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The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth

4.7
4.7
505 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, French, Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01279 722485

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gareth Davies

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Wine

What 505 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

    Best Overall

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Food

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Service

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Hertfordshire

    Best Value

  • Hertfordshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Hertfordshire

    Special Occasion

  • Hertfordshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. s

    susann

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had lovely meal but the beef in the stroganoff was a bit stringy . Which was a shame as sauce and rice were very nice .
  2. TC

    TerryC

    Essex

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently good quality food. Service is very good.
  3. GR

    GrahamR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there with family to celebrate my birthday. The food was great and so was the service. They let us have our own cake too. It was busy but that didn’t affect the quality of service. All of us were really happy with our food.
  4. DC

    DebC

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food atmosphere and service. Couldn’t fault it at all and they made a fuss over the fact it was our anniversary which was extra special
  5. MG

    MargaretG

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening once again, the food was superb and we all enjoyed our meals. Thank you for making it a special evening. M
  6. SW

    SarahW

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    As always fabulous food and friendly professional service.
  7. D

    Driskit

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had the special menu prawns/steak/strawberries. All 3 courses for £25. It was delicious and fantastic value for money. Highly recommend.
  8. IT

    ITaylor

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual - will be booking again soon
  9. L

    Localfoodie69

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Orange Tree looks like your quaint country local but offers so much more! Go for the food, stay for the ambience and great service.
  10. SD

    SherylD

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great variety on the menus. Lovely food and decent portion size.
  11. GY

    GordonY

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening meal to celebrate a birthday.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello Gordon Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service as usual. Thank you!

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  13. Z

    Ziboune

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easy booking online, very pleasant staff and delicious food. My second visit recently and both times were excellent
  14. LP

    LoraineP

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great customer service . Definitely be back

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello Loraine Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  15. LB

    LadyB

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Haven't been to the Orange Tree for a while, due to other commitments, but noticed the prices have gone up considerably. Ive always had Billionnaires Fish Pie on the 11/12 occasions Ive been there as it is so delicious but to increase it from £19 to £24, I think is exorbitant.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello LadyB I totally understand your frustration at the price increase but unfortunately due to the massive increase in the cost of food plus my gas/electric bills rising from £3000 a month to over £20,000!!! tough decisions had to be made in order for the business to survive. I still feel we are reasonably priced however for a fish pie containing Cornish Lobster, Hand Dived Scallops, Scottish King Prawns and Wild Cod. Hopefully you understand that its not down to greed Kindest regards Gareth

  16. KC

    KateC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal for my Mum’s birthday. The serving staff were really great & went out of their way to make us - and my Mum - feel special, including a birthday card! The only (very mild) negative was the special prawn linguini which was delicious but very rich & a very large portion… impossible to finish!! Overall we had a really lovely meal for a special occasion. Thank you Orange Tree team!!

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello Kate Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  17. T

    Trackyp

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not been here a while, but still does not disappoint. Food is amazing so much to choose from on their menu and presentation is outstanding. Great ambience and staff very attentive and friendly. Definitely will be returning in the very near future.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHelloTrackyp Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  18. NC

    NCBrit

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was extremely good, service efficient and friendly would definitely recommend

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded on June 26, 2022Hello NCBrit Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello Thank you for your kind review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your food, my apologies for the confusion over the gluten free meals. Extra training will be given to make sure this doesn't happen again. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  20. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The waiter and the waitresses were really helpful The food was cooked to a very high quality I And really good size portions Good flavours were outstanding The only Let down was the cauliflower cheese Tasted a bit vinegar Didn't get chance to try the desserts But if the main calls and the starters were anything to go by The desserts would have been outstanding

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello David Thank you for your kind review, My apologies the Cauliflower wasn't up to scratch, I'll look into that to see if anything was amiss. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  21. MJ

    MicheleJ

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  22. L

    Lisa2222

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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 on June 26, 2022Hi 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

  23. RS

    RichardS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food in an excellent setting. 5 stars!!!!

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded on June 26, 2022Hello 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

  24. MG

    MGSSR

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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 on June 26, 2022Hello 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

  25. NE

    NickieE

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a good atmosphere. Service was very friendly

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded 6 days agoHello Nickie Thank you for your kind review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards Gareth

  26. MH

    MHxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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.
  27. JD

    JulieD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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
  28. ZC

    ZoeC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Most staff were lovely and inviting will definitely been returning with family
  29. JB

    JohnnyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent all round evening Food, service and prices The best pub/restaurant in the area By far
  30. VA

    VodkaAngel22

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late night dinner, food was superb, great portions and the service is spot on!
  32. WB

    WendyB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely evening and it was a nice touch to have a wedding anniversary card waiting for us.
  33. F

    Fulham1234

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Looks the part, but the food doesn’t measure up.

    The Orange Tree - SawbridgeworthResponded on June 26, 2022Hello 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

  34. JR

    JuliaR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Return visit as the Orange Tree is consistently excellent. Gorgeous food, charming service and attractive surroundings. Highly recommend.
  35. CT

    ColinT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 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.
  36. k

    kevinw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food a nice range of options and good service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and lovely staff! Can’t wait to go back soon!
  38. H

    Hayley

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 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 :)
  39. TC

    TerryC

    Essex

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best quality Smithfield meats, skilled chef, great staff.
  40. SR

    StephenR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food for our table of 13!

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 505 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth

166 West Rd Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire CM21 0BP

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sawbridgeworth

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, Wine

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