Orford Saloon

4.2
648 reviews
£25 and under
Spanish
Orford Saloon is a friendly local tapas bar in Walthamstow Village serving authentic Spanish dishes with a good selection of wines, beers and sherries.

Experiences

  • Open for drinks and cold tapas

    Multiple dates available

    We are open on weekday afternoons for drinks and cold tapas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 648 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.0
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4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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michaelh
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AVOID - Got sat at table in courtyard under cover , water was dripping from a drainpipe directly on to table, so we asked to be moved . They moved us to a table , but then was told we might have to move again . No one offered us a drink, they left us just sitting there . We were then told we only could have table for an hour as we had asked to change tables . I explained it wasn’t our fault we had to move because the drainpipe was dripping on our table , only to be told by the staff member it wasn’t her fault either. As an hour was unacceptable we had to leave. Been coming here for years, but we won’t ever come back to this dreadful place with its rude staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I had booked in advance for a friend’s birthday and there were only two of us. We were warned when we got there that there was only one person working in the kitchen so food might take a while but service in general was awful. Everyone was pleasant enough but it took forever to get drinks, even water and when I asked to keep the bottle of water on the table so we didn’t have to keep asking, I was told no. One item wasn’t even given to us and no one even realised as it was on the bill at the end. The food was OK but the over all standard has dropped over the past few years which is a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Took a while to be served, two items ordered didn't arrive & the main chef didn't know what white fish he was cooking - had to check the pack which just said Norwegian white fish so no one knew what it actually was being cooked & served. Food was nice though , didn't bother with desert as two of the items we ordered were not available. Also asked for some background music to be played, which they said would turn up but nothing so ambience wasn't great. I've heard good things about this place, it's a shame that for my sister's birthday it didn't live up to standard.

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GraceM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was absolutely terrible I’m in shock, such a shame

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and very good service. Excellent menu

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ChloeC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice staf and lovely garden at the back! I would definitely recommend this place!

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MonRueda
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My friends enjoyed the food though for me the veggies tapas were overcooked. It has a nice inside garden but we were booked outside so I didn't get to see it

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Ignatius
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This is a lovely place to eat and drink - very relaxed and summery.

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SeanC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have been numerous times over the last few years and are sorry to say that its not what it used to be. Food is expensive. Menu is much smaller which I appreciate is probably due to retsrictions but the last three times we have visited they have run out of bread and some items are not available. This is at 6-7pm. The staff are polite but just dumbstruck if you want to make a point. Old staff were much more helpful. Wont be going back

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Trish
London
53 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Family lunch - 4 adults and 2 kids. The kids were happy as they had space to move around. As we were in a group we were able to try lots of different dishes. The quality of food was high - croqettas, chorizo and the battered calamari were especially outstanding.

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jofkrnk
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow, One of our dishes was forgotten and we had to remind the waiter twice to bring our drinks.

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Fernand52
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service and quality. For a dining place; no looking after, served main course before starter. They don't even know how to prepare a Spanish omelette. HORRIBLE.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Woefully understaffed. 25 mins before anyone even came to take the drinks order. After that the food came one dish at a time at 20 minute Intervals. People on other tables were complaining. The only explanation was “our kitchen is too small for this many tables”

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Mark
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice restaurant with tasty Tapas, would go again and recommend.

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SharonS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Tables seemed extremely small felt like eating on edge, and you couldnt put legs under so dinner ended up in lap. Which was a real shame as the food is so nice. More for nibbles then a meal but just my opinion. I had to ask for more drinks etc could do with a bit more asking rather than customer asking.

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AndyP
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The waitress was very nice and was really happy for my wife to speak Spanish with her
Unfortunately the food was not good....the tomato bread was very cold and no flavour and the meatballs and croquette were cold and then came back burnt
Very disappointing we paid for our drinks and left

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KyriaC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very dissatisfied with my experience. The food was very bland and after complaining about the burnt garlic bread, they brought another which was still burnt.

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Locallady
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Completely changed. Service slow. Food very oily or full of salt. So disappointed, used to be one of our favourite local restaurants. Wouldn’t go back.

