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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.

A lovely meal with excellent service.

Helen 07 August 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

4.5 (((() (based on 141 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (113)
  • romantic (72)
  • lunch (36)
  • private dining (28)
  • value (27)
  • al fresco (23)
  • business (23)
  • trendy (19)
  • luxury (13)
  • child friendly (12)
  • entertainment (12)
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  • views (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 7 August 2017 by Helen from London

    A lovely meal with excellent service.

  • (**** 31 July 2017 by Dean Liddiard from Croydon

    Food was nice however this was spoiled by tables bein so close together that you literally are eating with other ppl! This ruined the entire night as unfortunately couple on next table were quite unkind and made a point of being rude, Snide looks and giggling at our conversation quite blatently! I was unable to enjoy the food and really just wanted to leave at that point. i informed manager but obviously what can they do about this, wouldnt return on the basis i wanted a meal out with partner and not to be sittin with ppl i didnt know.

  • ((((* 28 July 2017 by Jon Bentley from London

    Lovely, bistro feel restaurant with a great ambience.

  • ((((( 23 July 2017 by Geoff James from London

    Went here to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We also had our wedding reception there. It was excellent both times.

  • ((((( 9 July 2017 by Debbie from Walthamstow

    Food never fails to impress. Best restaurant in Walthamstow Village. Friendly, attentive staff.

  • ((((( 9 July 2017 by Justin Mcdermott from London

    Good food and excellent service. Nice to be eating outside with atmosphere.

  • ((*** 7 July 2017 by Lewis O'sullivan from London

    The restaurant is more than a little dated with the decor aiming for Parisian chic but looking more like the set of a bad George Michael love song from the early 90's. The dishes are uninteresting and uninspired. Meat and fish with traditional sauces and sides dolloped on with no finesse and to no enhancement of the dish or enjoyment to my mouth. The best part of the meal was the starter of potted shrimp which was packed with dill, not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed it. The salads are clearly made in advance as when our green salad arrived it was brown and ice-cold from the fridge. The service from the two front of house staff was as it should be, quick and courteous. Sadly, not enough to keep us at the restaurant for dessert. We paid up and got gelato from the Spar and walked home to banish the memory of the brown sludge served on top of the £25 steak!

  • ((((* 6 July 2017 by Kathy Barrett from London

    Excellent, it was a celebration meal and could not have been better - food, service and helpfulness for a member of our party with a food allergy.

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Barry Miles from Walthamstow

    Thankyou for a thoroughly enjoyable evening, both food and service was excellent.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Petra from London

    We had a very enjoyable evening at La Ruga. It was busy with lots of tables outside, service was excellent and so was the food. We certainly it will be back.

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