Review on Lorne
Just minutes from Victoria Station, Lorne is an exciting new arrival to the area, taking its name from the seaside town in Victoria, Australia a popular destination on the Great Ocean Road tourist route. The restaurant is a collaboration between respected sommelier Katie Exton of River Cafe and Chez Bruce together with chef Peter Hall, who previously sharpened his knives in Brawn, three Michelin-starred Benu in San Francisco and The Square, where they both met.
Justin Gilbert of London based Coriander Buildings Ltd has created a modern light space that is chic and cosy. Neutral colours blend with marbled topped bar dining and natural wood tables and chairs, with banquette seating scattered with teal and peach cushions. Artwork is displayed on the walls, and shelves and tables are decorated with lots of greenery and pretty hand-crafted pottery.
Showcasing the very best of seasonal produce, modern British dishes hit the button with a raft of culinary delights. Kick off with mackerel, ratte potato, cucumber and nasturtium or from the land rabbit terrine, date, radish and carrot. Next up is short rib beef, Cavolo Nero and onion vinaigrette or sea bass, chestnut, sprouts, salsify and grapes. Desserts run the gamut from chocolate pavé, banana and peanut praline to a Yorkshire curd tart paired with builder's tea ice cream.
Katie has compiled an excellent wine list from around the globe featuring a collection that offers something for everyone in terms of both taste and budget. There's also a seasonal cocktail menu, London brewed bottled beers, as well as Monmouth Coffee and teas from Rare Tea Company.
Modern British / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat