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La Buvette

6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 20 8940 6264
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fish soup” (19 reviews)
“onglet steak” (12 reviews)
“brie” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:45 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here twice only but it is rapidly becoming my favourite restaurant. The food is French Bistro classics done really really well in a traditional environment. The express and prix fixe options are very good value. The al a carte is well priced...More

Thank rokkorocco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually don't like much to review places as It's not a very french habit but this place deserves It. I went there today for lunch and really had a good time, the crab was so tasty than I wanted to take all the time...More

Thank Syrhacuse
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Three of us visited on a weekday evening and had an excellent meal of classic French dishes cooked with fresh high quality ingredients. We arrived early (6pm) and had very pleasant service, attetntive but not rushed, after checking that we were not going to the...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed May 16, 2017

La Buvette is a lovely, quaint, quintessential French cafe in the heart of Richmond. The hostess was quite friendly and was quick to help with my coat and umbrella. We had an important dinner and asked to be somewhere quiet, and they had us in...More

Thank David S
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

The cooking here is so authentic it is like a visit to France - without having all the travel hassle! If you get the chance to try the cheese soufflé then go for it - it is fantastic. Ham hock terrine with home made piccalilli...More

Thank mrsfoodie
Reviewed May 4, 2017

I visited this restaurant as part of a trio of friends who regularly eat out together. One of the party had been before and therefore recommended it, however on reviewing our evening we concluded it didn't meet our expectations. Unfortunately they managed to completely ignore...More

Thank nms2011
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed ourselves so much last week with dear friends. We were the last out of the restaurant at lunch time having been fed and watered well. Super service and food. More people should visit. They would get a nice surprise.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The place is really cozy and small. The food is excellent. You can order a la carte or with the fixed menu. Nice selection of wines. Make sure to make a reservation either for lunch or dinner. The fixed menu was a really nice option...More

Thank Olimon_G
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Went on a Friday night, really looked forward to visiting since moving to Richmond. Absolutely loved the food, fresh and tasty and not overly expensive. The service however was a real let down, staff having a disagreement as we came in through the door and...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a refreshing change from chains. You feel like you are in France. I have never been disappointed.

Thank elliottb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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
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Intimate, friendly and informal bistro serving regional French cuisine.
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