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Offering an authentic slice of Gallic charm just off Trafalgar Square, Terroirs is a regular hit with readers who rate the "buzzy and lively" atmosphere, hearty charcuterie platters and garlicky snails. The seasonal menu changes daily, but always focuses on the freshest ingredients, with confident flavour combinations allowing them to shine through: we’d single out a starter of simply grilled mackerel paired with a punchy celeriac rémoulade, as well as melt-in-the-mouth Ibérica pluma (a neck cut) accompanied by earthy cavolo nero and rich pepper sauce. Exemplary steak tartare, the signature pork terrine and duck rillettes slathered on crusty baguettes are also good calls, ahead of cheeses and desserts such as poached pear with bergamot custard and pecan brittle. Like its siblings Soif and Toasted, Terroirs is big on ‘natural’ wine, with a joyous list featuring sustainable, organic and biodynamic bottles from artisan producers. Ask the clued-up staff for recommendations and buy your favourites to take home.


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Terroirs

5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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Buzzy atmosphere and good food

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May 2016

We had a lovely meal. Sharing plates, The smoked eel was excellent and the Burrata. The atmosphere was buzzy and lively and the service was very good. An enjoyable pre theatre meal. I recommend this restaurant, and will return when we have more time to spend over our meal!

anne r.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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Passionate for food

by   bronze reviewer (9)

Jan 2015

A very varied and adventurous menu, which didn't disappoint. An extremely knowledgeable waiter on both the food and the wine. The wine we had was so good I have looked it up and bought a case today. One caveat is it is a noisy, bustling and quite frenetic restaurant, which is great if that's what you are looking for, perhaps not if something more low key. That being said, it is a very fun atmosphere, and downstairs is far more subdued when open.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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Excellent food as always but unfortunately horrific wine

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Oct 2014

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As a regular visitor to Terroir and it's sister restaurant Soif, I came expecting a treat and the food was excellent as always. However the whole meal was tainted by some horrific wine. We ordered a Gavi, which one would expect to be light, crisp refreshing and zesty with some minerality. What we got was a extremely sour, oxidised and rather unpleasant wine. The staff member assured us this was a special style of Gavi which was supposed to be oxidised and a very different colour from normal Gavi....

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makoto t.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 1

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5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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Don't tell the tourists

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Mar 2013

I visited Terroirs on a wet Friday evening in March after work. I had been looking for an informal but tasteful place to escape the elements and enjoy a glass of wine, with good but simple food, close to The National Gallery. Terroirs met all my expectations. It's the kind of place you could so easily walk past without giving it a second glance, and yet when you enter you realise you've discovered something special – a small piece of France just off Trafalgar Square, and importantly, seemingly undiscovered...

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Jonathan C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 9

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5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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by   platinum reviewer (212)

Dec 2012

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Editor's pick I am full of plaudits for Terroirs. A group of five of us had a table in the corner downstairs last night and from my vantage point in the very corner I was able to look out at the whole restuarant. Unsurprisigly, every table was taken, but – as trivial as this may sound – everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. Despite how full the place was, the waiting staff seemed both relaxed and efficient and this compelling combination seemed to be having the desired effect on the clientele. Clearly the...

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Gourmand Gunno's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Feb 2012

Terroirs is a very good restaurant with a great concept. The small-dish approach really works for once and it is the kind of place where (uncharacteristically, for its Trafalgar Square location) everything seems possible. The wine list is inspired and the food is very nice and perfectly balanced. As promised, this is a rather rustic experience but all the more endearing. A well desereved thumbs up!

Continental Diner's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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5 William IV Street ,London WC2N 4DW

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by   silver reviewer (28)

Oct 2011

The best wine bar in London! The downstairs area is very relaxed yet intimate and is a great place to spend the evening. The bar staff are all very knowledgable and the wines and food are reasonably priced. Nothing negative to say about Terroirs! Top place!

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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