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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”.

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”.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.)

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Lorne Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lorne Restaurant in SW1V, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lorne restaurant.
Daniel C
Clean, well-executed and presented modern E...
Reviewed 7 months, 12 days ago

"Clean, well-executed and presented modern European food with a great and fairly priced wine list. The space is a little bland but service was attentive."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.00 £32.50
Pretheatre £28.00 £32.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£11.50 £26.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DE
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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