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The French Table, Surbiton, Greater London

The French Table

4.9
4.9
4518 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
*VALENTINE'S DAY 2024 Please note special 4-course menu at Lunch £55 per person. At Dinner, £68 per person. No other menus will be available. Deposit required to secure date.*

Serving contemporary French food, this much-loved independent restaurant has been going strong for over 21 years. Before booking, please note the restaurant has both downstairs and upstairs. The same menu options are available on both floors. There is no lift upstairs.
Re Tasting Menu Timings: For the option to enjoy our tasting menu, at lunch you must book before 1.45pm and at dinner, please book before 8.45pm. Tasting menus are unavailable after these times.
If you cannot find a table, please contact the restaurant team direct as not all tables are available to book online. Please contact the restaurant with any private dining enquiries.
Credit card details required. No shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of £25 per person.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:30–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 8399 2365
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Guignard
  • Area
    Surbiton
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Surbiton station is a six minute walk from the restaurant.<br /><br />
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 4,518 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Best Service

  • London

    Modern European

  • South West London

    Best Overall

  • South West London

    Best Food

  • South West London

    Best Service

  • South West London

    Best Ambience

  • South West London

    Best Value

  • South West London

    Good for special occasions

  • South West London

    Modern European

4,518 Reviews
  1. JohnJ

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very pleasant lunch, good food, attentive service.

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  2. CarolC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely peaceful ambience at The French Table. Attentive service . Delicious menu and an excellent choice of wines. A fab place for a special celebatory occasion.

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  3. GeorginaO

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lunch for birthday treat and what a special and lovely occasion it was - service, food atmosphere all perfect

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  4. SivJ

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 5 course tasting menu. Every bite was absolutely incredible.

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  5. FrankS

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely very warm welcome with delicious authentic food. So authentic I found a hair in my desert but it didn’t stop me enjoying it. The staff were excellent and very professional. All the extra little touches made my parents’ wedding anniversary even more special.

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  6. Alex

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional meal at this gem of a restaurant. The service is the best I have ever know because they don’t make you feel like a number, they actually care and are interested. The food is second to none, truly wonderful and so flavoursome . The wine pairings are delicious. Thankyou Sarah & Eric and the team. Until next time.

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  7. TobyG

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We’ll definitely be going again.

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  8. LTesilloG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Great value and food was great! We had the tasting menu and it was faultless.

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  9. AC12

    Surrey

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oustanding .. great service, ambience and the food was delicious

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  10. StephenN

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous restaurant. The menu is always enticing and the food enthralling. Luscious cocktails and a great wine list. Wonderfully welcoming and attentive staff. A joy!

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  11. richardg

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO TFT FOR OVER 20 YEARS & IT NEVER FAILS DISSAPOINTS. FOOD & SERVICE ARE EXCELLENT. DEFINATELY THE BEST RESTAURANT IN SURREY

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  12. NickyW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a lovely experience. Attentive service, great ambience and such delicious food. I can highly recommend the experience.

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  13. PeterP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant and great service. Not cheap but to be expected. Excellent wine. I had a tremendous meal but two others felt a little underwhelmed with some of their menu. Probably just an issue of choice

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  14. Wladek

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very very good and always great to have dinner here. The only iffy point is the price but for a special occasion it is worth it. The food was glorious as always and we were served very well by nice people. I recommend.

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  15. WhatGerzery

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best dining experience for miles. Bit pricey, but always a good time.

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  16. TraceyP

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening at The French Table. Fantastic food, friendly service . Local restaurant of a very high standard that never disappoints

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  17. JoKH

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always. Favourite restaurant in Surrey/West London.

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  18. suechef

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever a lovely warm welcome- good table and food great. Our favourite go-to’ for a lovely lunch where you can have a conversation.

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  19. Jamesbell69

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always! We were celebrating our Silver Wedding anniversary and the made us personalised menus which we were given on our welcome. The wines were also divine!

