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Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
+44 118 940 3673
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (61 reviews)
“turbot” (13 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for the fixed price lunch menu which was fantastic and will be back for a taster menu. A very relaxed atmosphere and a very high standard of cooking. Perfectly done fish and beautiful presentation. The lovely surprises were the muse bouches (excuse text...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just got home after a superb evening at Orwells. The service, atmosphere and above all the high quality and exciting courses blew us away! We've been to a number of award-winning restaurants, yet Orwells beat them all today. I enjoyed lobster fishcakes followed by incredibly...More

Thank staycuri0us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of a visit to Orwells with friends a week or so ago and it certainly lived up to the excellent billing they had given it as regulars. We all had the 5 course tasting menu, the highlight of which was the chicken...More

Thank Royevans33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, very well presented and would recommend for special occasions. The staff were friendly, accommodating and couldn't have asked for a better experience on our first visit! Thank you so much to chef Liam, Hannah and everyone that made my grandma's birthday...More

Thank Jem G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you get to the end of a meal out and you just sit there, utterly content, reflecting on the superb food you’ve had, you know the restaurant has got everything right. Once again our dining experience here was absolutely brilliant and Orwell’s is a...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Eight of us met up for Lunch having last been together in November 2013. It was a brilliant sunny day and we were greeted by Arnaud who suggested sitting in the Garden. Good choice as the views were terrific. After a glass of bubbly which...More

Thank rabbits68
Reviewed April 11, 2018

What a great night. Our favourite chefs cooked with a Great British Menu (GBM) finalist and judge. We started with the GBM starter of "We All Stand For Jerusalem" a very tasty dish of Norfolk lamb with Jerusalem artichoke, truffle and sponge ( GBM 2015)....More

1  Thank Brianheliman M
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We were warmly welcomed on arrival, and enjoyed our drinks in the comfortable chairs at the bar before our meal. As an accompaniment to our drinks, we were given a bowl of hot curried flavour popcorn, a most enjoyable appetiser. For our meal we chose...More

Thank Adrian V
orwrest, Manager at Orwells, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Adrian V Thank you for taking the time out to write this glowing review. Happy that you and your wife had an excellent time. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Orwells.

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Some years since last visit and it has definitely matured. An early weekday lunch with choices from four different menus from£25 to £90. Our foursome stayed with the set lunch and whatever the choice it was beautifully presented and cooked. Tip. The different menus arrive...More

Thank bryan490
orwrest, Owner at Orwells, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear bryan490 Thank you for the recent review. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Very friendly welcome, nice to have a settler at the bar without being rushed to the table. Lovely warm bread and some very fresh radishes to dip into garlic mayo. Starter of crab was delicious; our other starter of langoustines was very nice but a...More

1  Thank Cymro-in-Reading
orwrest, Owner at Orwells, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Cymro-in-Reading Thank you for taking the time out to leave us a review. Sorry to hear that a few of the food combinations did not agree with your palate. In regards to the Beaujoulis you mentioned in regards to the price, we are not...More

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April 20, 2017|
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Response from Oxon-Diner | Property representative |
There is indeed a disabled access WC at Orwells. Please do let us know whenever making a reservation if you require the use of it. I do hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $99
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames  >  Shiplake
  • Phone Number: +44 118 940 3673
  • E-mail
Located in Binfield Heath, near Henley on Thames, Orwells' Kitchen is headed up by Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman. The aim is to source the best produce available locally and prepare memorable dishes with no fuss to let the quality of the produce shine. Our Rural Cooking with a Modern Approach has established Orwells as a 4AA Rosette Restaurant, number 31 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018 and Editors Restauarnt of the Year 2017. Orwells caters for everyone, offering an extensive choice from the A La carte menu, Lunch, Dinner menu and the Taste of Orwells menu. On Sundays Orwells is very popular for families and couples who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food, in Summertime in the Garden overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. We look forward to seeing you very soon
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