The Orange

4.3
1236 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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.

Private Dining

The Orange has been lovingly restored to its former glory and offers a rustic European cuisine all housed in a unique ‘shabby chateau’ interior. It has the ideal space for private celebrations or corporate events up to 120 guests.

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HB
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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KD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AP
London
28 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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!

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DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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AB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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c
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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NP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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!

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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YK
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Go for the Sunday Roast!

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p
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Prompt attentive service from our knowledgeable waiter. Delicious food in comfortable surroundings.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

noise level downstairs terrible upstairs much better. Food very overpriced for what you get.

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t
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Not our first time here so we were looking forward to a nice meal but we’re greatly disappointed. Starting with a bottle of white wine that was served at room temperature. Fish dishes (3) were cool and we complained so Waitress took them away and returned with the exact same dishes 15minutes later and there was hardly any improvement in temperature. No manager came to our table to discuss and a full bill including service charge was presented without any apologies or comment.
They were too busy to take a phone call about this the following day.
All in all a great disappointment.

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R
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early and the table was ready during a very busy tail end of the lunch service. Staff were efficient, engaging and even energetic. Such a pleasure to seeing experience this in London these days. One pizza arrived as an incorrect order and they swiftly rectified this and gave my guest a second smaller one to keep him going.
There was a special Chelsea flower show menu which we were not shown till dessert however we were at the end of service. The food was tasty and beautifully plated on lovely pottery plates.
Our group all thoroughly enjoyed dinning here and we will be back

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KB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We arrived at 1.20, half an hour later we were still waiting for our order to be taken, yes it was Chelsea Flower Show week but the place was half empty, lots of waiting staff just standing around not doing anything, then another wait of 45 minutes for our very ordinary and incredibly overpriced lunch to arrive. When I mentioned how long we'd been waiting the waiter didn't apologise, just said "alright Darlin' it's a busy time, innit?" It wasn't busy. Incredibly noisy and all round not a great experience.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Absolutely lovely pub,went over Chelsea flower show week.
Very busy,staff where lovely.

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DE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We visited this wednesday before the Chelsea flower show, whilst the orange were vary accomadating as we were running late. The breakfast was not worth the money. But a nice place to visit

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ED
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pre-Chelsea Flower Show lunch. Had the best salt and pepper squid I’ve ever had. Friendly service too, even though our waiter was run off his feet.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very nice restaurant and food. Maybe a little understaffed but the servers were great

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DS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

Nice pub and good food, but very very slow, we waited 1 hour for our food to arrive.

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AS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Bright, well lit dining room. Very nice atmosphere and decor. Highly recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Had to return an undercooked trout twice. The waiter tried to tell us that people liked it that way. It was raw inside. Once is almost understandable every now and then. To do it twice is inexcusable. But they didn’t charge for it (obvs) and have a small discount on the total bill.

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ML
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love The Orange. It’s beautiful, the staff are kind, helpful and friendly. The food is very good. The roast was good, the veg could have been better. The carrots were undercooked and there were no parsnips. The Yorkshires were also a bit over done. The roast potatoes needed more flavour. The Lamb shoulder was wonderful.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service could have been better. They forgot our drinks to the food. But in all it was a good experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have loved the Orange for many years in the past. Now I live abroad and came to London for a visit & asked my friends to come for lunch catch up...
the food was mediocre... small portions, not what I expected.. was certainly disappointed.

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ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely go back.

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed, first time, visit.
Friendly helpful staff serving interesting and well prepared food.
Will return when next in London.

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R
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Good pub food with vegetarian options.very noisy and service slow

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Orange! Perfect Sunday lunch. The setting, the staff, the food - outstanding.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The venue is lovely and service excellent. We felt the food was somewhat over-priced and a bit lacking in flavours. Would give it another chance tbough-may have been our menu choices.

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pork roast was very good. Beef roast was good. Our server was just ok, unlike what we experienced in London all week. Would recommend to others!

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JC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent pub on the high end side, meal was delicious and elegant. Smallish portions meant we spent a lot on starters and desserts. All excellent tho.

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Dissapointed with food

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OS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The location and venue are really lovely, and the food was good, but not outstanding (we both had the beef Sunday roast, which was cooked well, but lacked the wow factor).

The service behind the bar were rude and unenthusiastic however, and the staff in the restaurant were haphazard (some very disinterested, but one woman who seemed to be doing everyone else’s job). Overall not worth going back unfortunately.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely dining space upstairs, very good food and attentive staff. will be back.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a very nice meal at The Orange, the food was very good and the atmosphere at the restaurant was perfect for a get together with friends. The service was a little slow and a few mistakes were made with the order (the staff were very apologetic) but it wouldn't stop me going back as we had a lovely meal.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable, pleasant environment - can be a bit loud. Food portions are a good size and pizzas are very good. Professional service. Highly recommend.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful accommodating and friendly service! Delicious food, and more than anything – a really beautiful decor and ambience to the place. My family and I loved it and we will definitely be back! Perfect place to drop in if you have people visiting London as it's just around the corner (walking distance) from Victoria station. Thanks guys.

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CM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a beautiful building. Lovely relaxing atmosphere. I couldn't stop looking around me. A lovely quiet area downstairs if you want to work. The food was gorgeous and of really high quality.

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