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“STILL FUN, UNIQUE & SPOT ON FOR FOOD” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Retro Bistrot

Retro Bistrot
114 - 116 High Street, Teddington TW11 8JB, England
02089772239
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Ranked #11 of 58 Restaurants in Teddington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $73
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of South West London’s premier restaurants, the popular Retro Bistrot serves excellent French-style food in relaxed and stylish surroundings. Winner of the Good Food Guide London Restaurant of the Year 2012, and proud owner of two AA Red Rosettes, the Retro manages to deliver a sense of luxury in both food and ambiance at very affordable prices. Stylish but down-to-earth diners are welcome to enjoy the full menu or simply pop in for a snack and a drink. Key to its success is the blend of great food with a unique brand of personal service. Led by the inimitable and flamboyant Maitre D’, Frenchman Vincent Gerbeau, the team provide charming, attentive but discreet service. Head chef Michale (Mikey) Collins, who previously worked with Gordon Ramsay, works with the very best ingredients to create French food with a modern European twist. They are undoubtedly a winning combination.Every last Tuesday of the month sees their regular Jazz Night featuring a range of top jazz artists. A special snack menu alongside the usual a la carte and set menus accompanies jazz nights so there’s something for everyone.
London, United Kingdom
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“STILL FUN, UNIQUE & SPOT ON FOR FOOD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

It's been some time since we last ate here. Now teddington is sporting some new restaurants, we decided to see if an old haunt still delivered.
Tuesday night and it was bustling. great informal feeling.
Good fixed price menu (£17 for 2 courses)
Their Moules marinaire still unbeatbale ( £7.50 for a bucket!)
we reqally enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend it for a fun dinner
with surprisingly good food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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VincentGerbeau, Owner at Retro Bistrot, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
It was a pleasure to have grace our tables again, Stephen, and throoughly appreciate such a positive review from another Trip Advisor Top Contributor. Thank you very much and hope it won't be too long before you return.

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English first
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great food at reasonable prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This restaurant is a gem. The food is freshly prepared with a French slant the menu has a good range of choices and it is remarkably good value especially considering it's west London location. It has a very stylish decor and works well as a quiet meals for two or a big party. The staff are knowledgeable about the food they are serving and the owner is usually present. Nothing bad to say about it.

  • 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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VincentGerbeau, Owner at Retro Bistrot, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
It's our aim to provide great food at reasonable prices in a stylish environment. So glad it worked for you and many thanks for the review.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“lovely birthday evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

many thanks to Vincent and all his staff for making sure that our daughter had a great birthday dinner. She chose Retro as it is her favorite place and a real treat, Food was so good and the cake wonderful. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VincentGerbeau, Owner at Retro Bistrot, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
We love birthdays and very glad your daughter had a good evening. Thank you very much for your positive review.
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fab decor!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I went recently with my partner while in Teddington deciding where to eat. Very pleased with our choice as the meal was perfect and the service excellent without being over the top.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VincentGerbeau, Owner at Retro Bistrot, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Lucy. I hope we will see you again soon.
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“Best place to eat in Teddington!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This beautiful bistro is a wonderful addition to the restaurant scene in Teddington.
The decor is beautiful, especially the curtains.
Staff are attentive and courteous and the owner Vincent is the epitome to French bonhomie- he also has an amazing quiff!!

A la carte can be but pricey if you opt for some things but the quality is excellent. The best thing about this place is the set menu- such good value and other options are ways offered if you don't fancy what's on offer.

The wine list is great and well priced.
I would ignore all the negative reviews- this place is great and the chef really knows his stuff.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VincentGerbeau, Owner at Retro Bistrot, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your considered review, Monster Munch (great username!). The team work very hard to produce the best for customers and getting positive feedback makes all the difference. It is very kind of you to take the time to leave your feedback.

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