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The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
+44 191 221 1388
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (49 reviews)
“prawn crackers” (22 reviews)
“spare ribs” (11 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food here is very tasty however every course we had was just warm nothing hot at all. I will return as it's normally ok however there is a strange smell lingers in the lobby as you walk in not sure if it comes from the...More

Thank bonflipinjour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with family and decided to go for one of the banquet menus. None of us like pork much so we asked for this dish to be changed. It was no problem at all and the manager who served us couldn’t do enough to...More

1  Thank Amy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food on the opposite edge of town to Stowell Street. A nice welcoming bar on arrival with dining rooms off to the right and left. To the right it is traditionally decorated with the added bonus of exposed stone work to add to the...More

Thank Lesdawsonprudhoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best Chinese that I have ever visited. Lovely menu, superb food and very helpful and professional staff. Great restaurant which we will definately be visiting again

Thank Elainelloyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place whilst having a wander around Newcastle for an overnight stay, food was absolutely beautiful, really fresh and very tasty, would definitely recommend!

Thank Pollyp77
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A great friendly place and exceptional quality food, we had the meal deal for 4 people which was £30 per head. The best Chinese we have had in years.

Thank Yakker29
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We have visited Orchid on a number of occasions and on our recent visit we had another great dinner. The food is consistently of a high and delicious standard and the staff are efficient, polite and professional. Orchid is our favourite Chinese restaurant, it has...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Amazing food, amazing service looking after our 85 members of staff. We had the £31.50 Christmas banquet which is very good value for money and the food just kept flowing, no one was left waiting for food or drinks. The whole evening was a success...More

Thank amyburrough
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Quite a large restaurant and pretty busy on the night we ate which was Saturday 16/12/2017. We shared two of the banquets for two. We all felt the food was pretty average and to be honest ranged between just about acceptable to really poor. Service...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Very nice looking, spacious restaurant. Service was efficient, order taken quickly and food arrived promptly. The food was OK I suppose, but to me more 'take-away standard' than what I'd expect in a restaurant. Nothing was actually bad, just all a little bland

1  Thank g0ldy2020
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21 March 2017|
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Response from Milliejune | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the review, but the food is honestly amazing, well presented, doesn't look dirty from the outside, hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 221 1388
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