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The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth

4.7
4.7
1473 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Orange Tree Sawbridgeworth is Pub, Restaurant and Farm shop located 2 miles from the town centre and 3 miles from the train station.
Voted #1 in Sawbridgeworth on Trip Advisor for the last 3 years and winner of its Travellers Choice Award in 2020, 2021 & 2022 puts it in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide based on customer reviews.
The Orange Tree serves a varied menu from a wide selection of Steaks to an extensive daily Fish specials board.
Famed for our 1kg Tomahawk, Billionaires Fish Pie and Lobsters direct form Cornwall we also offer a large number of Gluten Free options including Fish & Chips.
We are sure our menu has something for everyone.

Check out the website www.orangetreesawbridgeworth.com where the online shop allows you to buy all the meats we serve here in the restaurant.
We also have a cook at home range for those that like to cook themselves. This allows you to choose some of our favourite dishes and prepare them yourself.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01279 722485
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Davies
  • Area
    Sawbridgeworth
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Sawbridgeworth train station is located 3 miles away
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine

What 1,473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Service

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Value

  • Hertfordshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

1,473 Reviews
  1. EJb54

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to The Orange Tree to celebrate our Mother’s 86th birthday. Unassuming from the outside, the restaurant was superb in every way and we had a wonderful experience. Delicious food, a fantastic menu, charming,professional and attentive staff, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Thank you so much!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious midweek lunch for a friend’s special birthday. We had high expectations and we were not disappointed! Can’t wait to return, sooner rather than later, hopefully.

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  3. EmmaC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, plenty of choice and they located extremely well for our numerous allergies. Very big portions of food, delicious.

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  4. Kimm

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely late lunch- excellent service, the food was fantastic and I was given lots of space to enjoy the ambience and still be immersed in my book! Definitely will return and recommend!

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  5. ColinD

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately my wife's steak (ordered as rare) was inedible. It was undercooked and could not be cut up or eaten. After a second try under the grill, it was still inedible. The problem was handled well by the staff and we were not charged. Having driven 50 miles to meet friends from Chelmsford it was a disappointing lunch.

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  6. RoystonH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. It was my wife’s birthday and they even left a birthday card on the table before we arrived and signed by all the staff. Really nice gesture. Will be back soon

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  7. Tosh

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extensive and unusual menu with a great selection of meat and fish dishes. The seafood sharing platter was an outstanding starter and the steak main course was melt in the mouth delicious. Service was prompt and our servers were delightful. An altogether fabulous experience. Although we were pushing the boat out to celebrate, the menu had some very reasonably priced meals… so you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a lovely meal. Highly recommended.

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  8. SallyR

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for 2.30pm Sunday and parked without a problem. Our starters were amazing. We all chose from the Sunday lunch menu. Beef, lamb and a trio of meat with side orders of pigs in blankets and cauliflower cheese. All meals were wonderful, struggled to eat it all but still had a desert. Really good value. Will definitely return soon

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  9. LisaC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice restaurant, pretty average inside. Service was very good. Starter, my husband had prawn cocktail, was meant to have a kick to the sauce but there wasnt one. Not enough prawns considering the price. That said he did enjoy his starter. I had pork belly, this was very average and I wouldn't order again. Husband had fish and chips for main, couldn't fault it. I had roast, unfortunately potatoes were a disappointment as they were not cooked enough, but this could just be my view of course, maybe fine for other people. Other than that it was very nice.

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  10. SteveW

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to impress. Creative food. Exceptional quality. Service is perfect.

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  11. Marie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful meal with family in a very nice old pub turned restaurant. Well worth the visit and highly recommended.

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  12. BrettK

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Table of 8 excellent service in relaxed environment

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  13. NinaN

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us were eating and as always the choice was amazing. The portion sizes are so generous three of us couldn’t manage a desert but we enjoyed a speciality coffee

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and lovely service. Will definitely come back one day.

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  15. ColinW

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If You want a good choice of good quality food, well cooked and well presented in a pleasant environment, this is the place for you, no need to rob a bank either, as it is very good value for money served by vey pleasant people. Would highly recommend.