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AlexT
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing and reasonably priced tapas food. The Aubergine with honey is amazing, the paella is delicious and enormous. The aoli is also incredible, manchego cheese delicious, and Iberico also excellent Can't recommend this place enough for dinner or lunch.

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Jdog
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a lovely afternoon we had. The drinks took a while to come, sometime after the food, is my only thought. Beautiful overall experience though.

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FS1111111111111111111111
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was such a fantastic restaurant - the food and service were great, and the decor was lovely. The pimientos padron were excellent!

The only small drawback was that we were sitting in a hot conservatory on a sunny day. We didn’t mention this to the staff though, they might have offered a fan or something if we had. And there was also lots of other seating in the garden and indoors, I think we were just unlucky, having booked quite late.

The staff were very attentive and I couldn’t fault the service at all. I would definitely go again and recommend it to everyone. Thank you!

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jaime
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Birthday occasion, booked in advance spent £40 on ubers.
Arrived told no paella dishes as cook was too busy. (The reason we travelled sp far was for the paella)
Ordered some tapas, mostly ok but very greasy, spinach and potato croquet was obviously from a packet.
Dishes arrived very intermittently over a 90min period.
Tasted like a lot of it was pre cooked, which accounted for the greasy taste, red hot on the outside cold on the inside.
This used to be a 5 star experience for us.
Won't be going back. Shame really.

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AndrewE
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming To Orford saloon since it opened circa 05 and it never disappoints - love the place. Food great as usual with superb range of sparking and red wines. The £45 reserva sparkling is superb, delicious and for me preferred to most champagne. The staff were so nice and on particular great form last night, very friendly and relaxed as was the atmosphere. A special mention for the young lady who went and retrieved a usual Spanish cider formally on menu but not last night. Already looking forward to coming back. Gracias.

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ChrisP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, friendly service, pleasant atmosphere outside on the street. Will definitely return.

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JayneK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had 5 small plates and they were all excellent. Ordered the seafood risotto on the waitress recommendation and it was flavourless, the rice was stodgy and under seasoned. Would eat here again as every other aspect was good. Senior staff member was very understanding and removed the cost form the bill, great service.

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pault
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice venue. friendly staff who make you feel welcome. The food is great and freshly prepared. The patatas bravas could do with being a bit more 'bravas'.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was bland. The food was changed but still bland and not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Highly recommended.

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Vivienne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfortable and friendly local, good food, had a lovely lunch, would go again for sure

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JennaH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good as always. But it took almost 1 hour to get our first drink, luckily we had a lot of catching up to do.
We were seated outside even though I booked an inside table. It took 1 hr after asking for the heater to be turned on. And they asked ‘are you cold?!!’ I was cold as I didn’t bring a jacket as I’d booked for inside.
Nice ambience and food, just slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, food was amazing and really good prices, been a few times and never fails to deliver

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CathieC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice atmosphere and lovely staff. The food however, was a little underwhelming. Spicy sausage was quite squishy in the centre and the patatas bravas were quite tasteless. Sorry but won’t be visiting again soon.

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RebeccaW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food (the kitchen was closed so we were limited to cold tapas but it was great anyway), tasty wine and lovely service. Had a great time, thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my evening service was perfect scenery was perfect seating was perfect will definitely come again

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ChrisP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with delicious food, good service and a wonderful atmosphere. Feels like being on holiday sitting in their cosy garden area. Definitely a place to keep going back to.

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LauraC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Lovely staff. Nice atmosphere on the terrace/street people watching.

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E2023
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The menu was extensive, there was so yummy nice things to pick from! The food quality itself was amazing, the wine was also great! We ended up spending four hours there just chatting and enjoying all the food and wine. Service was also very good. Could have done with some heaters but fine for a nice day!

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Charliotte
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good tapas, helpful and polite staff, great deli attached to restaurant.

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HeatherP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well cared for and great to sit outside even in the rain as the seating area is covered and there are heaters. I would highly recommend.

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AMiguel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and sangria was delicious. I’ve been to this restaurant many times. I also really appreciate their deli section where I often buy spanish table sauces and fresh bread stick for making tapas or Spanish inspired dishes at home. Would love if they mixed up their menu occasionally, since I do go there often.

FAQs

Orford Saloon does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Orford Saloon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8503 6542.

Orford Saloon is rated 4.2 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.