Terroirs

4.3
935 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
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Phone number
020 7036 0660
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Michal Chacinski
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Private Party Facilities
Terroirs dining space extends over two floors. Our ground floor is tucked behind The Strand, just off Trafalgar Square, while our lower ground level, The Cellar, extends beneath Charing Cross Station. Both these unique spaces are open for dinner and available for hire.

We don't charge venue hire, just a minimum spend. For more info, a quote, or to plan your next event, please contact Isa at isabella@terroirswinebar.com
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Private Party Contact
Isa: 020 7036 0660
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Parking Details
Pay and display
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Public Transit
Our closest Stations are Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square
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Entertainment
Terroirs regularly host international wine makers, wine industry events, book launches, Cellar Cinema movie nights and Wine Underground wine tasting events.

For upcoming events and to buy tickets go to: terroirs.eventbrite.co.uk
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Special Events & Promotions
Terroirs regularly host international wine makers, wine industry events, book launches, Cellar Cinema movie nights and Wine Underground wine tasting evenings.

For upcoming events and to buy tickets go to: terrroirs.eventbrite.co.uk
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 935 People Are Saying
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MB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Terroirs never fails to please. Excellent small dishes and the wine list is a wine lover's paradise.

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambience, service and food. However, horrendously overpriced small plates. If you want nice, go here; If you want value for money, go somewhere else!

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, superb.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place, with a relaxed yet buzzy atmosphere. Staff are friendly and efficient, and the small plates are very tasty indeed, and the perfect accompaniment to a glass (or few) of wine from the extensive list. And it's all very fairly priced to boot - a real gem!

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow and poor service.
Food and wine is good once you are able to order and they remember to bring it to you.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

Usually I have rated each experience much higher. But my partner who had yet to experience terroirs (After I had spoken so highly of the restaurant) , had to wait 30 minutes for a table we had reservations for. Soured the experience, yet had a lovely meal and staff were very attentive on a busy evening.

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

I love this restaurant, I have been many times & it’s always great. It’s unpretentious, the staff are really friendly & charming & the food is actually quite spectacular. Sharing plates or cheese & salads for snacky meals or fantastic main courses if you want something more substantial. I had a haddock dish cooked with artichoke last visit that was seriously delicious. It’s quite expensive by the time you’ve had coffee etc but you get value for money so you don’t mind.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Had heard good things about this place from previous employees but was pretty disappointed with our dinner. We waited 40 mins on our table with only tap water, which ran out after one glass as there were 5 of us. Waitress took our wine order, said it may not be available, will check and get back to us. Left us for 40 mins with no wine as they didn't bother to come back and tell is it wasn't available. Food was good, but the service was just so slow. Also the cheese and charcuterie board said it came with bread but they charged us for bread at the end. Not one to complain usually but was pretty upset with the whole situation. We would've asked to have to the service charged removed but it took us 20 mins to get the bill so didn't want to wait another 20 mins for them to change it.

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ST
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Terroirs has an excellent selection of small plates, which are ideal for sharing, plus a small number of larger main dishes. We had the halibut and boudin noir main meals and they were both really delicious. I would also highly recommend the pear crumble dessert.

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TN
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Epic food, fantastic service and as ever a great place for lunch or dinner with great seasonal dishes and a fabulous charcuterie sharing board.

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OT
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, as always!

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you get fed up with the usually boring restaurant vegetarian option go to Terroirs and be blown away. Their small plates are a real culinary experience with novel and adventurous combinations that really work together. A great relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food and wine, this is the place to come for people who want real value, not poncy places.

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PB
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I met my son’s partner here for drinks and a light dinner.
The welcome was warm and service was friendly if a little slow.
The wines certainly weren’t cheap but we had a lovely bottle

Food was lovely and good value.

I do feel the wines are a little expensive and the service should have been quicker.
But we had a lovely evening.

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

food quality has lost a lot in the past year, prices are steep and atmosphere has become rushed - so sorry!

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terroirs combines excellent food with authenic natral wines. An unbeatable combination with a friendly and knowlegable staff.

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EW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I chose this for my fortieth birthday lunch as the wine menu is excellent and there are lots you can order by the glass, perfect for pairing the great food, with their great wine. The menu is small, but that meant that the quality was excellent, i had a fantastic veal ta tare followed by pork. It was all excellent.

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely wine, service, general ambience good. I went for the smoked eel dish but they’ve changed it to a far less interesting version. Ah well. Ah eel.

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AH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is presented in a created manner, giving the full flavour of the ingredients.

