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Blue Orchid

70 North Street, Romford RM1 1DA, England
+44 1708 761763
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prawn dishes” (2 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
70 North Street, Romford RM1 1DA, England
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Had heard such good things about this restaurant and was just not impressed. Service was great at the start of the meal. It once the restaurant was full, became slow. Main courses for both of use were bland. Decor is very nice. Overall disappointing and...More

Thank Claire N
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely mid town centre restaurant that had been there for years. However, the food, although very nice is not exceptional and for the money I didn't think it was good value . Not one that I would visit again, there are plenty...More

Thank granniesally1955
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Used to live near the Blue Orchid 20 years ago and get a take away every Friday. Went to romford dogs and blue Orchid afterwards. Still one of the best Chinese around and I've had a lot of Chinese food. Ray and his son are...More

Thank nevereverland
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Ordered food to take away and upon opening mine it was not what I ordered. That would not have been so bad if my noodles didn't have the consistancy of straw. Very poor!

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is good quality Chinese. We have been 4-5 times. It is not the nearest but worth a visit. Parking would be a problem

Thank mikechalmers1947
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend on a Thursday evening. We were not welcomed at all just told to "sit there" We both received our food within seconds of ordering. It was cold. Tasted like it was "out of a packet" no flavour or authenticity at all....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a few times because a) it is local and b) the food and service is top notch. Always have a lovely meal here and the staff are always friendly and make you feel welcome. They even even do takeaway but...More

Thank scott p
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went here with some friends and wasn't disappointed. Meals were lovely and staff attentive. Alcoholic drinks are a reasonable price too!

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had a table booked at Opera, only to find out that the restaurant was closed, so we popped into the Blue Orchid (two doors away). Had a lovely meal in beautiful surroundings. The staff were brilliant, great service. Honey ribs to start, a couple...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This busy restaurant offers a straight forward fixed price lunch time menu. The food is quickly prepared and served by friendly staff. In the evening there is a wider range of Chinese food. There is a comprehensive drinks menu. We heard about this restaurant from...More

Thank JLizzieH
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Questions & Answers
27 April 2017|
Response from Essexfoodrater | Reviewed this property |
No they don't have a online menu, you'll have to go in to try , I recommend it will be worth it !!
29 October 2016|
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Response from Stephen E | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about during the week but it gets busy at weekends so I would definitely book for Friday/Saturday. The place has plenty of seating upstairs so walking in during the week shouldn't be a problem, but bear in mind... More
4 September 2016|
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Response from Billy R | Reviewed this property |
No you cant but you can phone them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 North Street, Romford RM1 1DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Romford
  • Phone Number: +44 1708 761763
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