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Promotions

Wednesday: Half price champagne
2/3 Set Course Lunch Set Menu: £15/£18

Promotions

Wednesday: Half price champagne
Details

Enjoy 50% off champagne. Come & savour some of the biggest names in Champagne at Bistro Vadouvan for half the normal price each & every Wednesday. Whether you want to indulge in a cheeky glass at lunch time or share a bottle over dinner, you can enjoy your favourite Grande Marque or try something a little different – all at the best prices in London.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 People

Starts: 18 October 2017

Ends: 5 December 2017

Availability: Wed 12:00-14:45 17:30-21:30

2/3 Set Course Lunch Set Menu: £15/£18
Details

From a set menu. The venue cannot guarantee that any of the foods are free from nuts or nut derivatives or dairy products. They will do our best to isolate/exclude these ingredients. Please ask a member of the service staff regarding your special needs. Errors and omissions are exempted. Subject to changes and availability.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 People

Starts: 18 October 2017

Ends: 5 December 2017

Availability: Wed-Fri 12:00-14:45

About Bistro Vadouvan

Bistro Vadouvan is situated on Putney Wharf’s stunning piazza, overlooking the River Thames.The only one of its kind in London, it subtly blends the essence of French cuisine with spices of the Orient. Chef-patron Durga’s inspiration comes from his Michelin-starred background, having worked with the likes of Eric Chavot, Joel Antunes and Pascal Proyart during his career.
The concept was born as the allure of traditional French cuisine - using cream, butter and fats is on the wane - despite the flavours still being hugely popular and much loved.
Introducing two clay ovens, a bespoke BBQ section and subtle elements of Middle Eastern and Asian spices to classical French dishes gives a lighter, contemporary touch to the food, that brings out the best in the cuisine while being more in keeping with today’s tastes.

30 Brewhouse Lane
Putney Wharf, Putney
London, SW15 2JX
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
MONDAY
Closed
TUESDAY
Dinner 5:30pm - 10:30pm
WEDNESDAY- FRIDAY
Lunch 12pm - 3pm
Dinner 5:30pm - 10:30pm
SATURDAY (ALL DAY DINING)
12pm - 10pm
SUNDAY (ALL DAY DINING)
12 Noon - 8pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3475 3776

Website:
http://www.bistrovadouvan.co.uk/

Entertainment:
Background French music.

Catering:
We provide all in-house catering facility.

Public Transport:
Across the bridge from Putney Bridge Tube Station on District Line.

Executive Chef:
Durga Misra

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wedding party or special occasions.

Bistro Vadouvan Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

3.7

value

4.2

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Waterfront (8)
Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Scenic View (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cosy (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Healthy (2)
Romance (2)
Special Occasions (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Brunch (1)
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Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

The food at this restaurant is amazing. It is spicy and flavoursome and everyone I have taken there has loved it. We went on Wednesday. Half price champagne night. What's not to love.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Waterfront, Business Meals
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

the food is some of the nicest I have tasted. Truly gorgeous. I was very quiet on a Sunday night so the ambience was not amazing- but we did enjoy it. Going again tonight!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great food and wonderful staff!

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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Ace. Loved it Gorgeous tasty food. The spicy twist on everything is outstanding

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Romantic, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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service5
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·Dined on 19 October 2017

An excellent meal from a talented chef and team, combined with faultless service. My guest was equally impressed with the fine food and very different and fresh approach.

I would recommend Bistro Vadouvan to anyone a superb restaurant and top class food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Casual, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

