RestaurantsSurreySurbitonKT6
85 Maple Rd, Surbiton, KT6 4AW

survey result

Summary

£83
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A local treasure” – Eric & Sarah Guignard’s long-established “little gem” in “a tree-lined road 10 minutes walk from Surbiton station” (“handy if you wish to enjoy their brilliant wine list”) remains a shining and much commented-on beacon in the ’burbs. “Eric and his team consistently create high-class modern French cuisine while Sarah and her front-of-house team provide very professional, very genuine service – dining here is first-class”. Even those who note “the somewhat unpromising shape of the room” say it “continues to provide an excellent experience year after year” and one that’s “very good value”. Top Tip – “they also have a great little pastry counter next door”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Consistently outstanding” – Eric & Sarah Guignard’s “cosy” backstreet gem has provided Surbiton’s contribution to London gastronomy for over two decades now. Their “professional and amiable” team deliver “confident”, “high-end” Gallic cuisine in a low-key but “delightfully decorated” space. In the words of a diner, who crossed town (from Watford!): “worth the very long, 3-hour drive for us… great crispy pig’s head and ham hock: excellent lamb assiette and the broccoli in a chickpea batter with pistou dressing was outstanding as part of a first-class culinary experience!”.

Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A perpetual favourite that never fails to deliver!” – Eric and Sarah Guignard are celebrating twenty years at their “delightful” suburban “gem”, whose quality is a surprise, given its unassuming “neighbourhood” looks and its nondescript location, lost in the streets of Surbiton. In particular, its French cuisine is “splendid”, with a good selection of dishes that contain lots of interest without becoming over-wrought. “Keen prices” add further to its attractions (for example, the option of a six-course tasting menu for £45). “A bonus is their bread and patisserie shop next door, which also supplies the restaurant with delicious bread” (see The French Tarte).

Summary

£65
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Eric and Sarah Guignard continue to command a loyal following with their innovative modern French cuisine, relaxed and friendly hospitality and carefully chosen wine list” at this long-standing bright spark in the ’burbs: “a surprising find” (if a “cramped” one) for first timers, providing “amazing value in the heart of suburbia”. As one of Surrey’s better restaurants, it commands a much-more-than-local clientele: “we travel for at least one and a half hours by car/taxi then train to eat here; if we lived closer we would dine at TFT at least twice a month”. Top Top – “lunch is a steal that’s well worth braving Surbiton for”.

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Owner's description

The French Table showcases contemporary French cooking in a laid back and comfortable setting. Located in the leafy suburb of Surbiton it provides the local neighbourhood with a great place to eat time and again, and for those coming from further afield, the exemplary cooking and friendly, professional service makes it worth the trip.

Open for Lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12-2pm, Dinner Tuesday- Saturday 6.30-9pm

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £38.00 £45.00
Dinner £48.00 £58.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 50.00 Lunch only 5
Menu2 65.00 Dinner only 5
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
24
No dress code
55
Yes

The French Table Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The French Table Restaurant in KT6, Surbiton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The French Table restaurant.
Simon E
Well prepared and served French inspired fo...
Reviewed 3 months, 10 days ago

"Well prepared and served French inspired food. The room is rather narrow. Overall good but not quite as good as some reviews"

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George S
Comfortable and highly competent neighbourh...
Reviewed 3 months, 24 days ago

"Comfortable and highly competent neighbourhood restaurant; reasonably price lunch menu with interesting wine list."

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Niels A
Still our local favourite. High quality fre...
Reviewed 5 months, 3 days ago

"Still our local favourite. High quality french. And kept us going through Covid with their superb part prepared meals... thank you!"

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Mike W
Probably old fashioned ...
Reviewed 6 months, 23 days ago

"Probably old fashioned "

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Peter D
Delightful lunch, expertly prepared and ser...
Reviewed 8 months, 5 days ago

"Delightful lunch, expertly prepared and served"

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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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