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.

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The Drink

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

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

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

    £36.00

750ml

£36.00
Gallimard Brut, Champagne, N.V.

Dark, sweet rounded fruit. Smooth and very gluggable. Made with Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaullt grapes. (Red meat, Strong cheese)

£9.75   £47.50

125ml

£9.75

750ml

£47.50
Half bottle of Gallimard Brut, Champagne, N.V.

Dark, sweet rounded fruit. Smooth and very gluggable. Made with Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaullt grapes. (Red meat, Strong cheese)

    £25.00

750ml

£25.00
Premier Cru, Blanc de Blancs Brut, Veuve Fourny & Fils, Vertus, N.V.

Soft, supple and rounded with ripe blackcurrant fruit and fine, grippy tannins. (Red meats)

    £62.00

750ml

£162.00

White Wines

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

Les Vignes d'Oc Blanc, Languedoc-Roussillon, 2015

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, 2015

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
Château Haut Rian, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, 2015

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

£6.25 £18.75 £25.00

125ml

£6.25

500ml

£18.75

750ml

£25.00
Côtes de Gascogne, Vignobles Brumont, Gascony, 2016

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

Grenache blanc base, 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, 2015

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

    £34.00

750ml

£34.00
Riesling, "Les Fossiles" Domaine Mittnacht Frères, Alsace, 2014

(Biodynamic) 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, 2014

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, Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils, "Vaudésier", Burgundy, 2012

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

    £65.00

750ml

£65.00

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
Le Sabounet, Roger Sabon, Southern Rhône, N.V.

Dark, sweet rounded fruit. Smooth and very gluggable. Made with grenache, syrah and cinsaullt grapes. (Red meat, Strong cheese)

    £22.00

750ml

£22.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine Mont d'Hortes, Vin de Pays d'Oc, 2015

Soft, supple and rounded with ripe blackcurrant fruit and fine, grippy tannins. (Red meat)

£6.25 £18.50 £24.50

125ml

£6.25

500ml

£18.50

750ml

£24.50
Pinot noir, Villa de Croix, Pays d'Oc, 2015

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
Chinon 'Les Gravieres', Domaine 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
Syrah, Yves Cuilleron, "Les Vignes d' à Côté", Northern Rhône, 2015

100% Syrah, deep plum in colour, vibrant cherry fruits. Quintessential Northern Rhône Syrah. (Lightly spiced dishes, Offals)

    £30.00

750ml

£30.00
Côtes du Rhône, Domaine de l'Espigouette, Southern Rhone, 2015

Predominant grenache grape, dark spicey nose. Soft, silky, spicy, dark fruit. (Versatille: Chicken, Hard cheese, Onglet steak)

£7.25 £21.75 £29.50

125ml

£7.25

500ml

£21.75

750ml

£29.50
Fleurie, Domaine de La Madone, Jean-Marc Despres, Beaujolais, 2016

100% Gamay, with great fruits on the nose. Very smooth and rounded Beaujolais. (Excellent all rounder)

    £36.00

750ml

£36.00
Château Roudier, Montagne-Saint-Emilion, J. Capdemourlin, Bordeaux, 2011

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

£9.25 £27.75 £37.00

125ml

£9.25

500ml

£27.75

750ml

£37.00
Bruno Sorg, Pinot Noir, Alsace, 2015 (available chilled)

100% pinot noir. A light charming wine with strawberry flavours and soft tannins. (Light meat dishes, Lamb, Duck)

    £38.50

750ml

£38.50
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)

    £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, Domaine Bernard Faurie, Northern Rhone, 2011

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

    £95.00

750ml

£95.00

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, 2015

Wonderful Provençal rosé, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Tibouren grapes. White peaches on the nose, elegant and stylish en bouche. The perfect apéritif

£9.75 £29.25 £39.00

125ml

£9.75

500ml

£29.25

750ml

£39.00

Sweet Wines

 

125ml

500ml

750ml

Muscat de Rivesaltes, Domaine Pouderoux, 2015

Lively banana and elderflower flavours and a clean, dry finish. 100% Muscat à petit grains.

£8.50 £25.50 £33.50

125ml

£8.50

500ml

£25.50

750ml

£33.50
Maury, Domaine Pouderoux, Roussillon, 2014

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

£10.00 £30.00 £40.00

125ml

£10.00

500ml

£30.00

750ml

£40.00
Sauternes, Château St Hélène, 2008

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

£11.50 £34.50 £46.00

125ml

£11.50

500ml

£34.50

750ml

£46.00
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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