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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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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: 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

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    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
Great food in a beautiful setting

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
kandy z
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Berkshire
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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
71 reviews 71 reviews
28 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
Reviewer
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
30 helpful votes 30 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
5 reviews 5 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 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?