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“Disappointing mains - good service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Brula

Brula
43 Crown Road, Twickenham TW1 3EJ, England
020 88920602
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Ranked #24 of 137 restaurants in Twickenham
Price range: $17 - $86
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Set in a converted Victorian butchers shop, Brula brings modern French cuisine to the leafy London suburb of Twickenham. A homely dining room swirled with relaxed Parisian style features intricate stained glass windows, wicker brasserie furnishings and rustic brickwork, while the seasonally changing Brula menu offers French staples alongside elegant fine dining dishes.
Twickenham, Middx
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing mains - good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went for a bithday lunch and had the set menu at £25 pp excluding coffee and service. The starters were excellent, but portion control was evident in the small smoked salmon serving and the single slice of brioche accompanying the chicken parfait. Mains were a nonedescript three bird roast, with tasteless red cabbage and a large slice of parsnip, which provided the dominant flavour. Puddings were first rate, the biologique Cote du Rhone red was superb and the filter coffee was OK. Service was very good and charming.The standard of food seems to have slipped from our last visit a year, or so, ago.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Little Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have known this little restaurant in St Margarets since 1990 when it traded as Hamiltons. At that time we ate there at least once a week. It has changed hands since then but it hasn't lost its charm or value for money. Even on a Wednesday night in November it was full of people enjoying a varied a la carte menu or the excellent Menu du Jour at £22 for 3 courses. The courses could be a little larger for those of us with healthy appetites but that was made up by the outstanding service - attentive, discreet, charming but not overbearing. It really is a treasure.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodstock, Vermont
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214 reviews 214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
“The real deal......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Spent a quiet Monday evening here with friends and had a lovely dinner, with real french influences, cooked with care. The staff were attentive, the wine refreshing and the value for money was fair. This place has been here for many years and does represent a genuine French eating experience, which we found very refreshing.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful little local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I just love Brula. The personal service, the delicious warm bread, the excellent wine selection and the super service. The atmosphere is warm and inviting - even when it's quiet. So much better than their Richmond outpost - Buvette - which is clearly run by a completely different crew.

Visited December 2011
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

A good local French restaurant which appears to be back on form after some on/off cooking. The service is both friendly and efficient.

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