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The Black Orchid @ The John Baird

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122 Fortis Green Road | Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3HN, England
+44 20 8444 8830
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you fancy a little spice at lunch time, this is the place to go. Although I'm pretty certain the food is good at any time of the day but for me a lunch time special is just what I need. It sets me up for the rest of the day. Fantastic Tom Yum with Chicken, followed by a Red... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The Thai food was great. Everyone enjoyed their food. There were a lot of choices for everyone. The establishment was clean and the staff was attentive.

Thank deegodeego
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very good local Thai. Been there a few times, they don't disappoint. Ordering beers from the pub is a bonus!

Thank colthurst
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

In the back of a pub, lighting on the dim side, but very ethnic Thai. Always seems freshly prepared. All the waiting staff are Thai. We go there from time to time and find it more expeditious to get up and order our own drinks from the counter

Thank Hughro
London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Was slightly apprehensive about Restaurant being in a Pub but was very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was very well presented with nice decor. The food was very good, wine was acceptable and the price was reasonable. The staff could have been a little more attentive though as the restaurant was only half full and it was quite difficult to attract... More 

Thank D0llie
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really really good Thai food here, very authentic. Unpretentious, good value and full of flavour. Masamun and jungle curries are recommended. As is the green Thai curry and Tom Yum soup. Have had most of the dishes here and only one that was disappointing was the papaya salad. Stick with stir fry or curry and u can't go wrong.

Thank BennyDigital13
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This Thai restaurant is part of the John Baird pub, serving delicious, authentic food. It should be better known as it is the only one of it's kind in Muswell Hill, at a very reasonable price and a menu with a range of dishes to chose from.

Thank John H
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy eating in here, good atmosphere, service has always been great and you can sit in the pub or the more serene restaurant environment, definetley recommended.

Thank Richard B
County Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch today. Food was good but service was poor. We had finished our meal and the plates were still sitting on our table for over 15 mins. I eventually couldn't look at them any longer so moved them to the empty table next to us. There were only 2 of us eating and there were no more... More 

Thank Shovey1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We have been so many times here and we fins this is the beat thai right after Thailand. We pick a random dish every time and we are so glad that every single dish is as delicious as what we remember last time. The curries are excellent. The weeping tiger, the papaya salad and the tamarind duck are our favourite.... More 

Thank Yves B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$52
Asian, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 Fortis Green Road | Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8444 8830

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