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Summary

£77
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Going from strength to strength... surviving a flood in its first year... then Covid… it shines triumphant!” – owner Katie Exton “has dedication in abundance” and her “superb and fairly priced” Pimlico favourite is the result. That the “lovely and intimate” room can also appear “a little understated” is the nearest any report gets to a criticism; and most are a full-on hymn of praise to its “stunning, clean-flavoured seasonal food” served with “enthusiasm and knowledge”. La patronne is a top sommelier and “pound for pound her brilliant, eclectic and accessible wine list is one of the best in London; punching well above its weight for a restaurant of its size and price-point”.

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous Katie Exton and her team never disappoint” at her “lovely, small and intimate Pimlico restaurant”, which “is coming into its own despite all the terrible setbacks when it opened” (including a flood closing it for months) and “hits a sweet spot of value and reliability”. A major attraction is the “clean and well-executed modern European cuisine”“with interesting ingredients and dishes on the right side of edgy” – but the rarer attraction is her “endearing” personal style and “enthusiastic gentle guidance to the right wine pairing” from the “supremely clever and wide-ranging wine list” she has assembled as “one of London’s top sommeliers”. Top Tip – “there is a great glassware selection too for a restaurant of its size, which is often overlooked in guides!”

Summary

£71
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Having survived the lockdowns which were preceded by a major flood”, this “modest” but “delightful and comfortable small restaurant”, a short walk from Victoria, “is back and on top form”. “Katie Exton is now sole owner, with a new head chef (previously the number two in the kitchen) and the food remains superb”. “Katie is not only one of London’s slickest hostesses but also one of its best sommeliers”, and has assembled a “focused, somewhat classical list” which she introduces with “knowledge and enthusiasm”. “Bang for buck, given the size of the restaurant and its prices? Lorne can’t be beaten!”.

Summary

£62
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

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76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DE

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code

Lorne Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lorne Restaurant in SW1V, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lorne restaurant.
Matthew R
I wanted to like this as all the reviews ha...
Reviewed 1 months, 30 days ago

"I wanted to like this as all the reviews had been glowing but I'm afraid the food was forgettable, and the room was a bit pokey. Nothing made me want to return."

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David F
Starters of eel veloute with Jersey royals ...
Reviewed 2 months, 27 days ago

"Starters of eel veloute with Jersey royals and sea bream tartare were neatly plated and tasty and a main of veal rump was very well cooked. The restaurant was quite quiet at lunchtime which made it easy to converse during the meal."

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andrew d
Excellent pre theatre menu...
Reviewed 7 months, 3 days ago

"Excellent pre theatre menu"

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Andrew K
Set lunch menu was good value, else it woul...
Reviewed 8 months, 22 days ago

"Set lunch menu was good value, else it would be perhaps a touch pricey. Helpful staff. A useful place in this area - good for meeting people getting into Victoria"

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Haris M
Interesting flavours, even in well tried di...
Reviewed 8 months, 26 days ago

"Interesting flavours, even in well tried dishes. Efficient and friendly staff. We’ll past it’s best interior. "

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Kieran C
Beautifully cooked meal, only small complai...
Reviewed 9 months, 10 days ago

"Beautifully cooked meal, only small complaint was that the dessert was slightly bigger than it needed to be! Excellent value. "

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Steve C
They just did everything right. Really love...
Reviewed 11 months, 12 days ago

"They just did everything right. Really lovely place, has a family-run intimate vibe but with exceptional cooking and friendly hosting. A lovely experience. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £36.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £31.00 £8.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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