Orford Saloon

4.3
610 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 610 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charliotte
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

HP
HeatherP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

AM
AMiguel
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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Kelly
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, great staff and a perfect set up for outdoor dining in the uk

CB
CarrieB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and great service. A nice atmosphere and kept to covid regulations so felt very safe.

AE
AlejandraE
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice tapas with good service. The croquettes are amazing!

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Fred
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, great value considering where it is and the location. Service was ok, but we went during a busy Saturday afternoon, so understandable. Would definitely go again, probably when a bit less busy.

MW
MichaelW
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Though the service was excellent, i thought the the actual food wasn't very good.

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Daniel
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here, has to be my favourite restaurant. Great to be back after lockdown!

BR
BrianR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I know it’s difficult and we did admittedly book late, but we happened to be the only table without a heat lamp and it was extremely cold. I appreciate the staff doing what they could though!

EJ
EmmaJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant! Will be back again. Service was very attentive and food was lovely.

AD
AngieDee
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely evening and the staff are lovely. The food was delicious but the menu has been scaled down and my favourite beef and roast potatoes were not available.
I would have love if the potato in tomato sauce was served at the same time as the meat instead of first. The overall food was delicious but ended up a bit pricey for 4 people, £146 including 2 beers a coke and a bt Rosé wine which wasn't that great to drink. I will definitely go again and choose more carefully and it would be fine if sharing the bill.
Staff can't do enough for you ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

LA
LeeA
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

As always, the food was good. However, the service was slightly patchy. We were given a dessert menu and then waited for nearly 40 minutes for someone to return and take our order. As it was starting to get very cold we gave up and I had to go back into the restaurant to ask for the bill. In fairness, restaurants are just starting back so these things may be expected. I'd certainly go again in the future when things are back running more smoothly.

DH
DezHun
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really excellent service, and the food was really tasty. Thanks very much

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service.

TS
TonyS
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Sorry but really disappointing. Not sure what you’re up to but the fish was dry and old. The calamari were extremely poor. Kind of has a feeling that some items came from a freezer bag. Such a shame.

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Babas
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food & wine. Service a bit haphazard at times

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Steve
Cornwall
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were the first to arrive as the restaurant was opening for lunch but it took some time to be seated and then to take our order.

I was keen to order to paella. Their website says it takes around 45 minutes so ordered that first, along with a number of other dishes. The waitress said the paella should be about 30 minutes as there was no-one else in the restaurant. When it arrived it was good but that was over an hour and a half later.

In the interim, all the meat dishes were tough. The calamari was over-cooked. Over half of the potatoes in the patatas alioli were not cooked all the way through.

It also took several attempts to get a drink.

We'd been looking forward to going out as a family when the restaurants opened and this place was just a huge disappointment.

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vipHannn
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! Would definitely recommend! Bring layers though if you are sat outside at the front.

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Roisin
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely first meal after lockdown, food was exceptional and the staff were lovely

CH
CatherineH
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service and atmosphere, welcome back and thank you!

MJ
MaggieJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went after lockdown, so sat outside, and the restaurant was only able to serve cold food. But it was a delightful experience. We had cold meats and cheese, and delicious bread and tortilla ( which the one year old loved). The service was lovely and friendly, and they happily provided a baby chair. We enjoyed looking at the life in Orford Road, and the sunshine at lunch - a lovely chilled bottle of pink Rioja was a great addition to a lovely lunch.

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Jasmin
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Loved the chorizo and lamb cutlets. Best sangria I’ve had as well!

NB
NatashaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Outdoor seating in the first week of opening, gorgeous food and friendly service - although at times a little slow which might of been issue if they were trying to turn tables within the 1hr 45mins. Lovely first eating experience for a long time!

DC
DianaC
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Healthy food, lovely presented and quick serving! The staff was wonderful. The food menu is shorter now but you have some good choices.
Now there weren’t heaters where we were seated outside and it got very cold. It wasn’t nice to watch the others in their jumpers under the heaters having fun while we were freezing with winter jackets on! More heaters please!

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tommy
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All very good keep up the good work guys and the great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

First night out after restaurants opened!

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Anniegetyourgun
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not been here since September but standards seem to have dropped. Not enough staff so long waits for service and no interest when presenting food. Meat not cooked and potatoes probably reheated Other dishes fine.

CP
CrinaP
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the wine and atmosphere. I will visit again for sure

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villagegal
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem in the village, my first visit after a very long time and it was amazing as I remembered!

JJ
JoJo1811
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! I highly recommend the artichokes, lamb chops, spinach in cream with pine nuts, prawns and chorizo. The portions are well sized and the service was great. Definitely be popping in again!

KL
KarenL
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very good as always... a little cold out on the street would have preferred to be in covered area outside.
Food and service very good

JG
JimG
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out with my partner since having a baby. Just what we needed.

JM
JuliaMc
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favourite places to eat! Would definitely recommend it.

LJ
LockdownJP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Normally love this place and their food but this was by far my worst visit.

Sat outside when our booking was for inside, didn’t get our order taken for 30 mins, no water or drinks for 40 mins and when the food came out 3/5 dishes were either cold or stale.

Will be back but hoping to get back to usual standards next time, fingers crossed.

LS
LouisaS
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Orford Saloon is such a lovely restaurant. The food is delicious, portions really generous and it's completely authentic. Highly recommend!

BP
BexP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our absolute favourite tapas restaurant! Having visited Orford Saloon at least 10 times I’m happy to say I’ve never been disappointed. Consistently delicious food, warm service and great sherries, what’s not to love?! Great for carnivores and vegans alike, the menu has loads of great options for everyone.

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euanm
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not sure what was wrong , both service and food not up to usual standard.
Still happy to return

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Gary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over priced and poor quality food. Understaffed do felt sorry for the staff.

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NathalieB
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been going to this tapas restaurant for the past 10 years at least. Sadly, the food is not as good as it used to be. We went for dinner yesterday and we didn’t find the waiters very welcoming or attentive. It took 45 minutes to get our food, nobody came to check throughout our meal if everything was okay. Finally, we asked to have the desert menu and they forgot about us. The place was not even full. Overall, average food and poor service. The cadre hasn’t changed and it’s still lovely.

FAQs

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

Orford Saloon is rated 4.3 stars by 610 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 reservations at the moment.