The White Onion

4.6
475 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 have been with us since day one, ensuring a friendly and professional service.

Large groups are also welcome to our restaurant. The intimate private dining room for up to 22 seated provides the perfect setting for any occasion, work or play.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: 12.00 PM to 2.30 PM (Friday - Sunday)

Dinner: 7.00 PM to 10.30 PM (Tuesday - Thursday)

Dinner: 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM (Friday - Saturday)


Wimbledon Tennis Championships

2nd to 15th July

Lunch: 11.30 AM to 2.00 PM (Monday - Sunday)

Dinner: 6.30 PM to 10.00 PM (Monday - 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 475 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for a wedding anniversary, it’s stull casual, but smart enough to make it a nice evening out. We started with the duck egg yolk and the scallops and both were exquisite. The cod with aubergine & lobster and the suckling pig were also delicious. There was no need for dessert as we were already stuffed, but he had to try. The pineapple tatin and coconut rocher we delicious too but I was perhap too full to really appreciate it.
Over all it was a lovely night out, I’d highly recommend and we’re planning our return visit already, with friends this time.

Also worth checking out the cocktails!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Superb food, great service and lovely atmosphere. A gem in the heart of Wimbledon Village.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Spot on. Lovely location, interior, service, menu and wine. Everything nailed. Was my wife's birthday and it was the perfect location with great little touches, but not too much fuss. The special cocktail, bread selection and timing of all the food was perfect. Service was professional but not stuffy. Dessert was unreal (still full). We'll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Had a lovely evening here last Friday, great ambience, food was delicious, reasonably priced wine and good service- what’s not to love?

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

The White Onion is a neighbourhood gem. We have dinner there at least twice each month - the food and service are consistently excellent. If you don't live locally it's worth a detour - you won't regret it.

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2018

Lovely restaurant with good food, ambiance and charming staff. We have always enjoyed this restaurant and have dined there on a number of occasions.

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4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

All round very enjoyable food, service and ambience. I am impressed that we were given the table I had requested.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

An excellent spot for lunch or dinner. Good menu with some interesting ingredients. Presentation superb. And a good wine list. Can't fault it. Will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

FEEDBACK ALREADY SENT DIRECT TO THE WHITE ONION.
Greetings!
We dined with you last evening, for the first time.
The Rabbit and the Duck were first class. Congratulations on the quality of the food, the cuisine and the presentation.
The Service was faultless; in particular the high level of observation skills on the part of the whole cadre (special mention - Ellie)
One area for improvement - wine stock planning. With some considerable effort, I had built myself up to spending £47 on your Vacqueyras Domaine La Garrigue - out of stock!
So I pitched for the the Crozes Hermitage Vieilles Vignes - out of stock!
Settled for the Ventoux 974 Venturi, good, but not the excellence to which I had looked forward before the visit.
Thank you - we will be back, if you'll have us.
Best wishes,

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Great food in a nice setting in the village. Service was mixed but all very friendly and they tried hard. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Exceptional food and service, highly recommended. Easily the best restaurant in Wimbledon, a contender for a top London spot.

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Booked for a birthday meal. The service and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Very impressed by The White Onion. We wanted to try it, being big fans of its sister restaurant "The French Table" in Surbiton and we were not disappointed.
Very easy to book online and there was prompt personal follow up in advance. This was symptomatic of the service we experienced on the night which was of a high standard. Nice touches added for what was a birthday celebration meal included adding the celebrants name to the menus provided as we sat down.
The food was excellent. The goats cheese starter and monkfish main course particularly praised by those who ordered them but everyone enjoyed their dishes. Even the vegetable sides were delicious and showed the same attention to detail as the rest.
Good, varied, wine list to accompany the reassuringly restricted menu ( what they do - they do very well! ).
Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

This was the second time we had been to the white onion and it didn’t disappoint again. This time we brought my parents and they loved it. Relaxed atmosphere, lovely staff and gorgeous food!

