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Summary

This “small neighbourhood bistro” attractively “out of the way” off the alleys surrounding St Mary Magdalene has become a fixture in the old heart of Richmond, serving a “limited but nicely prepared menu” of “heavily French-accented” regional cuisine (with occasional forays into Spain, Italy or Switzerland). Top Tip – “good value set menu”.

£42
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Tucked away” in “a lovely old courtyard beside a church”, right in the heart of Richmond, this “sweet and secluded” bistro feels rather “special”, and serves “dependable” and “good value”, traditional French cuisine (if from a “limited” menu).

£42
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A delightful location” – by a churchyard in central Richmond – and “cosy” interior bolster the appeal of this “charming” bistro, where “classic” (“often rich”) dishes are matched with “interesting regional French wines”.

£44
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A treasure in the heart of Richmond”, this “quietly hidden-away” and “cosy” (“cramped”) bistro offers Gallic fare that’s “old-fashioned” but “reliable”; for the summer, it has “lovely” tables in a leafy courtyard too.

£44
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Since opening in 2004 La Buvette has established itself as Richmond's favourite 'hidden gem'.

Tucked away in a pretty courtyard opposite St Mary Magdalene's Church, this independent, unfussy French bistro seeks to take diners on a journey through regional French cooking using the best seasonal ingredients, at times stretching the borders into Italy, Spain and North Africa.

Bistro favourites of Rustic fish soup with rouille and Gruyère, onglet steak and chips, crème brulée, remain permanent features on the menu.

Over the years we have created close working relationships with the Arts of Richmond, including alliances with Richmond Theatre, Curzon Cinema (the old Film House) and The Orange Tree Theatre.

We hope to see you soon!

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La Buvette Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of La Buvette Restaurant in TW9, Richmond by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of La Buvette restaurant.
Laurence K
Lovely French restaurant in Richmond, ideal...
Reviewed 9 months, 16 days ago

"Lovely French restaurant in Richmond, ideal for pre-theatre supper, with good fixed price menu."

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6 Church Walk, Richmond, TW9 1SN
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lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 5.45 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm

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