La Ruga

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


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
(based on 227 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (36)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (28)
  • child friendly (19)
  • dinner (183)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (68)
  • luxury (19)
  • private dining (39)
  • romantic (113)
  • trendy (25)
  • value (53)
  • views (11)
  • 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.

  • By sharon P from London
    14 June 2019

    Brilliant as usual. The food is fabulous. Prawns to start delicious and Monkfish as a main absolutely amazing, the flavors are fantastic. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • By Amy S from London
    12 June 2019

    Great food, wine and a good menu - we had fish which was perfect. Knowledgeable waiter and great environment- felt like we were ok holiday!

  • By Kate B from Walthamstow
    11 June 2019

    A fabulous experience. Attentive staff and the beer food in Walthamstow.

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