making lots of noise we’ll into the evening.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

This is a restaurant that never fails to deliver absolutely delicious food accompanied by a good wine list. The ambience is excellent and we love having a pre-dinner cocktail upstairs in the O-Bar. Staff are knowledgeable and are attentive without being intrusive. We plan our trips up north around the availability of tables at this restaurant and as always were impressed with the offerings. Overall not cheap but certainly worth the money.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Really nice food and attentive service thank you. will visit again...

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Simply outstanding, the food and service were incomparable. Would recommend to anyone!

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

We had a pre-theatre meal here and it was superb from beginning to end in every detail, it was our first visit but will not be our last, highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

We love eating at Orchid cant fault the food EVER
The staff are polite and friendly
Place is clean and has a feeling of being well looked after
Food is just different enough to set it apart from the run of the mill

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Perfect dinner, yet again. The food is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Interesting menu - best of Asian which is really authentic food. Having Asian chefs clearly helps. Everything about our visit was enjoyable, the ambience, delightful staff, good drinks menu and excellent food. We tried tempura starters crispy duck, lemon chicken and Singapore noodles. The portions are very generous, although we opted for small size mains we had no room left for desserts. Will certainly return if in this area in future.

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

As usual, excellent food and service. Great value for money.

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Great food
Poor arrangements for coats/ cloakroom
Seemed to be stored in back office cupboard and not labelled
Barman needs better English language capability
Portion sizes generous so ideal for sharing !

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