Terroirs

4.4
1003 reviews
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
Terroirs has been serving true food and pouring natural wine since 2008. A London institution and industry favourite, it's still a must visit place for foodies where you can rub shoulders with international winemakers.

Terroirs is split between two levels. The street-level restaurant has some outdoor seating and a large bar that can seat up to 14 people, with a great view of the open kitchen.

The Cellar downstairs has very high ceilings and original brick walls, with an additional kitchen and bar area which hosts our regular wine tastings, visiting winemaker dinners, magnum parties and cellar cinema screenings.

This unique space is also available for private hire.


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

Disappointing. Have eaten here five or six times in the last year and it had been consistently outstanding. On this occasion three of the six dishes were poor and the serving staff were more interested in talking to each other than serving customers.

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Bath
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Good wine list, unfortunately teased by a bottle they didn't have. Food menu didn't do it for me, but is great if you just want to go for some wine & meats/cheeses. Loved the decor with all the wine posters and bottles. Good spot

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Kent
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Thanks for a great meal. We just came in for a quick pre theatre dinner, thanks for your fast service. It was a little gloomy at the back of the restaurant but we had a lovely time regardless. Good food.

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f
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional cooking, beautifully presented food with superb flavours. Best meal I’ve had in a while - faultless.

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent..good food, nice wine, lively, friendly and helpful staff and reasonable value. What’s not to like!

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice wine and food. Not cheap though. Good location.

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LT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Quite noisy on a Saturday afternoon/evening- Middle of tourist land as well so the ambiance was felt to be a bit of get in and get out, not somewhere that you spend a romantic evening. Good service though from the waiter, has good knowledge about the wine and could recommend good wines.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good to be back at Terroirs; great selection of wines; knowledgeable staff; good atmosphere & food

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JB
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived a little early and were well settled in a discreet table, which suited us ideally as it was a "catching up" session with an old friend unseen for some years, but had the disadvantage that we were a little removed from early pre-lunch drinks service. When it finally arrived however we found it ideal, attentive but not obtrusive.
As regards food my only regret was that I did not have a better prior understanding of the organisation of the menu; the amuse-bouches were excellent (but ordered a bit late) and my main course of Duck was beautifully cooked with an interesting vegetable accompaniment and generous in size. The wine list is fascinating, although expensive, and we (including one non-drinker ) were well pleased with a carafe of house red.
All in all a most enjoyable experience and reasonable at £40/head

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d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service excellent. The restaurant is a bit cramped for space and a bit noisy. The wine was very good, but expensive. I think the quality was probably worth the price but it would have been nice to have a bottle of champagne on offer at less than £100.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would have given it the rightmost rating except for it being labelled 'Outstanding' - it was as good as I wanted it to be - really very good, excellent even, and I cannot think of any improvements but 'outstanding' is not a word I would use.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu is rather limited as always, but the selections are always excellent. On this visit (of many) the main plats were the best yet. The wine list is extensive, interesting, and moderately priced. We were already fans, but now even more so.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in London for great food and wine. Staff are awesome as well

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent waitress, very attentive. Excellent food !

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J
London
31 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was very hit and miss. Trying to get someone to take an order, ask for the bill became a chore. Food was good but nothing special.
Two bottles of wine on the bill when we only had one.
After we left our clothes smelt of grease/fat.

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S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant , really good intersting food, well worth a visit

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DS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and efficient staff. Let us sit at any free table we liked. I’ve been to Terroirs plenty of times and wanted to bring my date here because I was sure she’d appreciate the wine and the food.

The sommelier visited our table and we explained our food choices and he provided for excellent options (at various price points - not always an issue but can be annoying when you are only recommended bottles over a hundred pounds). I have a reasonable knowledge of wine myself and was able to choose from these.

We started by sharing the charcuterie board which was delicious. Followed by the Halibut, Kohlrabi and mussels and the duck and potato-tarte. Both dishes were amazing as were the creme caramel and the chocolate ganache crumble which followed.

We stayed a fair while after drinking wine and were not made to feel like they wanted the table back.

Another excellent experience at Terroirs. I’ll definitely be back. Hopefully with the same date.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The artichoke dish is divine! Lovely small plates to order, wasn't too sure about the house white wine but that could have been a personal taste thing! Quick and attentative bite to eat prior to a Happiness lecture - hapiness came before the talk here!

