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|Address:||37-39 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE|
|Tel:||020 7881 9844|
|Price: £46.00||Wine: £18.00||Champagne: £49.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 8am-11.30pm (Fri-Sat -12M Sun -10.30pm)|
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The Orange forms part of the group which brought us The Thomas Cubbitt and The Pantechnicon Rooms. Having been a regular patron of the other two, i was rather excited to see what The Orange had to offer. Upon approaching the venue its clear to see that already The Orange is making itself at home. Crowds are forming around the outside seating area and everybody is smiling.
Downstairs you find the no reservations casual dining area, where-as upstairs is a more formal reservable dining room. We opted for the downstairs area which seemed buzzy and ideal for people spotting. We were a table of 7 but staff were more than accommodating in trying to seat us. We were, however, being picky with our table so decided to have some drinks at the bar until our chosen spots became free. The bar is busy but service is attentive and soon enough we were stood at the bar with a drink firmly in hand.
Less than 10 minutes and the staff had a nice table for us, which we were happy with. The menu offers a real variety from pies and salads to stews and steaks, but the real winner here is the wood fire oven pizza. Being such a large group we ordered a selection of starters and mains and practically all of it was met with mmms and ahhs. Some dishes (pizza and pie) better than others (the chicken and chorizo stew- slightly bland) but most are lip smackingly delicious. Even the desserts are good. A favourite was the rice pudding with stewed fruits and jam. So well done and finished off perfectly having been baked.
The wine list was fair but not so diverse. We merried ourselves with bottles of prossecco. Tap water, if requested was brought over and it was a nice touch that they brought it in country style flip lid green bottles.
Overall this is an excellent neighbourhood gastro which wont have any problems in the popularity stakes.