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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

Wonderful as always, my favorite restaurant - fantastic food and service.

Sam Darley 24 December 2016
from London

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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 96 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (76)
  • romantic (54)
  • lunch (26)
  • private dining (20)
  • business (18)
  • value (18)
  • al fresco (13)
  • luxury (12)
  • trendy (12)
  • large parties (11)
  • entertainment (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • views (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Kevin Proctor from Walthamstow village

    Very nice all round

  • ((((( 24 December 2016 by Sam Darley from London

    Wonderful as always, my favorite restaurant - fantastic food and service.

  • ((((* 23 December 2016 by Joy from London

    Small intimate restaurant. Observant and friendly staff. Great food. Great evening out

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Ian Blowes from London

    All the food is good and fresh.
    Good selection of wines.

  • (**** 19 December 2016 by Lin Edwards from London

    The restaurant itself is very intimate, however we were sat next to the bar. If felt like there was no privacy when having a conversation.
    I found the food too rich and was violently sick later in the evening. My partner was fine.
    Overall, not the best dining experience.

  • ((((( 14 December 2016 by David Downs from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Great food excellent service, very reasonably priced. Thanks Cedric

  • ((((* 12 December 2016 by David Forbes from London

    Very enjoyable

  • ((((( 10 December 2016 by Shameem Mir from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    The food and service were excellent as always ! We dined in La ruga last night - we were with good fiends and were celebrating "our" Xmas do. The food was superb - i had Tartiflette which was delicious. Arnold, the head waiter was attentive, friendly, warm and professional. We had a very memorable evening, thank you !!

  • ((((( 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.

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