The Orange Tree

3.9
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40 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Orange Tree in London is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take ca
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TC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good staff, delicious food. There was quite a wait but this was due to the place being packed because of the warm summer evening. Could have been a little quieter in the restaurant.

v
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner with a girlfriend, attentive service and great food. Will definitely go back!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, food was good, service was a bit slow but it was a busy Friday night and not had a problem before. Definitely would recommend.

AL
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

OpenTable booked the table that didn't exist, apparently they do this alot. Orange Tree have asked to be delisted, yet still opentable force customer to them when they are full. Shame OpenTable, shame.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

That was probably the worst dinner in my life. Everything we have ordered ( for 4 people) was massively overcooked, and hardly warm. Yes, and the service was very slow. We used to love this place, but not anymore.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Cod undercooked
Service slow

A
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Used to to here a lot
Food has gone downhill - all had to go back as it was served cold - will not return

MG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Orange Tree is one of my locals and I’m never let down whether I attend for drinks or dinner. The staff are welcoming, polite and the ambience is just right. The Orange Tree is a great country pub no matter the occasion.

PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is no-frills but in line with expectations of a busy pub. First of all the waiter forgot our olive platter. We then had scallops to start, which were fine but were also immersed in a pointless sea of soggy oily breadcrumbs. Afterwards my wife had a very good Sunday lunch platter. I mistakenly ordered stir-fired (luke-warm) beef which arrived atop a rather chunky salad, all swimming in pungent dressing. Ingredients were all good, but not very well used. The floor was dirty, and there was what looked like a crushed chicked nugget under the adjoining table. Clearly no one goes round keeping the place clean and tidy on a busy day.

g
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere... Great food... Brilliant staff...

LS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was quite nice, worth a return visit. The service wasn’t great, but the staff were quite young and I imagine rather inexperienced. They were kind but forgot a few things. We will give them another chance soon as it’s local.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful helpful and polite staff, the food is great but a little expensive. Service a little slow at busy times but overall a lovely place for a leisurely lunch or dinner.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took us parents for a Sunday lunch, the food and service are always good! Lovely pub and dog-friendly too!

K
London
46 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a relaxed evening. Good atmosphere and food. Friendly staff and a downstairs disabled loo for my husband. Reasonably priced. Feels more like a restaurant than a neighbourhood pub. ALl good.

m
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never got to try the restaurant as they phoned on friday night to say that they could not seat us at the time booked which meant we were left with nowhere to go due to open table not having the correct times on the web site.

This was very upsetting as it left us with nowhere to eat on the SATURDAY NIGHT

BB
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a busy friendly place. Staff are always happy and friendly. Food is always good. I would recommend.

LW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ordered a burger - it came raw in the middle and I sent it back because I'm currently pregnant and didn't want to risk undercooked beef. The waitress was happy to sort it out no problem but it took so long to bring it out my friend had completely finished her meal before mine arrived. When it did come back it had clearly been sat under a heat lamp for a while as the bun was crispy on top and the rest only lukewarm. Considering the price of £16.50 for a burger and chips, I definitely thought it wasn't worth it.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food and great choices on the menu. The restaurant itself is really nice and has a great atmosphere. The service was a little slow at times but they were very busy. Overall though it was a great experience.

MC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Always enjoyable food and lively surroundings. The service can vary but on this occasion it was pretty good. Pretty good value.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday lunch always good. Good choice on kids’ menu. Cosy atmosphere.

SA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have visited the orange tree for many years and have always enjoyed my visit

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food is fine; service is almost always poor. Polite enough but slow and disorganised.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good but the pea base to my lobster fish cakes was so overwhelming that I couldn’t taste the lobster and crab! We also asked for drinks when our meal was served and yet they did not arrived until I asked again. They eventually arrived as I’d finished my meal. Unfortunately, the tops of the strawberries had not been removed from the dessert (although it was delicious!). It looked pretty but was an annoyance!

AP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday menu, brilliant staff.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Closed kitchen early without telling customers so we were offered no desserts! Ordering food was a nightmare and it was ok when we got it. Eating outside was nice as it was a hot night

M
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Slowly becoming my local of choice

D
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and the ambiance was good - not too noisy.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food good quality clean

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was okay nothing special

SW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Go often to the Orange Tree its a nice atnosphere and the good car park is ideal for people with mobility problems.

P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Another disappointing dinner at The Orange Tree booked via Opentable...all topped off with them refusing to take my Opentable Dining cheque even though they should have taken it - just fobbed off with “We don’t take cheques”!!!

What complete rubbish!!

It again confirms to me that I should just avoid dining or drinking here and go somewhere else that cares about your custom. Am also very frustrated with Opentable on this too!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Another very pleasant lunch, excellent service, attentive but not intrusive.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service

e
London
39 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service is never good here, and the food is so basic. They benefit from a great location and the fact that there are not much good restaurant in this affluent area. They simply do not bother about the service.

h
Hertfordshire
19 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food seems to get more expensive and less good, and not consistent. The chicken dish ordered by one of our party was completely different to the same dish ordered last week, the replacement was the same.

The staff are very nice but seem to be casual labour rather than professionals, except the manager.

It's convenient, but sadly lacking in quality.

P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

AVOID GOING AT BUSY TIMES EVEN IF YOU BOOK!....

The table was 25 mins late in being available.

Once we sat down, nobody came to ask about drinks or take our order....NOBODY!!

After 20 mins of waiting and after even asked to order, still nobody came ...

Another 5 mins later...and we decided to leave!

Enough is enough...this has got to be the worst gastro pub to go to when it's busy as you just can't get any service at all!

We went to Hudson Brasserie which is just brilliant - got perfect service and after only 1 minute of sitting down.

TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THR ORANGE TREE .... Come on, you need to to much better than this!! It's just embarrassing to have such bad service in what should be a good place.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Poor service and tasteless food.

y
London
51 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

a poor show at lunch with friends .. this place blows cold and colder these days

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and a great vibrant atmosphere especially for families. Would recommend for friends and families especially due to the beer garden in summer and lovely position in the green.