Orchid Restaurant at the Studley Hotel
Exceptional ChoiceWe dined at the Orchid on the first night of our honeymoon as a special treat. As it was Monday night we had expected the restaurant to be quite quiet but found it busy and atmospheric so were glad we had booked. We had spent some time looking at the extensive menu over a cocktail in the bar prior to heading to the restaurant and were spoilt for choice. Once we had ordered our starters arrived at such speed that we were concerned we would be rushed through our meal, but from that point onwards the time between courses was perfect and we even indulged in the taster dessert, which was delicious. All in all a real treat, every dish was full of flavour and cooked beautifully. We would certainly recommend The Orchid for a special occasion.10/06/2013 00:00:00Celebrating grandson's 21st.Could not have done this in finer style. Allergies were dealt with very professionally. Food was amazing, service very efficient & ambiance made the occasion very special. Will definitely return & recommend.09/06/2013 00:00:00Another Golden MomentThis was our second visit.
Food as usual outstanding
Staff very helpful.
Grat value.07/06/2013 00:00:00Good food and a pleasant atmosphereGood food and a pleasant atmosphere. Particularly like the video feeds to the kitchen which mean that you can see the food being cooked.01/06/2013 00:00:00Great food!Had a lovely meal at the orchid, it was very busy, staff were attentive and efficient. Food was lovely, would definitely recommend31/05/2013 00:00:00yumVery efficient service
Nice outdoor seating area ready for summer with heaters
food was delicious - I recommend the buddha feast - lovely rich sauces and generous portions
being able to watch the chefs live on TV screens was a nice touch25/05/2013 00:00:00Great Birthday TreatTook my Dad for a birthday meal. Great selection and I particularly liked the option of smaller portions so that two people sharing can try a greater variety of dishes.24/05/2013 00:00:00Excellent experience at the OrchidWe have visited the Orchid several times and keep going back due to the excellent food and service. It offers a great menu with a really interesting selection of different Asian dishes. Everything we had was delicious and we will definitely be going back.24/05/2013 00:00:00Sunday at the Orchid is allSunday at the Orchid is all you can eat buffet. I have eaten at the Orchid through the week, and had A La Carte menu which is brilliant. The buffet food is to the same standard as the A La Carte. I have not been to a buffet where such a large variety of starters, including Duck pancakes has been on offer, soup, and battered king prawns in a lovely miso mayo sauce. Main courses were a selection of meat and vegetarian, with dumplings and salads. Desserts were cakes and fruit. Extremely good value for the quality of the food and survive available. Highly recommend a visit for Sunday buffet all you can eat, or throughout the week for normal menu.19/05/2013 00:00:00Great time again!Went as a foursome with friends. Nice pre drink in upstairs lounge, on time table, great food, good atmos, good food and great service...again. Harrogates best restaurant.19/05/2013 00:00:00Fabulous dining experience!This place is fantastic! We ordered a couple of starters and drinks while deciding on our mains and the service to our table was quick and friendly. With the fantastic level of service we received, it felt like we were the only ones there (despite the restaurant being fully booked)! The meal was delicious and we had a great time! Thank you!17/05/2013 00:00:00Absolutely a great choice of food.The flavours in the food and the presentation of the food is great. The staff are very attentive. All in all a fab place to eat.29/04/2013 00:00:00Mum's birthday weekend to HarrogateFab menu, well presented and every dish tasted amazing staff were very attentive and not too pricey will be seeing you all again very soon!27/04/2013 00:00:00As good as everA trip to the Orchid always feels a little special. Last Saturday's was no exception. It's a restaurant that raised the bar high from the outset and consistently (and deliciously) met them. Highly recommended.27/04/2013 00:00:00Amazing PlaceWhat a lovely, friendly, relaxing place to spend an evening eating and drinking.
Food and wine was outstanding.26/04/2013 00:00:00Perfect Saturday night outingMy friend and I dont get to catch up that often so when we do we want somewhere that won't be too noisy but has some atmosphere and is in a good location to go for drinks somewhere after...oh and we love out thai food. Orchid ticked all those boxes and with the added bonus of a lovely outside heated area that we had an after-meal drink in. It was the perfect place for our staurday night catch up and we'll be going again next time we are in Harrogate.20/04/2013 00:00:00Fantastic dinnerMy hubby and I had the most enjoyable evening, with stunning food. The service was exceptional, polite, attentive but not intrusive. The food was delicious and the speed of service impeccable. The mussels in the fish dish were the biggest i have ever seen. The sizzling beef was the best .I will and have recommended to friends and family if they visit Harrogate. Will be back.14/04/2013 00:00:00The food was plentiful andThe food was plentiful and cooked to perfection. I had the sizzling beef and duck spring rolls, they were truly amazing. The service was excellent and our glass of wine was never allowed to empty. The orchid restaurant is perfect for that special occasion and i would highly recommend it.06/04/2013 00:00:00Amazing Asian cuisineI can highly recommend this restaurant for its friendly helpful staff, timely service. When I asked for more sauce for my main meal I was given it without question and included in the price. Wide selection of food from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Philipines - there is something for everyone if you're used to and like Indian and Chinese food. It is definitely more imaginative Oriental food I have tasted in a long time.06/04/2013 00:00:00great night outEnjoyed our night out for two here. My husband and I are vegetarians and didn't find a great deal of options, but did enjoy vegetable dumpling starters and Budha Feast which consists of three dishes which balance well. Restaurant does manage to make good use of small dining space, so even though close to dining neighbours, comfort, stylish decor and attentive staff outshone. Well worth booking a table to try for yourself.05/04/2013 00:00:00Wonderful food, great service.Wonderful food, great service. Asian dishes authentic flavours, beautifully presented.02/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent! !We had a lovely meal. Definitely worth booking to aviod disappointment, as very popular restaurant! I would love to go back if ever in Harrogate again! Yummy!!31/03/2013 00:00:00Great food, service & atmosGreat food, service & atmos as ever. Great restaurant.31/03/2013 00:00:00A culinary delightVery welcoming & excellent service. Asian cuisine of the highest standard.30/03/2013 00:00:00Best place to eat in HarrogateSuperb service and food. Will definetly be coming back in the future.29/03/2013 00:00:00Would defiantly recommendWould defiantly recommend this restaurant if in the area. The atmosphere was good although we did feel a little rushed, not much of a wait inbetween the starter and main course. However the food was lovely and very tasty.29/03/2013 00:00:00Great FoodFreshly cooked and very tasty food with good portions. There is an extensive menu and the staff are very helpful if you want something a little different. Food appears to be MSG free which is a big plus. Very good flavours and I would have no hesitation booking again.21/03/2013 00:00:00Choice Of FoodMy first visit to the Orchid was certainly memorable due to the very fine quality and service given by truly dedicated staff.
