Victoria is an area that is easily accessible for both commuting in and out of London; a perfect location for working but for food, it’s another story. Either you end up eating from one of the London chains such as Pret a Manger, or you pay through the nose for a good sit-down meal. I hardly ever bring lunch into the office, so it’s always a challenge to find something enough to satisfy my craving.
Lime Orange fills that empty hole, offering something different whilst also being reasonably priced for its location. Quick, tasty and affordable, what more could you want?
The interior of the restaurant however, is small and intimate with a simple yet cosy atmosphere reflecting the food served.
Unfortunately, its compact size means if you arrive anytime between 12.30pm till 1.30pm, you will unlikely find a table – We managed to beat the rush by arriving at around 12.15pm without booking.
It’s been a while since I had my last bibimbap and decided on the raw beef. Lovers of bibimbap will know that the traditional stone pot the dish is served in, is incredibly substantial and more than enough to satisfy a hungry stomach.
Topped with a raw egg, the bibimbap was close to perfection with fresh vegetables and seasoned by hot sauce on the table, it was exactly what I needed but the best part is saved till last with crispy rice that needs scraping from the bottom of the pot.
Being impressed with the bibimbap I was keen to try more from Lime Orange and arrived the week after to try the spicy chicken bulgogi. The chicken was perfectly spiced and armed with lettuce, rice and hot sauce, tasting lighter than the bibimbap but certainly not any less appetizing or filling.
Lime Orange is a great find in Victoria and is perfect for those days where you fancy something a little more special than the usual sandwich. Considering the mains are around the £8-£10 mark, it’s a good excuse to have a lunchtime treat more often than not.
– Lime Orange, Victoria