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Retro Bistrot

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114-116 High Street, Teddington TW11 8JB, England
+44 20 8977 2239
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12:00 - 23:00
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

How does Burnt Squash quality as a valid starter? Tasteless, burnt and Tasteless! Belly Pork fashioned into a cube the size of a postage stamps...WRONG! Items on the menu, suddenly unavailable...and substituted with inappropriate substitutes! AVOID!

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Thank Andrew B
London
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I thought the food here was excellent quality cooking. The menu is fairly short but had some good variety and I understand from others who have been here before that changes seasonally. I had the salmon carpaccio which was beautifully flavoured and very attractive on the plate with some thin grilled orange slices. Others at the table had the 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

High Street Teddington bistro. Very friendly and cosy ambience. Set lunch a real bargain with traditional french food very well prepared. House wines are very drinkable and reasonably priced. Chocolate fondant an absolute wow. Tender venison. Five cheeses a bit on the pricy side. The owner very attentive and keen that his guests are having a good time. I will... More 

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Thank warwick652
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

. My friends and I went here for Sunday Lunch today and once again the food was excellent, This French Bistro makes everyone feel very welcome and part of the family, the service is always good and friendly. Today I had the Venision, portion size perfect and the Truffle mash just as expected. Would always recommend this restaurant, I can't... More 

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Thank sksieski
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times a year for special occasions over the last few years and it has never failed to deliver amazing food with great service and clearly through Vincent has a real passion for quality food and wine without compromise. The food menu gives you the chance to experiment if you want, or not if... More 

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Thank morleysonhols
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I really like Retro. The food is really top class and there's a good selection of wines too. The owner is very friendly. It's a cut above the Kings Head

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Thank AndyChubb
Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

On my visite in London I discovers the rétro bistro ,the Service and food are fantastic !!!!! Trio of mackerel and the tortellini are a réal treat!!!! And the chocolate fondant miammmmmm.....on my next visit I will definitely go by teddington at retro !!!!

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Thank xtrem001
Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is just fabulous, no other word could best describe it. We went for dinner last week and as on previous visits, the service was impeccable and the proprietor does everything in his power to make you feel welcome. The quality of the food is really top class and together with the ambience this restaurant is just about the... More 

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Thank howard d
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited a few times over recent months. The most recent was midweek and as before, had the benefit of great food and knowledgeable service. On this last visit, our party chose from a mix of the daily specials and the a la carte (all superb value and high quality). All dishes were magnifique and delivered with panache! This... More 

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Thank Chris B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I simply can't tell you how brilliant Retro is. The food is absolutely sublime, the service is fun & friendly, the wine list offers more than your usual run of the mill selection and the atmosphere is perfect. Oh you lucky, lucky people who live in Teddington, how spoiled you are to have this as your local. We try to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 51
Cuisine
French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114-116 High Street, Teddington TW11 8JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Teddington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8977 2239
Description
One of South West London's premier restaurants, the popular Retro Bistrot serves excellent French-style food in relaxed and stylish surroundings. Winner of the Good Food Guide London Restaurant of the Year 2012, and proud owner of two AA Red Rosettes, the Retro manages to deliver a sense of luxury in both food and ambiance at very affordable prices. Stylish but down-to-earth diners are welcome to enjoy the full menu or simply pop in for a snack and a drink. Key to its success is the blend of great food with a unique brand of personal service. Led by the inimitable and flamboyant Maitre D', Frenchman Vincent Gerbeau, the team provide charming, attentive but discreet service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?