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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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Finally finally finally !!! I was so close to giving up the fact that I would never find a decent Sunday roast in the centre of London and would have to resort to cooking one myself. However, after a tip off from a friend, four of us went to The Orange for lunch on Sunday. To be fair, one can find a good Sunday set lunch, especially at the likes of York and Albany and Corrigan's Mayfair, but I am not always up for a three course meal for lunch.
Housed in beautiful Victorian building on the corner of Pimlico Road, opposite Daylesford Organic, the Orange has been beautifully decorate in a vintage French theme but it works well for a pub and gives it a warm feel. On Sunday the place was decked out with young glam families and couples relaxing over a glass of something and the papers.
There is a bar on the ground floor and a small restaurant, with the rest of the dining being done upstairs. We hadn't booked and it was busy. Not a problem, the manager said it would be a 30 minute wait and we could go downstairs to the basement bar to grab a drink and seat. About 10 minutes later we were seated at out table and admiring the menu in the upstairs restaurant.
A vast selection of mediterranean dishes and British dishes. Three of us opted for the rib of roast beef with all the trimmings and the fourth had half a roast chicken. I can honestly say, and so could the other two, that I have never seen a bit of beef so large on a plate. Pink in the middle and fantastically soft, this beef was some of the best I have had for a while. Along with the fact you get a lovely homemade yorkshire pub, roast potatoes and loads of veg, at £18.50 this was a superb value plate of food.
House wine starts at £16.00 a bottle and there is a good limited size wine list. Service was friendly and informal in the way one likes on a Sunday afternoon.
One of the best, if not the best, Sunday lunches I have had for a long time in a restaurant. I am returning for dinner in a few weeks and I only hope it lives up to the last time.