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The Orange Tree

166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
01279722485
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $75
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our food is freshly cooked by talented chefs using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible. We cook our own breads, grow our own herbs, butcher our meat and fillet our own fish, most of which is straight from the boat.We take pride that our dishes sometimes take longer to cook than other establishments as they are cooked to order.The place is famly-run, relaxed, casual dining in a clean, bright environment. Hope you can visit soon.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Once again this wonderful place never fails to amaze you. Excellent food and superb service makes this a must visit.

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Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a colleague. Our first visit with friends. For me personally one of the best meals I have had this year . Staff very friendly. The service was very good. Fully recommend a visit. We were seated down the quiet end which suited us well .

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hiya NoPlaice1 and thank you so much for your fantastic review. So glad you enjoyed your meal and service. Your feedback will be passed to the kitchen and waiting staff and will be very much appreciated. Tom. More

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our second visit to the Orange Tree, as our last visit was at lunchtime, and the service needed a bit to be desired. My son and daughter in law, who are very experienced 'foodies' wanted to try it out, so we booked an evening meal on August 7th.Friendly and helpful staff started the evening off well, but taking... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Thank you Clive for your very important feedback. Just for the record we serve Calves Liver not Lambs Liver which is widely regarded as the better and tastier of the two. This generally comes as a 1.5kg piece and for the last three years we’ve sliced so that each dish has 2-3 pieces totalling around 7-8oz. As it's best cooked... More

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have been to the Orange Tree many times in the few years I have lived in Sawbridgeworth and can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal here. The staff are incredibly helpful and efficient and there is always a wide variety of food to choose from on the menu and specials board! I would also highly... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation for The Orange Tree and particularly the home cooked Sunday Roast which we are always striving to perfect. We have been entered for this years 'Best Sunday Roast by an Independent' so fingers crossed! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Tom. More

UK
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A second visit to The Orange Tree, this time with friends. Service much improved on the last visit and the restaurant was very busy. My pork belly with black pudding was excellent, and the liver good but could have been a bit pinker for me. Other dishes ranged from Sea Bass, Tagine to house burger. With wine and other drinks... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Chris and thank you for taking the time to review The Orange Tree. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again very soon. Tom. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited last weekend for lunch following a recommendation from a friend. The location is nice with a handy car park and the pub itself well decked out, although it's more restaurant than pub - way of the world these days. Strangely though on a beautiful Saturday lunch time there was hardly anyone there. We sat alone inside whilst about... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Brad. Thank you for talking the time to review your visit and I’m very grateful you thought us worthy of a 4/5 score. If you’ll allow me I’d like to add my thoughts on some of the points you raise just for the benefits of other readers. I guess you’re right we’ve evolved into more of an eating place... More

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We paid our 2nd visit to the Orange Tree on Saturday, and took friends with us who had never been. We all had a lovely evening, Tom the landlord gave us a great welcome, and his young staff were fabulous. Can't recommend this place enough, the food is lovely and fresh, there are some good specials every day, and its... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hiya JojoMid and thank you for gong to the trouble of reviewing The Orange Tree. You've summed up what we try to do - a good range of carefully chosen, freshly cooked dishes and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Please come again soon! Tom & Sam. More

Waltham Cross
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just got home from our visit to The Orange Tree, went with my husband and two friends and we all loved it, the food was superb, lovely really efficient staff and our friend passed comment on how much he liked the decor, the only thing that bothers me is that if too many people catch on to how good it... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Thank you Lyn B. How nice of you to write a review on your return home after a visit. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal, service and decor and hope you'll be coming back again soon! Give me a call and I'm sure we'll always fit you in! Tom. More

Harlow, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were lucky enough to get a last minute booking at The Orange Tree on Tuesday 29th July. Mark decided to have the pie of the day, and the young lady warned us it would be a while, as it was cooked fresh. We had some nibbles to keep us going, and it was well worth the wait. The pie... More

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hello Julie. Thank you not only for your review but more so for choosing us for your special ocassion which is awesome. Glad you enjoyed the meal. Look out for our "Duo of Pies" every now and then (on the specials board as I'm writing) where you get to try two mini versions of - today's duo is Lamb &... More

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had a lovely lunch at this pub, the service was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the surrounding were quiet and peaceful even though the garden was busy. The play area looked good for young children.

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TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Barbara. Thank you so much for posting such a nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope you'll call in again soon. Tom & Sam. More

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