The Chequers

Smith's Restuarant

The Orange Tree

Coho Brasserie

Straw Hat Oriental Restaurant

The Queen's Head

That Amazing Place



Hailed as bringing the cappuccino to the countryside, Roberto and Giovanna have brought The Chequers back to life, and transformed it into a stylish country pub and restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere and firm focus on great food. Their philosophy to food is simple; freshly made and delicious. They offer modern British cuisine with Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients, lovingly prepared. Everything is homemade and where possible sourced locally including vegetables from their local allotment and fresh herbs grown in the Restaurant’s herb garden. The Chequers is located in the heart of the delightful village of Matching Green on the Herts / Essex border not far from the M11. It is very much part of local the community.


Tues – Thursday noon – 3pm & 6pm – 12pm.
Open all day on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.
Please note closed on Mondays except Public Holidays


Matching Green, Essex, CM17 0PZ, England
Tel: 01279 731 276


Smith’s Restaurants is a name that has become synonymous with fine dining and quality service with a reputation that has been building for more than 50 years. ‘Famous for Fish’ all of their fish comes from sustainable sources.

“Stephen Bard our Executive Head Chef has a wealth of experience and expertise, he previously trained at Scotts Restaurant in Mayfair and was then appointed Head Chef at Sheekeys in Covent Garden. He has now been with Smith’s for eight years and oversees both our menus and the preparation of dishes served to our customers. Always diligent and with a superb grasp of the subtleties of seafood Stephen has been instrumental over the last few years with the continuation of our reputation.”


 Tuesday – Sunday: 12.30pm (noon) – 3.00pm (last orders) 4.30pm (close)
 Monday 6.30pm – 9.45 (last orders)
 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (last orders) 12.30am (close)
6.30pm – 10.30pm (last orders) 12.30am (close)
 6.00pm – 10.30pm (last orders) 12.30am (close)


Fyfield Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AL
Tel: 01277 365 578


Set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with large gardens and two ample car parks, The Orange Tree offers a warm welcome and relaxed dining. Serving fresh, home-cooked food they have an enticing Specials Board which includes the best fish, meat and vegetarian dishes – using great produce and all freshly cooked to order. Alongside the specials are their our regular seasonal menu including The Orange Tree 8oz Angus Burger, Battered Fish of the Day, Home Baked Pie of the Day and many more.

Recognised on TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence for the second year running, The Orange Tree continues to impress diners.


Bar Hours:
Tues-Sat 12 – 3pm then 6pm – 11pm
Sundays 12 – 6pm. Monday closed all day.
Check our Homepage and Facebook page for special events and Bank Holiday hours.

Kitchen Hours:
Tues-Sat 12 – 2.30pm then 6 – 8:30pm); Sunday 12 – 5:30pm. Closed Mondays.

Please note we do not accommodate Children in the pub/restaurant in the evenings. The “Orange Pips” Children’s Menu (under10’s) is available lunchtimes and all day Sunday.


The Orange Tree, 166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0BP
Tel: 01279 722 485


COHO Brassiere is the perfect venue for enjoying fine food in stylish surroundings. Inspired by modern international cuisine, Coho provides an excellent choice on all its menus. As a family run restaurant guests are assured a warm welcome, great service and an attention to detail you would expect only from leading London restaurants. Situated by the river on the borders of Old Harlow and Sawbridgeworth, Coho is quickly becoming one of the area’s favoured restaurants.


Tuesday to Saturday:
 Open 12:30 – Last orders 2:30
Open 6:30 – Last orders 9:30
Sunday Lunchtime:
 Open 12:30 – Last orders 2:30


Old Road, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0HA
Tel: 01279 63 99 99  Email:


Food is a big part of the Chinese culture, as evidenced by its popularity worldwide and traditional Chinese greetings such as “have you eaten?” instead of “how are you?”Chinese food seems healthy enough, when the cuisine is prepared with vegetables and reduced fat. Chinese food in the area make use of fine ingredients, many of it is medicinal plants. When eating at Chinese restaurants, you will see that the cuisine hopes to “heal” you of your woes. Fine oriental cuisine and unique chinese dishes, extensive wine list all in luxurious surroundings.

Harlow Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AJ
Tel: 01279 722 434


The Queens Head is a traditional village pub dating back to the mid 16th Century. It lays in the centre of the beautiful Churchgate Street surrounded by old buildings, some of which outwardly have not changed for hundreds of years. Churchgate Street is a tranquil setting, close by yet so far for the bustle of the Harlow that has grown and continues to grow all around.

The Queens Head has a full range of wines, beers and spirits. As extensive menu for either lunch or evening is available every day. All dishes will use fresh produce. Our menu will reflect the use of the best ingredients available that day.


Opening Hours
Bar Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12 – 11pm
Sundays: 12 – 9pm

Quiz Night – Every Wednesday From 9pm

Kitchen Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12 – 2.30pm then 6 – 9.15pm
Sundays: Noon – 3pm

The Queens Head, 26 Churchgate Street, Harlow, Essex, CM17 0JT
Tel: 01279 427 266