La Trompette

4.7
1495 reviews
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • 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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J
London
11 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caught up with our good friends at La Trompette. We indulged with the tasting menu and wine pairing for lunch. Food was prepared and cooked at high standard. Notably the scallop and then the pasta. Portions were in control and the wine choice spot on. One friend went with the veggie menu and said it was very good. No challenges around veggie vs regular menu and subsequent wine. We had great time and good food. Service matched our preferences eg not to formal.

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice and friendly restaurant but, unfortunately, not really 4 stars and too expensive for what it is. The monosyllabic sommelier went straight for the most expensive bottle...

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ID
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Every dish was delightful, wine recommendations to the point, friendly and good service. Quite busy with waiters rushing about close by, pleasing interiors without wow factor and restrooms that need even more attention. We were not disappointed however and definitely recommend a visit for the really satisfying dining experience. We ordered various starters, the Côte de boeuf for two and the honey glazed duck and a selection of their signature deserts. Just remembering setting off the tastebuds...

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, very good food but the portions are a bit small sadly.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant particularly for occasions. Great food and amazing service.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, marvellous food, inventive, fresh and surprising.

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with great service. Highly recommend

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DH
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This wonderful restaurant situated in the quaint neighbourhood of Chiswick serves the most delicious food in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. We had the taster menu with cheese and a lovely bottle of wine recommended to use by the attentive sommelier. Food was simply outstanding and we were lucky enough to be attended to by Christina the charming waitress who engaged with us throughout the evening. Wonderful experience

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PS
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Second trip to La Trompette. This time for our wedding anniversary. As before staff extreme attentive without being fussy or in your face. Food of a very high standard. We had the special - the Cote de Boeuf for 2. Contrasted with normal portion sizes in that it was BIG. Of course no one forced us to eat it all...but that didn't stop us as "was to die for". There was quite a buzz, perhaps as it was a Friday night but this was pleasant, rather than intrusive. I continue to believe that La Trompette pays great attention to detail, serves top quality food in a very pleasant environment and at a price which although I'm sure is high compared with its neighbouring eateries still represents value.

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p
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

We had a really wonderful evening. Beautifully hosted by the whole team. Gracious somelier; friendly attentive waitress; excellent maitre de.
The food was superb with the BEST soufflé I’ve ever had. My tip? Replace the ice cream with a quinnelle of clotted cream

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful anniversary lunch with the family. Great food, attentive and friendly service and a lovely pace to the meal.

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OM
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was outstanding and while I have always been a red wine drinker, the pairings were out of this world. Timings and service were perfect as well as a very delicate and non-invasive approach to service. All dishes were so tasty and relatively light on the meat. There is an option to sit outside which was great in the peak of British weather. The only disappointment was knowing it would be long time before I can return because although the value for money for this is reasonable, breaching £150 per head is a rare treat for me. All in all, best culinary experience ever!

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NK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the start arriving for lunch at 1 pm on the Sunday which was my husband's birthday. We were treated to aubergines in batter while we waited for our lunch as the chef felt there was a delay. When the food arrived, both mains impressed us. Desserts were both a treat and the final touch was a happy birthday treat on the house.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal, as ever. A great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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TL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Some staff not really fit to delivery of high end dining service.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous restaurant! Lovely staff, awesome atmosphere and great food with an incredibly wide choice of wines. Shall anyone be afraid of the cost I would suggest to opt for a cocktail instead of the wines.
Last but not least, having booked for a birthday we got a little portion of chocolate truffles served on a "happy birthday" chocolate write. Unexpected and really appreciated!
Definitely coming back to try their tasting menu!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I give this restaurant five stars without hesitation, based on two of us choosing the tasting menu. Every dish was delicious, outstanding, original, beautifully presented and the service was excellent.

