The White Onion

4.7
1207 reviews
£26 to £40
French
**PLEASE NOTE THAT IN LINE WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES OUR OPENING HOURS HAVE REDUCED WITH LAST BOOKINGS BEING ACCEPTED AT 8PM TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT TIME BEFORE WE ARE REQUIRED TO CLOSE AT 10PM.**

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.

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.

Support The White Onion during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1207 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and a good price!

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CMathews
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I was slightly disappointed that there was only a set lunchtime menu available and a la carte wasn't an option. We were spending a gift voucher and would possibly have chosen to come in the evening had we know a la carte wasn't available. This should have been mentioned at booking.

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GrahamF
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only two meat choices but the menu was still interesting. The wine I chose was not available but the sommelier provided excellent replacements. The staff were helpful and self efficient at the same time. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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SimonH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, beautifully and artistically prepared. Attentive and courteous staff.

GF
vipGlutenFreeEater
London
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always wonderful food at The White Onion. Service was attentive but missed the mark on a few occasions. They had noted it was my husbands 40th which was lovely. Small issue when they brought out the wrong meal but they dealt with the issue very quickly and. The issue we had was that we waited for over 30mins having finished mains to get our dessert, given we’d had 2 courses in an hour it felt slow. Other than that it was all lovely

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Jonathan
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food, but on the expensive side, including the extensive wine list.

NM
Not4Me
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and good lunch menu choices. Seemed loud and boisterous though. Or maybe I’m just getting used to going out again.

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Sef53
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Excellent food and wine, classy looking restaurant and felt covid secure.
Somewhat let down by disinterested and disengaged service.

IM
IanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good value. The birthday desert was a nice touch. Would return

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AlexL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from a limited menu. The apple tart dessert was sublime.

CW
ConstanceW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really lovely food. Nice atmosphere and good service. We had a great evening.

NK
vipNirdoshK
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service.

SM
SM1980
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and attentive service. Lovely selection of interesting flavours of fresh bread!

AK
AlecK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the White Onion
Booking was easy
Friendly welcome
Service efficient and attentive without being over attentive
Food and drink excellent
Would definitely recommend and visit again

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kelleher
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised.excellent food,good wine list and very good service.We Will definitely come back

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HelenS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been wanting to visit pre lockdowns!
Had to wait until now. Was worth the wait! Will definitely be back.

TH
vipTaniaH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a local restaurant serving delicious French/modern British food as well as gorgeous cocktails. Staff are friendly and very helpful and the decor is stunning.

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SeemaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was great, loved that there was no rush to take orders/serve food.

JC
vipJC01
London
24 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Attentive and friendly staff. Food was excellent. Been trying to go for ages and will be back!

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linda
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily one of my favourite spots for lunch in London. Not only is the food outstanding but the service is impeccable. I can't recommend it enough.
Will be back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked to celebrate a belated birthday. It was one of our first evenings out since the start of the pandemic. The food was excellent and the wait staff were lovely. It was an ideal night out and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks for making our night special.

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lunches
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nice quiet ambience. Wine list contained some lovely wines and some that were really good value for money (though you need to look through long lists). Our starters including the pea veloute were good. The mains were not good. My lamb shank consisted of two thin lamb chops, both of which contained globules of uncooked white fat. The wagyu beef was chewy. The side of potatoes was very over salted. The cheese plate was composed of tiny pieces of cheese - which would have been fine - if the cheese had been at all distinguished, but it wasn’t. The double espresso (served in a small mug) tasted unpleasantly bitter to the extent we had to leave it. It was not drinkable. The restaurant had no brandy or cognac - only calvados and Armagnac (it presents as a French restaurant). It really was not a Michelin star standard (which is advertised on the website).

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently lovely food and warm attentive service. I have every confidence in coming back here again and again

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RoMo
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in Wimbledon. Great service and delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Our dinner was seamless; the staff were professional and attentive and the little touch to make the occasion even more special was the icing on the cake !
Thank you to the team for a great evening!

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Vulpa
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the White Onion to celebrate an anniversary. It was highly recommended by friends and lived up to our expectations. The wagyu bavette and the halibut were superb and the wine list was comprehensive. The staff were attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best in Wimbledon Village.

LR
LilyRed
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening, the atmosphere was lovely and the food was exquisite!

LB
LyndaB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service at The White Onion; you should have a good time if you go there. Food is amazing - and the set lunch during the week I’d very good value. Lovely atmosphere. A place to visit.

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dine1
London
44 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my regular restaurant when I visit Wimbledon - I've eaten elsewhere in Wimbledon and never found the experience as good as The White Onion. The set lunch is the best offer ever and to return after Covid lockdowns and find the restaurant is still offering such good value is a complement to their staying power.

Excellent food (complements to the chef) and a good selection of items on the menu. There is always a choice of two fish dishes (this really suits me) and plenty of choice for those that don't do fish. Starters are imaginative (including fish - hooray) and deserts are to die for. The service is friendly, efficient and not intrusive. They have a creative wine list and offer good house wine that won't break the bank.

I also visit an associate - The French Table, which is equally good, however a similar menu costs less in Wimbledon. So there you have it: whats not to like. Highly recommended.

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vipTOTKat
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning fish as ever. Perfectly cooked and the presentation is so lovely.

Make sure to explore the "off the beaten track" section of the wine list. Pedro the sommelier is a genius!

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SophieS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and a great setting. The noise does carry so wasn’t always easy to hear. Only point to make as the rest of the experience was fantastic. The staff could not help us enough

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H8710
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Great value menu, very knowledgeable staff who provided great service. Tables are nicely spaced, lovey atmosphere.

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jhgdaw
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with great food. Best restaurant in Wimbledon for me.

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VivienneC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Lovely touches for our anniversary with a special desert plate and personalised menus. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely long lunch.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and excellent value for the lunch set menu.

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Autonoir
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic, and reasonably priced as a set lunch menu considering portions etc.
Service was let down by forgetting an order for a dessert. This did arrive once questioned but no apology was given.

Still recommended despite this.

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AliciaT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We normally have great food and service, however on Friday night we had a later evening sitting at 9pm. It took until 10.30pm to get our main meals and they were scorching hot when arrived - I think they had forgotten them and warmed them up in the microwave.
Sadly we won't be going back for a while.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the personal touches which made my wife’s birthday feel special:-) food was exceptional as well as the service- we will be definitely returning

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AliceL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious food and impeccably fantastic service! My favourite restaurant for sure, always have the best food and wine and super service!

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HughGardens
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, service attentive without being intrusive. Not too expensive for the quality and experience. Highly recommended!

FAQs

The White Onion is rated 4.7 stars by 1207 OpenTable diners.

The White Onion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thewhiteonion.co.uk/gift-vouchers.

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.