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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

A fabulous night out as the food is excellent.

Kate Bohdanowicz 19 August 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 69 reviews)
100% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (52)
  • romantic (41)
  • lunch (19)
  • business (14)
  • private dining (14)
  • value (12)
  • al fresco (11)
  • large parties (10)
  • entertainment (9)
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  • child friendly (8)
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  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( by from London

    A fabulous night out as the food is excellent.

  • ((((( by from Essex

    Amazing, food & staff were just fantastic can't wait to return!

  • ((((( by from London

    Food always fresh, service good.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent service, very good food.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Redbridge

    Interesting selection of dishes to choose from although my husband would have preferred a wider selection of beers. Food and service very good.

  • ((((* by from London

    Very happy with our visit to La Ruga. Service was good, waiter was attentive. My request for a vegetarian option was met, though no choice , had to have chef's choice. Could improve the menu by having more vegetarian options as I have a lot of friends who are vegetarian. Only downside was the dish of saute potatoes which were drenched in salt. Food should not be served already salted. Not Healthy. Overally, had a good evening and enjoyed the food.

  • ((((* by from London

    Really enjoyed our evening at La Ruga, lovely atmosphere and really friendly staff. Food was really tasty, the starter was a bit bland but the main course was delicious as was the wine. Wouldn't hesitate to go back but would skip the starter next time.

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent, great service and food

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    In short, La Ruga was an excellent dining experience. The staff were super friendly and attentive but not overpowering. The ambience was just right and they have a superb wine menu. We both had fish, tuna steak and Sea Bass. We live in Walthamstow and it was the first time we had visited La Ruga. We will certainly be going back.

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