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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.

Excellent service and excellent food

Mari 22 May 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 220 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (179)
  • romantic (111)
  • lunch (66)
  • value (51)
  • private dining (39)
  • al fresco (35)
  • business (28)
  • trendy (25)
  • child friendly (19)
  • large parties (19)
  • luxury (19)
  • entertainment (12)
  • views (10)
  • breakfast (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( 5 November 2018 by Peter from London

    Outstanding authentic French cuisine with well designed menu at reasonable prices for London. The restaurant offers a well balanced wine list with some original offerings.

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by Robert from London

    Superb! Excellent dining room. Helpful and friendly waiter. Great food and a treat for all four of us. The location, too, is great being in a charming section of Orford Road.

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Paul from Zuerich

    Good food, good wines, great service!

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

    As ever, delicious food served by a friendly and attentive waitress. I cannot commend this restaurant highly enough.

  • ((((* 12 October 2018 by Pauline from Walthamstow London

    I have been a patron of La Ruga for many years and the quality of the food, the ambience and friendliness of the staff all make dining there a most enjoyable experience.

  • ((((* 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.

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