The White Onion

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French, Mediterranean

The White Onion
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Silver Award

A smartish French bistro that has become the go-to for informal occasions in Wimbledon Village, The White Onion accommodates a happy local crowd: parents escaping the kids for a night out; families celebrating special birthdays and the odd date or two. A large service bar divides the odd-shaped room into three parts, making each space a reasonably intimate haven where guests feel cosseted. 

With head chef Frédéric Duval at the helm, the kitchen deploys a palette of local ingredients from named sources to create big generous flavours.  A starter of scallops delivers the bivalves in their shell, bolstered with a cauliflower and lemon purée and offset by a garnish of almond and puttanesca, while tuna tartare is beautifully presented with a seaweed salad – the addition of burrata making it that much richer. 

Main courses follow in the same vein – you might plump for a peasant-style plateful of slow-roasted suckling pig with beluga lentils or go for some luxurious seafood. Slow-cooked monkfish is paired with dashi-glazed Swiss chard, Dorset crab, sauté greens and crab velouté, while pan-fried halibut might keep company with a crispy Poole Bay oyster, braised savoy cabbage and smoked eel sauce.   

Puds are more fanciful and very sweet (think gingerbread Paris Brest with pear sorbet and a spiced pear crust), although there’s also a good selection of cheese for those who prefer it.  The wine list has plenty of intriguing labels, with a good selection by the glass and carafe for those counting their units.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
French, Mediterranean
Special Features
Counter dining

Location for The White Onion

67 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EE

020 8947 8278

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Opening Times

Tues-Sat 7pm-10.30pm (Fri-Sat 6.30pm- ) Fri-Sun 12N-2.30pm

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Wayne K

Fantastic Easter Sunday Lunch
28 March 2016  
A lovely restaurant with excellent food and excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely dine here again.
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