The Orange

Gastropub·
££££
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Bronze Award
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SquareMeal Review of The Orange

Bronze Award

Attracting a younger crowd than its swanker sibling The Thomas Cubitt, this huge Belgravia gastropub earns its keep with plenty of buzz on the boozy ground floor and the wood-fired oven pumping out fresh, crisp pizzas, while the bartenders pull pints of Canopy beer and mix the odd cocktail. Upstairs, others make reservations for dinner and there’s proper table service in a serene space that resembles a country pub dining room. The kitchen does a good trade in pizzas up here too, but it also turns its hand to more cheffy dishes such as grilled sardines with coddled egg and sheep’s cheese, balsamic braised lamb pie with sour-cream mash, or gingerbread with port figs and brown bread parfait. Order ahead if you want your own joint to share for Sunday lunch. “Very moreish” says one fan, who is also quick to praise the “very accommodating, helpful and patient staff”.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Gastropub
Ambience
Cosy, Fun, Traditional
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly
People
Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location

37-39 Pimlico Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 8NE

020 7881 9844 020 7881 9844

Website

Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-23:30
Tue 12:00-23:30
Wed 12:00-23:30
Thu 12:00-23:30
Fri 12:00-23:30
Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun 12:00-22:30

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32 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Sylvia M

23 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Sylvia M

23 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Anon

23 January 2023  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Business Dinner

We were all really impressed by how the whole event was run by two excellent waiters/barmen. The service was immpecable and we were made the feel really welcome. The food was delicious and everything was prepared to a high standard and served in plentiful amounts. Georgie the Events Manager was extrememly helpful and always there to answer questions. I was so impressed that I've booked another company evening here!!

Katherine M

26 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3
Service 1
Atmosphere 2
Value 1.5

Jonathan M

18 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4

Alison H

27 May 2018  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Careful with your wine choice
Overall a good gastropub, but we were shocked when our bill came as the wine price was much higher than we expected. The prices on wine lists are usually glass price/bottle price, but not at the Orange. We didn't notice that the full bottle prices were on a separate page, and the second price, the one we expected to pay was price for a carafe of 500 ml. Waitress said she'd raised this with management after other customers had been similarly confused, but that they had done nothing about it. We paid and left the full 12.5% tip not wanting to penalise the waitress, after what had been good service, but it took the shine of an otherwise good lunch. We never would have ordered that wine if we'd know it would be £49.

bgukie

30 June 2017  
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Tasty Lunch
We visited the restaurant to celebrate a birthday at the end of June. Although we had a booking, there were plenty of tables to choose from. We were seated on the ground floor which has plenty of light with a view out onto the street. The lunch menu has a good range of choices. I went for the octopus with chorizo which was a good combination and very tasty. My friend had the burrata which was very moist and beautifully presented. For the main course I had the cod which although in appearance small in size, was perfectly filling -especially with the side order of polenta chips. These were surprisingly flavorsome and crispy. My friend ordered the lamb pie -and although surprised that is was more of a shepherds pie than a pastry, was nonetheless content with its size and flavour. All in all a good experience and a great place to be treated to lunch -as I was. Thanks John!

Nemo H

12 September 2016  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Very Moreish!
Had a very delightful time last Saturday night. We were late arrivals and not the easiest of guests but the waiters were very accommodating, helpful and patient with us. The atmosphere was very relaxed. The food and wine was of a very good standard. I would highly recommend and will return sometime for sure.

Amelie F

11 April 2014  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
The Orange offers perfectly prepared british dishes in a casual and friendly atmosphere. It is the kind of restaurant where you can go for any occasion and you know that the staff will take care of you. One remark, the fish dishes are quite small compared with the generous portions of the meat options.

K. Y

07 April 2014  
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1
The Spanish girl who professed to be the manager in the upstairs dining area was so offensive and inhospitable I was amazed she worked in this sort of job. We booked for an earlyish (6:30pm) dinner on a Saturday night to treat our aunt to a matinee show and dinner for her birthday. We arrive to find that they have crammed the only three groups dining at this time together in one corner of the room. The tables were so close together it was as if we were dining with the other people. The rest of the upstairs was empty and remained that way for the next 2 hours. The not unusual request to move to another table was treated with hostility and disdain by aforementioned Spanish girl. Then the food comes and I am kicking myself for not going with my original instinct and finding another restaurant nearby with one of our restaurant apps. NOT GOING BACK and letting all our friends know why…
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