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Orange Tree

) #123 of 971 Restaurants in Leicester $$ - $$$ , , British
99 High Street, Leicester LE1 4JB, England
+44 116 223 5256
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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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

If I have a drink in Leicester it will often be in the Orange Tree. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and a decent selection of drinks. This includes a fair choice cocktails although it does lack a variety of ales. It seems to attract...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub fits the bill for couples of all ages as long as they like a 'quirky' ambiance,which I think most folks do.Wether it be a a pint or a cocktail the pub has a chilled laid back feel bohemian in its feel which suited...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having read good reviews about the Sunday lunch here and the quality of their veggie options we contacted them asking if they could cope with a table of 18 with 48 hours notice on the Sunday. Amy was very helpful and took the booking. The...More

Thank MeacoUK
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Not been in the Orange Tree for a few months popped in today just after 1. Considering the pub had only been open for an hour the gents toilets were disgusting obviously had not been cleaned from the night before. Expect more from one of...More

Thank Billy L
Orange Tree L, Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Billy, Thank you for the review, i'm greatly embarrassed by the photos you have shared of the gents toilets here at the Orange tree. We've very recently undergone a change in cleaning company and over the weekend discovered ourselves that standards have slipped significantly....More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Seems to be a bit of an oasis in Leicester, particularly the beer garden at the rear.This was the firs time in Leicester. We met some really friendly people (thanks Loui) beer and cider choices good and well kept and great food.

Thank RogerAyre
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered the polish sausage sandwich no ciabatta or sauerkraut, very underwhelming when asked why the sandwich was so poor and unfilled a member of staff said the sausage was too expensive to add any more.. At around £6-7 mark I thought this was very poor...More

1  Thank amyjayne1992
Orange Tree L, Manager at Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Hi Amyjayne1992, I am sorry to hear that your experience with us was underwhelming. During busy periods, we do sometimes run out of stock, being a Bank Holiday, our deliveries haven't come either. While we always do our best to ensure there is plenty, sometimes...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

OK so this review is based on many visits, but with dishes from a visit on the 23rd may 2017. This pub has always been great, wether for a drink or food, the main menu changes with the seasons the specials change weekly. All well...More

Thank simonleics78
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Always good for a pint or two anytime.,we always come on a weekend before going for dinner. Good venue and always a good mix of people.

Thank Soulsuvivor1
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Me and my partner always end up in here on a night out, we love it, however I've been here with various groups of people and it always seems to suit the occasion, fab selection of drinks and we also recently ate here, loved it,...More

Thank Spudnick555
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We popped in on a week night for a couple of drinks before a meal. It was our anniversary so wanted a few nice cocktails and that's what we got Not to busy but a lovely atmosphere This was particularly pleasing as it was a...More

Thank elizabeth w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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