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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

Great experience

Goncalo Ribeiro 22 April 2017
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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 119 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (96)
  • romantic (63)
  • lunch (30)
  • private dining (26)
  • value (23)
  • business (21)
  • trendy (17)
  • al fresco (15)
  • luxury (13)
  • child friendly (11)
  • entertainment (11)
  • large parties (11)
  • views (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Goncalo Ribeiro from London

    Great experience

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Randall Steer from Chigwell

    Both starters were excellent, we both had Dover Sole for the main course which was also excellent. No Dessert.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Marian from Boston

    Lovely food great atmosphere. Dover Sole was excellent.

  • (((** 14 April 2017 by Rick Haggett from London

    Really enjoyed the ambiance. Food was excellent although we found the menu limited. We would also have welcomed some Italian wines to choose from.

  • ((((( 11 April 2017 by James from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Lovely food and nice not knowing what will be on the menu

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by SD from London


  • ((((* 10 April 2017 by Christina Graham from London

    Excellent food and very attentive service.

  • ((((* 2 April 2017 by Kath Woolmer from Buckhurst Hill

    We enjoyed our evening and everyone liked their main course, but starters less so. The pastry in the ricotta and spinach tart was very soggy and the waitress seemed surprised that we wanted some bread or toast to go with the pate.
    Service on a busy Saturday evening was fine.

  • (((** 31 March 2017 by Orville Rowe from London

    Easy to book

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Andrew Carter from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Had a lovely mothers day lunch on Sunday. Service is friendly and attentive but you don't feel rushed as in some restaurants. They even put the Hokey Pokey ice cream back on the menu in time for our visit since it's my mum's favourite. Overall was a perfect lunch time meal and we will definitely be going back. We had the dover sole and the lamb cutlets, both excellent.

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