Independent
French Bistro since
2004

La Buvette has established itself as Richmond's premier, independent French restaurant.

The informal, intimate dining room and secluded courtyard for al fresco dining, have welcomed guests from far and wide.

From September 2004, La Buvette has become a most fashionable and charming bistro-style eatery in Richmond Town, welcoming theatre, film and sports stars, politicians and artists, whilst maintaining popularity with neighbours and friends.

The Food

The Drink

Sparkling Wine & Champagne

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

Vouvray Pétillant Brut, Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau, Chançay, Loire, N.V.

Chenin blank grape. Lovely, gently sparkling, full of rich fruits (Biodynamic). (Charcuterie, Cheese)

    £36.00

750ml

£36.00
Gallimard Brut, Champagne, N.V.

90% Pinot noir with a touch of Chardonnay. Full, rich with enticing aromas and flavours of summer fruits. (Apéritif, soft cheese)

£9.75   £47.50

125ml

£9.75

750ml

£47.50
Premier Cru, Blanc de Blancs Brut, Veuve Fourny & Fils, Vertus, N.V.

Rich and biscuity bouquet, with good mousse and a lively, lingering finish. First rate fizz from a Premier Cru village. (Apéritif, fish)

    £62.00

750ml

£162.00

White Wines

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

Les Vignes d'Oc Blanc, Languedoc-Roussillon, 2016

Grenache with a hint of Chardonnay. Good acidty, fresh. Great aperitif. (Soups, salads)

£4.75 £14.25 £19.00

125ml

£4.75

500ml

£14.25

750ml

£19.00
Chardonnay, Les Vignes d'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, 2016

Gentle oak, plump, creamy flavours of Chardonnay. (Fish soup, Chicken)

£5.25 £15.75 £21.00

125ml

£5.25

500ml

£15.75

750ml

£21.00
Bordeaux Blanc Sec, Château Haut Rian, Bordeaux, 2016

Blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon blanc, green-gold tinged with an aromatic fresh nose. Lively citrus and minerals. (Grilled fish)

£6.25 £18.75 £25.00

125ml

£6.25

500ml

£18.75

750ml

£25.00
Côtes de Gascogne, Vignobles Brumont, Gascony, 2017

Gros Manseng and Sauvignon blanc blend. Fresh green apples in the mouth, exotic fruits on the nose and lively acidity. (Goats cheese and shellfish)

    £26.50

750ml

£26.50
Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Domaine de l'Espigouette, Southern Rhône, 2016

Viognier with a hint of Grenache. Full bodied, hints of apricots and white peaches with a touch of oak. (Fish, Charcuterie, White meat)

£7.25 £21.75 £29.00

125ml

£7.25

500ml

£21.75

750ml

£29.00
Saint Véran, Domaine Michel Chavet, Burgundy, 2016

Chardonnay, unoaked, fresh, clean and crisp with lingering citrus notes. (Snails, Roast chicken)

    £34.00

750ml

£34.00
Riesling, Domaine Bruno Sorg, Alsace, 2016

Clean with medium intensity and body. Notes of pear and passion fruit. Good length and finish. (Fondue, choucroute)

    £34.50

750ml

£34.50
Pouilly-Fumé, "Les Cornets", Domain Alain Cailbourdin, Loire, 2015

100% Sauvignon grape. Bone dry with crisp gooseberry flavours, rounded and lingering. (Goat's cheese, Fish, Chicken)

£9.75 £29.25 £38.75

125ml

£9.75

500ml

£29.25

750ml

£38.75
Saint Joseph Blanc, Domaine Lionel Faury, Chavanay, Rhône, 2015

60% Marsanne 40% Roussanne. Beautifully balanced, dry with hints of grilled almonds and white peaches and a long, clean finish. (Great all-rounder)

    £48.75

750ml

£48.75
Pouilly-Fuisse, Vincent Girardin, Burgundy, 2015

Medium bodied, with zingy, gently oaked, citrusy flavours. Classy wine from a master of his craft. (Crustaceans, Roast chicken, Asparagus)

    £51.50

750ml

£51.50
Grand Cru Chablis, "Vaudesir", Domaine Christian Moreau père et fils, Burgundy, 2013

One of the world's great Chardonnays. Flinty, opulent and exudes class. (Oysters, rich fish dish)

    £65.00

750ml

£65.00

White Wine Flight

     

300ml

Haut Rian Bordeaux, Côtes du Rhône, Pouilly-Fumé (100ml glass of each)

Compare 3 wines and enjoy different grape varieties and styles simultaneously.

