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The French Table

4.9
3517 reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
You can expect a warm welcome at The French Table. Seasonal changing menus using top quality ingredients carefully sourced from a small team of suppliers.
At both lunch and dinner, guests are offered a choice of two menus - either the three course menu or five course tasting menu with optional wine pairing.
To enjoy our tasting menus, please book before 2pm at lunch, and before 8pm at dinner. Sunday tasting menu is not available.
Open from Wednesday-Sunday, please contact the restaurant team direct if you are unable to find a suitable reservation.
For more information about private dining at The French Table, please contact the restaurant team direct.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3517 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.7
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pedro
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the cuisine is excellent, the wine list too

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TriciaT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful wedding anniversary lunch - personlised menu and plates for desert. We loved it all - as always. Have never had a bad meal at this restaurant and have been visiting for many years. We had such a lovely day

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to get a table as know how busy they are, have been wanting to take my wife for ages. It did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely amazing food.
Only slight issue is the size of the tables which are far too small to accommodate plates, water, wine etc comfortably.

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Bachus
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a most enjoyable evening at The French Table - a good varied and imaginative menu and excellent cooking. The wine list is first rate (a very good Cahors for £29) and the mark up is fair. It is not cheap but then the quality of food is worth it.

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Steaklover
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch for a treat, although portions didn’t fill up two men.

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AbiJ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited The French Table many times over the past 8 years. It’s our favourite place; the food, ambiance and service is faultless!

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Heimi
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really tasty French brasserie. I had cod and my husband had a lump of veal which were very tasty and hearty. Lovely hostess who seems to genuinely care and be happy to have us.

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jennieb
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the French Table was fantastic, great food and amazing service

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John
London
24 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ..as always !

Felt very safe and secure in these difficult times

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SamuelS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and very attentive service and would again.

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PatrickM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu including recommended wines. Everything was absolutely delicious. We have already booked our next visit. What a superb local restaurant.

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Anon
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful tasty seasonal french food. Informal but smart atmosphere. Very considerate caring friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous little restaurant with fantastic food and very lovely staff. A gem in Surbiton.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here to celebrate a birthday. Was made to feel special without being over the top, for example personalised menus.
Had the taster menu with accompanying wines which was lovely with a wide variety of dishes, with wines explained by the staff.
It is expensive but worth it

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful anniversary lunch. Food was amazing and service was faultless. We will be back.

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SarahF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food beautifully served. The staff have excellent knowledge of food and wine and are very helpful and welcoming . Really lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , great food.
Would be better to have more distance between tables.

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DRC1995
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and the French Table made it a memorable celebration.

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vanessal
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent. Social distancing adhered to, wonderful can't wait to go again.

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KarenB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented. Recommend the scallops and the tasting menu.

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WillZ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing foo, great value for money. The lunch menu is epic!

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MandyC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a great restaurant to treat your friends or family, this is the restaurant that you need. As a hotelier and foodie, I would highly recommend French Table and you will never be disappointed. My dear friend sadly lost her daughter last week, I wrote a comment to have a quiet table for us due to the situation, French Table gave us the best table in the house, the food was amazing as usual, the service is just right and the wine choice is always great here too. My friend and I had an enjoyable time together. I would really like to thank everyone for making this comfortable afternoon happen for my friend who had not slept for days. It is very important to us and thank you so much.

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SamK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a very friendly and knowledgeable service.

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KateC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Amazing service and food delicious. Tasting menu every time!

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GeoffJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food served by lovely people. It’s a great dining experience that won’t disappoint.

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vipAnthonyA
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back at the French Table where it has been the place of so many past celebratory meals. This time my old friend Nick treated me to a post-lockdown celebration. We started with a gorgeous non-alcoholic cocktail that whetted our appetite for a lovely lunch that followed. The food, staff and service remained impeccable with additional Covid-19 health and safety measures. The desserts truly sings!! We waited weeks to get a Friday lunch spot and the anticipation has heightened our appreciation to have such a marvelous restaurant in Surbiton for the locals to enjoy. It gives me great pleasure and delight to share my experience knowing the French Table is here to stay long after the pandemic has been controlled.

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AnnaE
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Really enjoy dining here. Lovely food, great service. It a little gem of a place !

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Ichabod
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Tasting menu with wine pairings makes fir an easy choice and all left to the experts who get it so effortlessly right.

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PaulC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for a delayed anniversary meal. We both had the tasting menu with the wine flight. Each course just kept getting better. The desert was just out of this world and a great finish to a fabulous meal. Already booked to go back.

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GrahamW
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasting menu with accompanying wines, outstanding.

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stevenw
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal not cheap but for a special occasion it was excellent

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AJT07
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine, lovely staff and good COVID-safe arrangements. Unfortunate that our request for a variation on the wine tasting menu wasn't checked with manager when we asked if it was possible and resulted in being charged more than we had understood we would be. That is the only reason our review isn't 5 star.

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GaryL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect and safe on our special day. Thank you!

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RussellC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we have had this year. The food was amazing and everyone is so kind and attentive. Can’t wait to book again.

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JeanE
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious in lovely setting, elegant and understated. Very good value for a fine dining establishment.

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GarthG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a long time , The French Table has been the outstanding restaurant in the Surbiton area.Our lunch more than justified this assessment.Ins spite of closure and the upheaval requird in distancing and sanitising, the very high standard was maintained.

This would be an assessment shared as the restaurant was full for all the tables that could be fitted in.

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Jobo
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to this restaurant and the first restaurant since lockdown. Couldn’t have chosen a better place to enjoy a celebration lunch. Service, food and drinks all excellent. A memorable visit that we hope to repeat for a special occasion.

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Georgina
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, as always was amazing, delicious, well balanced flavours and textures.
Sides were unnecessary as it turned out.
Wine slightly overpriced, but service was excellent and in these challenging times, it was good to be out in as near a normal setting as possible. We'll be back I'm sure as we're still talking about the different elements of our meals. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only criticism is that their definition of medium rare had no medium it was really red and my granddaughter found it really different. I know we could have asked for it to be cooked more but she was too embarrassed Perhaps they could explain more

FAQs

The French Table is rated 4.9 stars by 3517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.