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Compared with previous visits I was a little disappointed with our recent dinner. The food was excellent, as usual, but the service was not the enhancement of the evening that I’d expect.
It may be a sign of age but I find the service to be the most significant part of my enjoyment of a restaurant. On our previous visit I really appreciated the sommelier, who was animated and enthusiastic - this time was a different story and enough so as to tarnish the evening. To be told, in effect “it was someone else’s fault, not mine” when something went wrong was not what I’d expect here.

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NR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an all round great experience, food and service as good as it gets, the trout and eel starter was outstanding. Extensive and interesting wine list.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal enjoyed by all 5 of us. Service was unobtrusive. The gooseberry soufflé was to die for.
Expensive but worth it.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

There was a slight issue with an item in the meal which was quickly dealt with. We were then given a couple of tasting dishes and the service charge was waived by means of apology - this was over and above what was required, however it was gratefully received. The meal was fantastic!

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VM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is located a bit outside of London centre but I would thoroughly recommend it. The food was very good. The tasting menu was a mix of dishes with some fabulous flavours; all of which was beautifully presented. Friendly and knowledgeable staff who did their best to ensure we had a good time. We left happy and when we have the opportunity to come to London, we will be back.

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OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service !

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited a few times now and this restaurant never fails to provide a truly memorable experience. Taster menu with perfectly matched wines, a real treat.

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DK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The ultimate treat. This restaurant never fails! Impeccable service, creative menu's.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday

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JK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening all round - especially enjoyed the sommelier’s wine recommendations. The sea bream starter was fabulous. Thank you.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Each dish was perfect and the service impeccable. We will be a regular for sure.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic. We ordered the tasking menu with wine pairing. Timing was slow and wine sometimes arrived 10-15 mins before paired course. Food timing was slow with too long a wait between courses. Excellent presentation and food.

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Although aware of its reputation, this was my first visit. My expectations were exceeded. Firstly the food: Our group of 4 had a range of fish and vegetarian options as well as the Berkshire deer. Quality of ingredients; precision of cooking and seasoning; selection of accompanying vegetables; visual impact, temperature and portion sizes could not be faulted. We all had rhubarb crumble and fears of sabotaging an otherwise healthy meal were unfounded. It was the lightest variant imaginable - almost souffle-esque. Secondly the staff: There were ample staff, proactive, very cordial but not falsely pally and not unnecessarily formal. I liked the ambiance - definitely a buzz to the place, but my colleagues and I were conversing without any difficulty or interference. This will not be my last visit!

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PS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still great after all these years. Took my wife again this week for her 60th birthday and the food was splendid. This place has been consistently good for years. Please keep it up. No complaints except perhaps they should replace the glass in one of the windows! You still great after all these years. Took my wife again this week for her 60th birthday and the food was splendid. This place has been consistently good for years. Please keep it up. No complaints except perhaps they should replace the glass in one of the windows!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the food was excellent - but the service was superb, my wife has health issues which effects what she can eat, the staff were excellent especially Petra and they did everything to accommodate her needs - from the chef to the front of house staff.

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G
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Trompette never fails to deliver - whether its a special occasion - or simply enjoying a leisurely lunch with a girlfriend. The warm welcome always sets the tone for a fabulous dining experience - the inviting menu, carefully considered amuse bouche and wonderful wine selection - take me back again now!
Faultless service, being given the time to enjoy each course - guarantees a swift return!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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PA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food very good; Service could have been a little more attentive, particularly early on.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very welcoming and the food was amazing. The service seemd a little strange with only one of the staff taking orders and he could have been more aware of the diners, as it caused a little frustration among some diners when he was stood st the station. The sommelier took my requests for beer with good grace, but was excellent and attentive. Overall it ws an enjotable visit and we will be back.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very nice restaurant, excellent food and pleasant service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always outstanding and the best value Michelin food in London.

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was really a stunning experience. We had the tasting menu with paired wines. All top notch and beautifully presented. The service was excellent- just the right balance between attentive and giving us space. Would thoroughly recommend.

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