Sunday Lunchin’ – Orwells Henley-on-Thames

The Vibe

This is one of the BEST Sunday lunches I have had out in a long time. Having seen the Chef on the Great British Menu, I knew it was a must visit.

Orwell’s is found in a small village called Binfield Heath right on the edge of Henley-on-Thames. An 18th century pub, but so much more than a pub. With an warming fire, beautiful decor, welcoming staff and amazing food.


Initially we were served an amuse bouche of ‘cheese and pickle’. Opening the pot, smoke flowed out leaving a soup of this creamy, pickly delight.

To start I chose the spider crab, a light beautiful starter filled with the flavour of the sea that just overtook the taste buds.

For seconds I had the monkfish. A light and flavoursome meal with delicate spicing and kohlrabi, just yum.

I was delightfully full after these plates of goodness and would have opted for a pudding if the ‘spoon full of sugar’ dessert that had got through to the banquet on the Great British Menu was an option, but alas, it was not to be.

The food really was wonderful, the service was a little slow and there was a bit of a wait between courses, but if you are in good company, having great conversation who cares!!

Accessibility for my Wheels – pretty good

The car park is flat and a ramp is put into place to get through the front door.

Throughout the bar and restaurant the floor is flat and the tables are of a good height to get under in a wheelchair.

There is an accessible toilets but it is very small. Used to store the ramp and a very large baby changer, there really is not much room to move or transfer. But it is doable.

I will Most certainly be heading here again

Pooches Allowed? – No

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