Thai Royal Orchid
Chinese and East Asian
The award-winning restaurant Thai Royal Orchid blends authentic Thai cuisine with comfortable modernity and traditional features. Handily positioned for exploration of the glorious Cotswolds, the historic Imperial is appealing for both short and lengthy stays. The dining room is a tranquil haven, with comfy red chairs, draping gold curtains and soft lighting. The Coach Yard bar offers a wide range of wine, real ale, beer, and single malt whiskies. My starter of prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce got a definite thumbs-up. A classic medium-hot panang Thai curry with coconut cream and kaffir lime leaf was my delicious main course. The accompanying steamed jasmine rice was fragrant, and my companion’s steamed sea bass with Thai herbs and spicy sauce was similarly accomplished. Finishing on a gluttonous note with sticky rice stuffed with banana and served with vanilla ice cream, we declared Thai Royal Orchid an out-and-out success. Tourist or local, you’re bound to agree.