Find and book great restaurantsFind a Restaurant
|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)|
This review hasn't been rated yet.
The Orange is very nice and I can definitely recommend it.
Online booking is very simple and you get a conformation e-mail and a call on the day which makes the process simple; but it does get booked up quickly for peak times so either book a few days ahead or you'll end up going early or late.
The room has that carefully distressed look where all the woodwork looks a bit battered and all the chairs, glasses etc don't match – but you know someone has spent many hours making sure that they don't. The overall impression is warm and welcoming – like dinner at a friends house and the window boxes full of greenery are a lovely touch.
Service was a little bit mixed – swift, perfectly friendly and polite, but employing staff who don't always speak brilliant English is a bit of a drawback, with some confusion between steak and skate, though we got there in the end. I did also get a bill that included all the items we had, plus a drink that we didn't, though when I queried this it was removed instantly without quibbling.
Atmosphere was good – though it gets quite noisy when full. We went quite early whilst it was quiet, but by the time we left the noise levels had rapidly increased, though not to the point that they were unpleasant or in any way spoilt a good evening.
Food is very good: I started with pea soup with mint and pecorino gnocchi – a really large bowl full with a lovely garden fresh taste and properly hot (something many restaurants struggle with), this was followed by breast of chicken, white beans and chorizo with a side order of chips – it was just a bit bland, nothing wrong with it but nothing exciting, though lovely, properly hand cut, chips. This was followed by a distinct high point – orange caramel cheesecake with sea salt caramel ice cream – one of the best desserts I've ever had; a generous sized portion with a rich creamy cheesecake, candied orange and exceptional ice cream.
The bill came to £165 for 3 people with 3 courses, one bottle of wine, one bottle of water and a couple of extra glasses of wine – that’s good value.
Will I return – yes, definitely.