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“Fab local restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant 109

Restaurant 109
109 Kew Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 2PN, England
+44 20 8940 0050
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Price range: $28 - $45
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
london
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fab local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went on Friday night, it wasn't too busy and got a table even though we hadn't booked. Stay as always were very friendl and make you feel very welcome.

There is an a'la carte menu and a fixed price which is £16.99 for two courses and i think£18.99 or £19.99 for 3.

We went for the a'la carte and i had the cassoulet which was totally lovely. The staff were happy to cater for some dietary issues that my wife has.

Would defo go again

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Sunday Lunch - empty plates all round!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Having been to 109 before with family and friends. My girlfriend and I went this time for Sunday Lunch (23.06.13).

We opted for the two course Fixed-Price menu for £16.99 good value (would have had the three course, but we were too full!). Before our starters arrived we received an interesting amuse-bouche of chili-battered courgettes, a nice touch perfect for that lull between ordering and your starters arriving. My Starter was a potato salad, and red onions, smoked haddock and mackerel and my girlfriends' duck croquettes.

For our mains we both had the roast beef (great beef), with veg and a huge yorkshire pudding (not one of those Aunt Bessie types!) we asked for extra gravy :-) .

lovely lunch will definitely be back!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great hostess, food not so great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We received a very warm welcome from the manager/owner, who was a most delightful hostess. This is what saves the restaurant from a poor review. That and the wine list, which is small but perfectly adequate.

The food and service were rather disappointing: service was friendly but moved at snail's pace. Imagine the slowest snail you can. Double that. The soup was watery, insipid and bland. My roast was dry and one felt like one was gnawing on some tough old leather. The wait between courses was unacceptable.

Not recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“family lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had an great time here having gathered from different parts of London and the south coast to celebrate my son's 21st birthday and mother's day. We were a mixed group - from age 84 to 15! We had the place more or less to ourselves as they don't usually open on a Saturday lunchtime except for pre booked groups. There were 13 of us, not all of whom arrived promptly ! The staff were very patient and helpful. Our food was cooked to order;starters arrived promptly and we had plenty of time to relax and chat between courses. Some of us chose the excellent set menu, others a la carte, All pleased with what was served. The staff were very cheerful and helpful and also took photos for us. They bought celebration balloons for me and allowed us to scatter 'birthday confetti on the tables! We all had a lovely time and would definitely recommend it for a casual lunch or a celebration. I was fortunate to be able to park right outside but other parking is available close by.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“This is a good value local restaurant, the specials are the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a small but friendly restaurant, and it is well placed just on the edge of richmond. The menu is small but I think covers every taste, the set menu is good value. The wine list is again short but has all of the usual suspects. The service is personal and food arrived in reasonable time, overall a good restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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