Le Vacherin

4.3
1032 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Le Vacherin is a Classic French bistro with a Parisian style, serving regional dishes. The restaurant caters for 72 covers, with a private room if required providing for parties of any number.
It is a non-smoking restaurant and welcomes children.
It currently holds two AA rosettes, it has been voted by Zagat 2014 as 5th best French bistro in London, holds two forks and knives on Michelin guide.

Special Offers

5 courses menu with a glass of Champagne Devaux £42.50 per person

5 courses menu served with a chilled glass of Champagne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 November 2018

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30 18:00-21:00
Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

5 courses menu with a glass of Cremant de Bourgogne, £32.50 per person

5 courses menu served with a chilled glass of Cremant de Bourgogne.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 29 November 2018

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:30 18:00-21:00
Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

Bottle of Prosecco on Sunday Lunch: £30 per person

3 courses from the Sunday Lunch menu, priced at £30 per head, with the offering of a bottle of Prosecco if there is a minimum of 4 people seated at the table. priced at £30 per head , bottle offered if only 4 covers and upwards have booked.
Price of the offer: £30.00 per head.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 4 - 20 people

Starts: 7 October 2018

Ends: 30 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

What 1032 People Are Saying
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AR
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Excellent food

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very dated menu and decor. Despite the reasonable prices, the food is just badly executed and requires a bit more thought. I can see the flavour profile they’re going for but the portioning and plating is not conducive to that profile. Wine list, while reasonable, requires an overhaul and simple varietal stemware would be a welcome touch. Tables unturned on a Saturday night showed that something isn’t going right. I do think they have great potential and apparently there is a new kitchen team so let’s hope they can inject some much needed energy. The waitress that served us was exceptional however the manager lacked the same enthusiasm.

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DZ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really cant fault this lunch. Substantial starters. Our steaks were very large and very tasty. We had different desserts - both of which were superb. Service was excellent. It was also good to see the restaurant had a number of other customers - considering it was a mid week lunch time

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BT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day Lunch, excellent service & food as always

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PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a restaurant with excellent food and superb service you would not find anywhere better than Le Vacherin..
The choice on the menu is excellent with a wide range of good food and beautifully presented.
As always Le Vacherin never let's me down for Sunday lunch or Lunch, Dinner.

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TR
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The service was good but very slow. The first course was awful. My main was OK my wife was disgraceful.
The ambience was very pleasant which made the food even more disappointing.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch set in a cosy place ! We enjoyed it a lot !

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C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time as the service was great

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

Best kept secret. Food was amazing accompanied with great atmosphere. To top it off the service was exceptional!

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LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure to go to a restaurant where they understand how serve their customers. Food and drink arrived and disappeared seamlessly, with perfect timing and without unnecessary fuss or familiarity. Great atmosphere and in a full restaurant the noise level was still acceptable. Wonderful food with a good choice including vegetarian. Will definitely be back!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were just perfection! Ambience was excellent. Food very good.

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SR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a gem!
First visit and very pleased.
It was quiet (nice) but all round the experience was excellent and we will definitely return.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always very good value for really interesting French-style dishes. Discreet service which is never intrusive.

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VJ
London
102 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a fixed menu offer (3 coursed plus a glass of champagne at £42 pp) & another main for my son, so becomes pricey with service & extra glass of champagne. Goats cheese starter, game pate & steaks all nicely done. Would recommend it. Well worth it though for a special occasion - it's much more fine dining than your average weekend meal.

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

Amazing as always

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

A group of us went here for lunch today for my mother-in-law’s birthday. What an awful experience. My daughter is coeliac and despite telling the waitress, the salmon my daughter ordered, which was shown as gluten free on the menu, arrived at the table with a breadcrumb crust.

The kitchen were unable to alter any of the dishes to cater for her. It appears that no actual cooking takes place in the restaurant and the dishes arrive at the restaurant ready-prepared.

Not what you expect for the price.

In general the service was dismal, with dishes forgotten and staff rude, disinterested and unhelpful.

There are plenty of other places in Chiswick - go there instead!

