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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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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Plenty of choice

Plenty of choice and lovely hot food at the buffet. I really enjoyed the meals, staff were very good too

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
TimmyTot
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Kirkham, Lancashire, England
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Kirkham, Lancashire, England
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36 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Plenty of choice and lovely hot food at the buffet. I really enjoyed the meals, staff were very good too

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I've visited the Leftbank restaurant at the Runnymede Hotel three times for lunch with my husband, the most recent being for my birthday on Thursday 2nd July. Each time we've been, the food does not disappoint. Fantastic quality and a great selection. Personally, I think the lunch prices should be higher. But some of the finer details were missed. 1)... More 

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Surrey
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131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

3 of us went to the Runnymede Hotel recently for another delicious buffet lunch in the Leftbank restaurant. We were expecting it to be busy as it was Ascot week but we were lucky enough to be seated by the window as per my request when booking. The huge array of starter dishes always makes it difficult to know what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I couldn't question the service, but the Sunday roast left me underwhelmed. It looked the part, but failed to deliver on the taste front. Rather average I'm afraid. Great setting and I would recommend drinks at the bar on a sunny day.

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

Thank you for your review of Leftbank. I am pleased that the service was good and that you enjoyed the setting on the banks of the river Thames. I am however, sorry that Sunday Roast underwhelmed you from a taste perspective. I have passed this on to the Head Chef to review as we normally receive extremely positive feedback on... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not sure if this counts as Leftbank Restaurant - we had use of the Riverside Suite - but I wanted to be sure to leave note of our appreciation for our excellent experience at the Runnymede. We had 30 guests but made hardly any impression on the generous and delicious hot and cold 4 course buffet lunch. All the food... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review of your parents’ diamond wedding anniversary celebration at the runnymede-on-thames. I am delighted that your parents and the 30 guests enjoyed their private buffet in our riverside suite overlooking the river and that all the food was of an excellent quality. I have passed your kind comments about the food and the cheerfulness of... More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Four of us lunched here after viewing the Queen's statue at Runnymede. The buffet starters were really good and I could have easily had 2 portions and forgotten the main course. The main course, as mentioned by another reviewer, was OK but not as interesting as the starters. Sweets were very good. Although the lunch is self service, the staff... More 

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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 chose the hotel to have lunch in while visiting the new statue of the Queen in the pleasure grounds, a fifteen minute walk from the hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed the starters so much that you could have had them twice and that you thought... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The hotel is not far to Staines upon Thames and Egham town centers.also the Magna Carta is about half mile for hotel , Windsor castle is not far about two miles.the town center, theres is changing the guards, about 10-30 to 11-00 oclock every day,very colourful it a must see.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the runnymede-on-thames and I am so pleased that you found the hotel’s location, close to Windsor, Egham and Staines and the Magna Carta memorials in Runnymede ideal. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More 

egham
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had our wedding lunch here, for twenty people. A wonderful range of salads, mains for veggies and meat eaters. Superb and bespoke service. Excellent wine. Unbelievable puddings, and mature tasty cheeses. Everyone from the young to the very old were well provided for. People from US and elsewhere were stunned at the quality of the food and the atmosphere.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Leftbank and I am delighted that you chose our restaurant for your wedding lunch. It is great that all your party from the ‘young to very old’ were well provided for and that your guests from the US and other countries were stunned at the quality of the food, ambience... More 

Horsham West Sussex
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After reading all the reviews I was expected to be blown away . The starters were lovely. The mains a disappointment, ( what I had was tasty, no roast potatoes either night ) the puddings gorgeous . Maybe just me regarding the main course ,can't put my finger on it but not marvellous .. Everything very hot which I really... 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 at the runnymede-on-thames and I am pleased that you found the starters lovely and puddings gorgeous although I am sorry the main courses were not marvellous. Good to know that everything was hot though. I hope that we will see you again soon. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

we went to the Leftbank Restaurant for birthday celebrations. One of our party has severe food allergies. We were assisted by a waiter called Daniel Lockyer who couldn't do enough to help us. His knowledge regarding suitability of food for our daughter was amazing, going as far as to have food especially prepared by the chef. Amazing service, and highly... More 

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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 glad that you chose our restaurant to celebrate a birthday. I am delighted that Daniel was able to advise on the suitability of the foods on offer organised special dishes to be prepared for your daughter. As you have mentioned Daniel by name he will be automatically nominated for the... More 

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Additional Information about Leftbank Restaurant

Address: The Runnymede-On-Thames | The Runnymede-On-Thames, Egham TW20 0AG, England
Phone Number: 01784 220999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Egham
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
Average Prices: USD $37 to $45
Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, English, Family Fare

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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 to $45
  • 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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