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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”.
“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).
“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”.
“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.
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.
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La Buvette Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Lovely French restaurant in Richmond, ideal for pre-theatre supper, with good fixed price menu."