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Let Vacherin for our anniversary. It was a super time. Good excellent food, nice place all round.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Better than La Trompette reasonable prices good wine food is fantastic selection is not large but varied

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JO
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very expensive Valentines meal. Just too much food. Could not eat it all. Don’t drink so declined included champagne- but was charged for a juice alternative. A bit mean. £188 for two with no wine or coffee.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to this restaurant since it opened around 12 years ago and have never been disappointed. The food was delicious and the manager, Marco, and staff very attentive.
Our friends from Somerset really enjoyed their evening and thought it was excellent.

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p
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience and tremendous value for money with a voucher. No hesitation to recommend

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EB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly attentive service, good range on Prix Fixe menu, tasty dishes, excellent house red, extra treat for my mother's 94th birthday (see photo) - wish this was my local bistro. Still, definitely worth another visit before next year!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going for years. Keep returning because it is simply the best value and well managed restaurant in West London ( and after 55 years of eating out locally I know ). Attention to detail, polite staff, starched linen cloths and knapkins, great deals and consistently excellent food make it so.

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WD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. We arrived and the team of wait staff and manager were impeccable. I would highly recommend for any special occasion. I can't wait to return!

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j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Le Vacherin since it opened and have never been disappointed.
We've taken various friends who also think very highly of Le Vacherin.
We also feel the wines are chosen with great care and only once have we felt a bottle was overpriced.
We never tire of an evening at Le Vacherin.

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CA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but I think priced a level higher than where it should be. Definitely some aspiring talent in the kitchen, judging by the starters, however I wonder if there's the right HC for that person to flourish. Service was far too fast, we had a glass of white with our starter and had hardly sipped it before our meaty main was presented (let alone our bottle of red opened). Had to request fresh bread as the first basket served was not! Feedback well taken on board and everything put right with a smile, so overall a lovely birthday evening for my wife.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

A pleasant restaurant with a genuine French feel to the decor. The service is very cheerful and polite, the food is variable you just have to know what to chose. Certainly to be recommended for a civilised evening out in Chiswick.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value set lunch menu. Good service. Well spaced tables.

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CT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Much promise but really failed to deliver. My main of brill was small and accompanied by the most underwhelming tomato sauce - poor seasoning and very little flavour.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. We attracted by its excellent service and a very cozy atmosphere, as well as exquisite delicious food.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, this was a real treat. Le Vacherin staff are attentive and the food is imaginative. It was pleasing to see it so full at lunch time.

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening on New Years Eve. Great party atmosphere and as always the food and service was excellent.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We spent £80 per head this Christmas day for a really really bad meal. We went last year for Christmas Eve and the food was great. I don't know if there has been a change in management, but this time the food was diabolical. My suckling pork was full of cartilage (and a really tiny portion). The supposedly medium/rare steaks were practically mooing and the vegan main option was a plate of plain Puy lentils with some chopped tomato on it. Definately not worth the money - we will never be going back there again. very disappointed.

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, relaxed atmosphere and attentive service.

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

Outstanding value via the Groupon offer (prix fixe lunch, plus a glass of wine and coffee). The cooking was of a very high standard and the portion size - starter, main and pudding - was perfect, even generous.

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I used to really enjoy dining here, but I feel that the service and food quality has declined over the years. It's fine for a business lunch, but I would not recommend it anymore for a special occasion.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always welcoming neighbourhood restaurant. Staff very warm, helpful and courteous. Good service throughout. When our first choice of main course had run out, they gave us another one without charge. This was an unexpected nice surprise. Food itself is very classically French - lots of rich flavours and cheeses.

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Vacherin is one of our favourite local gems. Good food, good service, good atmosphere. Not too pretentious yet quality dining. They have a la carte, and fixed menu. Wine menu has some nice choices. Glad to go there.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Half price offer made it good value

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MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Sad skinny little snails
Lovely suckling pig but only 6cm x 4cm x 4cm
Lovely black pudding but only the size of a golf ball
White beans which came with the above were left off the plate because "Chef Forgot". They arrived later after I had had to ask two waitresses for them, by this time I had consumed my morsels of meat
Side order of fries arrived tepid and stuck together. We sent them back and refused a replacement.

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