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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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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Binfield Heath, Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked Orwells for lunch forgetting that the Henley Regatta was on. It was deserted as people were obviously avoiding it expecting it to be busy. The staff made us extremely welcome and provided us with a superb meal. I would thoroughly recommend this Resteraunt...More

Thank X2076KAtony
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch here a week ago on a very hot day. Sat in the garden for drinks before moving indoors. Was quite hot in there and could possibly have done with more windows open. Food was all lovely and prepared with care. Lots of...More

Thank penlorn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic. Service impeccable, maitre d attentive but not intrusive, staff really friendly. I was already looking forward to trying the menu since finding out who the Chef/Proprietors were, definitely didn’t disappoint - quality, taste, presentation all 10 out of 10. Would highly recommend. What excuse...More

Thank Birdienummnumm
Reviewed 4 days ago

To celebrate a family Big Birthday, 12 family members visited this venue for the first time. This is a converted pub, but don’t be put off by the outside appearance because the inside has been lovingly and tastefully redecorated in keeping with an Oak beamed...More

Thank Troubles2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner and were delighted by all the exceptional food. We particularly enjoyed the obscure yet exciting pre-starters and canapés which the wonderful staff brought to our table. The venison and beef for our mains were both cooked to perfection. Sadly we...More

Thank Lisa-C0626
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter brought me to Orwells, my favourite restaurant, for Father's Day lunch. The set menu was fantastic and we had a great time. The desert of chocolate fondant just topped off the day.

Thank Brianheliman M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us for dinner last night - had the set 5 course meal. Every course was delicious and service was excellent if a little bit slow. Would highly recommend and definitely go again ........

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been meaning to visit Orwells for some time and as it was our wedding anniversary we made a late booking for lunch. The service was excellent and food sublime. We opted for the set lunch menu and weren't disappointed, starting with some excellent...More

Thank southgreen2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the fixed price lunch menu which was fantastic and will be back for a taster menu. A very relaxed atmosphere and a very high standard of cooking. Perfectly done fish and beautiful presentation. The lovely surprises were the muse bouches (excuse text...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got home after a superb evening at Orwells. The service, atmosphere and above all the high quality and exciting courses blew us away! We've been to a number of award-winning restaurants, yet Orwells beat them all today. I enjoyed lobster fishcakes followed by incredibly...More

Thank staycuri0us
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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$ 99
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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