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Orwells at Shiplake

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Binfield Heath | Shiplake Row, Binfield Heath,, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
+44 118 940 3673
Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really excellent dinner here last night. Warm & friendly greeting always gets you off to a good start. Food was exquisite - unusually creative & delicious blend of flavours, beautifully presented. Each course was perfectly proportioned. Helped us with a great choice of wine too. Well done to the whole team - a very memorable & special evening

Thank CBRadio2000
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had. The food was amazing and so was the service. As I am vegetarian the chef made my starter just for me, it was not on the menu. Unlike a lot of celebrity chef restaurants I could actually book a table a week in advance and the food here was better than... More 

1 Thank Mandy156
Bourne End, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us went for dinner on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. We all had the 12 Course Tasting Menu, which was fabulous - each course was so tasty and unusual.. packed full of delicious flavours! The wine pairing was also fantastic and even included a glass of pink champagne and a Malibu espresso martini to finish along with... More 

1 Thank mobilelisa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot fault my recent visit to Orwells at Shiplake. The staff were friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the food was excellent. The attention to detail didn't go unnoticed with a handbag hook being provided! This is definitely a restaurant that I will be returning to.

Thank Lemming67
Accra, Ghana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a number of times to Orwells and have always enjoyed the fantastic food. My last visit was Friday evening. No doubt it takes time to produce such quality but two hours to have two courses is too long. Most of the times that I have eaten there I have come away slightly irritated at the length of... More 

1 Thank HIMM0
Windsor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ate was absolutely delicious - from the smoked cauliflower amuse bouche and homemade bread with butter and homemade honey that kicked things off in fine style through to the three desserts we shared because there were too many tempting options to settle on just one each. The service was equally wonderful - friendly, warm, informative and helpful. This... More 

Thank rob p
Buckinghamshire, England
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I visited this restaurant on Friday lunchtime. The service was, at first, very attentive. Coats taken, handbags hung on cute little hooks, order taken, delicious bread brought. We chose our food from the lunch menu and ordered crab ravioli followed by sea bream. The ravioli arrived promptly and was excellent. We then waited for our main course... More 

1 Thank VeggiegirlMarlow
Wargrave, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I went and had lunch today at Orwells. This has become something of a regular thing and we have promised ourselves to go once a month and it was, as usual an excellent experience. The food is quite simply superb, helpings not too huge, beautifully presented and using lots of local, in season produce - something this... More 

Thank catherinesaker
Cookham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant on a Friday noon. It was quite busy. The service was efficient and very friendly. The food was very tasty and very well presented. The foie gras was delicious and so was the venison. I will definitely go back and I recommend it strongly.

Thank Georgios P
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing evening. The food , staff and atmosphere where all fabulous. Couldn't of been better. Very happy customers and will definitely be returning very soon.

Thank butterfly8468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $93
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binfield Heath | Shiplake Row, 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
Located in Shiplake, near Henley on Thames, Orwells' Kitchen is headed up by Michelin starred chef Ryan Simpson and Liam 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.

This rural aproach and modern cooking has won Orwells "Reader's Restaurant of the Year" in the 2012 Good Food Guide, not even one year after opening, and also the Pride of Reading award.

2015 Edition of Waitrose Good Food Guide we feature in the top 100 restaurants.

Orwells caters for everyone, offering an extensive choice from the A La carte menu, £15.00 2 Course lunch, 2 Course £19.95 Dinner and 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?