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“Excellent Food”

The Orange Tree Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 11 Restaurants in Thornham
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Drove past this place and tried to book a table on a Wednesday evening but was fully booked. Friendly staff said to come in and get a bar table which we did. Excellent beers well kept. My partner had the Pork belly and I had the red crab claw and clam linguine - both cooked superbly and full of flavour - would have liked to have had the time to spend longer here!
Only drawback on the night I was here was a family allowing their children the free range of the bar to run around in - the dogs in the pub on the other hand were very well behaved!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great food, place, ambiance.
They have a special dog treat menu as well!
Friendly staff, good service and although menu lovely, not too much on offer to confuse, also gives confidence of it being made in house and not bought microwave reheated rubbish.

1  Thank NottsFourontour
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Orange Tree a few times before and had lovely meals so we booked for our family of four for Easter Saturday. We were very disappointed with the food and service. The seafood linguine had only 3 small prawns and was very bland. We waited an hour for our mains and received no apology from the waitress. I mentioned I was disappointed with the linguine and just received a shrug. We didn't order desserts. It's a shame it doesn't appear what it used to be.

Thank SCB12090
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We have been to The Orange Tree several times over the last couple of years and have always found the service and meals to be exemplary. So good that we took family there when they visited this Easter. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case on Easter Saturday.
Our table was booked for 8.30pm, we eventually sat down at 9.15 - not starting our main meal till gone 10
We waited in a very crowded bar for over 45 minutes - with drinks glasses piling up around us and the bar.
the starter I ordered was sold out ( although a regular on their menu not a special )
Our guest’s preferred starters weren’t available either
One of the main meals was forgotten ( although they said the delay was because the steak had been over cooked, which seems unlikely as the chips were undercooked with this meal when it eventually arrived) - by this time I had already finished mine.
My husbands dessert choice was sold out.
With the exception of one waiter who had the unpleasant task of apologising to us on numerous occasions ( the delayed meal was gratis and the drink my brother in law had had to get from the bar himself gratis too ) - the other staff were inattentive, we had to go to the bar to get further drinks and even had to ask them to bring our desserts, as they stood chatting.
We left our table at 11 - with the other tables been set up around us.

All in all very disappointing- especially when we had expected so much ( as had our family guests)

1  Thank Lesley F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We were amazed by the quality of the food. The presentation was like what you would expect in a Michelin starred restaurant. We ordered the crab, pork, scallops and gressingham duck leg for starters and then rolled fillet steak for mains. Both dishes tasted fantastic. This is a must visit if you are in the area.

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