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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 theatre. The restaurant became very busy at around 8pm, but we left with kind farewells,... More 

Thank Anne M
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 a perfect table away from the larger room. You may want to know that they... More 

Thank David S
SW London
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 is divine. Bruce , the chef owner, is an excellent chef. We have never been... More 

Thank mrsfoodie
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 one of our party more than once when asking for our drinks orders, and while... More 

Thank nms2011
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 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
Richmond, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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33 reviews
7 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?