Le Vacherin

22

"VERY GOOD"

4 reviews

76-77 South Parade , London, W4 5LF

Le Vacherin restaurant west London Chiswick
Le Vacherin restaurant west London Chiswick

SquareMeal Review of Le Vacherin

22

"VERY GOOD"

“Wonderful modern French food” is the attraction at Le Vacherin, which also wins praise for its “consistently good service” and “warm, intimate, romantic ambience”. The clean lines, authentic trappings and white linen tablecloths lend a Parisian air to this dyed-in-the-wool bistro, which is “great for a celebration” as well as a cosy dinner à deux. Chef Malcolm John’s menu is classic and elegant, from starters of escargots de Bourgogne or seared foie gras with boudin blanc to suprême of sea trout with crayfish and crab bisque or an assiette of duck with preserved cherries. Sharing options including rock oysters, pot au feu or chateaubriand add to the romance, and desserts stay with the classics – think apricot tarte Tatin or crème brûlée with orange madeleines. Also check out the “incredible steak-frites offer”. The wine list favours France, but doesn’t exclude the rest of the world – note the selection of the month.

Special offers from Le Vacherin

Sunday lunch 3 courses£30 with a complementary bottle of prosecco per table (minimum 4 people)

From: 11 June 2018

To: 17 October 2020

This offer is available from June 11, 2018 until October 17, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.

James Bond night, 4 courses £90 per person

From: 31 December 2018

To: 31 December 2018

Max: 20

This offer is available from December 31, 2018 until December 31, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Sunday lunch - 3 courses prix & roast dinner 3 different ways

From: 14 January 2018

To: 06 January 2019

Max: 25

This offer is available from January 14, 2018 until January 6, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

1 course £17.00, 2 courses 27.50, 3 courses 30.00

From: 15 January 2018

To: 01 January 2019

Max: 20

This offer is available from January 15, 2018 until January 1, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

1 main course £16.00, 2 courses £20.50, 3 courses £27.50

From: 15 January 2018

To: 01 January 2019

Max: 25

This offer is available from January 15, 2018 until January 1, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Bring your own wine - no corkage, only on Wednesdays

From: 02 January 2018

To: 01 January 2019

Max: 20

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until January 1, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Chateaubriand for 2, £29, only on Mondays

From: 02 January 2018

To: 01 January 2019

Max: 10

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until January 1, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.

5 courses & a glass of cremant £32.50, with a glass of champagne Devaux £42.50

From: 02 January 2018

To: 02 January 2019

Max: 20

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until January 2, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

Lobster delight - whole grilled lobster & fries £35

From: 02 January 2018

To: 01 January 2019

Max: 20

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until January 1, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.

Rump steak & frites, with a glass of wine 175ml, £12.95

From: 02 January 2018

To: 01 January 2019

Max: 20

This offer is available from January 2, 2018 until January 1, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer includes service.

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Le Vacherin Location

76-77 South Parade , London W4 5LF

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -4pm) Mon-Sat 6-10.30pm (Fri-Sat -11pm Sun -10pm)

Le Vacherin's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.5

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Service: 8.8

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Atmosphere: 9.0

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Value: 8.8

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

16 February 2015

For a first visit this was a very important find. I know it's been here for a long time so has a loyal following and they must be right because it's very good. The chef certainly know what he's doing. The hake was perfect and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The deserts are simply superb. If you're not into French food check the menu first as there maybe items which you're not sure about so it could be a challenge when first handed the menu. Otherwise highly recommended.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
19 April 2014

We've had just moderate luck these last few weeks in trying new restaurants, but rather than retreat to a “tried and trusted”, we decided on a different tack. Pick an area where we'd like to go for a walk, and search on Square Meal to find something with a Square Meal star, or maybe two, that we could incorporate into our walk. We came across Le Vacherin and booked it for our first visit this lunchtime. We parked a mile or so away, walking past Trompette on the way, and almost convinced ourselves that we'd made a mistake, for their menu looked delicious and it was a real test of resolve not to dive in there and ask if they could take us. However we walked into Vacherin at the allotted time. Its a long time since I had a lunch comprising a dozen escargots and a steak au poivre with frites , but that's what I had today, and it made me think I'd slipped back maybe thirty years to a time when most French restaurants were just like this. My wife's wild garlic veloute ( really delicious) and corn-fed chicken in a bourguignon sauce (was this actually coq au vin?) were perhaps a little less retro than my selections. I enjoyed both my courses in the way we enjoyed food years ago- nothing clever; no ingredients we hadn't heard of, nothing on small plates and certainly nothing from Peru. For this is a bistro, and it survives by serving traditional,tasty food predictably and well. Even the bread – sourced from an artisan bakery they said, was a revelation, and they served anchovy butter which I hadn't seen since Chez Gerard died on us. The place itself looks the part with lots of mirrors and crisp white tablecloths , with wait-staff in black & white uniforms and full of “sirs” and “madams” in an era when in most suburban restaurants the staff are very casual and call you “guys”. And the cooking here is good. Its actually quite difficult to find food like this nowadays, and that's a pity because its both decent and contributes to the variety we need to keep us enjoying eating out. My wife's veloute and my steak probably took the honours here but it was all good. As was the bottle of a south-western French Syrah, light enough for lunch and good value too. If you like this but you're in central London, then Boudin Blanc in Shepherd Market is comparable. All told our bill with service came to just over £80 with two courses , a couple of sides, the wine and coffee. Pretty decent value we thought , reflecting on the way out that we'd had a thoroughly pleasant lunch and we'll certainly eat at Le Vacherin again.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

11 March 2014

Superbly flavourful,overtones of dining in serious Paris AND consistantly good! Nuff said.

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