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Thai Orchid

#124 of 408 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
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5 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
+44 1392 214215
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tom Yam Gai - very tasty. Good medicine after feeling unwell. Kind and friendly waiting staff. Would like to try the rest of the menu when I go for a bigger meal.

Thank Jenny P
Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food fine, but very, very slow service, needing to chase wairesses for food 3 or more times each course. 10 mins before drinks on table, 25 mins before starter, (just spring rolls), then a further 45 minutes with nothing to eat, before main course. Ended up being there for 93 minutes before leaving with the owner apologising. It is just... More 

Thank ITBusinessman2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
228 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Went here with some work colleagues on a Monday night and was surprised to find it full. The menu is extensive and the staff are really friendly. The prices are reasonable and the portions are huge

Thank kevinmck
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We were due to go here for my husband's birthday unfortunately he wasn't well enough. We decided to go for a takeaway & we weren't disappointed, it was beautiful. Thank you Ron & Bonnie See you soon.

1 Thank Mary E
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Eaten in many Thai restaurants in the South West and around the country, and also in Thailand. We have also cooked in Thailand so know a good authentic Thai restaurant when we find one - and this certainly is. This was our fourth visit, and the food, service and welcome has been excellent each time.

Thank amanda w
Tiverton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I've eaten in all sorts of restaurants from cheap and cheerful to Michelin starred one's but the one thing I expect from all of them is good food for the prices I'm paying and the food to reflect that price obviously. Here it doesn't at all. The food was poor,presented well but lacking in flavour and just bland. Coupled with... More 

2 Thank penguinmum
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I am a regular customer for Thai Orchid. As a student it is somewhat difficult to find the balance of both cheap and filling whilst still simultaneously tasting of perfection. Thai Orchid finds this balance seamlessly. Not only is the food Devine they also provide students with 20% off all food which is a huge reduction for the quality you... More 

2 Thank Connor B
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
196 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

It's much smaller inside than it looks from outside so the tables feel a little too close together but this is more than compensated for by the typically wonderful Thai customer service experience. Having been a regular visitor to Thailand for over 40 years I'm confident enough to say this is the best Thai cooking in the South West; the... More 

Thank DevonBlueboy
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice welcome from very polite and attentive staff. Extensive menu and our selection was served promptly and piping hot. Lovely red curry, sticky, beef salad and sesame pork. The table for two is very small and proved awkward.

Thank Rachelle B
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Most amazing food I've had in a restaurant in a long time. Everything is tasty and the presentation is of fine dining standard. My friend goes here all the time and the staff gave us discount for our repeat custom which is extra amazing. It's a bit more expensive than the average restaurant but it's totally worth every penny. It's... More 

1 Thank Georgia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 59
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Cathedral Yard, Exeter EX1 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 214215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?