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Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
+44 118 940 3673
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
“turbot” (12 reviews)
“pork cheeks” (6 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although we had other celebrations planned we thought it would be nice to do something on the actual day of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and therefore on 2 August I booked a table for lunch on Sunday 17 September via Orwells website/Open Table and received...More

Thank cecil98
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second visit, we attended with 4 friends and opted for the tasting menu and shared wine option. Each course was immaculately presented and a sensation for all the senses. We are all different and enjoyed debating the merits of each dish. Wine...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, brilliant service and a great evening. We visited for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint. The food was astonishing, as good as I've had in Michelin restaurants. I would highly recommend for special occasions.

Thank AngelaChalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A first visit for us to this quality pub turned high end restaurant. A warm welcome into the cozy restaurant which we had been warned provided good food at high prices. We were therefore pleasantly surprised to find a set lunch at £30 for 3...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Orwells yesterday. The food and service were excellent. We would definitely return!

Thank janrolnick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this was my fourth visit. I am old fashioned and if I am going to a pricey restaurant I like a table cloth and proper napkins, so as Orwells provides both, it is scoring highly with me even before I eat. I also...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as a birthday trip from my wife. Had high expectations given the awards this place had earned and we were not disappointed. The set lunch menu looks fantastic and great value, but we went for the a la carte menu. Particular highlights for...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting menu with lots to choose from. We couldn't decide so ordered 4 starters and shared them between us. The quail was really tasty as was the sea bream however had I just ordered the avocado I would have been somewhat disappointed - it...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I cannot begin to say how disappointing the food was. The portions were absolutely minute. I ordered suckling pig, and was served 3 tiny slithers of incredibly salty soggy pork, and a sausage cut in half. I likened it to a cooked breakfast, but nowhere...More

5  Thank spiceball123
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I had some family come to visit from the States and Orwell's had been highly recommended to me so we decided to have a large family reunion meal here. The restaurant was tastefully decorated and the service was flawless. The food was absolutely breath-taking and...More

Thank Anadeelite
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Response from Oxon-Diner | Property representative |
There is indeed a disabled access WC at Orwells. Please do let us know whenever making a reservation if you require the use of it. I do hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 102
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames  >  Shiplake
  • Phone Number: +44 118 940 3673
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Located in Shiplake, near Henley on Thames, Orwells' Kitchen is headed up by Michelin starred chef Ryan Simpson and Liam Trotman. The aim is to source the best produce available locally and prepare memorable dishes with no fuss to let the quality of the produce shine. This rural aproach and modern cooking has won Orwells "Reader's Restaurant of the Year" in the 2012 Good Food Guide, not even one year after opening, and also the Pride of Reading award. 2015 Edition of Waitrose Good Food Guide we feature in the top 100 restaurants. Orwells caters for everyone, offering an extensive choice from the A La carte menu, £15.00 2 Course lunch, 2 Course £19.95 Dinner and Taste of Orwells menu. On Sundays Orwells is very popular for families and couples who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and good food, in Summertime in the Garden overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. We look forward to seeing you very soon
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