Brews & Eats
Orwells Restaurant near Henley has relaunched with a completely new look, menu and Covid-safe measures

Chef couple Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman

A new warm, cosy, welcoming interior throughout accommodating strict safety measures without compromising Orwells signature memorable dining experience.

Chef couple Ryan and Liam Simpson-Trotman were delighted to be re-opening the doors to their award winning restaurant near Henley-on-Thames with a brand new menu following a complete refurbishment on Friday 2nd October.

Having hatched their plan for an even better Orwells Restaurant during lockdown, the pair are finally ready to welcome guests, old and new.  New menus are viewed through a QR code with souvenir copies to take away whilst a smart and sophisticated new welcome space and the removal of the bar, allow for better social distancing.  Warmer tones throughout are complemented by mango wood tables and distressed leather chairs, along with vintage lighting and wooden floors.

Ryan and Liam have looked on the last few months of uncertainty as an opportunity to recalibrate and they have not stopped throughout. Quickly diversifying their business, they created the Orwells Community Shop, supporting locals and beyond by offering ready meals, takeaways such as fish & chips and pizza which sold out in hours and home essentials.  

All the while, they were mentally remodelling and relaunching their much loved Orwells as well as making plans for the thwarted 10th anniversary.  Now to be known as Orwells 10+1 - a celebration of what they have achieved over the last 10 years, watch this space!

Orwells is one of the country’s best restaurants.  It is listed at number 28 in The Good Food Guide UK Top 50 and holds four AA Rosettes as well as being the 2019 winner of the Thames Valley Hospitality Awards Restaurant of the Year.