Brasserie Vacherin
Brasserie Vacherin

Brasserie Vacherin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasserievacherin.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02087220180x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday:7:00am-12:00pm
    Saturday-Sunday: 8:30am-12:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Stone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brasserie Vacherin
Brasserie Vacherin is a Classic French Brasserie brought to you by award winning chef Malcolm John. Located on Sutton"s High Street they will offer a variety of classic French dishes such as Chateaubriand, Escargots, Bourguignon & the restaurants namesake dish ‘Baked Vacherin’ served with Almonds & Truffles. Brasserie Vacherin will also boast a Crustacean Display featuring items such as Lobster, Crab & Oysters. All food is prepared with the finest, fresh seasonal ingredients.



The restaurant caters for 80 covers plus an additional 40 in the garden and will offer all-day dining seven days a week.



Brasserie Vacherin is named after its Sister Restaurant, Le Vacherin, but is more of a casual dining affair.
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Brasserie Vacherin reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.2
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (15)group bookings (12)romance (11)business meals (10)fit for foodies (9)brunch (9)sunday lunch (8)child friendly (4)good vegetarian options (2)pre/post theatre (2)outstanding value (1)Show More
  • Business lunch
    NickMSM2
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    I eat at Brasserie Vacherin quite frequently. That means it's good and I am able to be loyal - I live a mile away. The quality of the food and its preparation is uniformly excellent. Service is normally excellent, but this week it was irritating to be asked the same questions, three times, by two different waiters; were they competing for commission? The atmosphere is often a bit on the quiet side for a business lunch - the restaurant is usually not empty but not very full, so you can't help overhearing and therefore risk being overheard in a way that wouldn't arise if there was a general hubbub of other conversations. So I would encourage more people to use the restaurant!
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Good for business lunch
    Andy
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    We had a business lunch for 4 and Brasserie Vacherin was great. The restaurant area is light and balances privacy with intimacy. We were well waited on and enjoyed the great food very much.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Lovely lesuirely late linner
    Familyfood
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    We had a late afternoon table for 12 .. Adults and children . Everyone enjoyed themselves , food was very good , service by our waiter Gabrielle was exceptional , nothing was too much trouble . Good value for money .. It's not cheap eats ,but it's good value food served , served in a relaxing atmosphere by very helpful staff .. Thank you
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the area
    Ctaylor
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Having not lived in Sutton long my girlfriend and I thought we would try the Brasserier Vacherin for a special occasion as she'd finished her exams. We arrived and were promptly seated, our waitress for the evening was Edith who was excellent throughout the evening and had a great demeanour about her. I had the crab ravioli and then the lobster for main (it was on a sepcial I couldn't resist) and have to say the food was perfect. All in all it was a perfect evening and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who wants something a bit different than the local pub food.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1ddining
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Brasserie Vacherin, the live singer provided a lovely ambience and the food was excellent as always. The services was also fantastic, polite and fast without being intrusive. As always, a great value meal for two.
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    romance
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  • Great good and great service :)
    LBH83
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    My husband and I had the perfect celebratory meal. We were offered 241 champagne cocktails which was a nice touch. The food was lovely and the service efficient, polite and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and value
    Jason
    Dined on 21/4/2014
    Little oasis in the heart if Sutton, will go back especially for the lobster....
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice but pricey!
    Ruthie
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    Lovely French restaurant right near sutton station.....good quality French food but lacked a bit of French atmosphere although quite busy and a buzz with people.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Lovely place, perfect food
    Rivalfood
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Took my Mum here for Mothers Day. She lives in the south of France for half of the year and loves classic brasserie french food. We both loved the look of the place, the food was just perfection, plus the service was 1st class & friendly without being intrusive. She had the white bait and lamb, I had crab and cote de boef, some good wines also......all were excellent. I guess you only get what you pay for, but the only thing I felt just a little negative about was the price. I have no problem at all paying £150 for a good lunch for my Mum & I, but a £150 lunch for 2 at any restaurant in this location would feel a little steep......having made that small point; I have been before and will go again for sure as I live within a short drive.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better organization needed
    GlobalFoodie
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Having made a Mothering Day lunch reservation, when we arrived we were given a breakfast menu. Once we explained that we came for lunch, we were given the main (lunch menu) plus the Mother's Day prix fixe menu. Drinks took awhile to arrive, but once we were ready to order from the main lunch menu for our children, we were told the only food available that day was from the pricier Mothers Day menu (bait & switch?). Luckily they accepted that we order from the breakfast menu for our children and in order not to further ruin our special meal, we reluctantly ordered from the only option we really had. Same complaint was lodged from another table near us. While the service improved during our meal, we are not going back.
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    child friendly
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  • Nice way to end a hectic week!
