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Leftbank Restaurant

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European, Vegetarian, English, Family Fare
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The Runnymede-On-Thames | The Runnymede-On-Thames, Egham TW20 0AG, England
01784 220999
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:45 am - 10:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:45 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Late Night
Description: At leftbank there are stunning views of the river Thames from wherever...
At leftbank there are stunning views of the river Thames from wherever you're dining. Linger over gorgeous seasonal food all freshly cooked and served buffet-style so you can help yourself to a little bit of this, a lot of that...you can tuck into three, four or five courses! The food style is English with gorgeous international influences and it's all prepared freshly for you by people who love food. The wood-fired oven, rotisserie and hobs are always in action - a theatre of cooking right before your eyes.
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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Splendid and breakfast buffet!

Just back from a hen weekend at the hotel! A great location looking over the Thames lock and tow path. The restaurant offered a superb buffet both at dinner and breakfast - the choice and variety was quite amazing and very well presented! In fact almost too much choice - I would like to have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Jacqui B
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
surrey UK
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were testing this restaurant as we are planning a birthday lunch in a couple of months. The Manager showed us to a table (a man of few words or smiles) An Asian girl came to take our drinks order, then we went to the buffet, the choice was amazing the chefs were very pleasant and the food was delicious.... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just back from a hen weekend at the hotel! A great location looking over the Thames lock and tow path. The restaurant offered a superb buffet both at dinner and breakfast - the choice and variety was quite amazing and very well presented! In fact almost too much choice - I would like to have sampled more but physically unable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Gary and Daniel provided a polite, friendly and attentive service. Daniel was quick to provide the allergy list, so that my daughter could avoid a disaster. Daniel walked all around the serving area to pointing out options. He then offered for us to ask at any given stage for a reminder. All the serving staff are quick to remove empty... More 

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review of Leftbank and I am so pleased that you found the team friendly and attentive, especially Daniel and Gary. As you have mentioned both of these by name they will be automatically nominated for our Employee of the Quarter award. I am pleased that you liked the riverside location of the restaurant and... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My friend wanted to have her celebratory 94th birthday lunch at the Left Bank as we had been before and had an excellent lunch. As usual the food was amazing both with quality and choice and the service by Gary was faultless. He made the meal extra special for her and again we could not find fault with anything. Excellent... More 

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the Leftbank at the runnymede-on-thames hotel. I am so pleased that your friend decided to celebrate her 94th birthday with us and that you all had an excellent lunch finding the food and service faultless. As you have mentioned your waiter Gary by name he will automatically nominated for our Employee of the... More 

London
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Having done a lot of big opulent buffets in places like Singapore, KL and Dubai, the Leftbank rivals any of those in terms of presentation and choice. There is so much choice that any dietary whims are catered for and all for a reasonable price. Have visited this on birthdays and corporate events and for something like that when you... More 

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of the Leftbank restaurant at the runnymede-on-thames. I am so pleased that you would compare us to buffets you have experienced in Singapore and Dubai in terms of presentation and choice and that you have found that your dietary requirements are catered for all, at a reasonable price. I am also pleased that you... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went to celebrate a family birthday - the staff are really attentive and friendly - food is terrific and frankly it is difficult not to over indulge! Really recommend.

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therunnymede, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review of leftbank and I am pleased that you chose to celebrate a family Birthday with us. I am glad that you found the staff attentive and friendly and the food terrific. Thank you for recommending us; we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Craig Spencer More 

Berkshire
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved the breakfast spread and taste. Dinner was a buffet and the range of food was extensive. Absolutely loved the starters. The mains were not as good but this is always down to personal taste and does not reflect in me still awarding it 5 stars.

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your delightful review of the runnymede and I am so pleased that you found the variety of food in Leftbank for breakfast and dinner extensive and loved the starters. Although the main course offering was not entirely to your taste I am so pleased you think it still deserved a 5 star rating. We look forward to... More 

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited on the way back from Chessington World of Adventures as a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children 6yrs, 5yrs and 4yrs). Service and food was exceptional. £24 per adult and kids were £10 each for an all you can eat buffet. Came out stuffed as food was so nice and we wanted to sample everything. Would highly recommend... More 

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Leftbank at the runnymede-on-thames. I am so pleased that you chose to visit us after your day at nearby Chessington World of Adventures. I am also glad that you thought the food and service in the Leftbank was exceptional and that you found it good value. I am pleased that you would recommend... More 

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Myself and my husband had lunch here on a Monday and as expected it was very quiet. We were welcomed and asked if we had visited before. As this was our first time a very lovely gentleman explained the buffet to us and how it works in regards to starters, mains and desserts. The starters were amazing! Everything was so... More 

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of Leftbank restaurant at the runnymede-on-thames. I am so pleased that you were shown around the buffet and explained where each of the courses were positioned I am glad that you thought the starter selection was amazing with plenty of fresh items to choose from. I am sorry that you were disappointed by the... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Visited the Leftbank restaurant whilst staying in the Runnymede on thames hotel a few weeks ago. This was my fourth or fifth visit to the leftbank restaurant as it has become a definite favourite. Firstly the staff were all lovely, so welcoming and friendly. And secondly the ambiance is perfect, it's so relaxing and calming to sit alongside the Thames... More 

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Runnymede_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Leftbank Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of Leftbank at the runnymede-on-thames. I am so pleased that this is your favourite restaurant in the area and that you think the food is incredible. I have passed on your feedback to the team in the restaurant and especially to the chefs for making such fabulous food as it is always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Runnymede-On-Thames | The Runnymede-On-Thames, Egham TW20 0AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Egham
  • Phone Number: 01784 220999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 44
  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, English, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

At leftbank there are stunning views of the river Thames from wherever you're dining. Linger over gorgeous seasonal food all freshly cooked and served buffet-style so you can help yourself to a little bit of this, a lot of that...you can tuck into three, four or five courses! The food style is English with gorgeous international influences and it's all prepared freshly for you by people who love food. The wood-fired oven, rotisserie and hobs are always in action - a theatre of cooking right before your eyes.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 am - 10:30 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:45 am - 10:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:45 am - 10:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:45 am - 10:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:45 am - 10:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday
6:45 am - 10:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:45 am - 10:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?