- 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.
Excellent service and excellent food
22 May 2019
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.
59 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, London, E17 9NJ
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Customer reviews for La Ruga
((((( 17 June 2019 by sharon from London
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.
((((* 15 June 2019 by Amy from London
Great food, wine and a good menu - we had fish which was perfect. Knowledgeable waiter and great environment- felt like we were ok holiday!
((((( 13 June 2019 by Kate from Walthamstow
A fabulous experience. Attentive staff and the beer food in Walthamstow.
((((( 11 June 2019 by Tim from Amsterdam
La Ruga has a very calming atmosphere of elegant simplicity, reflected in the decor and also in the food. The restaurant has a classical French/Italian feel but my partner a long time vegetarian was delighted with the creativity of chef Olivier in presenting something far beyond the easy vegetarian ‘option’. Service was beautifully executed. Highly recommended.
((((( 22 May 2019 by Mari from London
Excellent service and excellent food
((((* 17 May 2019 by Ceci from London
Good food and service.
((((( 29 April 2019 by Theodora from London
Very nice meal, my seabream was delicious. Service good with a relaxed & pleasant atmosphere. No complaints but would be nice to have some refreshing sorbet on the desert menu
((((* 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
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