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Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
+44 118 940 3673
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (62 reviews)
“turbot” (13 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We knew we were going to be staying in Henley on Thames and seeing that the Chefs were on The Great British Menu, we booked to have lunch. The restaurant is located in a small hamlet just outside of Henley on Thames with more than...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friends took me to this fabulous restaurant. We had a extraordinary dinner. Everything was exquisite! The service was excellent. I had pigeon for the first time in my life and it was beautifully cooked and flavorful as the rest of my meal. This restaurant...More

Thank J_Legal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here after seeing the pair on GBM and hearing great reviews from friends. Opted for the set lunch (as we often do at high end restaurants - if we like it we return for tasting menu) Amuse Bouche and Bread were superb - really...More

Thank Kesley19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was actually trying to find a Sunday carvery! As we entered (I was with my son), I thought, I can't see the carvery! We were taken as seated in a small, but pleasant conservatory with a nice view of the countryside, it's in the...More

1  Thank Philip H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meal we booked had been planned and arranged since our first visual experience of both Ryan and Liam cooking on the great British menu and we were immediately taken by the meals and menu produced,,, we also felt you had been robbed!!!! In our...More

Thank john h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been trying to book here for ages and must have just tried for days when things were busy. Finally got in on a Saturday, and went for lunch with a friend who was visiting from overseas. Glad we went - friend had a super belated...More

Thank Maz1963
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great food, very plesent atmosphere, set lunch menu great value, service very good not rushed or imposing will certainly be back

Thank Lepas53300
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our most recent visit to Orwell's was our eighth (approximately) but we hadn't been in a few years. Our previous visit had convinced us that the standards were slipping, and that it was no longer worth the premium price. This visit was a birthday lunch,...More

Thank badgerscraic
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The very best lunch and birthday celebration at Orwells. Seven of us enjoyed the lunch menu. The flavours were wonderful, the ambience delightful, service excellent. This is a wonderful restaurant. One of our party has a strict celiac, no dairy diet. That was no problem...More

Thank Happychap52
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Orwell’s offers a truly outstanding dinning experience that I cannot recommend highly enough. The food was truly memorable and matched by a wonderful level of service. If you get a chance, don’t miss out on the experience.

Thank Artfull69
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Laura G
29 September 2018|
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Response from Adrian V | Reviewed this property |
I don't think baby changing facilities are available but you should phone to check, as they may have a changing pad in the disabled toilet.
20 April 2017|
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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$ 26 - US$ 97
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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 Binfield Heath, near Henley on Thames, Orwells' Kitchen is headed up by Ryan and Liam Simpson-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. Our Rural Cooking with a Modern Approach has established Orwells as a 4AA Rosette Restaurant, number 31 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018 and Editors Restauarnt of the Year 2017. Orwells caters for everyone, offering an extensive choice from the A La carte menu, Lunch, Dinner menu and the 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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