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La Bouchee

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Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
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56 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DY, England
+44 20 7589 1929
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

La Bouchée is an all-round pleasant meeting place to enjoy French cuisine. The staff is polyglot, friendly and helpful. The menu is varied and so is the wine list accommodating all tastes.

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Linthicum, MD
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246 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Trusty Rick Steves guide in hand, I spent a lot of time searching for this place. I had just left the Victoria and Albert museum, and this restaurant was supposed to be nearby. I walked up and down Old Brompton Road, first looking for a street sign and finding none. I reached an intersection, and seeing me peering at my... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stumbled upon this French bistro style restaurant in Kensington by pure change and were skeptical from our perception of the exterior. However, the food here is honest and traditionally French but exceeds expectations in a relaxed environment.

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Thank Dzinr_com
Key Biscayne, Florida
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The food was fabulous. The beef was so tender and it was so nice that it was served for Two. Also the escargot was scrumptious.

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Thank Lemiz79
Shanghai, China
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I went here last week with a friend with the aim of having a French meal. Sadly it was not to be because this lovely little French restaurant where I have eaten before has closed down. Looking through the windows, the interior had been gutted. It would be good to know if La Bouchée is planning to reopen elsewhere.

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13 Thank Shangha1
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Small and a bit cramped but cosy for London. I have always enjoyed the food here but the service can be a bit patchy. It so,etimes feels like they have a "trainee day" when it comes to table service but overall I love this place. Nice and relaxing

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Thank magictigger
Beaufort, SC
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394 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We were staying in a nearby hotel and passed by La Bouchee coming back from the tube. We decided to stop in for a late lunch. The service was great and the food was just wonderful. A few days later, we passed by and there was a note on the door stating that the restaurant was closed until further notice.... More 

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3 Thank liveoak33
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2015

It was my husbands birthday and we just happened on this tiny French restaurant.It was quite busy for a Monday lunchtime so we decided to try it. What a good decision! The food was obviously cooked to order as we waited about twenty minutes for it to arrive. My husband had chicken which was excellent and I had moule frites... More 

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Thank Alisongarb
Muscat, Oman
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

A place you want to be - La Bouchée offers value, simplicity and French character. Great food and good wine. Charming. Booking recommended as it is "cosy".

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Thank simont247
Lymington, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We just walked past on our way elsewhere on a chilly January evening and noted how cosy it looked, with candles on all the tables. We popped in to reserve a table for later in the evening and the front if house welcome was friendly. Later, returning with an additional dinner guest wasn't a problem. The wine list was extensive,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$51
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 1929

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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