Terroirs

4.4
986 reviews
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European
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
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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S
London
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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RJ
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Requested table upstairs , got one downstairs
Service very poor , at 9pm they were out of one of
Their limited main courses

Historically this is one of my favourite restaurants of its
Type , the food is still v good , but the menu a bit difficult
They need to review their service levels , not a fun evening

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We work late in the theatre so only get there around 10 , still very welcoming and food served and no pressure to leave Great fresh wines

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Impressive truffle salami as starter. Black pudding very balanced. Choice of wines confirms attention to details and passion for gastronomy. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good offer on the lunch plate with wine, but unfortunately this came a long while after my own selection. The waiter was very apologetic and gave us more bread and butter but it did make the meal lengthier than intended.

Would happily recommend and go again if in that part of London.

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J
London
52 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and excellent choice of wine. Atmosphere is buzzy and service is friendly.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff and service was amazing and great location. Food not as good as we were hoping and found the dishes to be more of individual layers and flavours rather than a combined marriage of flavours. The menus could be a bit clearer or include translations of the ingredients in the dishes (as having ordered the raw veal we weren't expecting it to have fish interspersed in it and overpowered the veal). Also expensive for the quantity of food per portion and ordered two bottles of different wines both of which were brought to table at room temperature (with an ice bucket) so we had to wait for them to cool down and put ice into the first glass. Not ideal.

We still enjoyed it but not as much as we were hoping to as it was a special occasion for us.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and good, friendly service. A little on the expensive side but I would come again.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really tasty innovative dishes. Not bad portion sizes. Friendly service. Great wine list. It is the delicious food that keeps me coming back though.

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the place. Fantastic wine menu, but only the house list is affordable. As ever, such friendly & helpful waiting staff, though service wasn't as perfect as it has been, in that we were left waiting for some dishes. But didn't detract from overall quality. Would appreciate some ceiling hangings or similar to cut down the very reverbersnt acoustics. I'm sure the ears if staff would appreciate it too...

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

I have been to Terroirs several times and it never disappoints. Food was delicious and service impeccable.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We visited at lunch time. Friendly and helpful service, cosy atmosphere. The bread and mushrooms were delicious, the lunch plate very tasty.

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MA
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening, nice service and good food and wine

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous small plates for lunch and an excellent white Chenin Blanc. Think French tapas with a superb wine list.

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e
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Terroirs celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and rightfully so. The atmosphere is fantastic with tiered dining and a bar on the lower level. Food and wine never disappoints—nor does the service. Absolutely love this place!

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ME
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service lets this restaurant down. Even asking for mustard for a plate of charcuterie seemed to be too much.

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