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La Ruga

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

(((() French
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Average
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.

A small, cosy restaurant, with a lovely ambiance. Amazing food and excellent service by friendly, pleasant staff. The wines BRILLIANT, made even more exceptional by the ‘wine expert’ whoes knowledge, help and recommendations makes the wine you choose even more enjoyable!

Joyce Harman 03 January 2018
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

4.5 (((() (based on 164 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (128)
  • romantic (83)
  • lunch (43)
  • value (36)
  • private dining (29)
  • al fresco (26)
  • business (25)
  • trendy (21)
  • luxury (16)
  • large parties (14)
  • child friendly (12)
  • entertainment (12)
  • views (7)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((*** 5 January 2018 by Fenella Heagney from London

    The food was lovely but I was not happy with the service. We had to wait for over an hour for our meal and when asked why we were told that it was because we didn't order a starter so that meant we went to the back of the queue. What a terrible response to a paying customer!! No apology just this response. If people who order starters get served first then this should have been explained when we ordered as we most certainly would have ordered one rather than wait an hour to get our mains. I felt really undervalued as a customer and it has put me off going there again. It is such a shame as it was my favourite restaurant in Walthamstow until this happened. What makes a great restaurant experience is not just the quality of the food but the whole experience.

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Joyce Harman from London

    A small, cosy restaurant, with a lovely ambiance. Amazing food and excellent service by friendly, pleasant staff. The wines BRILLIANT, made even more exceptional by the ‘wine expert’ whoes knowledge, help and recommendations makes the wine you choose even more enjoyable!

  • (**** 27 December 2017 by Peter from London

    Combination of surly service, incorrect orders and a minascule portion of one over priced main dish made for a disappointing dining experience.

    If people are looking for a good quality, good value meal I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • ((((( 22 December 2017 by Christelle from London

    Great food

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Sheila Roberts from London

    Service and food very good - as always.

  • ((((( 25 November 2017 by Cliff B from London

    Excellent food, unobtrusive, efficient service, great decor. Escargots and onion soup should have come with baguette.

  • ((((( 23 November 2017 by Barbara Lasher from Walthamstow village

    Authentic French cuisine. Delicious red onion tart.

  • ((*** 22 November 2017 by Paul Tyler from Buckhurst Hill

    Very disappointed as was recommended by my daughter - so much so that I cancelled a table I had booked for 6 people in December

  • ((*** 20 November 2017 by Andrew Gebhardt from London

    Food was ok, but this is NOT an Italian restaurant. No Italian wines on the list and a positively French menu. Whilst I do not mind in principal it should be made clear that "Trattoria La Ruga" is in fact a french bistro.

  • ((((( 16 November 2017 by Sunny Bains from London

    This is an old favourite of ours, a neighbourhood restaurant we're very grateful to have. It was fantastic as always...

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