    £21.50

300ml

£21.50

Red Wines

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

Les Vignes d'Oc Rouge, Languedoc-Roussillon, 2016

Blend of Grenache and Merlot. Light, fresh strawberries. (Roasts and chicken)

£4.75 £14.25 £19.00

125ml

£4.75

500ml

£14.25

750ml

£19.00
Roger Sabon, 'Le Sabounet', Southern Rhône, N.V.

Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault blend. Dark, sweet rounded fruit. Smooth and very gluggable. (Red meat, Strong cheese)

    £22.00

750ml

£22.00
Syrah 'Vieilles Vignes', Château La Bastide, Escales, Languedoc-Roussillon, 2015

100% Syrah, deep plum in colour. Boisterous, unfiltered blackcurrant fruit. (Full-flavoured and lightly spiced dishes)

    £25.00

750ml

£25.00
Pinot noir, Villa de Croix, Pays d'Oc, 2016

100% pinot noir, excellent variation on the classic grape with red currant notes and earthy undernotes

£6.50 £19.00 £26.00

125ml

£6.50

500ml

£19.00

750ml

£26.00
Château Laussac, Cuvée La Dame, Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux, 2015

Cabernet franc and Merlot (50/50).Supple and rounded. Ripe blackcurrant fruit and fine, grippy tannins. (Red meats)

£7.00; £21.00 £28.00

125ml

£7.00

500ml

£21.00

750ml

£28.00
Côtes du Rhône, Dom. De l'Espigouette, Southern Rhône, 2015

Predominant Grenache grape, dark spicy nose. Soft, silky, dark fruit. (Versatile: Chicken, Hard cheese, Onglet steak)

£7.25 £21.75 £29.50

125ml

£7.25

500ml

£21.75

750ml

£29.50
Chinon "Les Gravières", Dom. Couly-Dutheil, Loire, 2015

100% Cabernet Franc, charming, supple and fruity. Red berries on the nose. (Charcuterie, Light meat dishes, Grilled fish)

    £32.00

750ml

£32.00
Reuilly, Domaine Cordaillat, Loire, 2017 (available chilled)

100% Pinot noir. Bright, strawberry fruit, silky, mid-weight classic of this style. (Lighter meat dishes)

    £33.50

750ml

£33.50
Fleurie, Domaine de La Madone, Jean-Marc Despres, Beaujolais, 2016

100% Gamay. Great fruits on the nose, smooth and rounded Beaujolais. (Excellent all-rounder)

    £36.00

750ml

£36.00
Château Roudier, J.Capdemourlin, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, 2012

Classic right-bank claret, blend of Merlot (60%), Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon, blackcurrant and cedar wood in a bottle.. (Feathered friends, Steaks)

£9.25 £27.75 £37.00

125ml

£9.25

500ml

£27.75

750ml

£37.00
Tour Bouscassé, Alain Brumont, Madiran, Gascony, 2011

40% Tannat, 35% Cab sauvignon, 25% Cab franc. Classic Madiran style of Gascony. A powerful, luscious wine with plenty of ripe red fruits. (Red meats)

    £40.00

750ml

£40.00
Château La Tour de By, Médoc, Grand Vin de Bordeaux, 2010

Classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Balanced, fragrant with dark fruit and elegance. (Rib of beef, Steaks)

    £53.00

750ml

£53.00
Pommard ‘Les Charmots’, 1er Cru, Fernand & Laurent Pillot, Burgundy, 2011

Pinot noir with elegance, ripe berries and leather notes. Excellent acidity and length. (Grilled meats)

    £75.00

750ml

£75.00
Hermitage, Dom. Bernard Faurie, Northern Rhône, 2011

100% Syrah. Silky, delicate, succulent blend of damson, strawberries and violet flavours. (Grilled meat, Lamb, Feathered friends)

    £95.00

750ml

£95.00

Red Wine Flight

     

300ml

Château Laussac, Côtes-du-Rhône, Pinot noir (Villa de Croix) (100ml glass of each)

Compare 3 wines and enjoy different grape varieties and styles simultaneously.

    £19.00

300ml

£19.00

Rosé Wines

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

Pineau d'Aunis, Château de la Presle, Anne-Sophie et Frédéric Meurgey, Oisly, Touraine, Loire, 2016

Little known grape, Pineau d'Aunis creates a delightfully characterful and easy-drinking glass

£6.50 £19.50 £26.50

125ml

£6.50

500ml

£19.50

750ml

£26.50
Château Roubine, Cru Classé, Lorgues, Côtes de Provence, 2016

Wonderful Provençal rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tibouren blend. White peaches on the nose, elegant and stylish en bouche.

