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La Ruga

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

(((() French
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £16
Food spend: £24
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday: 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 21:30.

Excellent all round. My elderly dad said 'best lamb he'd ever had'! The 2 course deal is brilliant value for money.

Kate Hart 09 June 2017
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 133 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (107)
  • romantic (68)
  • lunch (35)
  • private dining (28)
  • value (23)
  • business (22)
  • al fresco (20)
  • trendy (18)
  • luxury (13)
  • child friendly (12)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (11)
  • views (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Barry Miles from Walthamstow

    Thankyou for a thoroughly enjoyable evening, both food and service was excellent.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Petra from London

    We had a very enjoyable evening at La Ruga. It was busy with lots of tables outside, service was excellent and so was the food. We certainly it will be back.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Gill Pringle from London

    Beautiful food, great evening.

  • ((((* 11 June 2017 by Rose Ledgister from Enfield

    The presentation and quality of food was superb. I have been to the several time and loved the service on each occasion. I took my friend their for the fist time and she was very impressed. She believed had all the ambiance of a top city restaurant. It was certainly value for money all round.

  • ((((( 9 June 2017 by Kate Hart from London

    Excellent all round. My elderly dad said 'best lamb he'd ever had'! The 2 course deal is brilliant value for money.

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Graham Kane from East London

    Our party were all very pleased with the food and the service. My wife and I first came here several years ago and the quality has been maintained.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Anonymous from London

    Lovely meal once again. Food and service are very good and the monkfish and king prawn main course is a standout dish. We sat outside for lunch, which was perfect on a sunny Sunday. Didn't have time for dessert unfortunately but from past experience they are very good. La Ruga deserves to be much busier than it generally seems to be when we visit.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by David Johnson from Walthamstow VIllage, London

    Really nice restaurant. Service was good and food was excellent.

  • ((((( 30 May 2017 by Stephen from London

    The finest restaurant in Walthamstow village

  • ((((( 30 May 2017 by Sean Pines from London

    Lovely friendly dining experience with excellent food.

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