Harden's survey result
“Lorne has gone from strength to strength since its recovery from its awful flash flood”, which closed it for a significant portion of 2018 – “it’s a measure of the warm feelings it generates that just about all staff came back when the restaurant reopened, as did all the regulars who had become loyalists in a relatively short period of time”. Owned and run by Katie Exton and Peter Hall, it’s a “tranquil space” with “no fuss and no pretentiousness”, but “unexpectedly good, seasonal food for a street a stone’s throw from Victoria, and lined with medium-priced, fast-food restaurants”. A good chunk of its appeal lies in its “vast and interesting wine list” on which “Katie provides guidance”.
“It arrived in a wave of critical approval and it well deserves all the praise it has received!” – Katie Exton and Peter Hall “have done an incredible job” with this “fantastic, relatively new addition to Pimlico” in the “tricky locale” near Victoria station. A “lovely little neighbourhood spot”, “the kitchen produces exquisite food using market-fresh produce” from a “concise, regularly-changing menu of inventive food that’s not overly fussy” but “executed delightfully, often with an unexpected twist”. “Front of house is the co-owner Katie, who will guide you through the excellent wine list: her wine knowledge is superb and her advice sensible and unpretentious”. (The restaurant was closed for a significant chunk of 2018 due to flooding, but has now reopened.)
“A triumph from the River Café/Chez Bruce/The Square’s Katie Exton and Peter Hall” – this “confident, new modern British kid on ever-more-interesting Pimlico culinary block” (on the same street as A Wong) is yet another reason to brave the “grimy streets surrounding Victoria station”. “The seasonal menu is expertly created and cooked” and matched with a “concise but astonishingly tempting wine list” in a “light”, simple space.
Lorne Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Seamless service and riches of delicious food options to tempt the palate. Excellent wine list by both glass and bottle"
"Simply outstanding! Beautiful non pretentious food. Cod just wonderful. Simple decor , but a real buzz. A real find!. "
"Delighted to find this fantastic, straightforwardly fresh and modern restaurant near Victoria which feels like something you would encounter away from the centre of town. Great technical execution and particularly pleasing that they seem to care about desserts as much as anything else. Intriguing, good value wine list combined with enthusiastic help choosing!"
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DE
|Monday||6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm|