La Trompette

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£41 and over
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Modern European
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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and superb service. Table near the window a little chilly and stuck behind a post which limits the view of the restaurant. Still a fabulous evening.

g
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a relaxed yet elegant dining room

CB
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice staff, excellent food but small portions for that price

AS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always reliable - great food and service. The table next to us was loud and we were moved without fuss as soon as I asked.

GP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing as always. Just a little slow to serve us after our starter ...we waited about 20 minutes between those two courses, but that was the only niggle. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

DD
London
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience here - attentive staff and delicious food. Great place especially for a special occasion.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good lunch tasting menu!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night wine corkage free was brilliant. Good chance to open a nice bottle you have with really good food. Food was good as always especially the soufflé was dreamy.

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant, and not bad value for a Michelin star. The service was exceptional - very attentive, but not overbearing.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstandingly pleasant service, plus unusually interesting menu, as usual.

RA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food and beautifully paired wines. Such interesting flavours. Amazing service as always, thanks for such a special evening.

SO
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is just about always perfect and it didn't disappoint this time. I don't eat meat but the fish (squid) was delicious. I noticed the large number of waiting staff on duty which explains their attentiveness. The pricing is reasonable for a Michelin star, which is deserved in my opinion.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, friendly and attentive service. Highly recommended for lunch.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit and just as good as the previous 2.

MC
London
27 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice as usual. Certainly one of the best in the area.
Happy to recommend

KS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic meal at La Trompette on our anniversary. Food was superb and service exemplary as usual.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been eating at La Trompette for about 15 years, I have never had a bad meal or experience, La Trompette never fails to deliver. Food is delicious and the staff are friendly and knowledgable.

L
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back after 7 years, did not disappoint. Exquisite food with top notch service.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Having visited over 20 one star restaurants and six 2 star restaurants I would recommend thoroughly.
In my opinion the best one star restaurant in London. Only surprise is that it has not got its second star yet.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall very nice experience, from my point of view service quiet slow but outstanding.

TB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were seated in a corner by the kitchens and told it was a great seat as you got your wine topped up all the time - we didn't, at all. We both ordered the crab starter which was an additional £5.50 each. When the starter turned up I was surprised to find that salad could cost so much. There was barely any crab, so we felt it was a real cheek to charge an extra fiver for essentially some pea shoots. The mains were okay, but dessert was again disappointing. I ordered the blackberry millefeuille and not to go too Mary Berry on it, but there wasn't much lamination - certainly not a thousand layers! Also the blackberries were rock hard. This was a real disappointment, my husband and I have two young children and so date nights are rare and unfortunately this restaurant did not live up to expectation.

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the third time we have dinner at La Trompette and we have never been disappointed in anyway, the cuisine and service are always perfect. We are aware that La Trompette is an expensive restaurant however this time we thought that the prices had gone much higher than expected. A dinner at £90 per head is a lot of money for a cuisine that is good but not outstanding.
This is a good quality restaurant but the cost of a meal there is truly overrated. Dining in a good restaurant should still remain affordable and reflect the true value of the cuisine.

AB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not cheap but you get what you pay for. Service is excellent as is the food. Next level professionalism round the corner from home!

P
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We couldn't get a booking at a favorite Michelin 2* for a significant birthday celebration but were lucky enough to get a table here and really enjoyed the evening. Delicate portions packed a huge flavour punch enhanced by the wines. What a treat to travel a couple of tube stops to a place of this calibre.

f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good

T
London
19 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine and efficient and discreet service. Highly recommend.

FD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great meal, reasonably priced for a three course French menu and service was just excellent. There was a small mix up with our order, and to make up for it we got a complimentary extra course and two glasses of wine, they really went above and beyond. Recommend the venison and the pork, they were fantastic!

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I've eaten in La Trompette before and the food was amazing!! Though the waiter kept filling out glasses and we unintentionally became drunk. Overall very good.

This time the main course was salty and slightly burnt and did not taste good. They didn't charge me for it but I didn't think the food was outstanding overall.

Plus the waiters kept coming over to try and take our order, a bit too pushy for me. I'm in no hurry to return.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were both fantastic, however our table was far too close to the table next door. We could hear their conversation more clearly than our own. Extremely off putting. That said, the gaps between most of the other tables seemed okay, so I think we were unlucky.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Not been for a couple of years but it was excellent. Way above average food with all 3 courses extremely good.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to a number of Michelin starred restaurants around the world but La Trompette is my favourite. The food is always great and there is no airs and graces. Service is honest and fantastic selection of wines.

AE
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my fourth visit to la Trompette, bringing along friends from the Netherlands and we were all very impressed with the quality of the food and the service
We had a really wonderful evening and I will surely be back!

MA
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Trompette never disappoints. We had a wonderful night celebrating a birthday, thoroughly enjoying the tasting menu and accompanying wines. Food was excellent and the menu really thoughtfully put together and contained some interesting surprises. We also really appreciated the introductions to the various wines, which gave just the right level of information. Service was friendly and impeccable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

I am a regular client at this restaurant and have always enjoyed my meals there. On this occasion, the service was poor at best. I had to call over he sommelier to order pre supper drinks after waiting a good half hour with no service. The waiting staff were inexperienced and served up the incorrect bread despite asking three times which one we wanted. Although the food was delicious, the evening was unmemorable.

d
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. Always a reliable venue for a business dinner.

BM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening to be sitting outside. The service has always been great. This is the best restaurant in Chiswick. The reason why it has 4 out 5 was that the wait for unusually long between first and main. The main was good but usually they are exceptional. Regardless I will go back.

K
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about La Trompette was superior. The food and service were amazing. The personal service, friendliness and professionalism was fop notch

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service initially rather poor. When I complained they really sorted it out and made up for a bad first 30 mins.
Food was excellent - the cheese plate was superb

DB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and ambiance. It deserves the Michelin star and more. Staff went the extra mile in meeting a late request for a birthday ‘cake’ - all done discretely and with good taste.

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