La Ruga

(230 Reviews)
59 Orford Road Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ
French

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.

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for La Ruga
4.5
(based on 230 reviews)

95%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (36)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (28)
  • child friendly (19)
  • dinner (185)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (68)
  • luxury (19)
  • private dining (39)
  • romantic (115)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (53)
  • views (11)
  • By Sue B from London
    31 December 2019

    This has been my favourite restaurant for 20 years, but we were a bit disappointed with last night’s meal. There were two white wines available by the glass and neither tasted nice. Had the scallop starter at £9 which only had two scallops. Side dishes are no longer included in the cost of the main meal which added to the already expensive price. The venison was a large portion but the monk fish small. Puddings were tasty, coffee was good. Sadly I was still hungry after a three course, £50 pp meal. I would now think twice about booking as it wasn’t great for the money.

  • By Rebecca U from Walthamstow
    19 December 2019

    I dined here with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday, the restaurant was tastefully decorated for Christmas, a nice cosy setting with music that added to the ambiance. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was very good, especially the sautéed potatoes! I ‘d definitely visit again in the future.

  • By David B from London
    18 December 2019

    La Ruga has been a favourite of ours for a while and last night lived up to our high expectations. Very good, relaxing atmosphere and excellent food. The lamb was particularly good

  • By Janice H from London
    22 November 2019

    A gem of a restaurant in Walthamstow village. Good food and friendly staff. Interesting veggie/vegan option - nice to see the effort to do something interesting there.

  • By Claire F from London
    16 November 2019

    We have been eating out at La Ruga for 20 years. Always a positive experience with good service and great food.

  • By Karen B from London
    18 October 2019

    Fab food & great service. A lovely evening all round.

  • By Neeraj M from London
    4 October 2019

    Good food

  • By Stephenie K from London
    29 September 2019

    We had a lovely family lunch to celebrate y husband's 60th birthday - loved the tiny touches from the restaurant to mark this. Food was lovely, as we the staff. it was also nice and quiet so we could hear each without any problem. The fig tart alone will bring me back.

  • By rebecca bowden B from london
    5 September 2019

    Lovely restaurant - lovely staff, I'd asked for window table during booking as it was my partners birthday - and they'd decorated the table for us - lovely touch. I had the lamb which was excellent as was my partners pasta

  • By Stephen B from London
    23 August 2019

    Excellent experience.Super attentive waiters and beautiful food, especially good on fish dishes.

Restaurant Location Map
La Ruga
59 Orford Road Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ

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