The Orchid has been satisfying Nottingham’s yen for good Chinese cuisine from its premises on London Road for some time now, becoming something of a destination for those looking to indulge in a big Cantonese banquet, whether spur of the moment or to celebrate a special occasion. Found in Trent House, just over the river on the West Bridgford side of Trent Bridge, The Orchid’s menu covers a dazzling number of Chinese classics, with some Southeast Asian dishes thrown in for good measure. Close to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and The City Ground, be sure to book if you want to find some space when big matches roll around.
The Orchid offers a few ways for diners to wade their way through what has to be one of Nottingham’s most comprehensive selections of Chinese dishes, with a particular focus on specialities culled from the annals of Cantonese cookery. A popular all-you-can-eat buffet is one way to dine, offering a good cross-section of Chinese (and pan-Asian) dishes for a set price per head. But perhaps the best way is to simply brave the a la carte menu, with help from the friendly waitstaff if needs be. Having a long menu is only half the reason that The Orchid is popular among West Bridgford locals – you can also expect impeccable service and a warm welcome when you choose to dine at this Chinese restaurant right by Trent Bridge.
Tackling this Nottingham Chinese restaurant’s formidable menu is, of course, a joy. The Orchid divides up its offering in an easy to digest fashion, allowing you to choose from chicken, beef, seafood, duck and vegetable dishes for instance, or go regional with a list of Szechuan and Cantonese sweet and sour specialties. You can head to Southeast Asia or get more specialised with sizzling fillet steak and Chinese black bean options. Yet another way to venture forth at this Chinese restaurant along London Road in West Bridgford is to go for the set meals for two to four people. Book in advance, and keep in mind The Orchid when you’re looking to celebrate – this restaurant is a catering expert among the eateries dotting the Trent Bridge neighbourhood.
Excellent as usual. I think everyone was watching the euro footy because we had masses of space. Great service, fabulous food. Clean, quiet and friendly.
Excellent as always. One of Nottingham's hidden gems. Great food, great service. They also do an excellent take away service. Get on down, you will not be disappointed
I enjoyed it so much I vowed to come again when T20 cricket is on. I will bring my friends and I learned I only need to give 48hrs notice of booking. I gave a very significant tip in excess of 25%.