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Buvette, La

6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 (0)20 8940 6264
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Price range: $0 - $76
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I really am. I have lived in Richmond for 23 years, walked by La Buvette hundreds of times, and never thought to eat there. Well, last night friends said they wanted to dine al fresco, and I could think of nowhere else. Expecting a lovely garden setting, we were very pleasantly surprised to have the food effortlessly outshine the flowers.... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Return visit to la Buvette. Not as good as before. Some items on the menu are rather Turkish and Arab than French. Soup de Poisson was reasonable, not sure if not from a tin though. My hake was tasteless, but the chips ordered with it was excellent. Coffee was good and 2 out of the accompanying mini desserts, really good.... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Sister restaurant (at least at one time) to Brula. Quality french cooking. A short menu always well executed. Portions are not large but always tasty. Interesting, french, cuts of meat (eg onglet, bavette etc) cooked with care and attention to detail. If you don't have 3 courses (and the bread) you may go home hungry. All in all very enjoyable.... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Tucked down a small side street is a funny little French restaurant, La Buvette, inside an annex to St Mary Magdalene church. It has a pretty courtyard where we sat to enjoy a five course regional tasting menu with wine for £55. The food was totally delicious, and the wine quite lovely. The service was great, but the real star... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Slow service, a poor start (crab) and a weak main. We cut our losses at that point and left, £51 the lighter (for 2, no alcohol). Used to be better a few years ago, won't go back.

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London
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

A very average lunch at somewhere that used to be a popular haunt. The restaurant was almost empty, yet the service was stuttering and forgetful. Food was nicely presented but dishes were hit and miss.

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Walnut Creek, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wound up our last full day in England with a visit to Hampton Court Palace where we had lunch (review to come), took a boat ride on the Thames to Richmond and as a result of a recommendation from another passenger on the boat, found our way up from the river on a cobble stone street to the main... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was the second time we've dined here. First time was a few months ago and the food - especially the fondant - was delicious. However our second visit was an anti climax. The fondant which we loved wasn't available (understandable as it's a winter dish) and we opted for alternatives which weren't as good. My fish soup starter was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I ate here last week for the first time and it definitely won't be the last! The restaurant is cosy and authentic with a lovely atmosphere. The food was lovely and the portion sizes were just right, we were also given enough time between courses. This meant we were persuaded to share one petit chocolate pot as... More

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Midlands, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

On a quest to find somewhere to eat where they weren't showing the football, my friend and I stumbled across La Bivette, traditional French in appearance and in a quaint location in the town centre. It was almost empty when we arrived but soon filled up. The smell of the French bread was tantalising but I don't eat carbs. I... More

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