Orford Saloon

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£25 and under
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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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C
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions were huge, to the point that I would have preferred the tortilla espanognla to be smaller, as it would have left me with space for some octopus! But the food, drink, and venue were lovely. And bearing in mind the size of the portions it was great value.. overall; loved it.

c
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food (it’s easy to over order)
The seats next to the kitchen / toilet at the back aren’t great as that’s where all the footfall is.
Staff were overstretched, there were only 2 and the place was full.
Great value for money.
There was a really noisy customer that impacted everyone I think! But other than that great ambiance

RT
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service - the staff could not have been more helpful, particularly as we had two small children with us. Food was very good and the whole experience was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Food was not of a high standard. Within 10 minutes of ordering we had all of our 6 dishes. I know that tapas is small plates but some of the dishes should have taken longer than 10 minutes. To be honest, some of the food tasted like it had been prepared in advance and then microwaved. Nothing tasted fresh. Some dishes tasted like they were from the day before. One of our waitresses had serious attitude for no reason because we were polite even when we paid (overpriced for what we had). The wine we had was super and the wine choices were great. The restaurant itself was lovely and there was a nice buzz about the place. For us, the food was not up to par for the price we paid.

MN
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fab food and fab service as always!! love this place and would highly recommend!

H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food in a beautiful setting, very reasonably priced!! The service was very attentive, and we were made to feel really welcome. Would totally recommend!

HD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here and best yet! Service was fast and attentive and the food was amazing. Great value for a nice evening out can't wait to go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff

IB
London
28 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing as usual, apart from the Tortilha. They served it cold :(

M
Wales
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had quite a selection of tapas on Thursday night and most were of good quality, the squid, fried fish, chorizo with lentils, mushrooms were all really good. However the mussels were not good at all, the tortilla tastes dry and stale and the sauce on the patas bravas tasted like spicy ketchup out of a bottle. So a mixed bag but the staff were friendly and helpful and we did enjoy the overall experience.

PD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Having been to this establishment many times I was very surprised by the standard of the food on this night. It was very poor. What is more it’s practically the same menu I had on the last occasion I dined there and the food then was beautiful. Clearly an off night for the Saloon. I’d go back again as it is a favourite but in the hope they fix whatever went wrong that night.

IB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great service & friendly staff , whats not to like 👌

OH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was excellent- extremely pleasant but not overbearing. Food was great and love the venue. The only slightly annoying part was that the chicken we ordered came out when we had almost finished the rest of the meal. I realise some dishes take longer to cook but cook those first and bring all the food out together! That said, the chicken was delicious and tender!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only the best tapas restaurant, but by far and away the best restaurant in north / east London.

Cannot fault any aspect from food to staff. Highly recommend

LW
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pinch of spain in North east london. Always such good food, lovely atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Can't wait to return already.

W
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favourite tapas bars with great wine and an authentic menu. Just one slight niggle, the white beans with iberica ham was very light in the ham this time. Otherwise a lovely evening with great attentive service.

L
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Such a lovely restaurant with even better food, will definitely be back!

AC
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yummy and buzzing on a Saturday night. Service was fantastic and we were given a great recommendation for a wine which we loved.

ST
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab as usual. We go regularly

RL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

We have been to this restaurant many times over the last 6 years and unfortunately we were disappointed on Friday night for the first time. The fried mixed fish was over cooked and dry. The aubergine batons were cut too thickly and undercooked. When the waiter came with another fish we’d ordered we asked him to take the aubergine away as it wasn’t very nice and he didn’t say anything or offer a replacement or to take it off the bill. The service wasn’t particularly good, nobody came to ask if everything was alright and the wine ,apart from the house seems to be very overpriced.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and have visited on many special occasions.
Only thing that I could fault is, the tables aren't big enough for the tapas dishes.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favourite restaurants, food is always cooked perfectly!

DC
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a lovely time as usual

PB
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit to the Saloon and the food, service and ambiance was lovely.

A
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tapas dishes that are bursting with flavour and tastes of Spain. Love this place do much.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out. Delicious food. Good recommendations and friendly service. Love the shop too! Ah-montillado!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely, authentic food at great prices. Portion sizes large! The menu deal is great value. Glass of wine, bread basket and 2 tapas for under £14 - amazing.

BH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked a table for 4 and all ordered random things off the menu. The down side was that everything arrived at the same time and there really wasn't enough space on the table. But that was the only down side - the food was lovely and the wine was good.

c
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to see a few 'specials' as have been coming here for years and the menu doesn't change much

VD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely.
Very nice food, good service and perfectly adequate hand washing facilities.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and lovely sangria

JR
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is my second time there. My experience was better the first time and so was the standard food. We were served by too many different staff and the service was rushed and shoddy. I really didn't like that the bread sticks were left uncovered in an area where customers walked up and down. Maybe they should consider putting the bread in the area where they cut it. I would give it a go one more time

BB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very nice,service very good. Staff very helpful and friendly,a very nice lunch and enjoyable, overall would pay another visit.

SL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - as always! Will be back soon.

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, lovely food. Good, quick service and tasty food

IB
London
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live the restaurant. Amazing food, the Santiago Tart was incredible!

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful food in a fab place. All dishes are delicious

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing, the seafood and meat were fresh.
Fantastic selection of wine but the service was a tad slow.

NT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little restaurant, loverly food and good service!

HQ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not sure why this place gets great reviews. Food was only ok. We were shoved in a back room which looked like a converted garage. The wine was corked which they denied. Service was efficient but far from friendly. Such a shame as I’d been wanting to try it for ages. A victim of its own success perhaps?