Le Vacherin 22

76-77 South Parade , London, W4 5LF

4 reviews

47 French Chiswick

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

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SquareMeal Review of Le Vacherin

“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.

Grana Padano

Grana Padano has become the world’s best-selling PDO cheese and one of the most loved products in Italy. It has been made with the same passion for almost 1,000 years in the heart of the Po River Valley in Northern Italy using only local milk, and aged from nine to over 20 months. What’s more, 30g of Grana Padano PDO contains the same nutritional value as approximately one pint of milk and it is lactose free due to its long ageing and production process. Real Grana Padano cheese can be recognised by the small diamond lozenges on its rind. So always check there is some rind on the piece you are buying.

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Christmas group dinner 2017 £40 per person

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Christmas group lunch 2017 £30 per person

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Christmas Day lunch £95 per person

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Christmas Day dinner £60 per person

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9.0

Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 8.8

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 8.8

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Graham M. 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.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

David H. 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.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Colin S. 11 March 2014

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

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Marco C. 13 July 2013

Hands down my favourite restaurant in Chiswick. Food is always 10/10, faultless classic French cooking with some innovative twists. Fabulous steaks and fish dishes. My wife is obsessed with the snails! Puddings are incredible, espeically the souffle and creme brulee. Service is warm and friendly but incredibly efficient, they are always one step ahead of you. There's nothing nicer than a beautiful lunch at Le Vacherin on a sunny day, sitting in the window overlooking Acton Green. We love it for family get-togethers but also for romantic dinners a deux. I feel very lucky to have this as my local restaurant!

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Special offers

Christmas group dinner 2017 £40 per person

From: 01 December 2017

To: 30 December 2017

Max: 0

Christmas group lunch 2017 £30 per person

From: 01 December 2017

To: 31 December 2017

Max: 0

Christmas Day lunch £95 per person

From: 25 December 2017

To: 25 December 2017

Max: 0

Christmas Day dinner £60 per person

From: 25 December 2017

To: 25 December 2017

Max: 20

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