The White Onion

4.6
555 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Having established a loyal following since 2015, The White Onion serves accessible contemporary French cuisine with a warm welcoming, not to mention the relaxed dining room.

We pride ourselves on using top quality cooking with seasonal ingredients, offering an exquisite but accessible food menu, regularly changed by our head Chef Frédéric Duval.

Our international wine list is courtesy of Pedro Borges, always attentive to new wine discoveries. The wine list offers great value for money and showcases a wide variety of wines from different regions of the globe.

Customer satisfaction is at the very core of what they do. Our senior team has been with us since day one, ensuring a friendly and professional service.

Large groups are also welcome at our restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, European
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Hours of Operation
Regular Opening Times


Lunch: 12.00 PM to 2.30 PM (Friday - Sunday)

Dinner: 7.00 PM to 10 PM (Tuesday - Thursday)

Dinner: 6.30 PM to 10 PM (Friday - Saturday)
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Phone number
020 8947 8278
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Nearest tube / train station: Wimbledon
Bus 93 or 493 from Wimbledon Broadway to Wimbledon Village
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Special Events & Promotions
We regularly host Wine Dinners in our gorgeous private dining room, taking our customers through a gastronomic tour of some of the most celebrated wine regions of the world.
Additional
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 555 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Great set menu and perfect friendly service

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LD
London
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good evening with friends at The White Onion in Wimbledon. The food was very nice with a diverse menu. Service was attentive. I'm pleased to see the vegetarian options had improved since I last visited but my main still lacked any sauce and was quite dry as a result. This is a very nice restaurant but still lacks the 'wow' element - not really sure why though.

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JB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is outstanding, don't let the unusual combinations put you off trying something new. The service is second to none, it just seems such a shame that they do not advertise the fact that they are open for lunch every weekday during December.

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

The White Onion yet again never disappoints....great evening with good food, service etc.

Thank you.

Clare James

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Service is excellent and wines were brilliant. The staff really do make an effort to provide a dining experience. We will be back

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Four of us dined on Saturday evening. Three of us were celebrating birthdays. The Service and ambience was great. The food took a long time to come and my husbands and my lamb course was terrible. I didn’t know that ‘fine dining’ restaurants served lamb with so much fat. There was no sauce on the dish which made it very plain. My husband asked for his lamb to be cooked ‘medium’. but both were served very rare. His was almost inedible. I would have complained but my son and daughter-in-law were with us and I didn’t want to embarrass them. The retrieval of our coats at the end of the evening was worthy of an episode of Faulty Towers. We won’t be going back in a hurry.

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J
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always. One of our favourite restaurants, never had a bad meal there. Excellent service, superb wine list. This time we had Parmesan Veloute, Game Tourte, Monkfish, Lamb Aisiette, Peanut Chocolate Tart - all excellent. Excellent St Veran and South African shiraz.

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PS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, impeccable service and the lunch menu is amazing value. Thoroughly recommend White Onion

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, discrete service, great for an intimate dinner.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant, one of the best around 👍🏻

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

The service was notably good. Friendly and knowledgeable waiting staff. The food was underwhelming for the price. We had better at the Black Radish for less money recently. Quite noisy acoustics when full.

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NW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time for dinner on Saturday 10th November. We then had lunch at the better known Chez Bruce on Sunday. Long story short, The White Onion more than held it's own against the Michelin starred Chez Bruce and was in my wife's view a superior experience. The food was excellent (the crispy duck egg followed by the Assiette of Lamb was memorable), the service friendly and informed (if on occasion a tad slow as our table was out of the direct eye-line of most of the staff, good for privacy though) and the wine list varied and reasonably priced. The table spacing meant that the restaurant, though full, was bustling without feeling overcrowded. I recommend the White Onion very highly and will certainly return.

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J
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant restaurant. Regular visitor over several years. Food is consistently good and service friendly and efficient. Good wine list with interesting bottles. This time we had pigeon breast, Wagyu beef bravette steak and chocolate tart. All very well cooked and good flavours.

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MD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely service and beautiful food. We went on a Saturday lunchtime and it was busy with a range of people from couples to families with babies. Staff are super helpful and attentive. One of favourite restaurants :)

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I don’t live locally and was working in the area. This restaurant was highly recommended and it was absolutely up to the mark. Really enjoyed my meal

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X
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Have been here a few times and the food is lovely. This time the service was poor though, had to wait 20mins to order a cocktail and half an hr to place the food order.This meant we were waiting quite a long time to eat. A shame as it is otherwise a lovely place.

