Ma Cuisine 1

The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach , London, TW9 3QB

4 reviews

40 French North Sheen Kew

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SquareMeal Review of Ma Cuisine

After a much-needed wash & brush-up, John McClements’s French bistro is gleaming clean & sparkly. Not that much has changed: the tablecloths are still retro gingham, the barn-like ceiling still exposed to view. Nevertheless, the spruce-up has produced an air of intentional nostalgia, & the locals who had been frequenting the restaurant in dribs & drabs are now coming in their droves. They receive properly cooked French classics – coquilles St Jacques with thermidor sauce, black pudding en croûte with Dijon sauce, cassoulet & coq au vin – nicely served & at a fraction of the price of the West End. Likewise, the French wine list contains plenty of choice under £20. Vegetarians get slim pickings, but familiar French desserts (crêpe Suzette, rum baba) end meals on a high. Ma Cuisine will never be comfortable enough to be a destination restaurant, but as a local, it’s hard to beat.

Ma Cuisine is recommended for

Cosy | Fun | Quiet Conversation | Traditional | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kew Gardens Station 364m

Kew Gardens Tube Station 364m


Address: The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach , London TW9 3QB

Area: North Sheen Kew

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Public Record Office 559m

Kew 601m


Telephone: 020 8332 1923


Cuisine: French

Lunch: £30 (3 courses)


Food & Drink: 8.8

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 7.3

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

GH platinum reviewer 25 November 2013

You can eat quite expensively or quiet cheaply here – excellent bistro style French food – busy yet informal.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Ian P. 02 May 2013

We have visited here a number of times and the food is always of a high standard and is true VFM. Service has ocassionaly been slow but it is worth the visit. The homemade black pudding en croute is a must.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Martin H. bronze reviewer 24 August 2010

We'd heard good reports and we were impressed by the food though the menu is a bit self consciously ‘old French’. The service was more than a bit over eager and the atoshpere – with some quaint old Kew characters on all sides – was definitely not youthful. We'd have been very happy if it was more reasonably priced too – recent repots that prices have ‘crept up’ are not wrong – its over the top for what its offering.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Mary B. 17 May 2010

Ma Cuisine has had a face lift and there's a new menu too. We spent years trying to find a local restaurant that does good food at a fair price, and this is it! On top of the scrumptious food, there is fabulous French bread with excellent butter – free of charge; the house wine is good quality and very reasonable;a jug of tap water is usually offered before you have to ask; and the service charge is only 10%. The portions are large, the ambience great and the service friendly. It really is a winner!