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  16. SammyB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favourite place to eat as a couple, quality of food is amazing

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  17. JulieB

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely looking restaurant in sawbridgeworth. Staff were very friendly and we were greeted as soon as we walked through the door. There was a large selection of food on offer and it arrived within 15 minutes of the order being taken. The food was well presented and tasted as amazing as it looked. I ordered the baked Camembert with onion relish and warm focaccia bread. It was so good, enough for two to share. For mains the lamb shank was cooked to perfection and was accompanied by creamy mash, roasted carrots and the most divine cauliflower cheese. If you love really good food this is the place to eat. A perfect evening! A friendly and well run establishment. Well done guys!

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  18. joannaf

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere amazing, Thankyou so much 🙏🏼

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  19. JoanB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were efficient and helpful, food I felt was slightly disappointing, the descriptions made it sound amazing but, good but not amazing !!

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  20. PatriciaF

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely choice of meals. Lots of specials. Divine desserts!

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  21. LisaD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food amazing as always, staff attentive and friendly.

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  22. Tony

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great find, definitely be back here again. Steak was really great as was the Lobster Omelet.

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  23. MatthewH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, the quality and presentation of our food was exceptional. Great variety of food on the menu and specials board.

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  24. Helen

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food from a great menu. Specials board daily.

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  25. SarahF

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner - will be returning as very impressed

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  26. NicolaT

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a lovely place to eat out for a birthday celebration

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  27. Frank

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday roast ever! Starters and deserts amazing. The staff were brilliant and are a credit to the Orange Tree. We had a brilliant time and it was truly fantastic. I would not hesitate to recommend or to book again.

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  28. PaulaK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant always lovely service and food. Myself and my husband had the trio of meats roast dinner good price but the roast potatoes didn't taste very fresh but overall would defo go back again. Keep up the good work

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  29. SandraP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Always a friendly greeting Highly recommend the roast.

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  30. laurenm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked here for my sons 13th birthday. Have been here a few times and have had mixed reviews but this time all 11 of us had lovely meals, really attentive and great service. Would 100% book again

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  31. Nickmax1

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and quality of food, though a bit pricey. Could have skipped the sides to be fair. Only real let down were the cocktails. Espresso martinis were awful (premade, or from a carton perhaps?)

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  32. JayW

    Düsseldorf

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second time we have eaten at the Orange Tree and once again, it did not disappoint. Excellent service and ambience and despite the outstanding food, the bill was not that bad either. I had the seafood risotto special which was quite outstanding and my wife had the excellent sea bass. Overall, very much recommended.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the meal Staff were very friendly Went their for my wife’s birthday But the table we had was right down the bottom off the Restaurant next to the toilets which I wouldn’t like again Loved the touch for my wife’s birthday the plate with Happy birthday on it with strawberry’s Wouldn’t go again if we had the same table

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  34. Kazone

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Homely feel and excellent friendly non invasive service allowed for a delicious late lunch with family. Menu offers a good range of food types and prices.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously! these guys know how to cook food here was outstandingly delicious. Thank you very much for a lovely birthday meal We enjoyed our meals. Fantastic service and a pleasant atmosphere

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  36. VanessaM

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a wide choice on the menu. Service always excellent

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  37. JoeW

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I came for lunch with friends from the Bentley Drivers Club, we have been before and enjoyed it every time. We shall be back again!

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  38. susanpatch

    Hertfordshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very disappointed with the sea food platter for 2 as a starter no lobster as stated and everything was covered in batter or breadcrumbs not what I was expecting for a seafood platter just looked like thrown in fryer from a bag of frozen stuff

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  39. ChristopherB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time I have eaten at The Orange Tree in the last year, and each time the food and the service have been excellent.

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  40. Thackmar

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful Valentine’s dinner. Steaks cooked to perfection and I begged for the recipe for the red wine jus which was amazing. Will be back.

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FAQs

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01279 722485.

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth is rated 4.7 stars by 1473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth

166 West Rd, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 0BP

Additional information

  • Area
    Sawbridgeworth
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, French, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Sawbridgeworth train station is located 3 miles away
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Davies
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wine
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