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Bronze Award

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.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cosy, Fun, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
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Location for Ma Cuisine

The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach, Kew, Middlesex, TW9 3QB

020 8332 1923


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-10pm

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5 Reviews 


Old-fashioned French home cooking
03 March 2020  

I had an early lunch at Ma Cuisine today and was very impressed by the quality of the food and the warmth and courtesy of the restaurant staff. I chose from the set menu a ham-hock terrine with foie gras, home-made grape chutney and cornichons, followed by cassoulet (confit duck leg with haricot beans and chorizo). It tasted like the best French home cooking, not your average restaurant food.

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gowsia H

Excellent bistro
25 November 2013  
You can eat quite expensively or quiet cheaply here – excellent bistro style French food – busy yet informal.
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Ian P

Great local bistro
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.
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Martin H

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.
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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!
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