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The Rainbow and Dove

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Gastropub, Seafood
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Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
+44 1279 415419
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Nazeing, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Freshly cooked meal very tasty and staff very pleasant very good atmosphere well worth the visit our first time here and won't be the last.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a friend living nearby and we regularly eat here when I visit. Its a traditional pub with a decent menu, The food is good quality and decent portion sizes. Its not going to win a Michelin star but it does make great comfort food. The Fish and Chips are great, the Pies are great, I had the Hamburger... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We walked into a haven of warmth and genteel civility. The bar staff made me feel most welcome and attended to our every need. The steak and ale pie with shortcrust pastry was not the usual puff of air but a slice cut from the round of a proper home made pie. The vegetables were as expected fresh and crisp.... More 

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere food below average small portions starters was fish cakes with marmalade came up as a fishcake plural very small and over cooked couldn't see marmalade scrapped around slate to find a drizzle fish and triple cooked chips for main fish was lovely chips was frozen chips not real potatoes cook them as many times as you want they... More 

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Are you sure you have reviewed the correct establishment Valerie T? We have never served a fishcake with marmalade, our chips are handcut and certainly not frozen, our portion sizes are considered generous and our homemade desserts are all priced respectively between £4.95-£6.25... If you think this isn't the case and you have reviewed The Rainbow & Dove in Hastingwood... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Great meals at a reasonable. Lovely cosy corners for intimate dining. Also great in summer, dining in the gardens often with a barbecue

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Thank you Diana A for reviewing us! A lovely review and very much appreciated by myself and all of our team Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Ever had a bad meal in 10 years of eating there, actually met my husband there as our first date. This week my friend had the salt beef sandwich which she said was divine. I tried the croque Monsieur and we shared the triple cooked chips. I was in heaven. The coffe was the best ever as I take it... More 

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Wow, thank you Carol F for such a lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we appreciate you taking the time to let others know! Hope to see you soon Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Cosy atmosphere, traditional country pub, friendly staff and locals! excellent food, fresh ingredients often straight from their smallholding. This really is a good choice for lunch or dinner with family, friends or for a business lunch.

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Thank you TishTish1 for a lovely review - it's so great to read that what we work so hard to do is being appreciated by our customers Hope to see you very soon Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Popped in mid afternoon as have always driven past but never stopped; glad we did this time! Lovely, cosy, quaint interior and very welcoming staff. Food was really really good! Will definitely be visiting more often.

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Thank you Claire J for reviewing us, lovely kind words which we all really appreciate! Hope to see you soon Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Having visited the Rainbow and Dove many times and will return many more times in the future. The owners make you feel so very welcome and the food is always to a very high standard If you are in the area you must stop for a drink and a meal you will not be disappointed

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Thank you Davi for such a lovely review! It's so encouraging for us all to know that we are doing a good job - much appreciated!! Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Had an excellent meal in a delightful atmosphere. t had been many years since my first visit to the Rainbow and Dove, so I wondered if it would be as good after all these years, so I was a mite aprehensive as I was taking guests there. I was not disappointed, the meal was excellent and the service was very... More 

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RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Thank you Jagprint for your review, it's nice to read you enjoyed yourselves - hopefully it won't be as long until you return again! Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub, Seafood
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 415419
Description
We are a quaint traditionally English Country Pub and Restaurant. Set in the heart of a small community we offer a selection of cask conditioned real ales, ciders, premium lager and quality wines. We serve fresh, homemade food and specialise in fresh fish, game and serving our very own produce from our very own smallholding! As we are small we always recommend booking prior to your arrival - for weekends it's best to book up to a week in advance...

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