The Orange

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1266 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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Welcome to The Orange Public House & Hotel. In our beautifully restored building you’ll find a bustling bar serving fine ales and cocktails. Our casual dining rooms on the ground and first floor offer a fresh and seasonal modern European menu. The Orange has four beautifully designed bedrooms that offer the perfect retreat after a long day in the city. Each room boasts luxurious king size beds and en-suite bathrooms complete with Aesop amenities.
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4.3
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4.0
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4.3
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1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Restaurant, fine meals and very kind staff ! It was a good moment

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, love the staff, love The Orange! Thank you for always being nice and welcoming!

CQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The pub was packed. The noise levels such as we could not easily communicate. The food was tasty but small portions and expensive for what it was. Our third visit - don’t think we will go again ☹️

B
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I like The Orange - the food and the place itself is lovely. But today the service was very slow. Took a long time to order, then at least 20mins if not more between starter and main course. We were there well over 2hrs and ended up having to cancel our desserts because they took so long (two others had finished their coffees and the desserts still hadn’t arrived).

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sehr sehr laut

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

P
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waitstaff, Garreth, was informative, made great suggestions about food and drinks, and was a wealth of information about the areas around the restaurant.
This was a very enjoyable dinner with an excellent bottle of Burgundy.
I would not hesitate to return in the future.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Service was great. However food was a real disappointment and very expensive for what it was.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really nice lunch on Christmas Eve to celebrate our son’s birthday. The staff were very friendly and attentive, topping this off with bringing out an ice cream with candle for our son at the end.

The food was very flavoursome. My wife had the chicken and mushroom pie and I had a burger. The burger especially was delicious, the best I have had in a long time.

Overall a very enjoyable dining experience, well done!

AS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Crowded, noisy, poor service, terrible food, rushed service. Definitely not recommended

MH
London
57 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious, home cooked food, with welcoming and friendly service. The pie of the day was a real treat. Highly recommend the profiteroles which were particularly good and a cut above the average profiterole. This was our first visit but we will definitely return.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Usual friendly and efficient service, hospitable atmosphere and relaxing setting. All food good apart from pizza (mortadella) which was doughy and a little soggy. Shame because all else was usual standard.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Have been here at least a dozen times, but recently service is spotty and food is lukewarm. Unfortunate, as I love the rooms and the menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced. £9 for a small plate of squid? At least the drinks were normal pub prices. It is a pub after all.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast

DC
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They had no reservation for us and said they don’t participate in open table. They did seat us however. Service was very, very slow. We received 2 glasses wine after we were done eating and about to leave—almost 20 minutes after we ordered them. I thought we should send them back but my dining companions are nicer than I am apparently, so we paid for them and left them almost full. It’s right in our neighborhood but I don’t think we’ll be back

LJ
London
173 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast. Friendly service. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

BV
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, Gareth, give that man a pay rise! What a superb host / Maitre D, Sommelier ! Could not have asked for a better host. Thank You !

DC
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great little spot with very good food and lovely service

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

There was an overall pretentious atmosphere, especially considering it was a public house. We were rushed through our meal.

C
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Return visit and was happy to have made a good choice for two friends who joined me. Garrett took care of us and he was the best. Burrata starter fantastic as was the ribeye and the lamb. The pork loin special was a little disappointing. Too much fat. Delightful upstairs for conversation. I will return next time I'm in London .

c
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good choice. Very close to my house...
Anytime its good

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable and delicious, as always, with the customary friendly staff. Warm and welcoming.

LB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Midweek meet up with a friend - food and service is always good at the Orange. Can get very busy so book ahead :0)

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not sure if the chef changed but the Sunday roast wasn’t as good. Prefer the way it was before. The presentation of the food wasn’t great and potatoes were too hard.

PR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The broadbean scotch egg is one of the best things I've eaten in ages, may have dreams about it tonight.

AL
London
67 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely pub on a quiet road behind Sloane Square. The staff were very attentive and polite, the menu was good, although would be good to get a vegan option. The potatoes in the roast lunch were very dry, other than that a lovely Sunday lunch.

