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The Orange Tree

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$$ - $$$
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166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my parents - my mum's 82nd birthday. Shown promptly to our table, then ignored for half an hour despite trying to get the attention of the waitress to order - not even asked what we would like to drink. Food average - sea bass pretty tasteless and small portion, the dish consisted mostly of rice. Decor & ambience... More 

Thank KTorino
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Sorry you didn't have a great experience. Your comments about the food are certainly out of kilter with the majority of people - and particularly the Seabass on which rice is indeed the biggest element. But I respect your opinion differs to others and that's fine - you should have the right to express it. I hope the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner in the week. Staff were attentive. Great menu. Food was lovely. Great atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank Daisy N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable meal, altogether 8 of us on a Friday night for a birthday celebration. Highlights were the delicious crab cakes with chilli relish, and the scotch eggs (starters), we really enjoyed those. For mains, the sea bass went down really well. Some of us had the pork,which a few felt was a bit dry and might... More 

Thank Carol W
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The orange tree is a great place we came here for a meal around the time of my birthday it was a Wednesday and it was so good we booked for lunch on the sun

Thank Mary J
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Orange Tree has a warm and inviting atmosphere with lovely staff who are friendly, polite and happy. The menu has a good variety of food. Portions are pretty big and the quality of the food is fantastic - all cooked on the premises. Would definitely recommend.

Thank 05LH05
Epping, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We're a group of 8-10 ladies who like to lunch out a few times a year. It was decided to go to the Orange Tree a second time this year. Last time a Thursday was a quiet day, but yesterday when we arrived the place was full! But this wasn't a problem. In spite of two other groups plus several... More 

Thank lizajones215
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having driven passed The Orange Tree for years we have always said we must try this place someday. Well yesterday we did and what a treat it was. A lovely warm reception, we ordered drinks, were shown to our table and our drinks were brought over. One of our friends was a little late arriving and we were given further... More 

Thank Trefton
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food. Delicious Bakewell tart. Excellent service. Reasonably priced. Tasty beer. Would definitely visit again.

Thank glynis m
Laguna Beach, California
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142 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Keep coming back to this place because it is so reliably good. The owner (Tom?) was so friendly and accommodating. Nothing seems to phase him. One of our visits was over the holiday period with my father in law who had great difficulty walking. Everyone was so kind, patient and helpful. The selection and quality of the food is excellent.... More 

Thank LeavingOrangeCounty
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to the orange tree. Just myself and my good friend wanting to have a nice meal and a catch up. First impressions very good, Cosy with a nice atmosphere. We both had the same, beef brisket hash followed by the shoulder of mutton. Excellent choices, fresh and beautiful food. Lovely service by friendly staff. We will definitely be... More 

Thank Laura28Hertfordshire

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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
$9 - $31
European, British, Gastropub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: 01279722485
Our food is freshly cooked by talented chefs using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible. Please feel free to ask where the produce is from as we take provenance very seriously. We cook our own breads, grow our own herbs and cook every dish from basic ingredients on the premises.We take pride that our dishes sometimes take longer to cook than other establishments as they are cooked to order and plated with pride.The place is family-run, relaxed, casual dining in a clean, bright environment. You are welcome to enjoy our large gardens and patio areas. Dogs welcome in the garden but must be on leads. Children welcome lunchtimes and Sundays. We hope you visit soon.

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