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6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 (0)20 8940 6264
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 53
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
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  • 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
a nice bolthole

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
nigel s
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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English first
Stirling, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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
37 helpful votes 37 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
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290 reviews 290 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
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420 reviews 420 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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
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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 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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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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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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