Thai Orchid Maidstone

4.1
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16 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai

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Thai Orchid’s multi-faceted building offers a versatile drinking and dining space in one of the best positions in Maidstone, right on the riverfront with drinking and dining over two floors and a waterfront terrace and gardens. The upper floor authentic Thai restaurant offers freshly prepared dishes with Thai herbs and spices that makes a delicious Thai dining experience while enjoying a panoramic view of the busy river. The lovely waterfront terrace is ideal for private events, particularly weddings as Archbishop’s Palace is just across the river, and we cater for English and Thai food and can provide marquees. All of this at a beautiful location in central Maidstone right on the riverfront with panoramic views!
What 16 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.0
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3.6
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4.3
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Very understaffed, food brilliant, waiting too long for drinks and food very disappointed

LM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went on valentines day, just me and my husband . Was in the restaurant for over 2 and a half hours! Was only able to get 1 drink each. Took an hour to even get starters then just over another hour to get mains. We tried to leave before mains as had booked the cinema and was told our food was just coming, and we would get a big discount. We waited another 20 minutes food came, and wasn't great. Asked for the bill, (that was a challenge in itself theres only 2 waitresses doing bar and waiting). They tried to give us a £5 discount for being stuck there over 2 and a half hours for two courses, and only one drink each in that time. Tons of people was walking out, there was terrible vibe as everyone was complaining. We was the first bookings as had dinner at 6pm so had people waiting over half an hour for our table they booked. Would not return again

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday for 12 people. Friendly service, great food and value (Sunday fixed price order anything cooked fresh)

DH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food nice and quick pleasant service, no table cloth.

JM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This was booked some time ago but when I tried to add on 2 more people I was told they had no reservation for us! I had an email confirmation! On the same night we booked the downstairs bar for my daughters 40th birthday party and was assured we would have exclusive use of that floor but then they booked 30 other people but said they would be outside in a marque which was actually a gazebo and as the weather was bad alllowed them into our space. The manageress then shouted in my daughters face when she complained! Terrible place and would NOT recommend to anyone else

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, great atmosphere. Service was a little slow but they were rather busy. All in all we had a great evening.

DW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and service. When we were there it was not very busy so a bit quiet but we were early on a weekday night. Will go back with no hesitation.

DJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service for the price. Let down by a rather run down environment. The location is excellent, just needs a bit of money spent sprucing up the place a bit.

NF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good value set lunch menu
Starter and main 7.95
Lovely virgin pina colada 4.50
Really enjoyed it. Will be coming back

HB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautiful food. The place itself is a little tired, but I go for the food and the view whilst eating. Great value for money

R
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food very much and the staff are warm and friendly. Very pleased I had a birthday meal there that included a surprise 😋

H
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and thanks to the staff for making my wife’s birthday extra special

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Thai food on the banks of river Medway. Highly attentive, friendly service. Highly recommended

A
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Recommend food it’s lovely! but the service was horrific waiting for starter for hour and a half then they forgot most of what we ordered.

IL
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I have used the thai as a takeaway previously and it has been ok
First time sitting in the restaurant, starters ok, the noodles turned up first which after a while we started eating, then the rest of the mains came in dribs and drabs the waitress would have about six plates on her tray and leave 2 on our table and then take the rest to another table.
So the food did not come out together, the food should have been hot and tasty as the kitchen is 30 foot from the tables but it was just warm and the flavour was not there
I finished my drink and was not offered another and the table next to us waited 40 mins for their starters so ordered their mains due to the wait
Very disappointed.

RS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick service with tasty food