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  20. LaurenceG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing. Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Just a wonderful night out. Definitely worth a visit and will be back again. Not Pizza Express prices, though good value for money given the quality and overall experience. Would recommend to anyone.

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  21. JohnJ

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good, food excellent, atmosphere pleasant

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  22. Chompers

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated upstairs for the first time for some time. This was fine too, though maybe the wine arrived a little slower. All the dishes were very good as always, though perhaps a little salty and rich. The lemon tart was excellent itself but didn't need the chocolate accompanients. A simple lemon sorbet would have been better.

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  23. dodo2

    London

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely valentines lunch . The food wine and service were all good .

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  24. DonaldW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regular customers and they never let us down with the ambiance and quality of service. They are so professional and they have that Michelin star quality.

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  25. MarkH

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal for our anniversary made special by the staff and the tremendous food !👍👍👍

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  26. DRC1995

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here many times, but it was our first time having the tasting menu, absolutely wonderful. Always a great evening at the French Table.

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  27. AgnesC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and service. Not happy with the service charge considering the price of the food/drinks in the first place

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  28. JulieA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautifully presented, with attentive yet discrete service (despite them being fully booked). Not rushed at any point, but also didn’t have to wait ages between courses. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  29. JaneM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never fails to impress! We were warmly welcomed by Sarah and taken to our table ( with our personal anniversary menu). The cocktail was a potent number , appropriately called Death in the Afternoon! The food and wine was delicious as usual and all the staff are so attentive but not stuffy. We have been coming for many years and have celebrated big and small family events . Hopefully we will continue to do so for many years to come. Many thanks to all at The French Table.

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  30. Joanna

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a friendly but professional welcome to this wonderful restaurant. Great, attentive team, happy to deliver a special dining experience.

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  31. Nico

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dining at the restaurant. Nice cosy atmosphere with excellent foods and staff. We always have lovely time at the restaurant.

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  32. NigelH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Yet again, you delivered! Excellent Interesting wine pairing; good but not quite as good as the last one - but almost! Food prepared with love!

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  33. LaylaJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our evening in the restaurant. Gorgeous food, very attentive staff. My husband and I were both touched when our menus had Happy Birthday written on them with my husband’s name and at the end of our meal he was given a beautiful dessert with a candle in it. The effort and thought of the staff was truly beautiful. Thank you to all the staff for your hospitality xx

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  34. TessaC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are amazed that the food and service are always wonderful. Thank you to TFT team who made our lunch so memorable for all the right reasons.

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  35. BettyBoo

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely perfect from the welcome to the service, food and wines. Amazing presentation of food and really tasty . Vegetarian tasting set menu - every course was unusual and totally different from the previous one. Loved the mushroom risotto, pear sorbet & the lemon desert … best ever.

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  36. EmmaH

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening & the attention to detail regarding my husband’s birthday was exceptional. For a Thursday evening, it was absolutely packed which always indicates what a fabulous restaurant it is. My only annoyance was that the waiter did keep forgetting a few things that we had ordered, especially the coffees at the end which we didn’t receive, but apart from that, it was fabulous. 

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  37. SueA

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special occasion which couldn’t have been bettered. We all very much enjoyed the expertise and friendliness of the impeccable service - family trait perpetuated! It made a predictably excellent meal totally outstanding and memorable. Thank you!

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  38. ANDREWW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful visit for my wife's Birthday.I love the food and variations.Once again perfect.

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  39. NichUK

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love coming here. The food is superb and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. The menu changes regularly, and is never wanting. A real gem of a restaurant. But book early if you want a weekend seating.

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  40. RuthD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and immaculate service in this establishment. Changing menu with dishes you will not see on any other menu. Cannot fault it. Book early as very popular venue.

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The French Table is rated 4.9 stars by 4518 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The French Table

85 Maple Road, Surbiton, Greater London KT6 4AW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Surbiton
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 18:30–21:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Surbiton station is a six minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Eric Guignard
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Wine
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