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La Buvette

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6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 20 8940 6264
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be a regular venue for my wife and I but we hadn't been for a while. Went back last week. Staff friendly and efficient and a pleasant atmosphere. Food was very average though. I had the set menu - my wife had a main. Starter and desert for the set menu were pretty basic. I hope it... More 

Thank cgb1
Corscombe, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Buvette is a small and cosy restaurant off the high street in fashionable south-west London's Richmond. Wander down a narrow lane called Church Walk and there it lies with pretty lamps ready to welcome you. We were four friends meeting for a catch-up and not wanting to spend much for a good meal. This restaurant is quite expensive if... More 

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139 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb pre theatre menu. Three choices each for starter, main and desert. Broadly one meat, fish, veggie for starter and main. Choice of sorbet, ice cream and cheese for desert. Really enjoyed the food. Ambience and room worked really well. And the waitresses were really friendly.

Thank richard d
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us went to La Buvette on Sunday for an early dinner before theatre. My friend knew of it, recommended by others. It has such a charming interior. Country style French with red checked tablecloths and lots of ambience. The service was good, the dishes were very well presented. I had a butternut squash tart. I'm not vegetarian but... More 

Thank JBinengland
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner found this lovely restaurant a few months ago , and was one of the best places we ever been ,everting was amazing and the service was really friendly and helpful . We have decided to come back the next time we were in Richmond, today was the day, and again everything was just fantastic. We both... More 

Thank Inês P
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Always good, La Buvette was great again. Lovely to sit outside on a hot evening with the huge umbrella open due to a quick shower. Food was authentically French and very tasty. Service was mainly good and informative. A Richmond gem.

Thank Kzroo
Camberley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The décor is very French, red and white checked tablecloths etc, cosy and atmospheric. I had the fixed price menu, 3 courses for £18.50, which was very good value and each dish I chose was very tasty. Everyone else in our party ate à la carte and enjoyed their food very much, except for the lambs lettuce salad which our... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a brunch here and what a pleasant surprise, hidden away in a passageway by some cottages behind the high street near the church, service friendly efficient and the maitre de / owner very friendly , excellent menu selection the food was excellent I had the steak my wife the fish washes down with a small carafe of chilled... More 

Thank Jonty13
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We had superb meals, duck and hake. They were ideally cooked. The restaurant itself is lovely with lots of tables for you to be able to eat! The young lady who served us was really, really nice and very helpful. The starter and puddings were superb too.

Thank Pain57
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We visited this place twice in almost five years ago and considering we probably only eat at home twice in a week, it shows that they are not inspiring us, in order for us to return. We were greeted by two young girls wearing a stripped apron and another woman took over, who I had thought was a customer as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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 20 8940 6264
Intimate, friendly and informal bistro serving regional French cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?