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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before the lockdown we needed a lunch out and decided on the Orchid based on our experience with their breakfast. We found the same good adherence to health measures as before and felt confident for our safety in these trying times

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 22 January 2021

Reliable classic great quality diner food. Fast and friendly staff. Best breakfast in Thornbury. Fresh and well prepared food choices. Best lunch in Thornbury also.they are coping well with covid take out, but hope they get to open again soon.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020

Each camping season my wife and I stop in “the Orchid” for breakfast on our way through Thornbury. We thought it would be nice to drop in Thursday December 3 2020 as it was our anniversary and we were hanging out and photographing around Collingwood;...then off to the Blue Mountains for an anniversary dinner. We were totally disappointed with the Orchid prices and service on this trip. It has always been a great experience. However this trip the prices I feel have almost doubled. My 2 egg, 3 slices of bacon, home fries (that I believe were frozen Cavendish like brand) and my burnt toast all for the low low price of around $11.50. The bill for an Omelette breakfast and a regular breakfast came out to $36.16.. without a tip. I don’t mind paying a little more if the service was there BUT it wasn’t. Once seated other than sending back the burnt toast we never saw our server again. However the one cup of coffee was very good. The breakfast was tops an $8.50 breakfast and the bill should have been around $23. Not $36.16 I felt gouged. I really dislike leaving a bad review however this place use to be a lovely stop on our trips..It looks like we will be looking for a new favourite place https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g676258-d3291981-r778425327-The_Orchid-Thornbury_Blue_Mountains_Grey_County_Ontario.html#More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with friends to start a great day of hiking. Service was excellent. Food was fresh and hot. Really enjoyed the ambiance

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

The staff at the Orchid are very nice and worked off their feet - especially with the extra sanitizing and checking in of patrons these days. So kudos for staying open and on top of things and still maintaining grace under pressure. That won't save...their pancakes. They were nothing to write home about. And they charged $5 for three tiny little piece of bacon which were not as crispy as I asked for. My friend had the eggs florentine and thought it was good - but she wasn't raving about it. One large television. A competent and quick breakfast in Thornbury - and great designer mugs! But nothing to call for a return visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

We're longtime customers and have noticed that The Orchid is slipping....in quality of food and service (aloof). Their coffee is like hot water, their toast is Dempsters and home fries taste like they're the frozen kind you buy at Foodland. This comment comes from visits...before & after the pandemic so The Orchid cannot blame it...maybe it's because they have no competition now that Steve's has closed. Please Orchid pull up your bootstraps!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

Always our go to place when we are in the area and worth the drive from Meaford to this warm and friendly restaurant. The staff are always attentive and the breakfast menu is quite delectable. Absolutely love their varied selection of eggs benedict, great coffee...and warm and friendly service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 January 2020

Breakfast and lunch menu. Everything I've had there has been delicious. Fast and friendly service just like their sign says! Have had some lunch specials - homemade lasagne and homemade cabbage rolls. Have had the breakfast corned beef hash. Have had the homemade soups! All...is great.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 18 November 2019 via mobile

We love the food and service. Restaurant is bright and inviting. Jennifer, the owner supports local fundraisers. Always great everyday specials.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 14 September 2019

Reliable classic great quality diner food. Fast and friendly staff. Best breakfast in Thornbury. Fresh and well prepared food choices. Best lunch in Thornbury also.

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Yes, The Orchid offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Orchid offers delivery services.

  • The Orchid is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4