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Orange Tree

££ - £££, , British
99 High Street, Leicester LE1 4JB, England
+44 116 223 5256
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
99 High Street, Leicester LE1 4JB, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the Orange Tree quite a few times over the past 3 years, including very recently, and I have a lot of friends who love it here, but I can't really understand why. I normally only come for drinks in the evening and...More

1  Thank AbiDucky
Orange Tree L, General Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Evening AbiDucky Thanks for taking time out to leave a review. As a small independent, we thrive on feedback. We do our best to keep our beer offering both current and competitively priced. Beers are limited for us to choose too, that's why we give...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is perfect and the staff are always pleasant. I highly recommend the orange tree if you haven’t been to visit.

Thank Kyle C
Orange Tree L, General Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Kyle, thanks man. The atmosphere & staff are lovely, as are you and all our customers. Thanks for taking time out to write this, massively appreciated. Merry Christmas. Robin & the Orange tree team

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Visited very late on a Friday after a meal out with friends, great atmosphere. As a 37 yr old I didn’t feel old/young. The bar staff were very attentive and professional. Great place to relax, drink and chat.

Thank Anna T
Orange Tree L, General Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hey Anna, That's really nice to read. We love it here so much, and our customers really make it. We're glad to hear you had such a nice Friday night. Hopefully see you again soon. Have a lovely Christmas & New Year! Robin

Reviewed 29 October 2017

From the moment we walked in we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff and this continued throughout our visit. We called in to The Orange Tree in during a shopping trip on a Saturday lunchtime, I ordered the Seitan steak and my daughter chose...More

Thank Alison P
Orange Tree L, General Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Alison, this is lovely! Do you want to pr for us? Thank you so much. We thrive on feedback here, so this is amazing. I'll be sure to share it with the bar & the kitchen team. We're super proud of our diverse offering, and...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Can't comment on the food as I didn't eat here but unfortunately our drinks were not good. Both my pint of ale and my girlfriend's pint of cider tasted awful. Neither of us could finish our drinks they were that bad, I get the impression...More

Thank Calum M
Orange Tree L, Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Hi there Calum, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. We can confirm we most definitely do clean our lines weekly as required to keep great tasting draught products. Maybe it was the cider you didn't like? We keep two kinds to...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Encouraged by other reviews expected better. Booked table a week in advance but ended up crammed into a tight area next to a large table of 8. Music so loud almost impossible to converse. Pleasant if rather vacant girl serving, not sure what was on...More

Thank mindboggler13
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for Sunday lunch with the family. Staff were lovely. Food was amazing! We asked for more veg and it was brought no problem! Good value too 😊

Thank Sharonpaz84
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the Orange Tree for lunch today (Friday) and was hugely impressed - we ordered 2 sandwiches with chips for around £7 each and they were huge with loads of filling. Tasted great too. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere - will be back next...More

Thank Rachel61
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice food as always.. very fast service... the staff are very helpful.. the prices are also reasonable..

Thank Timboonline
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great selection of food and drink to cater for everyone, our group was vegan, vegetarian and a meat eater and there was so much choice on the menu to suit. Lots of cocktails too. Really good vibes and atmosphere at this place, it's quite quirky....More

Thank Rhiannon S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 High Street, Leicester LE1 4JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 223 5256
  • E-mail
Friends, Ben and Pugsy got let down at the last minute and failed to open a Bar in Goa. Still passionate about opening a bar after getting over the disappointment they went for something closer to home. Leicester - In 1997 it was a vibrant town where they both lived, and they thought they could create something that was ideal for the city and our all their mates.They took the first pub they saw, which was really run down and on a deserted end of the high st.Although the Haunch of Vension was it's traditional name, they felt it didn't quite fit with vision so after a few days in the records office (no internet then!) They found a pub called the orange tree that used to be just 100 yards away from this site. Both the name and the building worked perfectly as they filled it with vinyl, beers and friends, bright colours and old sofas.
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