Orange Elephant

4.1
68 reviews
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Orange Elephant Chelsea serves up succulent steaks and seafood cooked to perfection on the Big Green Egg BBQ. Orange Elephant steaks use specially selected cuts of quality beef all sourced from British Farms. Alongside the signature steaks, we serve an amazing Steak Burger, gourmet truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and great Tomahawk Steak sharing platters as well as an extensive wine list and cocktail selection. Dishes are served in comfortable surrounds, with warm lighting creating a soft romantic ambience, and wood floors and copper table tops framing the theatre kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Grill, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 12pm until 11pm (last food orders 10.30pm)
Friday to Saturday 12pm until 11.30pm (last food orders 11pm)
Sunday 12pm to 5pm (last food order 4.30pm)
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020 7352 7999
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jai Parkinson
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Catering
Set menu steak meal with vegetarian option
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1 minute walk from Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Bus Stop
11 minutes wall from Gloucester Road Tube Station

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine
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N
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a groupon voucher. Well prepared food, very nice staff. Good price.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Background music was good, decor was cosy and warm nice for a date.
I had surf & turf, prawns were flavourless, steak was very chewy so was my partners and we had 2 different cuts of meat.
I don't think the quality of the food was good enough especially considering location and prices.

JH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met head chef Jai Parkinson when he worked at Wright Brothers, so we were excited to experience his new venture at Orange Elephant. We booked through Open Table for a Monday evening and so came a 50% off offer on sharing boards.

We started with the burrata which was beautifully presented and came with some perfectly roasted cherry tomatoes on the vine. We also had the beef marrow croquettes - perfectly prepared with an intense beefy flavor. For a main, we shared the tomahawk board. The 1.2 kg portion was plenty for the two of us as it also comes with a small salad to share and a two small portions of french fries. A nice bottle of Malbec was the perfect accompaniment. The board was beautifully presented and the steak perfectly cooked to our "warm red" preference. We like a steak with some texture, so the tomahawk was a good choice. Nice chew, perfect sear and great flavor.

Ricardo had taken excellent care of us all evening and made us a delicious coffee to finish up a really wonderful dining experience.

Thank you Jai & Ricardo

i
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We got a Groupon deal (3 meals and cocktails for two) and had a nice evening out. The place was busy and it was served by only 1 waiter. Later, a waitress joined him and even the bartender in order to keep up with the tables. Food was mediocre, and they served us toasts that were burnt black on the edges, also our rump steaks were burned at some places. The cocktails were definitely not proper cocktails: no matter what you ordered it was served in a tiny margarita glass. Staff was nice and friendly though and they tried their best to be as attentive as possible.

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Small restaurant, nice decoration, open kitchen
there are only a few options on the menu which usually indicates fresh ingredients and is always a good sign for me !
You can choose your steak from the blackboard based on weight / price
the steak was nice (we did not get the tomahawk steak as the minimum size was 1.4kg - a bit too much for 2 people, we had fillet instead)

I would definitely go back with a larger group and try the big steak !

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the Open Table special offer set menu and felt it was excellent value for money. The steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection in their trademark BBQ ovens. Service was faultless and friendly and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Orange Elephant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak and great service, highly recommended thank you!

J
London
30 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great restaurant with lovely service

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had the burgers. The buns were slightly too charred and the patty was not very flavourful. The service was good, and helped us when needed. Otherwise, the restaurant decor and atmosphere was alright. It was very empty for a lunchtime, us being the only people in the restaurant. The open door was a good idea, but the sound of traffic from the road and people smoking right outside drifted into the restaurant, making it not as ideal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing costumer service.
I will definitely recommend this restaurant

BM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

good steaks and great chips
but why (try to) give a prebooked party the worst table - right by the door and meet&greet?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Starters and wine were ok but mains were below expectations. Cold steak and even colder Béarnaise sauce which felt it was straight out of the fridge. We had the sharing board between 2 ppl but even with extra sides this was not enough.

The restaurant lacked any atmosphere for a Saturday night.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just booked this on the off chance, but what a find. Food was excellent, will definitely call again when next in the area. SHaring boards were good value, and worth it.

A
London
28 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really great steaks perfectly cooked, would be hard to find better

E
London
95 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Have to admit to being a little-underwhelmed! It was a Wednesday, so great value for a huge 1.5kg tomahawk rib-eye @ half-price - instead of a wallet-emptying £92...!! But, the meat arrived warm - not hot - served on a wooden board. The plates too were warm, not hot. So by the time my guest and I had eaten only half of the delicious beef, both it and the plates were stone cold. A huge disappointment.

This would be soooo easy to remedy with better waitering (it was half empty) and planning.

Added to that, the helpings of fries and salad served with the steak were parsimoniously small. If you're charging that much for the steak, there should be fries "on call" (viz. Rowley's or Relais de Venise). Other than that, enjoyed the place. The tempranillo is delicious and the café gourmand dessert a great way to finish.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jay and the team constantly impress. I have taken a number of people to OE and every person has walked away impressed. Its the best steak house in London.....hands down!

