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La Buvette

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6 Church Walk, Richmond TW9 1SN, England
+44 20 8940 6264
12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 22:00
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Sun 17:45 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:45 - 22:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Richmond, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 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 (in terms of dishes, portions and price). Worth a visit.

Thank Olimon_G
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 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 lacklustre attention throughout the evening, the waiter (who might have been new mind!) often waited... More 

Thank Edward W
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank elliottb
Windsor, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Well, we had waited years to go here... husband had been before but not me. I was not expecting fabulousness, and it's just as well. A twee place in twee surrounding, purporting to offer French fare... However and this is a big But, it was not great, it was not bad, it was average. I had salad, soup, sardines, creme... More 

Thank callmemadam
Billericay, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

6 of us came upon La Buvette quite by accident.....and towards the end of lunchtime. No matter, we were greeted like old friends. The staff were attentive and friendly without being in your face. The food was excellent and great value for the quality. I had the celeriac, walnut and mint soup followed by sea bream paper parcel. Both were... More 

Thank petach
London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

French bistro in quiet pedestrian lane with al fresco dining area for summer. Atmospheric interior, a little chilly in winter and rather echoing acoustics, but friendly staff. Rustic fish soup was a little thin and served too hot to enjoy the taste until it had cooled. Roast venison was melt in the mouth and perfectly cooked, the three mini deserts... More 

Thank A B
London, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

A group of 10 retired ladies who lunch regularly - we booked La Buvette for a Sunday lunchtime. We were all greeted as we arrived and ushered to our seat. Menus given - there was a choice of a steak menu, a fixed price menu and a la carte. Drinks were served while we waited for everyone to arrive. Once... More 

Thank zoli18
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Booked a table here based on looks , ambience and advertised as a French Restaurant, Unfortunately the food lets it down. Sadly you don't find out what the food is like until you received it . Food is bland unimaginative and definitely not to a standard I would expect for the prices charged. It could so easily be a wonderful... More 

Thank Rellim51
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I've been to La Buvette. What a little gem tucked away in Richmond. The food was utterly delicious. It was beautifully cooked and presented straightforward French food. The taste of everything spoke for itself and didn't need fancy tweaks. Sea bass en papillote was stunning after a gorgeous fish soup. The restaurant had a real... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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
17:45 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:45 - 22:00
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
Intimate, friendly and informal bistro serving regional French cuisine.

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