Orford Saloon

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Spanish
Orford Saloon is a friendly local tapas bar in Walthamstow Village serving authentic Spanish dishes with a good selection of wines, beers and sherries.
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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Great food, service was very slow should be more attentive should not have spend so much time trying to attract the attention of the waiting staff.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Walthamstow village and the atmosphere. Food was good and fresh and tasty and service good. The one thing for me was the level of noise where we were sitting so we couldnt hear what we were saying although nobody seemed to be shouting, maybe acoustics?

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always so delicious! And the staff are excellent. My favourite place to eat in E17!

V
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, all very tasty! Recommended dishes were delicious!

TH
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, authentic Tapas, in a pleasant environment.

JG
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the sangria is fab

SM
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is a gem. Had a small starter and ordered the seafood paella. It takes 45 minutes for the paella to come out, so you know it’s fresh. It was absolutely delicious, we loved the fresh ingredients and the taste of it. The wait was absolutely worth it. The red sangria I ordered was a nice touch to it too!

SG
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was fantastic, fantastic service from all the staff (special shoutout to Alex). We were a large group and they were very patient as we took time to order. Great value for money and absolutley delivious. I can't want to go back!

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable meal with my daughter and her husband food very tasty

RH
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas as usual. Our friends, who were eating at Orford Saloon for the first time, said it was better than the tapas they'd eaten in Barcelona.

RH
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is somewhere I keep going back to, and it's always outstanding. Very welcoming, with an authentic vibe and the food and drink are fantastic.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, atmosphere, value for money everything was excellent, we often go to treat us at the best and the place never let us down.
This time though, the only thing that made me feel uncomfortable was one waitress attitude (maybe not in her best day and if so, i’m sorry) for whom I felt unwanted and in her way, which led me to try to ask the least I could when she was serving us.
Apart from that everything else was outstanding.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely tapas dinner last Saturday. Nice atmosphere, lovely tapas and friendly staff. Would come back.

FW
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, authentic feel and nice atmosphere, highly recommend

LT
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is interesting and good; the wines are good value. The spaces in the restaurant vary, ours was among the least picturesque of the three, but we were three long-standing friends and the conversation was good.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality/price ratio. Quick and attentive service.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely and varied menu. Our waiter was super helpful and recommended an appropriate quantity and variety of tapas for us to order. Delicious white wine sangria! A great venue- cosy and friendly.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had booked on opentable for 9.30 as nothing was available beforehand. We arrived at 8.30 on the chance that a table may be available earlier. We were advised nothing was immediately available but took my mobile no. And would contact me as soon as a table was available. We received no call. But when we arrived just before 9.30 it was clear that our table he’d been ready for some time.
Due to the lateness, service was very abrupt and we were reminded several times they were closing at 11.00, making us feel uncomfortable even having a coffee, which arrived late as our waiter forgot about our order!!
We were pressurised and ushered out ushered out at 11.00pm
We have been there several times previously and have always enjoyed the experience.
The moral here is, if you cannot reserve a table before 9.00 pm, then don’t bother!!

IB
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! An Oasis in Walthamstow!
Lovely paella, sangria and tapas! Also got a takeaway - decent size! I felt myself on holidays in Spain!
Also got some souvenirs in the shop! 🥰

GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was lovely as always but server was inattentive and that detracted a little from a nice meal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant customer experience and we were not waiting to long for ordering food or food arrival. The staff were very friendly. Great location, so it is easy to get to.

f
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It's a nice atmosphere, busy but not to the point where you're ignored. The food was overall very good, a couple of dishes were a little disappointing given the cost (and quality of other dishes). The pace of delivery felt a little rushed for tapas, if it had been more staggered we might have been able to enjoy another glass of wine.

PG
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good menu and decent food. Service was very slow though and it wasn't that busy.

Not terribly good value, but also not a rip off.

a
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times now and it never disappoints. On each occasion I have been with different friends and all agree that food , service and ambiance are excellent.

RN
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, very attentive staff, great choice of wines and food. So nice to have choice as vegans. We had a great evening here.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was welcoming, staff were very polite and the ambience was amazing! Place was nice and clean and staff were dressed immaculate.

The food is reasonably priced and good portion. Drinks are a bit pricey. We both had sangrias which was so lush! Defo coming back here :)

L
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have brought young children, teenagers, adult friends and older parents to eat here at different times of day and evening, always with 100% satisfaction.

NL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely superb as was the service .

E
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We dined here on a Wednesday evening so it wasn’t hugely busy. We sat outside and staff seemed absent and disinterested. We had to ask them to take our order a couple of times. They hardly seemed to come outside and when they did, and we asked them for something they grumpily answered “just a minute”. Food was very tasty but I don’t think we’re likely to return. If you want people to be able to sit outside, then hire enough staff to serve them.

JF
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great place to take friends and partake in good food and wine in a pleasant surrounding with friendly service.

EM
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

friendly service though greeted with a 'we have to have your table back by...'' moved away from loud speakers but a happy buzz about the place and nice choice of tapas.

MR
Essex
106 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed sitting outside on a warm Summer evening in a nice setting of the pedestrianised zone. Food and service good and great atmosphere. Will definitely recommend to others.

MF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely, tasty food. Would be nicer if there was more desserts.

C
London
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a popular venue and our visit didn’t disappoint. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was great. Although they say the paella is for two, it could easily serve four, if you are ordering other tapas. Their sangria is delicious.

M
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience, as always, made even more pleasurable by the incredible staff.

B
London
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice food, Nice surroundings but took no notice of notes that it was a birthday meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Father’s Day lunch
This has become a family tradition for the past 11 years as it’s my husbands favourite restaurant. The service in the new deli seating area by the older male member of staff was so dissatisfying and truly disappointing as we are loyal customers.
He was rude . Apologies if it’s a member of family, but I feel you need to be notified.
We ordered the white sangria for a change , to our surprise it was still red !
I asked what the ingredients were expressing my surprise it was red , he shrugged his shoulders and muttered wine and 3 other liqueurs. We ordered another jug as you do and this was white . I explained we ordered white before and that was why I was asking . He said we didn’t , that basically all 4 of us were wrong .No apology for his mistake . We all make them , could have been handled so differently.His service continued to be non existent and rude . If this was my first visit, I would not return.

UG
London
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience with lots of food options. Service was excellent and the food arrived piping hot. Will definately return again.

N
London
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and service were all great and we had a lovely evening, thank you

N
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as usual. I must visit it more frequently. Everu single dish was outstanding.

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