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La Buvette

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6 Church Walk, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1SN, England
+44 (0)20 8940 6264
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 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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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had long been planning a visit here and often found the restaurant fully booked so finally managed to get a booking for my wife's birthday. I had a the impression of something rather special. The inside and table settings was a little more rustic than I had expected - not a particular problem - quite relaxed. The starters and... More 

Thank Nakkin
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed this litlle restaurant, tucked away in Church walk Richmond on a sunny Thursday lunchtime in June and bagged the last table. So glad we did. The lunch menu was simple but delicious, beautifully cooked, well presented and served by friendly and attentive staff. The cheese served was a French Brie (one of the best I've tasted outside of... More 

1 Thank greygaps
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wonderful welcome on a Tuesday evening in Richmond. Hidden in a quiet Walk just off the main drag our Daughter took us here for dinner. It did not disappoint, friendly welcome, great service and super tasty food not to mention bread so delicious that no one could refuse it. We may have slightly over indulged ourselves (both food and wine)... More 

1 Thank MaxineT653
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with a friend over an excellent and affordable bottle of red. Food was rustic and simple and tasty. Was delighted with a little package of palmier when leaving. Their monthly wine tasting looks good value.

1 Thank PhillyFanUK
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Sunday evening, only one other table occupied, bored waitress who had to be signalled to several times. Poor presentation of the food (my dessert of lime sorbet was 2 scoops, already melting, dumped in a glass without any decoration whatsoever). As we ordered dessert we were asked if we wanted coffee as they were waiting to clean the coffee machine!... More 

1 Thank qtqueen
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We met at La Buvette 5 years ago to the day and thought it would be very special to go back there on our anniversary. On our first visit in 2011, it was a wine tasting evening and, althought we did not know each other at the begining of the evening, we both had a great time, with great service,... More 

1 Thank witheydominique
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant hidden down a quiet alley in Richmond. Very traditional in both decor and food! Set menu is great value and service is excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the French beer as well. Would highly recommend

Thank twright89
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Always enjoy a friendly welcome at La Buvette. We are Francophiles and francophone so enjoy speaking with the Lyonnaise staff! Have enjoyed visits for two and four and several of their regional monthly special occasion evenings.

Thank Barry D
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I cameback to this place after nearly one year. I ordered shakshuoka and French beans. The mix of the flavors in the main course were completely great, but the eggs on top were to hard. I think for this kind of main, eggs must be runny and creamy for a better taste. French beans were cold a bit raw and... More 

Thank DoItBetter8
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Good dinner, the food and the wine were lovely. They don't charge for the bread as it is in France...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, 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 (0)20 8940 6264

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?