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La Ruga

59 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ

(((() 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.

I went here for my birthday; there was 8 of us and we had a really lovely time. The food was excellent, couldn't fault it. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The wine was lovely too. Staff were friendly and attentive and the place itself is very nice!

Joe 05 April 2019
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

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Customer reviews for La Ruga

4.5 (((() (based on 213 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (173)
  • romantic (109)
  • lunch (64)
  • value (49)
  • private dining (37)
  • al fresco (34)
  • business (28)
  • trendy (25)
  • child friendly (19)
  • large parties (19)
  • luxury (18)
  • entertainment (12)
  • views (10)
  • breakfast (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((* 13 April 2019 by Zoe from London

    Every tasty food. Perfectly cooked.

  • ((((( 5 April 2019 by Joe from London

    I went here for my birthday; there was 8 of us and we had a really lovely time. The food was excellent, couldn't fault it. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The wine was lovely too. Staff were friendly and attentive and the place itself is very nice!

  • (**** 21 March 2019 by Aruna from Woodford Green

    By the time we arrived at the restaurant (7:15) there were a few items on the menu no longer available. We waited 20 minutes to even be given a menu. DIners who arrived after us were getting served before us so all in all not a very enjoyable experience. We consoled ourselves with the lack of food on offer and poor customer service by ordering a very nice bottle of wine

  • ((((( 16 February 2019 by Tina from Woodford

    Lovely meal, great service and good value with mid week set menu

  • ((((( 25 January 2019 by Peter from London

    Excellent. Superb authentic French cuisine of fresh ingredients and we'll presented. The menu is well constructed offering excellent options of fish,meat and vegetarian dishes. The service could not be faulted.

  • ((((( 21 January 2019 by Jane from London

    Wonderful friendly service, great food. First visit but will be back.

  • ((*** 28 December 2018 by Roger from Walthamstow London

    Every thing was perfect we had dover sole - delicious

  • ((((( 21 December 2018 by Darren from Perth

    It was a hard decision to choose from the menu as the all choices read deliciously.

    The meals that each of the 4 of us ordered were all flavoursome. The service was impeccable and friendly.

    I highly recommended dining at La Ruga.

  • ((((* 14 December 2018 by Kevin from London

    Very good, as always. Staff have changed since our last visit but still excellent service. The daily changing fresh menu remains a popular characteristic of this restaurant too.

  • ((((( 8 December 2018 by Nevo from London

    La Ruga is my favourite local restaurant, my experience there is always good. The tables are well spaced out with lovely crisp white table cloths, an elegant and cosy restaurant. We went to celebrate my husband's birthday, the service was excellent with attentive staff. There was a candle on the dessert and allow diners sang happy birthday to my hubby.

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