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E
Oxford
61 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy the food and the wine list each time we eat at Terroirs. The menu is small, but there is always something of interest, and the food preparation is excellent, as is the wine list. The food and wine choice is fairly unique in London in our experience, and always reminds us of France. The formula has worked well for 10 years and shows no signs of changing. Keep it up!

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AW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good wine bar, lively atmosphere . Mostly french staff

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DS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this place. The food is great - really interesting and inventive. The bread is the best we've had anywhere. Staff are really good and relaxed and everything seems to work seamlessly. If wine's your thing the wine list is fantastic with loads of unusual wines from all over the world.

The only downside is it's in London and we're not!

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food good, service friendly and excellent, wine list great, noisy, casual, fun

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, wine list and atmoshphere

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KA
London
60 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great central location, fabulous wine list and lovely tasty french tapas-style sharing dishes. A regular favourite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Terroirs used to be one of my favourite restaurants. The food used to be amazing: I still drool at the thought of the snails in garlic butter on toast.

I returned two nights ago after not eating there for several years. The food was very, very disappointing. My starter was potatoes and anchovies. I could have created something better. And anyone who has eaten my infamous lentils au vin rouge would know how bad the food at Terroirs must have slumped.

I’m just about to cancel a booking I’d made to take my family there later this month.

I probably won’t return :-(

A very sad end to what was once one of the best restaurants in London

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h
London
155 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Terroirs provides unique pleasures in central London...ravishing and frequently inventive food, terrific wine list, engaging atmosphere and service tres charmant..although sometimes flaky around the edges.
No other way to say this..I love Terroirs and wish it a happy 10th anniversary with many more years to come.

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RP
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The duck rillettes are good, I have them every time.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We booked with friends for a very quick lunch prior to all going off in different directions. The food was as good and reliable as always and wine excellent. In particular we were served by a new French waiter (stupidly did not catch his name) who could not have been more helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. We felt more welcome than we have on previous visits - sometimes there has been a very take it or leave it attitude from staff but hopefully this is a thing of the past because the undoubted quality and reliability of food at Terroirs merits a good attitude from front of house staff. On this basis we will be back again quite soon!

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S
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good but the raw beef was chewy... not a dish I would order again. Service was a quite slow. But given the ambiance and good food otherwise, good spot for pre theatre in the area

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CW
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place! Ate there 3 times in 4 days. Love the potato/anchovy plate and the pork cheeks. Appreciate the servers' serious concern and knowledge about wine pairing. Since it's so small and relatively loud, not a place for a really relaxed dinner with friends. One feels a little rushed, just by the atmosphere, not by the staff.

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ND
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good and very prompt service. I happily recommend Terroirs.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Quality food and wine as usual here, succulent cod and pork dishes, and an interesting 'amber' wine. However, value is not great, 'main course' portions are a little meagre considering the price, and I find the side dishes (required to give a full meal) to be eye-wateringly expensive- £10 for a few slices of potatoes and anchioves takes the biscuit. Also, we had a table of 4 adult women behaving like teenyboppers next to us, making a hullabaloo about selfies and dropping their phone- not Terroirs' fault of course, but the limited size means one table like this really dominates the atmosphere. I actually prefer to sit at the bar, where you are protected from such loudmouths to a degree.

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delicious, and a good choice of food and drink. Super situation near the National Galleries.
Particularly good for lunch.

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PK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely time! Excellent wine list, great cheese & bread options and romantic atmosphere.

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UG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small menu but every dish was excellent! Fantastic wines, and incomparable ambiance

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JP
London
26 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Terroirs! Food, service and wine never disappoints

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HP
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, excellent service. A wine list to die for. Never rushed, always a lovely atmosphere.

One of London’s best restaurants, from a true Londoner. 5 stars every time.

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Always great food. Service was a little slow and she did not understand us I think as we had to repeat ourselves. Arrive was a little sloppy for a place that is reasonably pricey. Expect more than this.

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MP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

So it’s all my fault but first off I’m old and I can’t hear people speak in a noisy environment and I couldn’t hear a thing my server said. No music, just lots of people having a good time. So probably a good thing my date didn’t show. Still my fault, problems with my iPhone and didn’t pick up message.

I waited two hours before giving up during which time I went through bread and olives followed by charcuterie platter all washed down with a bottle and glass of rose wine.

The duck rilettes and the pork terrine were great - worth travelling many a mile to enjoy but was I just grumpy when I thought £75 was a bit steep for what I had? I won’t go there again until I can afford a deaf aid, actually not going there might bring the date of fixing my hearing a lot closer!

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l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a delightful place with delicious food cooked with imagination and flare.
Sadly it was ruined for us because although there were not many customers and we were sitting by a window the noise levels were such that we could not hear.
Great shame.

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