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The Rainbow and Dove

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Bar, British, Pub
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Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
441279415419
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Travelling up from London to see friends in Cambridge, and in need of a quick lunch, the Rainbow and Dove was a great little find for lunch just off the M11 near Harlow. The menu has a wide selection of classic pub lunches and while we went for soup of the day - a delicious Cream of Rocket soup -... More 

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Thank David L
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went to the rainbow & Dove for Sunday lunch, had starters which were lovely but the main course was a real disappointment, my roast beef was almost inedible due to being very fatty, the Yorkshire puds were flat like pancakes and the roast potatoes tasted like they had been deep fried. On top of this at £6 for a glass... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this diamond of a gastro pub several times over the last few months because we work away from home often and the meals on offer are like home cooking that you miss. Burger of the month is always a delight and the specials board which is changed quite regular always has beautiful dishes. Would heartily recommended... More 

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Thank Steve P
Essex
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday 31July - already decided I wasn't cooking on that day - so booked for lunch at The Rainbow - as always the food was lovely and huge portions - so lucky we live round the corner! The staff the food actually everything about the Rainbow is brilliant Keep it up and as for the odd few nasty reviews -... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good food at a good price, the service is good, all in all a lovely little pub to have a lunch or evening meal

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Thank essex0ne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here with my family for lunch. Lovely old traditional pub with a good variety on offer for lunch. I opted for the burger of the month as it was too hard to resist! It was simply amazing, one of the best burgers I've ever eaten in fact!! This restaurant deserves to be rated so much higher! Service was... More 

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

Such a lovely review - thank you very much! Every month we have a different burger by the way so we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks from all the team!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the service to the food I can understand why this venue has received multiple Awards including best pub in the past Long may it continue

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are always so pleased to hear when customers enjoy what we do and what we have achieved! We are a small team and very passionate about our business - we hope to see you again very soon Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and food was very good, they also have a good range of beer, fill sorry for the young lady who served us as she was running around all night.

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Thank Peterf1956
RainbowandDove, Owner at The Rainbow and Dove, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, our team are always highly motivated by such positive comments! Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently I've visited the pub twice. I went once with family from Oz and the second time with my dogs and my grandparents. Both my visits were wonderful, the staff are friendly and the food was lovely! I live right round the corner and plan to eat there again very soon! :)

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

Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again very soon! Kind Regards Katie Keep More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

So my wife orders monkfish as she likes this fish, she gets the meal and she can't cut the ought the fish so letter the whole thing. The waitress ask if the fish was ok when taking our plate and my wife says she can't even cut through it.... The waitress goes out the back and then comes back to... More 

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

We pride ourselves on the freshness and quality of our produce as well as the efficent, friendly service which we strive to give. I apologise that your wife did not enjoy her meal, however the one star review which you have given is not a true reflection of your dining experience... During your meal your table was checked upon, both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 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
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Harlow
  • Phone Number: 441279415419
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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