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The Orange Tree

££ - £££, , British
99 High Street, Leicester LE1 4JB, England
+44 116 223 5256
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“seitan” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
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Open Now
12:00 - 00:00 Hours
Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
99 High Street, Leicester LE1 4JB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday roast here used to be amazing. I found the veg to be bland and the Yorkshire was more like a cake! The meat was fine but apart from that very disappointing. Staff were lovely and attentive, just the food lacking!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Katie J
orangetreeleics, Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Katie J, Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food and thought it was lacking. We take pride in our food and we'll be sure to pass your comments onto the Chefs.Our food is certainly one of our best features and we will...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We've been here a few times now, really good vegan and vegetarian menu along with traditional food. Great choice of traditional beers. A bar with a country pub feel in the city centre.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Danjojo
orangetreeleics, General Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Ah, that's exactly what we they set out to do, 21 years ago! A country pub feel, in the city. Lovely it's still coming across. Thank you for your comments, and have a lovely Christmas Cheers Robin

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Best Sunday roast iv ever had dining our got lots of good quality meat and hot hot fresh real mash and roast not frozen rubbish veg and catered everything for a gluten free freind and had many more gluten free options on the menu will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laura H
Orange Tree L, General Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi Laura, We're really glad you enjoyed it, and it's lovely you've took time to share that, it's massively appreciated. You two were lovely, and we loved having you. We look forward to seeing you again. I'll pass your compliments on to the kitchen team...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

Stumbled on this little pub while in Leicester Had a lazy afternoon having a quiet drink with friends Good atmosphere Little recommendation some of the so called comfortable seats need replacement Did not stop us enjoying ourselves

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barry V
Orange Tree L, Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thanks for the 5* Barry :) Amy

Reviewed 25 November 2018

The Orange Tree is a good mix between a bar and a pub. Friendly staff and good drinks and cocktails. Some of the beers are slightly on the expensive side but overall a great venue. Lovely outdoor seating for the Summer.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Molly H
Orange Tree L, General Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hey Molly, Thankyou for leaving us a review. I get what you mean about the beers. We're tied to a brewery so don't have the luxury of shopping around. We do our best to keep them as low as possible, but I get you can...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with 5 friends here, portions were huge and very tasty. Service was quick and staff were friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 195samanthah
Orange Tree L, Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2018

Hey 195samanthah Thank you for your review! We love being our quirky selves and we glad you enjoy it! We hope you will come and dine with us again soon! :-) Many Thanks, Alexx Bar Supervisor

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This is my second time at the Orange Tree for Sunday lunch, and this time was just as good as the first! They offer a choice of meats so I opted for Turkey. The food was fresh, perfectly cooked and portion size just perfect. For...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CClarke2007
Orange Tree L, General Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

:o ! 5*, thank you! yesterday was huge, we sold nearly 120 roasts! thanks very much for taking time to let us know you enjoyed it. means a lot until next time =) Robin

Reviewed 29 October 2018

I've been here a number of times and without exception, the food has always been lovely. My wife and I dropped in for Sunday lunch yesterday. We both opted for the loin of pork. At £10.95 for 1 course, the price is very reasonable but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Orange Tree L, General Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hey, You've already made our week, and it's only Tuesday! We're all beaming from your review, front & back of house. We've been focusing on our Sunday offering a lot, and i'm glad we're getting it right. I don't really know what more to say....More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

I wrote a review for the Orange Tree about a year ago because I've never been wowed by the place, but I have to say I've changed my mind. The past few times I've been here the staff have been chatty and friendly, and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AbiDucky
Orange Tree L, Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Hey AbiDucky Thanks for re-reviewing us. I'm so glad to hear that we could change your mind! Our head chef is super passionate about making good food for all dietry needs, especially our veggie and vegan customers! If you have any feedback on our food...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Probably the best vegan selection in Leicester have been many times and never disappointed. They also have a really good selection for non-vegan friendsMore

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daniel C
Orange Tree L, General Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

=) Thanks Daniel. We're really proud of our menu. Bruce & the team in the kithcen work so hard to ensure food's intersting and varied for everyone. The vegan community have been increibly supportive & are amazing on social media, for which we're very grateful....More

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24 October 2018|
Response from orangetreeleics | Property representative |
Hey, We allow Under 18's in Sunday to Friday between food service 12-7pm and must be accompanied by a Parental Guardian! We don't allow under 18's in on Saturday. Many Thanks, Alexx Bar Supervisor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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 its 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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