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6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 (0)20 8940 6264
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
5* food, 1* service

Great little restaurant tucked away from hustle bustle. Food delicious particularly fish soup. But service needs drastically improving - actually found some staff rude which is unacceptable when paying these prices. I read some reviews which criticised how cramped it is - get over it as whole point... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Hudson58
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London, United Kingdom
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great little restaurant tucked away from hustle bustle. Food delicious particularly fish soup. But service needs drastically improving - actually found some staff rude which is unacceptable when paying these prices. I read some reviews which criticised how cramped it is - get over it as whole point of this place is it's a one-off gem! So a mixed review... More 

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Manchester
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Onglet, that's the way to go. Restaurant was quiet when we arrived - only one other table occupied (a very sunny late afternoon in April) - but service was unhurried. An enjoyable experience I'd like to repeat. Party of 4 - 3 onglet ordered :).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Charming place with hard working staff, good ambiance and good food. Their new express lunch menu with classic "steak-frites" was perfect and got us back to work on time.Thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I frequently visit this restaurant and I'm always pleased with the quality and consistency of the food. I had the most gorgeous night there this week, the service was excellent and I had the most lovely English asparagus with hollandaise sauce, a generous and juicy rib of beef followed by strawberries and cream... The wine selection is also great, we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This restaurant aims high, is not cheap and charges 12.5% service. It has a delightful dining room, but the food was not exceptional and the service was not up to 12.5%; the waitress not knowing how to serve wine, our glasses never being topped up and we were never asked if we were satisfied with our main course. Also whilst... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I come to La Buvette once a year on the annual London pilgrimage to see rellies. La Buvette is always on the list of places to have a relaxing lunch. Once again we spent several happy hours in their courtyard under the parasol with the sun streaming down. Good wholesome French food - I had the express lunch of the... More 

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Peterborough
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Its easy to stick to the same old chain resturants so booking this was a chance to try something different and inderpendent. Set in a quiet back street in the centre it was a nice change. The atmosphere is great and the staff very polite and helpfull. They have a set menu with several options and daily specials. I had... More 

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Weybridge
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We have reviewed this restaurant before but we are not such regulars as to be known by the management or to feel that we have to give rave reviews every time. We can however speak of its consistency and we always have an enjoyable meal. This time the promotion was a fillet of Scottish beef with hand cut chips and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
317 reviews 317 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I ate here last Friday, fortunately we arrived promptly at half seven and so were able to choose a table for two which was not in the row of very cramped tables bordering the rather compact dining room. Generally I don't visit restaurants which have an unacceptable gap between tables as I'm seldom interested in eavesdropping on other diner's conversations!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I had been aware of the existence of Richmond's 'La Buvette' for many years but only recently did I find a chance to lunch at this delightful bistro/restaurant which may originally have been a private house in the Georgian style. French name ... French feel .... the appearance of a genuine French bistro given its paper-dressed gingham tablecloths and, in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8940 6264

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 76
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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