KY
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was exceptional. The steaks are alright, I would actually say the tomahawk burger was the star of the evening by far, so were the sweet potato fries, walnut salad and mac and cheese was amazing. Selection of ice creams and sorbet were very unique too. Cozy Fulham dinner place for sure:)

j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our steaks - cooked in big green BBQ ovens were absolutely delicious. Cooked just right, juicy and very tasty. The desserts were good too and the ambience was great.

c
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak place, they know their beef well and respect it. Sharing plates are amazing, as is the service. Clearly people who care. Recommend.

G
London
166 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I picked Orange Elephant for dinner with friends after a local pop up event. I was drawn by the reviews of the Tomahawk steak which I can say did not disappoint. The sharing boards were a great presentation tool and the double fillet and chicken that we had were also of excellent quality. Although the service was high effort, its execution was lacking. Not sure if this was do to understaffing or something else but we waited a long time for our initial drinks (a gentle reminder was needed, and then the wrong bottle arrived), as well as for the starters and the main meals. On a high note, the discount offer which I booked but should not have been applicable was honoured which was an excellent piece of customer service. A patchy experience considering the above but on balance, I would give them another go if I was in the area.

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service & good steak experience. Highly recommended

s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Got a special deal from open table (steak, chips and wine) for £10. Steak was tasty and the sauce that went with it! Good value! :-)

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great from start to finish. Food was fresh and tasty although my burger had a very slight burnt flavour to it, and the fries were a bit too salty, but all tasty nonetheless.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing value, £10 for food and wine

CL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ideal for mid-week dining. Quick service and great steak!

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is always great here, and for the first time it was very busy which is great to see. Unfortunately because of that, the service was very slow. 25 minutes for a starter of Steak Tartar and bread... terrible. Also they served one of the two side dishes after we had finished eating the main. They said it would take a second but took 10 minutes instead. We ate up as it was getting cold.

Aside for that everything else was good, but they need more people staff. 2 people to cover off serving food, taking orders, showing people to their table and serving drinks at the bar is not enough for a Saturday night, and it showed.

TI
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Not good at all. Food passable. Service possible. Overpriced with poor clinical atmosphere. Clear lack of clientele.

HC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love it here, and visit as often as we can. The tomahawk steak is fantastic, I love steak and I think this has the best flavour ever. The tomahawk burgers have fantastic flavour too. The potted beef starter was amazing and their smoked salmon is gorgeous Cocktails are always really very good. Nice ambience here, its friendly and comfortable.
I just love this place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I thought I'd comment that like the reviewer below my cheese platter selection was also only one blue cheese and was very old and off too. It was actually brown.
It's a shame really, what would have been an excellent meal was overshadowed by this incident.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

nice atmosphere.. steak was okay, i had the sirloin. but i asked for cheese plate instead of pudding and it was only one kind and seemed to have gone off... they also forgot to bring our salad and it was impossible to communicate with the staff, they need to improve their English or listen more carefully

R
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We had a perfect sirloin at OE - to die for.
However the place was freezing even next to the kitchen, hence the 2 stars for Ambiance.

LM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Top quality beef and an excellent special recipe for the sauce

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant! brilliant steaks - we shared the Tomahawk and the Chateaubriand, they were cooked perfectly to our liking, well seasoned and very tasty! we had all the sides, and the Tomato salad was a highlight!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and different to normal steak resterants and really friendly staff

G
Kent
103 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Orange Elephant for a lunch with a friend. We received a fantastic welcome and were made to feel at home. The steaks are awesome and they will cook it to your requirement with no fuss. The secret sauce is great too! The wine list has a good selection of wine, with reasonably priced options of good quality. We had the Chianti.
I'll be going back soon! Definitely worth a visit!

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent in general. I have particularly enjoyed the tomahawk and the sirloin, while the chateaubriand may seem a little lacking when compared to the other two. The sides on offer are excellent too, while I have particularly enjoyed the garlic, mac and cheese, and fries; while for the bone marrow, I personally prefer it plain, which was the case when we visited last time, rather than adding breadcrumbs. The wine list is small but has a good range to choose from, but would benefit from a few more choices or specials. I have had a fantastic meal with my friends on this occasion, the only negative thing that we experienced was that it took a bit long for the food to arrive, but I suppose it takes time and effort to prepare beautifully cooked steak. I would certainly come back and recommend friends to try it out.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walking past Friday and it looked very inviting. Booked a table for my girlfriend and I for Saturday night, and it did not disappoint.
Great service, even better food, good music and lighting and very attentive staff. We had a fantastic evening. Steak was perfectly cooked and the home made sauce compliments it so well. Finished off with a couple of old fashioned cocktails.
Number one steak house in London!

OT
London
92 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Two of us booked in for the flank steak lunch special; steak, chips and a glass of house red. The steak was cooked perfectly and served chateaubriand style. The chips were proper chips and the wine was perfectly suited paired. Great value at £10 each. Definitely recommend. It was a pretty quiet but this was a later 3pm lunch. Staff very friendly.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

one of the steaks were a little tough, but mine was perfect,
i think there should be a salsa verde sauce option too

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding evening. Steaks were cook perfectly and the flavour was amazing, especially the gravy. A great night had by both.

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