Fire-breathers double up as entertainers, make light work of curries and moonlight as scaled wardens for tower-bound damsels. Set your prinsenses free with today’s Groupon: £21.20 for a two course thai meal for two with a glass of wine each at Royal Orchid.
Spicing western tongues with authentic Thai tastes for the last 25 years, Royal Orchid is a long-established restaurant firmly rooted in the city centre. Awash with warm colours and elaborate pillars, the interior fuses eastern ambience with colonial grandeur. An ample wine menu, including Thai tipples, is designed to complement the traditional feastings, and the venue also plays host to IntaFood Thai cooking classes for budding cooks and experienced dragons alike.
Banqueting pairs can dine on a starter and main, washed down with a 125ml glass of house red or white wine (£2.50). Thai style aromatic duck and pancakes (£8.95), pan fried battered mussels (£6.50), and spicy Thai fishcakes (£5.90) swim among the starters. Mains feature chilli sea bass (£15), salmon sweet and sour stir fry (£12), and king prawn Thai red curry (£8.90). Veggie options are also available from spring rolls (£4) to tofu dried curry (£6.90), with little chillies symbols marking menu heat strengths for light spiciees to boiling bravados.
The full menu can be found here.
Diners praised the extensive menu and friendly service at Royal Orchid, and many were in agreement that it is worth a visit. Yelpers awarded the Thai restaurant a delicious 4/5 stars, while users on TripAdvisor scored an encouraging 3.5/5 stars.
The decor is lovely and the atmosphere is pretty good. It's not one of those fancy, modern fusion restaurants, but I love it! The place is very clean. Food (we usually order Thai green curry and Pad Thai) as always been consistently good.
– TouristEyes, TripAdvisor, Nov 2010
Definitely worth a visit. It's the best Thai place in the area, and its great value.
– Alfie B., Yelp, January 2010