The White Onion

French, Mediterranean·
Silver Award
London, SW19 5EE ·Website ·Call020 8947 8278

SquareMeal Review of The White Onion

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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
French, Mediterranean
Special Features
Counter dining
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for The White Onion

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

020 8947 8278


Opening Times

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

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4 Reviews 

Kate O

31 July 2018  
Their set lunch menu is to die for - and the service is always welcoming and on point.


28 May 2017  
High end european cuisine. Great service, generous portions. Not over priced. Lovely place for intimate dinner if you get the right table.

Fran G

09 May 2017  
Great find - lovely French restaurant has a fabulous value for money lunch menu with charming service.

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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