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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.

We really loved the lamb and steak - best we've have had for a long time. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Rachel 24 February 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 173 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (136)
  • romantic (87)
  • lunch (47)
  • value (37)
  • private dining (31)
  • al fresco (27)
  • business (25)
  • trendy (21)
  • luxury (17)
  • large parties (16)
  • child friendly (14)
  • entertainment (12)
  • views (7)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 25 February 2018 by Sunny Bains from London


  • ((((( 24 February 2018 by Rachel from London

    We really loved the lamb and steak - best we've have had for a long time. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • ((((( 16 February 2018 by Shamein Burah from London

    Come here every valentines and never disappointed.

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by Clara Lloyd-beavis from London

    Excellent - The service was amazing, the food is devine. La Ruga is such a wonderful restaurant

  • ((((( 14 February 2018 by Helen Clubb from London

    I have always had a good meal at La Ruga. Food is excellent and staff friendly. The decor is tasteful with a good atmosphere.

  • ((((* 4 February 2018 by Caroline Keech from London

    The meal was very good, much improved on the last time I came a few years ago. Delicious pork fillet, v tasty sea bass. Staff v good and solicitous

  • (((** 29 January 2018 by Lizzie Trotter from London

    We had a lovely experience last time we visited La Ruga, which was about 2 years ago. Unfortunately this time we were disappointed. The staff were fantastic and very welcoming. We felt the food was quite average; nothing was wrong enough to send the food back, but it didn't live up to expectations set by our last visit.

  • ((((( 28 January 2018 by Harry Houghton from london

    Fabulous food, lovely service, our favourite restaurant.

  • ((((( 23 January 2018 by William Weston from London Walthamstow

    Warm friendly service. Great French food at a reasonable price. Monkfish and Guinea Fowl beautifully cooked and presented. Will go again.

  • ((*** 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.

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