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La Ruga

59 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ +44 2035512066

(((() French
Main course: £16
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 16:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Excellent in every way

John Barker 21 November 2016
from Walthamstow

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The cosy Trattoria La Ruga in Walthamstow Village serves authentic French cuisine to east London, with an exquisite menu which changes daily. Intimate and romantic, the restaurant has a small terrace for al fresco dining, and offers a selection of fine wines.

Using seasonal ingredients, the La Ruga menu could include starters of mussels in white wine or snails in garlic butter sauce. Menu specialities include whole Dover sole in butter and lemon sauce, wild boar steak with grilled vegetables in porcini mushroom and cream sauce, and the fillet of beef on a crostini with pate and red wine sauce.

The wine selection includes the work of small, artisan growers to provide pure, refreshing complements to La Ruga’s fine French food.

On the upmarket Orford Road in the village area, La Ruga in Walthamstow is an 8-minute walk from Walthamstow Central Tube Station.

La Ruga

59 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ

Contact +44 2085205008
Reservations +44 2035512066

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Customer reviews for La Ruga

4.6 (((() (based on 88 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (70)
  • romantic (50)
  • lunch (23)
  • private dining (19)
  • business (17)
  • value (15)
  • al fresco (12)
  • large parties (11)
  • trendy (11)
  • luxury (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • entertainment (9)
  • views (4)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Mary Crowley from London

    We very much enjoyed our meal at La Ruga. We were warmly welcomed by a friendly staff member, offered a choice of tables, and provided with menus. The food was quick to arrive, really delicious and freshly prepared and we had very generous portions. So much so that we could not even consider desserts! The service could not have been better. It included useful information about the wines which was helpful. We thought the meal was excellent value for money. And I was impressed that a service charge was not automatically to our bill: as a result we left a generous tip!
    I am always surprised that though the name seems to be Italian, the waiters are all French!

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by Ángel Ramírez from London

    Perfect lunch time.
    French Onion Soup excelent.
    Excelent and remarcable service.
    Amazing experience.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Viktoria from London

    Great food and great service

  • (((** 28 November 2016 by Jeremy Atherton from Buckhurst Hill

    Would I recommend,? Yes.
    I am concerned that the menu doesn't change enough,but I enjoyed my evening and the wines were varied enough to make choosing a bit of fun!!
    The restaurant is basically French /Italian and it is well worth the visit,but the night we were there ,no specials on,so I am concerned how often the menu changes.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by John Barker from Walthamstow

    Excellent in every way

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Emma Content from London

    Very good as always. The food was excellent, particularly the main courses and desserts. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Will definitely be going back again. We love it!

  • ((((( 13 November 2016 by Richie Cheetham-Gerrard from London

    Brilliant neighbourhood restaurant. Very friendly service and at the right pace. Food clearly prepared with care and tasted delicious. Menu changes all the time but if an option try the duck liver pate.

  • ((((* 12 November 2016 by Orville Rowe from London

    Attentive and helpful staff very good food. An enjoyable experience .

  • ((((* 10 November 2016 by Julie Burlinson from London

    Nice service and good food

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Tom Papworth from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Excellent meal served with great wine by delightful staff.

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