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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
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

La Buvette is great for an excellent meal out when you want a bit more refinement than a chain but aren't stretching to a fancy meal in the west end. The main room is quite small and the decor perhaps a little tired, but I think that contributes to the relaxed family atmosphere. The menu is always well thought out,... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you were French, you would probably choose here for a taste of home. Service excellent and food perfectly done. Lunch fixed price menu very reasonable value and uncomplicated with sufficient choice to please a range of tastes. Lunch was perfect.

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London
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Havent been here for many years....was one of our favourites out of Town....pleased to say that its still superb....interesting and top quality menu....and the best steaks (onglet) around .....fish soup a tad thin and needs a bit more punch but great food and great service....wont leave it so long to go back to this time.....

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London
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have visited on 2 occasions for lunch & dinner. Both times the food has been enjoyable and of a high standard with just a little carelessness on the part of the kitchen preventing me from giving it 5 stars. It is a lovely location in a church courtyard and is worth visiting on a warm day as there is... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I had dinner with a friend here tonight and it was a great experience. Tucked away in Richmond, it's well decorated and cozy while feeling a little elegant and special. The staff seem mostly French and are very nice and provide excellent service. This is authentic French food and ambience. Be warned that the menu is quite small so if... More

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The French cooking is fantastic and the chef clearly has a flair for top quality cooking. Many great gastronomic French dishes and some lovely inventive flair. This is an absolute asset to good cooking at a high standard and London restaurant quality at its best. The staff are very well educate, the atmosphere sophisticated, and the wine tasting nights are... More

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London
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Three of us enjoyed the soup to start, fish soup and celeriac soup. We all of us had the Bourride. It was a bit disappointing with some sea bass, monkfish and prawns in a creamy sauce. I had to leave a bit of my monkfish as it was a bit translucent. I normally think of a fish stew as cooked... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times before and never been disappointed. This time was no different, a lovely meal, good wine and nice service. My sister had called ahead and ordered a bottle of champagne for us as an anniversary treat and the staff were lovely. The cheese plate had 'happy anniversary' written in chocolate writing- a lovely... More

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