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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 191 221 1388
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (43 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 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 days 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 1 week ago 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank MrChuckles
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The food at the Orchid was of a very high standard. The service made it an excellent evening. Very approachable, attentive and friendly staff. Well done The Orchid, we will return.

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We came here for our anniversary on a Friday night, the woman that greeted us was very polite and sat us at our table. In my opinion the service was too much they were standing around the tables for too long which made me feel...More

2  Thank Leighanne N
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went with a total of 12 people , had a large room to ourselves , food was hot and lively waiters were attentive without being overbearing , bill was large but we did gave quite a few drinks . So overall was about £40 a...More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Visited in a group of about 12 on a Saturday night. Service was friendly without being over-attentive and the food was excellent and varied. A *little* pricey - but you get what you pay for. Obviously very popular as the place was rammed by the...More

Thank P B
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I was coming to your restauraunt and noticed that you have a 3 star hygiene rating from 2013 is this still the case Jane
21 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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