    Lovefood
    Dined on 14/3/2014
    I visited BV Sutton with my partner...to celebrate a promotion at work. We booked a table for 18.30, however were slightly late due to the trains...Nevertheless they were still accommodating. We chose to order from the Prix Fixe menu (3 course option). We were presented with Bread and anchovy butter...which was DELICIOUS!!!!!! Starters = mussels and soup were both lovely. Main course = steak and chips - perfectly cooked nice piece of meat! Dessert = cheese and brûlée - divine! Staff were so attentive with special touches like crumbing down and topping up your wine at exactly the right time! I will defiantly visit again! I've heard their brekkies are awesome!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    CJC88
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Not an extensive menu, but what there is, is good quality food served. Went on a Sunday and was surprised o have live music which was a treat for the group we were in.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Very nice food at good prices.
    cking101
    Dined on 23/12/2013
    My wife and I went here for a pre-Christmas meal and it was very nice food from the A La Carte Menu. Good Service and was very good value for money too. However, was a little disappointed that my first choice of food was not in stock after specifically booking this venue ahead of others to sample the Whole Lobster which was on special offer. Oh well... perhaps next time..?
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, outstanding value
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  • Hmm
    Masterchef
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I wasn't impressed by the pear and roquefort starter. The value for money is poor as I left feeling a little peckish for the price I paid for a 3 course set menu @ £57. service was excellent the waiter was attentive. Also the time it takes to get the food to the table is a bit too long.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • ok but not outstanding
    pk11
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    The food was quite good - chicken liver parfait the best (really rich and creamy), but the duck confit and puy lentils really needed a bit more moisture around to stop it being the heavy dish that it was. Partner said his Breton fish stew was good, but it looked a little insipid to me. The ambience tries hard, (red plush banquettes) but the centre tables are rather far apart for the real authentic French brasserie feel and things like the huge hanging lampshades add nothing to the ersatz French atmosphere. Also the night we were there we passed a row of empty tables without chairs (opposite the shellfish bar) - which was not very welcoming. And charging for more bread is a bit mean - that would never happen in a brasserie in France!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Crocodile80
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    First time eating here and all courses were of excellent quality. Only very small negative was that my partners seabream but maybe a little bit too salty , but she still ate it all! My steak was of very high quality and cooked to perfection. Got the hot salsa on the side which had a very spicy kick to it which we like. Usually when something is supposed to spicy it isn't but this was lovely! We've eaten in France and Belgium before and this isn't far off of not equal to bistros there. We will definitely be booking another table soon !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    NotenoughtimeVIP
    Dined on 24/9/2013
    Always good here and this time did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since 6 May 2014
    • Average Rating3.6
    • Food3.9
    • Ambience3.1
    • Service3.3
    • Value2.9
  • The following 304 reviews are from the Brasserie Vacherin reviews archive.
  • Saturday Night Dining
    Anonymouse
    Dined on 24/8/2013
    Although the evening started quietly the restaurant became full as the evening wore on but the service remained excellent and all three courses enjoyed by both of us were superb. We had a lovely evening and really appreciated decent spacing between tables so that even when busy it was not too noisy or cramped. We definitely plan to go again.
    Special Features:
    romance, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comme ci, comme ca!
    snosned
    Dined on 15/8/2013
    COULD become a regular haunt, but it WOULD have to pull its socks up. First, the food was DELICIOUS - & a stark contrast to the service as a whole which was S-L-O-W! Starters: when they did arrive, 2 bites - all there was! But - cooked to perfection - WONDERFUL. Main course: steaks cooked beautifully & the veg (pay extra) were tasty. Pricey, especially considering the lack of attention & slow service, the staff seemed generally disinterested . Thursday evening: they had someone singing...he was BRILLIANT and set a romantic scene...Just a shame the waiter put us immediately next to him - & we couldn't hear each other! We would like to give this restaurant a 2nd chance, however, and see if this is a typical evening or a one-off! A mixed-bag!
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    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not up to scratch
    Casualdiner
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    We regularly go to Braserie Vacherin for lunches and with the high turnover in staff the level of service can be a bit mixed. Today we were particulary disappointed with the service we received with two waiting staff - we had to ask to order our food, we were not asked during our meal if we were ok. One of the waiters basically muttered at us. I asked if they had a green salad and the waiter said this was no longer on the menu - surely it wouldn't have been difficult to put a few leaves on a plate or in a bowl. On the plus side our meals came out a lot quicker than they normally do when the restaurant has a similar number of customers.
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    business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant food in an unusual place
    Lolly
    Dined on 23/7/2013
    you would miss it if you werent looking for it. the resturant was airy and the food was fantastic. the service was friendly and once the table of 12 had made their choices the food was delivered to the right diners without further ado. the onkly thing was the side orders do add to the meal but the food is outstanding. i would definately recommend it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - slow service
    Ted1
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The food is consistently good in this restaurant but on this occasion the service was very slow. Also, when my wife asked the waiter's advice when choosing wine it was apparent that he knew nothing about it.
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    special occasions
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  • evening out
    Lil23
    Dined on 29/6/2013
    We have been to the restaurant before and thoroughly enjoyed it. We sitll enjoyed it this time although the service wasn't quite as good and my food was cold. However they were more than happy to take it back to the kitchen and it was hot when brought back to our table Overall the food is really good and a lovely find in Sutton.
