The White Onion

4.7
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830 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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.
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BH
London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been there in a long time for lunch. The service was friendly, the food was so good and we certainly enjoyed ourselves.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I've been to in 50 years of dining in London

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value for money as usual despite a new chef at the helm. The food remains excellent. The service curious and helpful.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Menu read well but sadly didn’t quite deliver. Wonderful service and lovely atmosphere. Good value too, but was left a little disappointed with the food

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and highly reccomended

h
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our return to this delightful restaurant was as good as we expected. The staff were friendly the on Beyoncé great and the food delicious. A really great place to visit.

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food & wine with one small problem, which was resolved when the bill came. The man who looked after us was very professional & extremely courteous.

N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

AO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have been a regular for the last 5 years but was disappointed at my lunch recently. Both the carpaccio and cod were underwhelming.
The cod was under seasoned as was my husband’s onion soup. However the puddings for both of us were delish. Overall i wouldn’t rush to recommend White Onion as I used to do. Not sure if this was due to a change of chef...

DT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, like all the other four visits this year. Service and food top quality

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good main courses, but a very poor starter and cold coffee. Service was pleasant and efficient.
I'm happy to pay for a great dining experience, but I couldn't recommend this restaurant-not great value for money.

CM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a really friendly servicing staff.
The food was really tasty and the organic wine a hit the restaurant really exceeded my expectations. I did not pay, but I assume it was not cheap but for the quality of the food it was value for money.
One of our party was unwell after the meal and the waiters were really great, tried to ordered an ambulance and went the the chemist for some aspirins.
I would highly recommend

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at White Onion for my husbands birthday. They gave us a nice table, very attentive and the food was all delicious. They also made some special touches throughout. Would definitely recommend!

c
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food with interesting choices. Attentive but not intrusive service with 'just right' timing. Nice Christmas champagne aperitif.

O
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic fancy food, great professional and efficient staff, and a beautiful venue. All plates are set down at the same time, so no waiting for others. It's a beautifully designed restaurant, comfortable and classy.
I recommend this place without any hesitation.

MI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The staff were great. My favourite restaurant in the village.

GD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Quality and choice on the menu was good. On our table of 4 everyone was happy. Wine selection was superb in particular the St Veran white and the organic primitivo from Puglia was very good value. Staff were excellent and the guy from Peru made the best Pisco sour you could hope to find in the UK.

PK
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous set menu for lunch which was great value - loved it.

W
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing value for money, especially weekend set lunch.

M
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the second time we have been to The White Onion and, once again, it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, there was a good selection of reasonably priced wine and the waiting staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful. One of our party is gluten intolerant and the waiter was able to tell her immediately what dishes were suitable (most could be adapted) without it being an big issue. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

VN
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Lovely restaurant especially if you get a table in the window. The service is fantastic, friendly but very professional. The food just gets better, the two standout dishes were, the 7 hour cooked suckling pig, which was absolutely amazing. I would normally go for fish but it looked so tempting and I wasn’t disappointed. My husband had the crispy duck egg for starter, which he said was one of the best starters he’d ever had. All the food was amazing, can’t wait to go back. The wine list is very good and reasonably priced, the cocktails are always with trying. Thank you for making our evening very special !

B
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The White Onion was a really lovely restaurant, it has been a few things over the years, but this is a lovely french/modern bistro. The decor is looking a bit tired now, the loos are a bit grubby, but overall its a comfortable place. The staff are super friendly, very attentive - could be sharper - things like, the waiters shouldn't wink at you. small things but they're lovely bunch. The food though, was so disappointing. It was really bland, not strong in flavours and sadly not enough to get us back.

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I had heard good things but was disappointed. It was cold sitting in the window. The table beside us was raucous. The other diners stood inches from us outside on pavement rolling their cigarettes.

We asked for still water - and were charged £3.95 for the bottle even though it was probably refilled from tap. Food was mediocre. Service was added to the bill - we will reward it if deserved it

FB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was robustly priced, but it was justified by the overall excellent experience.

My wife and I sat by the window. If we had been in the middle of the restaurant, we would have found it difficult to hear each other without raising our voices.

There were several large groups - maybe Christmas celebrations. So that could explain it.

DB
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great meal with fantastic food and good service levels. Staff very attentive. It was 7am on an early December evening so for a while we were the only people in the restaurant (didn't matter to us though)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food1service1ambience5

Great food and service. We had a lovely evening. Been meaning to try The White Onion for a while and was not disappointed. I have already recommended a visit to others!

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food prepared with care and thought. As always the difficulty was trying to narrow my choice down to only 1 starter, main and dessert - I could have chosen any of the options.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our go-to places in Wimbledon. Great food and excellent service.

NT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend the White Onion 100%. The service is top, and not too evasive. They don't press you like some places in London. The food is very good french classics with some international twist. But the combination works. All this without the fuss of a soho / maifair restaurant. Keep it up, you are special ❤️

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food on the whole was delicious, not hugely impressed with sides, other than that - beautifully presented and tasty. Service & ambience - very good, will definitely return and do recommend.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best value set lunches you will find in London, with superb, friendly and professional service. One of my favourite go to restaurants.

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent hosting, welcoming staff, delicious cocktails, breads and desserts. The non-vegetarian dishes were exceptionally cooked but the vegetarian options were bland and under seasoned. I will definitely return for the fish courses and dessert at lunch as they offer exceptional VFM.

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Whilst we are spoilt with the choice of wonderful restaurants in Wimbledon my boyfriend and I love coming here - both for a meal out and special occasions. We have also enjoyed sharing the experience with our family and friends. The staff are brilliant - and recall specific details which make the experience all the more pleasurable. We are also delighted that the White Onion supports game week. It’s a wonderful seasonal ingredient and the special dishes created really did it justice. We are already looking forward to our next, of many, visits.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good night out with family.

OT
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a reasonable experience. The food was good The problem was that neighbouring tables and other tables were very noisy, loud laughing etc. We would have enjoyed it more if that had not been the case.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at great value!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience made more special by attentive and professional staff.

FG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 3 were visitors to the area and I booked The White Onion based on its reviews and we were not disappointed. The service was friendly and professionally attentive - just right. The food was excellent. Every plate was beautifully presented, the ingredients fresh and full of flavour - quite delicious. We enjoyed our evening enormously and left the restaurant delightfully sated and very content with our lot! Thank you to everyone at the restaurant.

SR
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food delicious and the service very good. Highly recommend. Best restaurant in Wimbledon village by some margin.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant which served our purposes well for a meeting of eight friends. Great occasion.