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La Ruga

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

(((() 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.

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

Theodora 29 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

Contact +44 2085205008

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Customer reviews for La Ruga

4.5 (((() (based on 215 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (174)
  • 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)
  • ((((* 4 October 2018 by Sharon from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    The menu was limited but good value for money the food was excellent I had sea bass it was very tasty and well presented the service was a little slow but polite we were sat in the middle of the small restaurant by the door which was a bit annoying when the door kept opening and the cold went round my legs there wasn’t anywhere else to sit as they were big tables and were busy the decor was a bit boring not very inspiring but overall a pleasant experience

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Brian from London

    Food and service excellent Pity that the restaurant was so empty

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Sharon from Walthamstow

    Starters: Grilled tiger prawns with mayo is delicious,
    Main: Monk fish with prawns in the most wonderful sauce.
    The food is always fabulous here and the atmosphere and service are the same.
    Love it.

  • ((((( 15 September 2018 by Joan from London

    Enjoyable meal. Good fresh food served well presented

  • ((((* 24 August 2018 by Richard from London

    Lovely food. Great setting.

  • ((((( 23 August 2018 by Benjamin from London

    Service was great!! Nice restaurant and the food was amazing!!
    Definitely going back.

  • ((((( 11 August 2018 by Peter from London

    A very imaginative, creative menu all prepared with fresh high quality ingredients. We opted for the lamb dish which was superbly cooked, tender,with a subtle sauce. The wine list is very original and reasonably priced.

  • (((** 3 August 2018 by Stewart from Walthamstow

    Lovely venue for a client business dinner with white table cloths and discrete atmosphere.
    Flies were a nuisance and I had to ask for a table candle to deal with them - not pleasant in a food environment (albeit hot weather and doors open)
    Service was okay but not overly friendly atmosphere.
    Food was okay, great menu and good value but dishes were mediocre on delivery.
    Recommend the restaurant sharpen up its act on waitering and dishes and be responsive to the immediate environment and details, like get rid of flies before opening.

  • ((((* 25 July 2018 by CCT from London

    Great food and service, we were lucky that the weather was great so we can sit outside.

  • ((((( 23 June 2018 by Stephanie from London Borough of Waltham Forest

    Food was outstanding.

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