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Leftbank Restaurant

The Runnymede-On-Thames | Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG, England
01784 220999
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Ranked #7 of 44 Restaurants in Egham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $39 - $47
Cuisines: European, English, Vegetarian, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Buffet, Late Night
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.
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Cornwall
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great buffet lunch with lots of lovely choices. Service and staff were great!! Would definitely return!!!

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

Thank you for your glowing review of Leftbank and I am so pleased that you found lots of lovely choices on the buffet and thought the service from the team was great. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I haven't used TripAdvisor before but after joining members of my family for a meal at the Leftbank restaurant I was so impressed by the level of service we received and the standard of the food at the buffet was really good!! I'm not sure what the last few reviewers are talking about because the buffet was always topped up... 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 and I am pleased that you had a great experience with your family, finding the food really good and the level of service high. As you have mentioned Menino and Calum by name for the way in which they looked after your group and arranging a last minute birthday dessert they have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on a Monday evening around 20:00. There was a huge and varied selection. All really tasty food. I'm a vegetarian and was worried there wouldn't be much choice from the hot food section, but there absolutely was. The deserts were numerous and very nice. The staff were attentive, if busy and friendly. They made a fuss of my... 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 and I am pleased that you found plenty of choice especially for you as a vegetarian and that you enjoyed the desserts. I am glad that the staff were attentive and friendly and made a fuss of your mother for her birthday and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.... More

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The buffet food is second only to it's sister hotel the Grove in Watford! It's fresh delicious and lots of everything. Just be careful it's easy to over eat!

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

Thank you for your feedback and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your meal in the Leftbank finding lots of fresh and delicious food and comparable with our five star sister hotel. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Booked a weekend stay in the hotel and ate in Leftbank for Sunday lunch and was very disappointed. We booked our table in advance for two thirty and the food on the buffet was cold and there was hardly anything left, I asked the manager when the food would be replenished only to be told they don't replenish food! (... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Leftbank Restaurant but I am truly sorry that there appears to have been a complete miscommunication as we take bookings for Sunday Lunch right up until 3.15pm or later so under no circumstances should anyone state that we do not replenish the buffet between 12 noon and 3.30pm as this is not reflective... More

Greater London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For a charge of £24 for a buffet lunch you get a choice of starters - all cold salads(most with hated peppers) except for the soup. The mains consisted of extremely dry port and chicken (with gravy if you want), a steak & ale pie with soggy pastry, mushroom in wide for the veggies, dry salmon or pan fried fish.... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Leftbank. We normally receive very positive feedback on the food in the Leftbank and I can only apologise that you did not enjoy your experience. I am sorry that you were not impressed with the offering and found it a waste of money. We always try to ensure there is something for everyone... More

Staines, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

(Tuesday early evening, 26th). My husband and I decided it would be a good place to grab some impromptu dinner. Admittedly we hadn't booked, so we knew we might not get a table. After ummm-ing & ahhh-ing, & then being told there was a table we could have, but we would have to hurry up and be out of there... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Leftbank restaurant and I am pleased that you found the standard of the food excellent. I am however, sorry that you did not receive the level of service that we pride ourselves on at the runnymede, shown in many of the previous reviews. At times although the Leftbank may look empty we may... More

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Welcomed on arrival and nicely shown how lunch worked. Food excellent and plentiful. All staff polite and pleasantly helpful giving the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Meal was to treat son on new job. Fitted perfectly.

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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 and I am pleased that your son’s treat was enjoyed by all and fitted your requirements perfectly. I am glad that the food was excellent and the team were helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Friendly informal restaurant serving delicious food! Steak was tender and tasty and sauce served with the duo of fish was so good I could have licked the plate clean!

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

Thank you for your review of Leftbank and I am pleased that you enjoyed the steak and sauce served with the fish finding all the food delicious. I am also pleased that you found the restaurant friendly but informal. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More

Guildford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

In a very good hotel on the banks of the river, if you go for fine dining then go elsewhere but if you like a wide selection of good food which you can select and take back to your table then this is a great place and very reasonably priced. There is no set formula other than go up and... More

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

Thank you for your great review of the Leftbank restaurant and I am so pleased that you found the food here reasonably priced and a great concept for all tastes and appetites. I am pleased that your group all enjoyed their time at the Leftbank and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident... More

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