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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 evening food and attentive staff even though the restaurant was full.

Joy 29 January 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 101 reviews)
99% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (80)
  • romantic (56)
  • lunch (26)
  • private dining (21)
  • value (21)
  • business (18)
  • al fresco (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • luxury (12)
  • large parties (11)
  • entertainment (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • views (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Mark R from London

    Great atmosphere - lovely staff. Food was good.

  • ((((* 4 February 2017 by David Cornelius from Walthamstow

    This small family restaurant has a lovely intimate atmosphere
    The staff are friendly and helpful and the food is very good.
    In terms of costs, for 2 of us, starters, main course and half a bottle of wine came to £76.00.
    Would definitely go again.

  • ((((( 2 February 2017 by Dr Peter Willig from LONDON

    An outstanding dining experience in every respect with excellently prepared dishes. We opted for the guinea fowl which could not be faulted. The basic ingredients used in all dishes we ordered were fresh and of the highest quality. The wines list was extensive and reasonably priced. The service was friendly, discreet and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Joy from London

    Great evening food and attentive staff even though the restaurant was full.

  • ((((( 26 January 2017 by Sam Gelder from Walthamstow


  • ((((* 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.

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