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The White Onion

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986 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 986 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPhilN
London
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & atmosphere, good wine list, nice staff, minor point was that portions were on small side, even for fine dining!

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Herjer2017
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Second visit there. High dining. Every mouthful full of flavor. Probably doesn’t matter what you select from menu as it’s all so good. Service attentive yet not intrusive. Higher price but worth it.

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AdrianE
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best restaurant in Wimbledon village, and the food is always delicious.

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SeanS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for a number of years and it was faultless as usual. This was for our 5th wedding anniversary and the level of service was outstanding from our server Johan.

The food was delicious and the wine pairing excellent.

Felt really safe in COVID times with good spacing between tables.

Highly recommend.

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SatchiM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Very well crafted. Great ingredients. Had octopus starter which was super tender and delicate then venison for the main which was beautifully cooked, flavoursome and came with the truffle mash and jus that perfectly complemented the meat. Already looking forward to going back.

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MaryG
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My dinner was wonderful, my husbands was very good but thought that mine was better. It was quiet in the beginning but the noise levels did go up as the evening progressed. All in all a lovely evening.

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AlisonW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, reasonably priced and good service. It felt that the necessary covid precautions were in place.

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EasyE
London
34 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. The best restaurant in the village for fine food, professional/attentive service and a fantastic cocktail list. The menu is seasonal, everything is so fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. The ambience in the evening is perfect for a special occasion, but equally relaxed for a spontaneous treat. Will return again and again (provided foie gras is not on the menu x).

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JohnB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was spot on. I had looked at loads of menu’s online for decent fish dishes that were affordable and this hit the spot. I was not disappointed. Also great was the 125ml small glass of wine, so i paired a glass with each dish. It was a wedding anniversary and my wife was very happy. All in all, high quality food and good value. P.s. choc mouse which is normally a bad choice was what you would expect in a £150pph restaurant. Enjoy!

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Sef53
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, all social distancing measures scrupulously met.
Food was good- starters could have been more interesting but mains and pud fab! Really lovely cocktails too!!
Always a good experience at this restaurant!

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JulieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to give a delicious meal and lovely evening

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PippaC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food - Amazing service
Recommend the duck egg. Very happy with the visit and will return

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Orinoco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was first class. The service was efficient and attentive, without being oppressive. And the wine was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless service , delicious food!

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DavidW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back again for a wonderful meal it was just prefect . Hopefully see you soon

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vipalanatcroydon
London
225 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Now a local favorite, a tram ride and short taxi ride from where we live. On a sunny Sunday Wimbledon Village was busy and you would barely know that the country was in virus pandemic. But the White Onion was clean, our window table safely distanced, and serving staff wearing face masks. We had no concerns about security. Sunday menu is £25.50 for 3 courses and I guess they can hold it at that price as the VAT element within it is now 5%. I had my favorite chicken liver on toasted French bread, sea bass, and a raspberry financier (a small cake with a sorbet). The rose Pinot Grigio was a good accompaniment, The restaurant was fully booked and they turned away some casual arrivals

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WanderingClarkes
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place. The food, staff and service and the setting are all superb. The only negative was a table of loud and foul mouthed customers nearby, who were the exception to the rest of the diners.

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Womble
London
57 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first restaurant visit since lockdown. Saturday lunchtime was very busy, so a good atmosphere and nice to feel normal again. Very good food, and an excellent value set lunch.

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AmandaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Fabulous food. Sadly service was poor - slow, ignored and not warm friendly. Such a shame - sort it out please. The kitchen deserves their quality work to be reflected in good service.

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Isabella
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit to this restaurant. The food was delicious (the portions were not big, which suited me fine). I haven't eaten anything so tasty for a long time and the dishes were so beautifully presented. The service was excellent. Our Italian waitress, Federica, was delightful and served us most proficiently. I will certainly return here again.

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AnthonyH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate early evening and the restaurant was quiet. The duck egg starter was substantial and excellent but the melon and scallop ceviche was swimming in a lime juice dressing which overpowered the scallops. Mains, sea bass and wagyu beef, were both first rate. Service was very attentive and quietly friendly. Carafe wines were of good value. Overall a very good experience.

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KenV
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was amused at small cheseboard. Needs to be bigger board and more extensive. Why have books next to it?
Found menu limiting but the food I had was excellent. The chef knows his craft!

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Lucky
London
58 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we’ve been to for a while - a great find!

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MischaG
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and friendliest wait staff! They practiced social distancing and were masked which was very reassuring.

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vipFoodlover
London
28 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent menu and staff are courteous and efficient. They also wear masks which is greatly appreciated

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ClareF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is broad and the dishes were finely prepared & beautifully presented. The service was excellent! Couldn’t be improved in my opinion.

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OlegK
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for family dinner!! I will recommend it for my friends

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Foodie
London
71 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, portions on the small side but sufficient. Good service but way too noisy acoustics really bad but not their fault as most Wimbledon village restaurants built in same shape

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Gooders
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb
Was recommended and glad we were, food, service both excellent, little strange with soc distance but never mind.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second restaurant outing since lockdown in six months, lunch on Friday.
It was yet another triumph for The White Onion. Food delicious as always, staff very attentive, and overall ambiance lovely. Very good quality for money.
If you are nervous about going out, The White Onion is doing everything necessary for you to have a nice, relaxed and safe meal out. You won’t be disappointed. We certainly were not and are already planning next visit.

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Gibszo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful meal for a wedding anniversary which was remembered on the menu and dessert plates. Great service and delicious food - tomato tarte tatin and wagu beef highly recommended.

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SarahH
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and it was our first meal out since lockdown, so we were a little apprehensive. We were given a warm welcome on arrival and the service was friendly and efficient. We had the crispy duck egg for starters, followed by the wagyu beef for main, which were faultless. Also highly recommend the Wimbledon strawberry dessert, with miniature meringues.

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Cashew
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food - a little pricey but recommend!

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Jezza
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way. What else is there to say?

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Joules
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The food offerings are varied and delicious and incredibly good value. A friendly atmosphere, lovely interior and great service.

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vipAnnie
London
44 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food apart from the deep fried broccoli. Good value with the Sunday meal deal. Overall very happy. I like this restaurant a lot.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Went for dinner. On the plus side - lovely atmosphere and the service is as good as I’ve had anywhere. On the not so good side - the food was average. All cooked well but just style over substance. Was really looking forward to it and having read a lot of the reviews thought it was going to be a lot better. Very expensive for what it was and won’t go back unless I hear things have changed. Shame as great set up and service and decent wine list too.

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OwenH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and staff very friendly. Went there for a birthday and the staff surprised us by printing Happy Birthday on the menu and offering a small "birthday" desert for free. Prices are relatively high but definitely worth it.

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KimberlyB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I love to have a date night here. The food has never disappointed and the service is always great. We both started with a cocktail, had a starter, main and dessert and it was all delicious. The scallop starter exceeded my expectations. The White Onion is our favourite restaurant in Wimbledon...although we’ve not tried many because we can’t risk going somewhere else where we might be disappointed!

FAQs

The White Onion is rated 4.7 stars by 986 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.