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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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A really lovely supper tucked away in Richmond. Great French food in a very sympathetic setting. 3 courses & lots of wine for £80 for 2 of us. Well priced & great food. Waiter / tress service slightly slow but food / wine / price / setting makes up for it. Well worth a visit.

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful dinner here - the service was great from beginning to end and at just the right level of attentive. The seafood soup with aioli and croutons was served well the all the accompaniments on the side to add as you wish. My husband had the celeriac soup which he said was delicious with it's roasted hazelnuts. The... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Two of us had dinner here, and were charmed by the cosy atmosphere, absence of piped music, charming service and delightful food. What's not to like? My starter of charcuterie was magnificent and generous, accompanied by hot bread and a generous pot of butter. It was an extra pleasure to have mineral water from Much Wenlock, in Shropshire, instead of... More

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Chineham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have visited La Buvette a few times in the past and took two friends last weekend for lunch before the double header rugby at Twickenham. It might sound daft, but what is so lovely about La Buvette is its Frenchness. All the waitresses are French and you really feel as though you are across the Channel. They also offer... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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151 reviews 151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant 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
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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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