I very rarely write reviews, despite having dined at pretty much every top restaurant in London, as my general opinion is that there's no point reiterating what everyone else has already said. In this case, however, I feel I must make an exception. My wife and I went here when our plans got cancelled last minute, as it's just down the road and amazingly, I thought at the time, they had a table for 2 at 8pm on a Saturday. Everything about the place was brilliant; delicious food (the steak tartare with smoked aubergine is one of the best starters I've had this year), great wine, friendly and attentive service and amazing value for money. The only thing we didn't like was how empty it was. Despite it being Saturday night, the place was less than 25% full. I understand that the location is not the best, at the bottom of an ugly, modern block of flats, sandwiched between a ghastly Wetherspoons and a Carluccio's, but with high street rents being so high these days, this is unfortunately what small, independent restaurants have to do and, once inside, you really don't notice. Also, there is absolutely no competition nearby. Putney is a restaurant desert, with nothing else decent for miles around. The nearest cooking of this quality is in Fulham, at either the Harwood Arms or River Cafe and both of those are about twice the price. Whilst I love the idea that I can get a last minute table at a great local restaurant, I fear that if more people don't discover this hidden gem, it won't be around for long. So, people of South-West London, I implore you to visit Vadouvan and rejoice in the fact that finally Putney has somewhere worth dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Really lovely meal. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was quite quiet, which is a shame as this restaurant deserves to be busy. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Great options for veggies and meat eaters. Great innovative flavours. Definitely recommend the goats cheese lebnae.

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service5
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

We had a wonderful lunch with friends at Vadouvan. The food was excellent, interesting combination of flavours and great options for our vegetarian. Service was friendly and unobtrusive. Already planning to go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 15 August 2017

Utterly delicious cooking by charming owner chef. He is very talented and has great staff. The tastes are very subtle but very definitely the best if Indian herbs. I had sea bass cooked in a paper bag which was everything you could hope for - really moist and delicious flavours. It was my boyfriends birthday and he loved it too. They made a lovely effort for him.
I wish them every success - the location will rely on word of mouth as not on the high street.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Very friendly and professional staff, wonderful revisited French dishes, very homely atmosphere!

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·Dined on 10 August 2017

Great to find a restaurant that serves genuinely interesting food - not the boring bog-standard food that many restaurants aspire to do badly and expensively. Every dish on the menu sounds amazing. The ones we tried were fabulous; well thought out dishes, full of flavour and interest. The service was very friendly, and reserved in the right measures. Please go and eat there - we will be back soon - as I'd hate this place to close as so many in this location have before it. Fingers crossed it will become a firm Putney favourite for many years to come.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Last Tuesday night we thought we would check out this new restaurant which replaced one of our favourites in Putney. The place looked pretty much the same .The food looked and tasted delicious! The service varied from indifferent to friendly which I put down to newness of the place. Definitely something to polish up. We will come again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Lovely friendly staff - service was marked as fair in my rating as the food was quite slow getting to the table. Not a reflection on the waiting staff. Very nice ambiance and really enjoyed the food - very different, lovely flavours and healthy options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Lovely French / northen African food with interesting dishes well prepared.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

It's a delight to have such a good restaurant in Putney. The set lunch menu is excellent value and the taste, quality and presentation of the food, and the service, has only whetted my appetite to return soon.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on 22 August 2017

Food was super but a little more attention from the staff would have been preferable.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Delicious food, really friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Plus lovely location right by the river!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 18 July 2017

We were keen to try somewhere new and were very glad that we did. The food is a mix of middle eastern flavours and ingredients and french cuisine - some dishes wholly one or the other, and others a mix. My husband is from the middle east, and was delighted by the two different breads from the tandoor oven - keen to return just for that alone, since good bread is so rare to find at restaurants, and this brought back tastes and memories for him. We used to live in France and found the french flavours also authentic and well cooked. Service was good. Ambience could be improved - the lighting is bright and furnishing quite cold, not much changed from its previous incarnation as a tapas restaurant. Overall a fantastic dinner and we look forward to returning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 June 2017

The food was very good and we were very pleasantly surprised.
The restaurant lacked a little in regards to atmosphere as we were the only people there.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Good was really good and worth a journey. Service was good but suffered a little from cultural differences. Location is the real issue - just enough off the beaten track so that on a Saturday night it was only half full. For this type of food it's a real pity as it was pretty outstanding cooking!

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 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

I would not class this as a bistro, a big resturant with very little atmosphere, very average, would not rush back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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