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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

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Vaut le détour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Weybridge
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Weybridge
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
281 reviews 281 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The staff are really nice, the bread is fantastic, the food and wine is really good too. I will be come back again.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
387 reviews 387 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were three at lunch. We had been warned that there was a large party in the larger room but decided to go any way. The greeting was warm and we were served promptly by an extremely pleasant and efficient French waiter. Two of us had the fixed price menu at £17.50. We had Stornoway black pudding, which was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quiet ambience, nice little intimate romantic French restaurant. Lovely authentic rustic dishes, and innovative wine list, all for a surprisingly modest bill (for authentic French food!).

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

10 people, 2 birthdays, lots of champagne, £650+ bill.....12.5% service charge.....and a £25 birthday cake corkage fee! Not impressed! No atmosphere, lack of staff smiles, food average and overpriced! But cake corkage is a step too far!

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A great meal all in all beautiful starters, potted salmon, crab lovely onglet steak, decent wine, nice service, excellent price...the only thing I could ever hope for would be a lovely bit of French music tinkering away in the background just to add to the atmosphere

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We eat here often and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always of consistently high quality every time we come, often without an advance reservation. The staff is most accommodating, the wine list has solid choices for a nice, but not break your budget, evening out. Highly recommended for traditional French cuisine in a quiet, off the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a booking with friends and were really surprised by the standard of service. The waiting staff tried to take away our cheeses when they were only half eaten and then said she couldn't understand us when we asked her not to take them. Our wine glasses weren't refilled even when a second bottle of wine was brought to... 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 0 - 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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