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Leftbank Restaurant

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$$$
European, Vegetarian, English, Family Fare
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The Runnymede-On-Thames | Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG, England
01784 220999
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 am - 10:30 am
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Save room for dessert!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Heidi C
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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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 

London
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is just divine, the food is so tasty and there is so much to choose from, worth every penny !

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

Thank you for your glowing review of Leftbank at the runnymede-on-thames. I am delighted that you found a good choice of tasty dishes on the buffet and that you think it is worth every penny. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was having buffet meals here but they were excellent. There was home made soup, about 15 types of starters, fresh seafood cooked a la minute. sushi, roasts, lasagne's, game pie, vegetarian dishes, the list goes on and on. I had venison one night and it was excellent, along with a fig and port stuffing. Desserts were delectable, and a... 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 restaurant and I am so pleased that you found the food offering terrific. I have passed on your kind feedback to the Leftbank kitchen brigade as it is always nice to know that their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Craig Spencer Resident / Guest Relations... More 

Staffordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We needed a venue near to Heathrow for a family gathering, having not been together for many years. Leftbank was ideal for us. Whilst being relaxed and friendly, the staff could not have been more helpful and able. Thank you. The selection of food and the buffet choice was outstanding; perfect for a mixture of preferences. The ambience was a... 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 at the Runnymede-on-thames. I am so pleased that you chose us for your family gathering and found our location close to Heathrow ideal. I am also glad that you thought the atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed with a pleasurable ambience, the team extremely helpful and the choice of food outstanding. It... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a regular diner at Leftbank, and besides loving the ambience and food, for me the service I receive matters just as much, if not more. I was served by a girl I had never seen before in Leftbank, and it was the best service I have ever received. She was really on the ball.....without seeming intrusive, she knew... 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 and I am pleased to see that you are a regular to the restaurant. I am so glad that as well as loving the food and ambience the service is always good and especially on your latest visit when served by Leanne. As you have mentioned Leanne in person for the excellent... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The meal on New Years evening was one of the best meals we have had in a long time the choice is very varied and it was well presented and so much choice and nothing was too much trouble for the staff who made sure we had everything we wanted . Great waiter and chefs a wonderful experience well worth... More 

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

Thank you for your excellent review of New Year’s Eve in Leftbank. I am so pleased that it was one of the best meals that you have had in a long time and the thought the food was presented well and there was so much choice. I have passed on your kind feedback to all the team involved including the... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Leftbank restaurant last night for a family birthday. It was my second visit and I was as impressed as my first! Lovely staff, great food and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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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 and I am so pleased that you chose our restaurant to celebrate a family birthday. I am glad that we impressed you for a second time with the lovely staff, great food and atmosphere. I have passed on your kind comments to all the team as it is always... More 

Virginia Water, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A belated review, but the best buffet I have eaten at by far. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful from the moment I stepped through the door. the variety and volume of food was out of the world. I will definitely be returning with other members of my family in the near future

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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 and I am so delighted that you thought your meal was the best buffet you have eaten to date and that the team were friendly and helpful from the moment you arrived. I am pleased that you enjoyed the variety of food and thought the quantity available was out of... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What fantastic food! A group of 5 of us went here just before Christmas as a family get together. We had the buffet lunch which was, in a single word, amazing. The selection of starters was incredible and as with any buffet you can go up as many times as you like. I could quite easily have simple had starters... 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 and I am delighted that you thought the offering was amazing and that the Caesar salad was the best you have ever tasted. I am glad that your guests were able to indulge in the many desserts on offer and that you enjoyed the selection of chesses. However, I am sorry that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 43
  • 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?