The choice of food from the menu was spot on giving one a choice of dishes from different Asian regions.
Well recommended.26/02/2013 00:00:00Amazing food with a fantasticAmazing food with a fantastic choice, so good it takes ages to decide what to have as everything sounds so yummy. There were 4 of us and we shared our dishes to enable us to try more. The service was very good even though it was so busy, we did not have to wait long but were not rushed out of the place either. Would recommend it to anyone. We have eaten at The Orchid on 5 occasions now and it just seems to get better each time.22/02/2013 00:00:00We had a very good meal andWe had a very good meal and the buffet was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was good.
Thank you.17/02/2013 00:00:00Orchid - HarrogateDined again at the Orchid in Harrogate on Saturday night and again was impressed with everything from the ambiance to the food and the great service too. Had to go for a late reservation due to a last minute booking but this is not an issue here where tables are full throughout the night due to its popularity so atmosphere is consistently good and a real buzz in the restaurant. Had a drink in the lovely bar area first before going through to our table which was in a nice spot and waiting staff in that area were great very attentive, friendly and professional. The food was a s good as ever and always order to much because of this, but the food really is as good as you get for South Eastern Asian cuisine in the area. All round great evening.09/02/2013 00:00:00A wonderful dining experience.A wonderful dining experience. The only problem is that meals at other restaurants will seem ordinary after eating at the Orchid.29/01/2013 16:00:00A delightful experience.Choose the Orchid to experience Eastern Delights. The menu is extensive with lots of choice and each dish was a delight on the palate. I couldn't have named a favourite dish- they were all favourites. It is good to know a restaurant where the standards are consistently high. Never disappointed.15/01/2013 16:00:00Whilst we were kept waitingWhilst we were kept waiting to be seated as the Manager was taking bookings on the phone, the bar staff, waiters all greeted us and were very friendly and apologetic. Our waiter was superb.13/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent food, miserable staffWe can't fault the food and we didn't have long to wait for each course to arrive. Our only criticism was the attitude of the staff.... they weren't the most friendly. On phoning to confirm our booking, the first and only thing I was abruptly informed was that we would need to clear our table by 9pm. We hadn't even made it to the restaurant and already we were being told when to leave. I almost cancelled based on the rudeness of the staff but I'm glad we didn't as the food was really lovely. So in summary, if the staff were more friendly, it would have been an excellent meal. I'd still go again and recommend the orchid.01/01/2013 16:00:00A fabulous findThis restaurant is outstanding, every time we visit with friends they are as eager to return as we are.29/12/2012 16:00:00as outstanding as the flower itselfThe service here is excellent; very attentive without being irritating. The food was excellent too and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We didn't even think it was outlandishly expensive, given that it's in Harrogate and has a good reputation. No wonder you have to book to get in here.29/12/2012 16:00:00We have eaten here a few timesWe have eaten here a few times and as always the food and service was excellent, the waiting staff are always so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.22/12/2012 16:00:00Every element was faultless,Every element was faultless, a exquisite meal, superb service.21/12/2012 16:00:00Best Meal out in a whileI don't often stretch to higher priced restraunts. Bit of a sucker for a good early bird deal but as this was a special occasion we booked it and could not have been more impressed.The food was out of this world, thoroughly enjoyable and plenty of it. We ordered a starter each (bang bang chicken was bang bang on) a main each, a rice and a noodle dish. There was too much food and I was genuinely sorry that I filled up and couldn't finish it off. Just not enough space in me but I was still enjoying every mouthful.
Good lager on tap, bottled beers a bit expensive.
10% service charge added to the bill, usually this annoys me but I had no problem here after such an enjoyable evening.
Will definitely visit again next time I'm in the area.28/09/2012 16:00:00PERFECTION!as always, a faultless experience and perfect for any occation!16/09/2012 00:00:00