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“Exellent service and good value for money”
Review of Orange Restaurant

Orange Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Nelspruit
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$45
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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.
Nelspruit, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Exellent service and good value for money”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Me and my wife had a good time at Nelspruit Orange Restaurant on mothers day, the staff service was excellent, it was my first time to have a meal at their Restaurant, and i will pay them a visit again, we have enjoy their food, it was fresh and clean, keep it up guys much appreciated.

  • Visited May 2014
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“awesome food”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Awesome food, awesome view... always a great experience! go often and its my first choice for business.. friends or just a nice evening out! essential to book though.

  • Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had no idea that the hotel we booked for one night in Nelspruit had a restaurant on the grounds. We intended to try another Nelspruit eatery, but after a week in Kruger, staying out of the car sounded wonderful.

What a pleasant surprise. If we have eaten at another restaurant with a more beautiful view or ambiance, it does not come quickly to memory. The candles and the outdoor seating and the water sounds all make for an amazing sensory experience.

Food and service were wonderful. We had the ostrich capriccio for starters, lamb and chicken for mains, desserts, and wine for a very reasonable price. Every server who past by checked on us. Very nice!

  • Visited May 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Most enjoyable evening”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Nelspruit seems to be full of surprises.... The Orange Restaurant being one of them. My wife and I had a magical evening and would go back anytime.

So, why only 4 stars?

The venue is everything one could ask for, well appointed, well maintained, stunning views with most tables affording the dinners a view over the city that has to be seen.... I do understand the concern of a reviewed about "boxes" in the open, there is a long top running along the wall on which the cutlery, etc. is placed. Perhaps, a waist-high screen of frosted glass would serve?

The food was excellent, cooked as per request. I never knew that watermelon could taste so good with olives and feta. The chocolate filet was sublime. Finally I had my meat medium-rare. However, as usual, chips are impossible to get right.

The lamb shank was tasty, the jus wonderful. Yet when biting into the meat, one realizes that it could have cooked for 1 hour more, or that the oven needs some repairs as one side was less cooked than the other. Just shy of melt-in-your-mouth, really.

Desert was the real let-down. For that price, get some ice-cream that is better than "country fresh". I mean 1 scoop or so for more than a 5 liter tub would cost?

So why was it still magical for us? Service was amazing, with fewer waitresses than most places, the Restaurant gave us the space to relax while their team looked after us without hovering or being obtrusive. Every waitress that went by checked that the wine glass was charged, the plates still in use, the dinners enjoying themselves. Yet, all of this from the corner of their eyes, thus making the service appear totally invisible and seamless.

A place to go back to? Definitely.

Visited May 2014
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Nelspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
“Wow Wow Wow!!!!!!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Orange fails to dissapoint!!! Highly recommend the Salmon and Hollandaise Fillet.
Fabulous Fabulous.......Well done!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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