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VN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with attentive and knowledgable staff. Classic menu items with innovative flavours. Set lunch menu is outstanding and very affordable. I cannot fault it and appreciated the birthday touches. Highly recommend.

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RG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a real favourite for us in Wimbledon Village. Great food, excellent service and nice environment.

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DP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a hit with ever changing menu, friendly welcoming staff and innovative delicious food.

Our firm favourite.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Amazing food and fabulous service.

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JM
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always - birthday celebration for my wife, attentive service and high quality imaginative food.

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D
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Overpriced for what it is. Food comes in tiny portions and a carafe of wine barely delivers 1 small full glass: serious mark up there! Would recommend Cote in the Village for a much better value and quality proposition. Shame because the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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S
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My second visit to this restaurant, first visit was for an evening meal and this visit was for lunch. Set lunch menu offers a good selection of dishes. All of the dishes we ordered in our party of 4 was lovely. First visit for evening meal was equally as nice if not a little pricey, but worth it.

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

Beautiful food and perfect service. It was a fantastic dining experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. All three courses were first class. Excellent cocktails and wine list. Service was impeccable. Great value for money and great atmosphere. Our second time here and we will definitely return...soon!
Thank you.

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V
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening out for our anniversary dinner; the budget is definitely in the "treat" category, but the food was superb and the service seamless, without being too much so. And the bread at the start was the best I have ever tasted.

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j
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat. Would definitely go again. Well worth the journey

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

Food was tasty but very rich. A lot of the starter menu choices included mushrooms so not a lot of variety of choice. At fine dining prices we thought the food was not exceptional and did not look very appetising ( my fennel looked a bit white and slimy and the sauce in the squash for starter tasted good but looked thick and glumpy.) overall gastronomically disappointing. Service and ambience very good.

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JG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our ninth wedding anniversary. Amazing food, as always. If you’ve not been, do go but be warned - it is not a cheap experience, but highly recommended.

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EV
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere, succinct yet interesting menu. Lamb was cooked to perfection and carrots were special. Good choice of wines. Service was good.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time for my husband birthday. Food was amazing, as was the wine, service was very good and not too intrusive.
My husband even had his dessert with a candle and Happy birthday inscription.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming
Special anniversary for us
Nice touch noted on our menu
Excellent waiter

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The White Onion consistently provides great quality food and has an excellent selection of fine wines. The staff are helpful and pleasant and sommelier even knew which bottle of wine we had on our last visit so when we asked for a reccomendation between two particular wines he pointed out that last time we had one so should try the other, that was impressive. We visit here several times a year for an upmarket London restaurant feel without having to journey into London. We are so pleased this is a permanent staple in the Village.

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CH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked lunch for myself and my boyfriend for our anniversary and we had a lovely time. They had printed ‘Happy Anniversary’ on our menus which was a sweet touch. The set lunch menu hasa great selection of dishes and is an excellent price for the quality of food. I also had their signature cocktail ‘The Wimbledon Royale’ and it was heavenly!

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HH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd visit was a great as our 1st. Fab food and great value set lunch menu. Good choice of wine and rounded off with a complimentary special birthday ice cream plate. Lovely touch. Will definitely be back when we’re in Wimbledon area again.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit - will return and recommend to others. Food superb, wonderful ambiance and energy, outstanding and most patient staff. Thank you.

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d
Surrey
37 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The White Onion has become our regular meet-up for lunch and we are never disappointed. Quiet enough to hear yourself speak and attractive food well-presented. The lunch menu is excellent value for three courses. I enthusiastically recommend - you won't be disappointed.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another lovely meal at our favourite restaurant in the area. Perfect attentive and well informed service.

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T
London
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little restaurant with good service and some very nice little touches. I let them know it was my wife's birthday and they printed off menus with her name at the top and served desert with happy birthday writing in chocolate around the plate. It put a smile on both our faces.
Ambience would have scored higher but we had a table that felt a little too much like it was part of the hallway. None of the other tables would have had that feeling

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A little gem in Wimbledon Village .... fabulous food with an extensive wine list. We will be back !

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