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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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Recommended for

  • 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)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Andy from London

    Still the best restaurant in the area

  • ((((( 11 June 2018 by Svetlin from London

    Nice little place

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Sue from London

    Always a wonderful experience, especially when toffee bread is on the menu. Food lovely, service friendly and charming, all in all a special night out.

  • ((((* 4 June 2018 by Stephen from London

    Very enjoyable meal. Service slightly slower than ideal but it was a very busy evening.

  • ((((( 21 May 2018 by Susan from London

    La Ruga is a charming and romantic restaurant in the heart of Walthamstow village. The food was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent.

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