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The Rainbow and Dove

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Hastingwood Road | Hastingwood, Harlow CM17 9JX, England
+44 1279 415419
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 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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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Carol F
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank TishTish1
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Claire J
Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Thank David_Mackintosh
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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Thank Jagprint
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Quaint old pub with good old traditional fare - Sunday lunch a real winner with fantastic puddings! Those of you not so fussed on traditional roast, the burger looked good and they have a monthly special. It got very busy and the girls serving were rushed off their feet, but that didn't stop them from smiling. Place had a really... More 

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Thank Paula A
Epping, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I arrived at this restaurant at 12.50pm and had to stand by the door because of the queue. There was one bar staff serving and the waitresses kept walking past us with food and were too busy serving customers already seated. At 1.00 pm , we were finally shown to a table, when we also ordered our... More 

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

Dear Danny B I think this review is ridiculous. Firstly, despite being very busy on Monday our front of house staff still found a table for you to sit down at as quickly as they could and made our team in the kitchen aware of your wait. You were then served 2 perfectly cooked Sirloin Steaks in less than 15... More 

Lavenham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This pub was a real find. It was very busy but the staff coped extremely well. The food is excellent and the staff were very friendly. The platter of meats, a choice of all four, beef ,turkey, lamb and pork with 2 Yorkshire puddings and a good selection of veg was first class. We never had room for a desert,... More 

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

Dear John H Thank you for taking the time to review The Rainbow and Dove. Its such a great feeling when you hear/read that our hard work doesn't go unnoticed. Hopefully next time you visit you will have more room for desserts Many thanks from myself and all the team Katie Keep More 

Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

What a nice restaurant, very good food and friendly staff. There is a really good range of gluten free options as well. Prices are average but food is excellent. We will be going back that is for sure.

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

Dear Peter M Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Rainbow and Dove. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit, we try to provide as much gluten free food in our menu and specials board as we can - next time try the gluten free fish and chips - delicious!! Many thanks from... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant and helpful staff,the food was excellent would come here again.If you are looking to go at the weekend would advise booking gets very busy

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

Dear Lee L Thank you for taking the time to review The Rainbow and Dove, my team and I were all so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit. It's a great feeling when people compliment us on our hard work - many thanks 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?