Good Hotel Guide Review
Across from the pocket park of Orange Square, with its statue of a young Mozart, this ‘upmarket pub/café/restaurant’ is a sister to The Grazing Goat (see entry). Both are creations of the Bernardi brothers’ Cubitt House group, characterised by casual sophistication. ‘A conversion of a beautifully proportioned Georgian building.’ The Orange is set over three floors with a private dining room in the old brewery beneath. ‘Beautifully crafted bedrooms’ at the top have exposed roof timbers, bare floorboards, air conditioning, a king-size bed, modern artwork, what they term ‘countryside chic’. In the street-level bar they serve coffees, cocktails, craft beers, more than 30 wines by the glass. The first-floor dining room menu offers such ‘well-presented’ dishes as fried hake, cauliflower, forced rhubarb, smoked almonds; truffle potatoes, wild garlic, goat’s curd, artichokes, cured egg yolk, as well as wood-fired pizzas. ‘We were pleased we chose to eat in.’ Breakfast can include chilli cornbread with smashed avocado; smoked salmon and poached egg, hollandaise on muffin. Sloane Square, the King’s Road and the Royal Hospital, Chelsea (for the flower show), are nearby.
37 Pimlico Road
020 7881 9844
restaurant, 2 bars, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, ground-floor pub/dining area wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms by prior agreement, public rooms, except first-floor dining room.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room £205–£240. À la carte £36, set menus £27–£39, breakfast cooked dishes from £7.50, full English £12.50.