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We have been coming to tWhite Onion for a number of years and it is one of our favourite restaurants.
Our meal was beautifully presented and served, the portions, for me and our guests were just right but my partner would have preferred them to be larger especially as he couldn’t eat all his duck as he found it tough.
For me both the starters and the dessert were delicious, but I was a little disappointed with the main course finding the Ravioli of celeriac very al dente but the flavour was wonderful.
The Prosecco and wine were, as always, delightful.
We had a lovely evening, thank you.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Absolutely brilliant evening for my wife’s birthday. Staff very helpful to food intolerances and food exceptional-Broccoli was amazing. Never thought I would ever say that about Broccoli.

Can’t wait to return.

Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

A simply outstanding meal! The staff were wonderfully helpful - a friend is gluten intolerant and our waitress knew exactly what on the menu would be suitable and brought her gluten-free bread to have alongside our normal bread. Every morsel of food was delicious, with wonderful twists that elevated the plate to another level... just HAD to have a full three courses!! Great atmosphere, too.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Lovely restaurant! Friendly staff and delicious food.. Atmosphere is great too!

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

A wonderful time made even more special by attentive, well informed team.

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

We had a fantastic evening at The White Onion. We had a table in the window which was great and the staff were lovely, professional and extremely helpful. It was my wife's birthday and they added some special touches including a personalised menu. The food and wine were outstanding. We had scallops, venison terrine, duck magret and monkfish (plus a divine chocolate mousse) and it was all pretty much perfect.

Wimbledon Village is a great place for a night out and The White Onion is a real gem at its heart.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Excellent food - some very creative dishes all done very well. Service could have been slightly more attentive towards the end but no real complaints. Definitely on our go-to list.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Absolutely amazing - such great service, beautiful restaurant and completely outstanding food - so impressed and all for really good prices, especially at lunch. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Excellent food and excellent staff and service. The only slight quibble - and it may be personal taste - but the dishes sometimes have too many ingredients and tastes on the same plate. May need to be slightly less creative maybe. Otherwise a very nice place to eat. Recommended.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Food was amazing, service excellent and wine list great!

Warm welcome despite being busy. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

I took my neighbour for a treat for her 87th Birthday. The staff printed out a Menu with 'Happy Birthday, Jean' at the top, and my friend was delighted with such a charming welcome.

The food was exquisite, a very pleasant place to lunch, and we'll be back again soon.

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Wonderful food, wine & atmosphere, service & just great restaurant

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

A wonderful meal for my birthday: the staff were excellent, the food was delicious and I loved my birthday message on my dessert!

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Really good atmosphere. Fresh food and a great service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Amazing food and wine. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Will definitely be visiting again, very soon.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Very nice food, and excellent/attentive service. Portions could be slightly bigger for the money, but that seems to be the norm these days.... Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Simply stunning from the first mouthful to the last.

Haven’t eaten a better meal in a long time, we all agreed, and great value

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Wonderfully attentive and knowledgeable staff, excellent menu, however I had to send my beef main dish back as it was basically inedible. The rest of my party thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
To give the restaurant it’s due they replaced the dish and did not charge us, however in the interim the side dishes had gone cold and there was no attempt to complete the whole meal.

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4.0Dined on 21 March 2018

good food - excellent service - cold night but enough people there for a nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Another excellent meal at one of our favourite restaurants. Service was attentive, friendly and efficient. The menu was brilliant. We had scallops oven-baked with cauliflower and miso puree and artichoke soup. Mains were veal sirloin with sauerkraut, which was tasty and unusual, and fillet steak with braised ox cheek. Sides of cumin buttered carrots and creamy mash. Chocolate fondants and ice cream for desert. The wine list is brilliant too - a lovely Grace Ridge Californian pinot noir went down a treat.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Simply delicious cuisine with very attentive service and exceptionally high standards. Got the window seat for the evening which subsequently helped me secure date number 4!! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

We very much enjoyed a fabulous Mother's Day lunch here which exceeded expectations as usual. The best lamb we have tasted, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff. We will be back again soon.Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Overall it was a great experience, with excellent food and great staff that were very friendly.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Really good atmosphere. Fresh food and a great service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Lovely dinner for partner avid friends. Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

This was our second visit to the White Onion and the food was even better this time than the last. I chose the duck egg starter because it was unusual. It was delicious and I would definitely have it again. My main was beef. It was thinly sliced and rare, which was perfect. The flavour combinations with it just added to my enjoyment. The set menu is very good value and shows plenty of imagination, which a lot of restaurants fail to give. Excellent experience!

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