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6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 (0)20 8940 6264
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a chance find

After a long day at Kew Gardens en route to car park we found La Buvette open early on Sunday evening. It was nice to enjoy good French onglet steak and frites, with a warm welcome and lovely French decor. Shall definitely revisit when next at Twickenham and wish we lived nearer!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After a long day at Kew Gardens en route to car park we found La Buvette open early on Sunday evening. It was nice to enjoy good French onglet steak and frites, with a warm welcome and lovely French decor. Shall definitely revisit when next at Twickenham and wish we lived nearer!

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited La Buvette for pre-theatre dinning. Also, it was my partner's birthday, unfortunately someone who took a reservation oversighted (?) my message saying that candle on our dessert or 'happy bday' on the plate would be much appreciated.... We had drinks, two mains and a dessert. A lovely place, great location, but food had no flavour ... we had... More 

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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Food is tasty and staff are friendly enough. The setting is very cute and does transport you to a French rustic cafe. A good find in Richmond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I been there for a dinner and I really enjoy all the food. Really nice the staff, so kind and very professional. Some doubts about the management and the way to coordinate the staff. I saw many things I didn't like it. For example: - same costumer was waiting to long for clean the table and the manager or assistant... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There are not too many non chain alternatives in Richmond for rating. La Buvette is tucked away by the church in the heart of the town. The prix fixe menu was interesting, high quality and the ambience great. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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
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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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Additional Information about Buvette, La

Address: 6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8940 6264
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
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
Average Prices: USD 76
Cuisine: French

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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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