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The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth

4.7
4.7
486 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 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 486 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hertfordshire

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    Best Service

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Ambience

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Value

  • Hertfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hertfordshire

    Special Occasions

  • Hertfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. NC

    NCBrit

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was extremely good, service efficient and friendly would definitely recommend

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded today

    Hello NCBrit Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food however with the starter (3 starters ordered out of the party of 4) 2 turned up and the 3rd took approx 5 minutes more to arrive. When arrived was excellent though. One of the party had a gluten free requirement and 2 orders of the same meal one was asked to be gluten free the other normal however in arrival they weren’t sure if any were gluten free so both meals had to be taken away and took over 10 minutes to come back. Must admit in general the food was outstanding and was a shame for the errors made in the service and delivery of the food. Would recommend and will certainly try again and hopefully the problems we experienced were a one off.

  3. MJ

    MicheleJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Visited the restaurant Friday 24th June. We had the two for £20 menu. I had prawns to start and stroganoff for main very nice. My mother in law had prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce. Came out with a garlic mayonnaise, so not a good start. Her main was steak frites, no one asked how it should be cooked. Staff came out with a big lump of meat that was over cooked even the steak knife couldn’t get through it. Staff asked us if everything was ok, we told her no, she said she would let the chief know. When she came back she said the chief wasn’t bothered. But took £15 off our bill. I own a B&B and recommend local restaurant, not sure this one will be on the list anymore.

  4. L

    Lisa2222

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Not what I thought it would be…. The waitress or waiter didn’t know the answer to my question . My friend been before and thought the food was better on her last visit with the service. Will we go again no don’t think so.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded today

    Hi Lisa, I'm so sorry you did not enjoy your visit with us. I would be so grateful if you could contact me at the restaurant to discuss this in more detail to get to the bottom of this & give more training if required. As all our bookings have to be made via opentable where full details have to be given in order to confirm the reservation I have looked through our reservations for that day & can find no booking with the name Lisa attached so cannot contact you directly. Kindest regards Gareth

  5. RS

    RichardS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food in an excellent setting. 5 stars!!!!

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded today

    Hello Richard, Thank you for the lovely review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards Gareth

  6. MG

    MGSSR

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    The food was very good but there was over half an hour wait between the starter and the main course being served. The service was fair; a little more effort to smile and make the guests feel welcome on the part of the waiter would have made a big difference.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded today

    Hello MGSSR, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Finding out these little problems do help us to improve. The waiter in question Adam is very new and still quite nervous in his new role so please accept my apologies the service wasn't up to our usual standards. Hopefully on your next visit his confidence will have grown and you will receive the service we work hard to deliver Kindest regards Gareth

  7. NE

    NickieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food in a good atmosphere. Service was very friendly

  8. MH

    MHxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, service superb, they really go the extra mile. As the food is all cooked on order we were really pleased to take the chili out of our dishes - we are not fans! My monkfish and prawn curry was great, with garlic nan and two poppadoms. Hers was the crab linguine. Top notch. This was our first visit and we are already planning the next.

  9. JD

    JulieD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall superb, food delicious and plentiful portions. Staff attentive and helpful. Personal touch of a hand written birthday card. We really enjoyed the ambiance and intimate nature of the occasion. Thoroughly recommend it, thanks so much

  10. ZC

    ZoeC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was fantastic! Most staff were lovely and inviting will definitely been returning with family

  11. JB

    JohnnyB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Excellent all round evening Food, service and prices The best pub/restaurant in the area By far

  12. VA

    VodkaAngel22

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Delicious well-priced food, with overly generous portions for some of the dishes. Unfortunately the experience was hampered by several flies buzzing around, which was extremely annoying and spoilt the experience. It was the hottest day of the year and the doors were open, so we understand they came from the field opposite.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Late night dinner, food was superb, great portions and the service is spot on!

  14. WB

    WendyB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely evening and it was a nice touch to have a wedding anniversary card waiting for us.

  15. F

    Fulham1234

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Looks the part, but the food doesn’t measure up.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded today

    Hello Fulham 1234 As all our bookings have to be made via Open Table where full details have to be given in order to confirm the reservation I have looked through our reservations for that day & can find no booking with the name Fulham 1234 attached so cannot contact you directly. If you could contact me at the restaurant I'd love to get some more feedback to find out what was wrong and how we can improve Kindest regards Gareth

  16. JR

    JuliaR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Return visit as the Orange Tree is consistently excellent. Gorgeous food, charming service and attractive surroundings. Highly recommend.

  17. CT

    ColinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time here on Sunday. From first entering to going home. The food was excellent and plentiful. Service was excellent and I am glad I pick here to come . We will return.

  18. k

    kevinw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food a nice range of options and good service

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food and lovely staff! Can’t wait to go back soon!

  20. H

    Hayley

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the Sunday lunch menu was great. Lots of choice. Best nut roast I've had! Also nice that they're a dog friendly pub too :)

  21. TC

    TerryC

    Essex

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best quality Smithfield meats, skilled chef, great staff.

  22. SR

    StephenR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service and great food for our table of 13!

  23. DS

    DanS

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is always good. There is a lot of choice on the menu and there's a specials board as well. The service is good, and the restaurant is very pleasant. I always enjoy going there.

  24. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely setting,good food lots of choice. Good spread of prices to suit all pockets.Plenty of parking

  25. A

    Anah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely tasty meal we had for my hubs 60th There was 8 off us and all the food came up the same time piping hot Lots off it and very delish My son had vegan and he can’t thank you enough for he’s special meal That made me happy, ambiance just perfect, service smiling and very friendly,, be back soon Ana

  26. f

    ferryenzo

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time at The Orange Tree and will definitely go again, as was the general consensus of the guests at the table. Good food, service & ambience. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

  27. L

    Louise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great food and very good service. Would come here again.

  28. CP

    ConnieP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and food very good. Relaxed atmosphere and would recommend very much

  29. JA

    JenA

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a great find. The food was terrific and the staff very friendly and helpful.

  30. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service. Would definitely be going again.

  31. TL

    TanyaLo

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is outstanding, the staff couldn't do enough. Just a lovely place to enjoy excellent food.

  32. SH

    StaceyH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious - lamb grill - cod & chips - fish pie - liver & bacon . Not one complaint out of 7 of us. The service good - staff only too willing to assist We will be back. Thank you.

  33. MB

    MarkB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my first visit to the Orange Tree, and it certainly won't be my last! The food was fantastic and the service was very pleasant. This place certainly is a hidden gem.

  34. m

    markp

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal I highly recomend the duck salad starter as always the staff are on the ball and anything you ask or need is never to much trouble.

  35. DC

    DebbieC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food. Almost too much choice on the menu - its' hard to pick between them all! The portions are very large too.

  36. TC

    TerryC

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always perfectly cooked. Staff are friendly and welcoming. My favourite place.

  37. MH

    MalcolmH

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another excellent meal at The Orange Tree. Excellent food at a reasonable price with efficient and friendly service. Can thoroughly recommend.

  38. EH

    EmilyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was absolutely amazing! Thank you for a great evening.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Charming restaurant in pleasant surroundings. Food was very tasty and perfectly seasoned. Would love to return

  40. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with 2 of my friends for a girls catch up! None of us had been before but heard good things! Food was spot on, great portion size, cooked perfectly, great choice too. Our waitress was helpful and chatty, definitely going to return with my husband x

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 486 OpenTable diners.

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

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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

  • 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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