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La Buvette

6 Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN, England
+44 20 8940 6264
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish soup” (20 reviews)
“onglet steak” (13 reviews)
“brie” (8 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly service, genuine French cooking. The set lunch is a real bargain. I had leeks with a poached egg and lentil and aubergine casserole both of which were excellent. Really tasty. It was a bit cold to sit in the courtyard, but it looked lovely.

Thank galloping_grannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fourth visit and it remains a favourite in Richmond. Generally unpretentious and enjoyable dining. Service was very friendly and the setting is refreshingly simple. Food was good - we had the cassoulet special and the onglet steak. The café gourmand was also good. Wine prices...More

Thank T8750UMdavidm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked into a charming square round the flint covered church of St Mary Magdalene is the most delightful small French bistro called La Buvette. It's easily overlooked if you miss the alley off the busy high street. It is the sort of restaurant one no...More

Thank nonamama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small French restaurant is well worth hunting out in Richmond. The food is good value and the service is friendly.

1  Thank panjabigastronome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tranquil setting in a small square around a church with a large al fresco dining area. We had the 'express menu' - a lovely fresh salad with a light dressing and walnuts followed by what I call a 'French steak', half a centimetre thick...More

1  Thank Rupert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting outside on a balmy evening with five sumptuous courses with matching wines from the Gasgony region - what could be better? The 7-hour slow cooked lamb was the star of the show but the terrine, cheese and boozy pudding were also outstanding. Really nice...More

Thank Nikki D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always love coming to La Buvette. The menu is varied and delicious and we have also enjoyed their regional tasting evenings where they have once again produced superb food, exquisite wines accompanied by excellent service. Great value and a lovely evening.

Thank Ros P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Sunday evening with a group of four. The staff were welcoming and the setting is attractive. Excellent wine list and the two 50cl carafes we had were very good. And now for the food ... this needs improvement, for example the "rustic fish...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to La Buvette as a family of four for lunch on Sunday 20th August. We were given a lovely table outside with just the right amount of sun. The welcome was warm and the ambiance was very pleasant. The menu was authentically French...More

Thank penarthguy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had the set meal here and thought it was good quality and value for money. I had the salad followed by the Hake and the excellent strawberry sorbet. We ate outside on a warm day, which was lovely. The service was friendly and efficient....More

Thank nickswlon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 6264
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Intimate, friendly and informal bistro serving regional French cuisine.
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