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6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 (0)20 8940 6264
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5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
EXPRESS LUNCH A HIT !

We have previously eaten here in the evening, so lunch was a new experience. The express lunch was very good, decently priced and the service was good. recommended for a smarter budget lunch. the restaurant was doing a roaring trade!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
stephenf8
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London, United Kingdom
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have previously eaten here in the evening, so lunch was a new experience. The express lunch was very good, decently priced and the service was good. recommended for a smarter budget lunch. the restaurant was doing a roaring trade!

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Thank stephenf8
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to La Buvette for the first time this year with a client, and we only had an hour to eat before heading back to the office. The "manageress" suggested that we try their "express lunch", which is a green salad with walnuts, a steak frites, and dessert. It was absolutely brilliant, fast, tasty, under £20... a great lunch.... More 

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Thank matt422016
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to La Buvette regularly and are always really pleased. My husband is French and he absolutely loves their fish soup and onglet steak. We went recently to enjoy their £15 January offer (I had the mackerel and the chicken with chorizo and aioli) and it was delicious, also great value! I like the cosy atmosphere, and the staff... More 

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Thank Charlotte-duchamp
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here on a number of occasions and it's always been a pleasure. The onglet steak is sublime and the wine isn't too pricey either - The staff are very courteous also.

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Thank Nathan R
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to La Buvette with Friends, and we had some nice food and good time. No rush in the service, although we arrived very close to the kitchen closure. They have some nice menu for a reasonable price and the A la carte has some good dishes. I recommended. In the summer outside on the terrace must be nice to... More 

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Thank Gerome M
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Efficient, friendly and well-run. The food is traditionally French with one or two English courses; the fish soup and onglet steak both rich and classic. All good with an agreeable selection of wines at reasonable prices. Service is friendly, accurate and effortless. Intimate and lovely location; large outdoor dining area for the Summer.

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Thank SRossC
Teddington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Beautiful location - we have no idea what the food is like as the manager was so aggressive and unpleasant that we left before ordering. The 3 of us rose as one, just after she has delivered her first volley of negativity and left. Not content with that, she continued to berate us as we put on our coats and... More 

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3 Thank Stephen_Mowat
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Despite walking past La Buvette several times a week I had never been there until a friend organised a Christmas get together. Service was impecable and the food simply delicious. A restaurant I will definitely return to on special occasions.

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Thank ILoveLondonandNYC
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Little La Buvette has been tucked beside St. Mary Magdalene church in Richmond since 2004. I have passed it countless times and been charmed by its promising exterior but in all those years, have never managed to set foot inside. So we tried it one early autumn evening. True enough, it sure is cute in that 70s French country auberge... More 

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Thank Kia A
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant which consistently delivers great food and wine. I couldn't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Greatly looking forward to our next visit.

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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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?