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  • Good food, terrible service, pricey
    LondonJohn
    Dined on 23/6/2013
    Fancied a steak for Sunday Lunch and had a good one here. An empty restaurant (4 tables total) seemed too much for the manager and 2 waiting staff to cope with. Simple orders were annoyingly messed up and slow, SLOW, service, all seemed to be symptoms of a manager who was absent from the restaurant for most of the meal and disinterested when she finally made an appearance. If the bill had been 20% lower it'd be worth trying here again - the food was good - but it's too pricey to risk another poorly served, slackly managed meal. The owner of this place is clearly being let down by the manager - which explains the empty restaurant at Sunday Lunchtime. It's a shame because the place has potential.
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  • Great Father's Day Lunch
    mutiny
    Dined on 16/6/2013
    We had a lovely special lunch for Father's Day, food and service was both great.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie Vacherin, Sutton
    AliThomson33
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Rather busy and had to ask a few times for extra drinks, ordered an endive salad with tomatoes and onions, had to send it back as they had forgotton the tomatoes and onions! By the time it came back my husband had finished his starter. The food I have to say was really tasty and we enjoyed the evening. It looked like others were on 'a deal'? as most people had a glass of champagne and similar main courses, would go back on a 'deal' but too pricy at £103 for two(without coffee or pud).
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best ever moules that
    parky
    Dined on 26/5/2013
    The best ever moules that I have ever eaten with an out of this world sauce. Everything about the meal was to our taste.
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    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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  • special occasion
    eatwell
    Dined on 24/5/2013
    The service has improved at this restaurant. Staff were polite an attentive. My daughter and I wanted steak and it was cooked to our request. I feel that this is an expensive way of eating out for what really is an 'ordinary' meal. The addition of vegetables/salad/ sauces and potato dishes pushes the price up unreasonably. The steak with a 'smattering' of greenery would not have been an adequate meal so you feel bound to order extras to bulk out the meal. The sauces we ordered to accompany the steak were very good but hardly worth the £70 bill we found ourselves with. Nothing extraordinary for dessert and overpriced again. If we return it will be when this restaurant has a meal deal in place and we don't want something out of the ordinary.
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    Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good lunch
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 13/5/2013
    My friend and I had lunch here, a place we have been coming to for some time, using the 50% discount offer through Toptable. This lunch didn't end up very good value for money as the discount only applied to the main course and not the starter or dessert, so please look at this offer very carefully before booking or, like us, you will not get much change out of £90. Saying that, the food was delicious.
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  • Lunch for five
    Spes
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Enjoyed a first-class lunch at Brasserie Vacherin; lovely, friendly waitress; we dined from le prix fixe menu- excellent value; bread basket and flavoured butters a delightful extra. The merguez and couscous was thoroughly enjoyed and sotoo was the mackeral with piperade.The cheeseboard was excellent and unlike many restaurants there was no additional supplement; the vanilla rice pudding with poached rhubarb was also a hit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie Vacherin
    marekj
    Dined on 28/4/2013
    My wife and I came here for the first time for our wedding anniversary. The service was lovely and with a smile, the food was very good and made even better by the half price for a main course offer. Without doubt we will be coming back in the not too distant future.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went here with my family
    Lil23
    Dined on 27/4/2013
    I went here with my family for a special occasion and it was great. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    Anon
    Dined on 27/4/2013
    Slightly disappointed as not the usual level of enjoyment. A full restaurant with slightly patchy service from almost all the waiting staff. Good excellent however (for Sutton).
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for two
    itisme
    Dined on 19/4/2013
    After a slight confusion over the booking discount, we had an excellent meal, and very good service, will definitely eat here again
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  • Surprisingly child friendly,
    jgrante
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Surprisingly child friendly, when prompted. Lovely complimentary bread & real butter to start. Less experienced staff member seemed unsure of menu pronunciation (moules) and & came back to take our steak preparation order: I didn't feel there was any discernible difference between the one supposed to be medium & the one designated as well. Did very well to be attentive, considering the huge party also seated.
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  • Good food, excellent service,
    Steve
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Good food, excellent service, good value overall, highly recommended.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Evening
    Sylb
    Dined on 15/3/2013
    Staff were friendly and food was good, but mine wasn't very hot! Nice round table, I wish more restaurants would have these. We arrived early evening so it was very relaxed at first, but as the restarant filled up, it became very noisy.
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    business meals, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Tasty
    Chriddler
    Dined on 31/1/2013
    Went for the steak deal, very tasty, prompt service and restaurant was cosy, good performance all round
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  • Great value steaks
    Lala
    Dined on 17/1/2013
    We had the 'steak out' special offer. Beautiful sirloin steak, chips and a glass of wine for £10... Can't beat it for value.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My family and I returned to
    piglet
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    My family and I returned to Brasserie Vaccherin for a second time as we had such a good experience last time. Sadly, although the food was good, some was cold due to poor service. We were a group of 6 and dishes were not served together which spoilt the atmosphere for us.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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