La Trompette

4.7
1406 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
La Trompette is owned by Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole, the partnership behind Chez Bruce in Wandsworth and The Glasshouse in Kew. It therefore serves some of the best food in London but without the formality or prices associated with the capital's top end establishments.The comfortable and stylish dining room is a vibrant, busy and friendly place to be with service that is highly professional yet relaxed and informal.

From the outset La Trompette has been showered with accolades, a reflection of the love, care and energy that is invested in the restaurant by the dedicated team behind it. La Trompette was awarded a Michelin star in 2008.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience ! Thanks !

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience at La Trompette was incredible. Well crafted imaginative dishes and flavour combinations and each dish (we tried a lot!) was delicious. Well deserving of its accolades and definitely worth visiting again. Recommended. Especially the incredible desserts!!

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Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good one.

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G
London
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another superb meal at the best restaurant in West London.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The hand-rolled fettuccini with white truffle was absolutely sensational...
The duck was moist, tender and ravishing...
Well done!

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e
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints a regular choice for us if we want a treat. The food is totally delicious & the service most attentive. Great wine list a local gem.

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DL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Staff are outstanding. Patra has a wonderful team around her, ably assisted by Matteo who was a lifesaver salvaging the rest of our meal after 2 inedible pickled starters. Aleksandros helped select a wonderful wine from Santorini which along with the cocktails of the day, were the stars of the evening. Alessandro really made us feel very welcome,too. Thank you,all. Unfortunately, for us, the food just was not up to scratch. The restaurant had had a huge day before we sat down for the late seating service and whilst the service out front was impeccable, the kitchen lagged behind. Which was a real shame. The pickling on both starters ( beets and cuttlefish) was the worst we have ever experienced and sadly had to send it back.
It ruined things for us, food wise for the rest of the set 3 course menu. Main course was lovely (2 halibuts) which said the kitchen can get it oh so right as well as oh so wrong, hit and miss really. The fish was most definitely a hit. The restaurant was packed to capacity and was very noisy. There was no music played.
Overall, we would come back if there was an a la carte to just have the fish and enjoy the Greek wine again. But we would pass on the set menu. Thanks again to the whole team front of house.

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HF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Trompette seems to get better every time I go. Excellent food with service to match. Not just a great neighbourhood restaurant but up there with the best in London. A real treat...

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We do reccomend this restaurant! The food is amazing!

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LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous and delicious food, outstanding presentation, fantastic bread (a bit on the burnt side this time round), excellent wine!

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SD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to come here for special occasions. It has the best food in Chiswick hands down. And great staff too!

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

La Trompette’s food is consistently amazing. The service is fantastic and the staff are friendly. It’s quiet so best for a small group.

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VP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a treat and well worth the drive. We had a fabulous meal - and great service

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good and depending on the menu sometimes better than others. You can't really go wrong here.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place the foog is great and the tasting menu is good value for money. Impressive wine list, wines are a bit expensive

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D
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

always a treat (which at these prices, it must remain treat only, alas) loos looking a bit tired now with poor quality hand wash/ hand cream but cooking and service top notch, as ever

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an absolutely fantastic meal. I have eaten in many restaurants in London and all round the World (New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney etc) and can say without any hesitation that La Trompette is one of the very, very best.

The food is delicious; lovely starters, brilliantly cooked mains and gorgeous puddings/sweets

Fantastic wines.

Great Service.

And a great atmosphere.

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r
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Some inspired cooking but service functional only. This was my first visit to La Trompette, chosen to celebrate both my friend’s and my birthday in style. Based on reviews and a Michelin star I had high expectations. My first course with raw bream was beautifully refreshing with sharp citrus flavors and an icy crunch. The ravioli with morels and pecorino was delicious but slightly overwhelmed by too many raisins. The cocktails were too slow to arrive and my Mohito was too bitter. Service was otherwise efficient, even over efficient, it needed more of a personal touch. Room is large and proximics good. Would try La Trompette again but not without slight reservations.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

My partner and myself came here as a birthday treat for ourselves, could not fault the service, very attentive but not overly fussy. There was a great choice of wines for every budget, as for the food, well we both have eat at many fine dining restaurants, but considering it holds one Michelin star, the food was at best average, even just ok. We both left thinking the food was a let down

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is delicious and service excellent. My only complaint is there is little (? No) wine under £30 and for a friends lunch it does make it feel quite pricey - even for such a high quality restaurant

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OM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricy and worth it for very special occasion
Special complementary birthday candle to celebrate. Nice touch Merci

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MN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and atmosphere
Highly recommended

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N
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall very pleasant; inconvenient flies around during all dinner is a minus. The restaurant has to take care of that urgently.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Food was Outstanding, we had the tasting menu. Accompanying wine flight was good.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was very good but not 'outstanding' or particularly memorable. We ordered from the à la carte menu. Everything was very tasty, but nothing blew me away. I have been here before and have previously enjoyed it more. However it was a Friday night and very busy, so service was slow. However the staff were all good, very polite and friendly which was nice. The wine list is extensive, but very expensive. I would come again but not for a good while and perhaps not on a Friday.

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SU
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! I have celebrated my partner's birthday and they prepared a mini dessert with a candle on top, so sweet! The food was delicious!

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DN
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent meal for my wife’s birthday. The appetisers sea bream sushi and Cornish squid were amazing and suckling pig and lamb outstanding. Good wines as well. Sometimes we had to ensure our wine was topped up so that would be only comment
Overall loved it

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FH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Lovely staff go out of their way to make every visit special. Highly recommend.

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MA
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous lunch. The food was wonderful (as usual), with inspired combinations of flavours, fine quality ingredients. My turbot with mussels was superb). Very good wine suggestions from the sommelier and lovely, friendly but unobtrusive service.

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SB
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent as usual . Booked through open table and stated that it was my daughters Birthday on line which unfortunately was not registered as no mention or or Happy birthday plate arrived .

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R
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Superb service and one of the best meals I have had anywhere. I would also single out the Sommelier whose advice on the wine was spot on and really enhanced our dining experience. I would recommend La Trompette for any occasion.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Amazing food and wine. Good service.

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d
Buckinghamshire
24 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We are regulars and this wasn’t our best meal there
We booked the table for 7pm and already had the main course by 720pm and no sooner had we finished that and we were asked about dessert
The food was great but didn’t appreciate being hurried

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J
London
40 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We have been here many times. As it was my birthday we went there again. The place was packed as usual for a weekday. The wine list is large with good choice but expensive.
The food was exceptional as usual n our starters was fantastic. Mains was good n the desserts were also great. Would recommend the place as parking is available, but an expensive one. Well worth for special occasions or for gourmets

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Having dined at the Glasshouse on many occasions and we had always meant to try its sister restaurant
in Chiswick. We were not disappointed. My starter , the raw guilt head bream , as Michael Winner would say was 'Historic'. Everything else was great too and a nice little birthday chocolate truffle at the end. They know what they are doing and they do it well.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at our favourite restaurant

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st class food. Had the tasting menu with matched wines.
Perfect combination of food that makes you think and food you want to eat and enjoy!
Yeah it's expensive but worth it for special occasions and a special experience

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JF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely meal. This restaurant is a local favourite of mine and doesn't disappoint. Lovely food in a civilised, yet informal setting. The monkfish and barbecued octopus was the stand out dish for me.

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly exceptional lunch, we had the tasting menu with wines and will definitely go back.

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LG
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent and the service was absolutely amazing. The sommelier was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Overall staff was great.

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