£9.75 £29.25 £39.00

125ml

£9.75

500ml

£29.25

750ml

£39.00

Dessert Wine & Port

 

100ml

500ml

750ml

Maury, Domaine Pouderoux, 2013

Gutsy red berries, sweet berry fruit. Very long. 100% Grenache noir.

£6.50 £29.25 £40.00

100ml

£6.50

500ml

£29.25

750ml

£40.50
Uroulat, Jurançon Moelleux, Domaine Charles Hours, 2015

Rich and generous honeysuckle. Sweet concentration comes from the drying-out of the fruit on the vine. 100% Petit Manseng.

£7.00 £31.50 £46.00

100ml

£7.00

500ml

£31.50

750ml

£46.00
Sauternes, Sainte-Helene, Château de Malle, Bordeaux, 2011

Delicate aromatic nose, with rich honeyed flavours and a lingering finish. 100% Semillon.

£7.25 £32.75 £49.50

100ml

£7.25

500ml

£32.75

750ml

£49.50
Late Bottled Vintage Port, Taylor’s, 2010

Dark, with raisin and prune flavours, rounded and mouthfilling.

£5.25 £23.75 £35.50

100ml

£5.25

500ml

£23.75

750ml

£35.50

Digestif

 

35ml

Cognac, fine petite Champagne, Château Montifaud, V.S. £5.00    

35ml

£5.00
Bas Armagnac, Napoléon, Loubère £5.00    

35ml

£5.00
Calvados Pays d’Auge, Michel Hubert, 2002 £6.00    

35ml

£6.00
“The Macallan”, 10 years old Speyside Whisky £6.00    

35ml

£6.00
Cointreau £5.00    

35ml

£5.00
Amaretto Disaronno £5.00    

35ml

£5.00

Coffee & Tea

Coffee: Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Americano, Filter, Macchiato (all available decaffeinated) £2.95    
£2.95
Tea: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Lapsang, Darjeeling, Redbush, Fresh mint, Camomile £2.95    
£2.95
Hot Chocolate £3.50    
£3.50
Café Gourmand (coffee & mini-desserts) £7.75    
£7.75
Irish Coffee £7.95    
£7.95
All wines are subject to availability and vintage changes.
Customers are welcome to enjoy their own wines, corkage £12.50 for still wine, £17.50 for sparkling and fortified.

Private Dining

Situated in Richmond town centre, in the shadows of St Mary's Magdalene church, La Buvette is ideal for birthday celebrations, intimate weddings and business meals. We are passionate about the tradition of French regional food and wines, and would love to help organise your bespoke, special event.

Capacity

  • 38Our main dining room can seat up to 38 guests.

  • 55If you would prefer to hire the whole restaurant, we can seat up to 55 guests and you would also be able to enjoy our gorgeous walled courtyard for Champagne and canapé receptions, ideal in the warmer months.

Call Now

020 8940 6264

We require a minimum spend to be met, and the prices vary depending on the session you wish to book. The minimum spend is the total cost of food and drinks (a discretionary 12.5% service will be added to the bill).

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    Special Events

    La Buvette regularly hosts special events and promotions. To avoid disappointment we would advise early booking for these dates which always prove to be very popular:

    • Gastronomic Regional Tastings

      £60 pp
      Showcasing a particular region each month with a 5 course meal with accompanying wines at each course
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    • Rugby Internationals Twickenham

       
      Please call the restaurant directly when booking one of our England match day dinners, as a deposit is required
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    Reviews

    • This is one of those cracking labour-of-love, local joints for which you'd endure hours on public transport. Unponcy French cooking and decent pricing. The food, meanwhile, is what many of us would confess we crave: unfussy, accurate and delicious bistro cooking
    • A friendly, unfussy bistro whose impeccable dishes transport you to France
    • This friendly bistro ... it's a favourite haunt of locals eager to tuck into game terrine ...
    • Small but perfectly formed French style bistro
    • Technically superb food, discreet intimate surroundings, La Buvette certainly has a little je ne sais quoi about it. This is one of the most authentic French dining experiences you will ever have and you'll be returning again and again
    • Simple French, blissfully unfussy and comes with a gentle price tag

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