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“Great yummy restaurant”
Review of Orange Restaurant

Orange Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 91 Restaurants in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $45
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Orange Restaurant opened its doors in the Summer of 2007. Situated in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga approximately 60km from the Kruger National Park, it boasts with the most magnificent views of the Lowveld escarpment.Imagine yourself surrounded by sophisticated decor, white linen and over-sized napkins enjoying fine-dining cuisine prepared by passionate and experienced chefs.This ideal restaurant is also the perfect venue for weddings, conferences, and other special occasions & events.
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I give the food 10/10! It was beautifully presented and tasted awesomely delicious! What I loved is that the portions were nice and small, just right so that you can easily have all three courses. The hosts and waiters were all very neatly dressed and friendly and never made a mistake with an order and was very attentive on their guests. The table settings were beautiful and the whole place gave a comfy feel to it. Loved it, definitely worth a visit!

Thank Marinda D
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Service very slow. Had to request pre-meal drinks twice, forgot one guest's drink. The list goes on.

Thank kuzak
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Lovely setting and delightful views. Sparkling wine glasses, well polished cutlery and crisp white tablecloths set a positive scene. The wine list is good and prices reasonable.

My starter was ostrich carpaccio. despite having been well beaten the slices were too thick and had not been marinated. Presentation was good but no lemon or capers. The tiniest drizzle of balsam vinegar on the plate. Oil and vinegar was provided on the table.

I tested the prawns selected by my guests. Overcooked and thence rubbery texture. Pity.

My main course was chateaubriand ordered medium to rare (is there any other way to cook chateaubriand?). Arrived well done. As this dish takes 30 minutes to prepare (15 in oven and 15 resting) it would not have been reasonable to my guests to send my meal back.

A further problem was with the accompanying béarnaise sauce. Several required ingredients were missing and the sauce presented was basically clarified butter.

One of my guests declared the kingclip fish to be excellent.

This used to be one of Nelspruit's finest. There has clearly been a change of chef and management. A dress code is required. Casual is fine but no tee shirts or denim. This is a restaurant which most guests visit for special occasions.

Smoking policy is strange. Allowed on a balcony separated only by a pane of glass from diners. Outside should really a bit further away than 5mm.

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Thank ExiledScotNWEngland
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had an evening meal, a la carte, best couple table outside, amazing view, quality of service is impeccable, food is delicious, by far one of the best restaurants in South Africa!

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Thank Lylo6
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This restaurant probably has the best setting in Nelspruit. We had good service, the waitresses were very attentive. Nice atmosphere. The food was good, tasty chicken livers and delicious pork belly! The Mozambique style baby chicken was good too. Overall the food was all good. The menu is not wildly exciting, but you can easily find something you want to eat. There was a large table of people there that night and I thought they handled it very well. They seated them apart from the other diners and it was not noisy at all.

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Thank Ingrid E
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