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Children’s menu fish and chips has so much salt on chips it should not technically be “children’s menu”.

Virgin Merry was so spicy there was a mistake for sure.

Salad included cabbage that was black (using yesterday’s stock) and half in portion to other similar plates for other guests that ordered later.

When we asked waiter to cabbage up and after 15 minutes asked again he said it will come whenever it is ready. Service from his was pathetic

MT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and a lovely time all around!

N
London
32 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a regular place for myself and my friends - the staff were so helpful in finding us a different table when the number of guests changed and for the second time when they changed again.
We love it here.

HB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food. Friendly service. Very nice restaurant. We had a very enjoyable lunch at The Orange earlier today and we were delighted with our starters. My partner had pork croquette with baked apple sauce, which he said was absolutely delicious. I had the poached trout with English peas and a spiced seaweed cracker, which I thoroughly enjoyed. For a main course he had the pan-roasted chicken with fondant potato, leeks, pancetta and baby onion jus ... which he said was as good a main course meal as he had had in any restaurant for quite some time. Tasty, well cooked and very well presented. I, unfortunately, chose to order the Chicken Caesar salad which was frankly nasty and, despite the manager’s explanation to the contrary, seemed to us to be undercooked and slimey. Definitely a dish to avoid unless you’re keen on pink chicken ! As for our two desserts ... well, like our starters, they were both excellent. My partner had the Bramley apple pie with pecans, salted caramel and vanilla ice cream. The best apple pie he'd had in any restaurant he said. I had the vanilla custard panna cotta with berries, raspberry meringue and strawberry gelato. It was superb and, having had three spoonfuls of my dessert to be doubly certain, my partner agreed with my assessment of the lovely looking pudding.
Overall we were delighted with the food. It was well above our expectations and we are both very much looking forward to another visit to The Orange some time soon.
On the service front ... it was friendly and efficient despite the restaurant being nearly full to capacity. Thank you to our waiter, Slawek, and his colleagues for making our visit today so extra enjoyable. We think that the Polish word which Slawek used was “Najlepszego” which apparently translates in English to “All the best”. Very appropriately we agreed.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good all round. Service, food, ambience - I will definitely recommend to someone and be back soon.

AP
London
31 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Unbelievable! Go there for drinks as it is a very cool pub in a central area but never to eat! I have been there yesterday. The steak was not good while the lamb delicious. Basic entrees, not much choice.. overpriced for what is on offer! The service is one of the worst ever! They were extremely slow, they forgot our orders twice and we had to remind them, plus once they confused white wine with red one, plus a dish never arrived and we had to cancel it... plus, they did not apologyse whatsoever, for example by cutting anything from the bill or sending a complementary dessert. I have never gone through such bad service in a gastropub. They charge like a restaurant but offer the service of a rural pub in the middle of nowhere!

DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service from all staff.... especially kind making us Irish coffees when they weren’t on the menu!

AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious. We had a beautifully cooked steak and Hake in an amazing sauce. Great staff who were attentive throughout the meal. A little gem.

c
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were able to get us in even though I made a mistake with the reservation date. Filet was good, if not particularly memorable. Desert was very good.

NP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

As usual food was amazing on Sunday 9th June but unfortunately the service really wasn't good. After clearing our dinner plates nobody came back to the table for 20 mins to ask us if we wanted anything else and none of the waiters mentioned any specials when taking our order. Shame as usually this place is great!

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with friendly, accommodating staff but service was very slow with a long wait between courses

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambience is the best feature of this restaurant. The food is good although the cottage meat pie was loaded with peas which I asked our first waitress about but she never got me answer. She was very nice. I forgot to asked the second waitress who took our order. I should have sent it back but that’s something I seldom do. I order a cosmopolitan which had very little vodka. Overall its a nice restaurant with a nice feel to it I just had a bad dinner.

YK
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak pie I ordered was great! Especially horseradish mashed potetoes was amazing.It was my first experience to taste. You must try them.