RestaurantsSurreySurbitonKT6

survey result

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”.

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”.

Summary

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

“An unexpected find for such a modest suburban location” – Sarah & Eric Guignard’s well-known bright spark in a shopping parade “consistently maintains a high standard” and is “still providing memorably good food after all these years in its slightly poky setting”. The cuisine has a discernible French accent but comes with “creative touches” (“there’s always something that’s exciting to try!”). “The attentive service is just right” too – “helpful without being distracting”.

Summary

£64
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fully-booked, all night, even on a wet Thursday evening, in deepest Surbiton!!” – this well-discovered Gallic gem can, to first timers, seem like “an amazing find for somewhere hidden in a suburban shopping parade on a minor road”. “Consistently excellent over many years, it’s a fantastic achievement for the husband & wife proprietors”, Sarah and Eric Guignard. “Seasonal produce is always centre-stage and unfussily marshalled into unfailingly delicious dishes, while front-of-house staff make you feel very well looked after”. “I feel genuinely blessed to have such a wonderful restaurant so close to where I live!”

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Owner's description

‘You can go to many expensive restaurants in London and other countries but you still come back to The French Table as one of the best at delivering exciting, tasty and frankly fantastic food. Each course leaves you dwelling on what makes each morsel so delicious-is it the herb used, or is there cream added? It’s simply heaven for any foodie.’ OpenTable Diner, 2015 Private Dining Our private room is located on the first floor and ideal for group bookings of 16 (up to a maximum of 32 guests) Available Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Dinner - with a required minimum spend of £800.  Available Tuesday-Saturday Lunch - with a required minimum spend of £600.  Our private room can be made available on a Friday or Saturday dinner for a fixed fee of £2000. Reduced menus from £24.50 (lunch) and £45 (dinner) please contact zoe@thefrenchtable.co.uk for details. Bookings Please note that reservations up to 8 can book online; parties greater than this will need to call the restaurant team to make a reservation. A contact phone number and email address is required for all reservations. Credit or debit card details may be required for your reservation. A cancellation fee of £40 per head may be made to the card in the event of no-show and cancellations within 48 hours. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12-14.30 Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 19.00-22.30 Dinner Friday & Saturday 18.30-22.30

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £52.00

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.25
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
26
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.
Valerie P
Great restaurant for a special meal. Lovely...
Reviewed 3 months, 13 days ago

"Great restaurant for a special meal. Lovely service and every course perfect without being fussy. Delicious desserts. "

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Jacqui E
Even in lockdown when only takeaway was ava...
Reviewed 3 months, 23 days ago

"Even in lockdown when only takeaway was available the food is so tasty and quality of flavour and presentation is preserved "

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andrew b
Best restraunt for miles absolutely love it...
Reviewed 3 months, 24 days ago

"Best restraunt for miles absolutely love it."

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Andrew L
Really nice, gentle modern French cooking. ...
Reviewed 4 months, 4 days ago

"Really nice, gentle modern French cooking. The cakes and patisserie from the adjacent French Tarte (and Tarte in the Park, the cafe in the park about a mile a way is a lifesaver next to the swings !)"

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85 Maple Rd, Surbiton, KT6 4AW
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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