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JD
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food- great smoked eel starter and the fish perfectly cooked. Very friendly service, good awareness of gluten free requirements.

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ZG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place - lovely food and service. Limited choice but really good ingredients used well in a few dishes very welcome!

Only experienced lunchtimes so far but love the place.

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TB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to the Terroirs before the Opera at the Coliseum. Unfortunately the kitchen opened only at 5:30 but the Opera started at 6:30, we decided to go for some bread and a selection of Charcuterie and Cheese. The quality of the cheeses and the charcuterie was extremely good. We needed to ask about another basket of bread, rather than that it would be brought automatically. Likewise, Butter was only brought when we asked for it. That is the reason for a deduction in the quality of service. But the glass of wine I had was very good (Grüner Veltliner), right temperature and quite unusual. Thus I was quite satisfied with the quality of the food and drinks. The bill came out quite significant for the amount of food that was served. However, the quality was extremely convincing (my favorite was the Pork & Pistachio Terrine and the Cantal Entre Deux). Go and try it out.

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely bistro that transports you to Paris! Wonderful home cooked food and a great wine list!

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JS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for sharing food; waiters were all friendly, nice and helpful, but also very busy! The standard of the food was great, especially the Jerusalem artichokes which were amazing. It is loud and echoey when busy, so if you struggle with hearing you may need to avoid a Friday night!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and at a reasonable price, wines very good but on the expensive side, only negative was the noise, very difficult to have a conversation without feeling you had to shout.

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JJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic as always. A great place to spend time in Covent Garden

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

Absolutely marvellous wines and food. Lovely people too.

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j
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very solid bistro food. The night I was there the kitchen had a bad night and were unable to cook my ordered main course due to some mishap. The waiter and owner very graciously gave me a complementary glass of wine and a complimentary appetizer to substitute for the missing main course. Both the Jerusalem artichokes and the tomato salad were well done and well seasoned. I would return to see what they can do with the main course

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AW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and wine list. Quick service so ideal for pre-theatre.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I'm sure I'm not the first reviewer to say 'Terroirs is terrific!' I really like the quality of the food and of course the wine. Interesting, unusual, and nicely judged in terms of a modest but extremely tasty and unusual set lunch which I've had on a few occasions. This place is very different from the various large-chain French bistros (many of which are also excellent in their own way). A lot more character both in cooking and atmosphere.

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TM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Slightly confusing menu, small plates are not starters but rather something in between a main course and a starter, having got one each I was pretty stuffed when the main came, however it was so good I muddled through. Waiting staff could perhaps explain this a bit more. Anyway now we know this wouldn't hesitate in returning, food was authentic, fresh perfectly cooked and delicious, as was wine.

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent recommendations from the staff, great service and great food

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Slightly disappointed by the food, which is a shame as have always enjoyed previously. Small plates are very small, the potato dish which cost £9.50 consisted of approx. 3 small new potatoes sliced with a dressing and a bit of rocket... not great value, and with 3 small plates between us there was not enough to fill me up so ordered cheese as well, which again was expensive for a piece of cheese and some bread. Total bill £50 for 2 but not good value for money sadly.

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i
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal with great service.

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l
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frat natural wines on draft and tasty food ( charcuterie board and quail with polenta) in a vibrant atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I go there often and it never disappoints

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JA
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, Terroirs exceeds expectations, and is perfect for relaxed, casual lunches with friend, where one can linger and enjoy. Service is great - happy to take back a bottle of unliked wine with no hassle and always cheerful. And I love it that they always have eel on the menu!

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ET
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was a Friday night so the place was pretty busy. Food was ok and the wine nice, but a little on the pricy side for what it was. Service was poor though which was frustrating - they forgot to bring our wine (had to ask 3 times), we were given a ridiculously small portion of bread and butter despite it costing £4 (at least they gave more when we asked), and then we had to wait a fair while to pay because they only had the one card machine.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food and wines. The staff is lovely.
Only one suggestion: When you serve wine by glass in my opinion it's appreciated if you show the bottle while pouring the wine.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service but £12 for a gin and tonic means my rating for value is severely reduced, absolutely no justification for such a price.

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PE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terroirs is still good after all these years. Very excited that our favourite dishes were all vegetarian (or mostly).

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