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AA Notable Wine List 2016 - 2017
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern cooking in a twinned restaurant and bakery

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

In a leafy quarter of Surbiton, The French Table is the sort of smart neighbourhood eatery we'd all like on our patch. Well-conceived modern French cooking is delivered via three-course, prix-fixe lunch and evening menus, supplemented by a five-course taster. Cromesquis of ham hock and red onion with Puy lentil and truffle salad, caramelised confit garlic and truffle vinaigrette opens the show, ahead of loin and shoulder of lamb with aubergine purée, ratatouille, spiced barley couscous and almonds, and lavender jus. Pastry skills are top-drawer here - as you'd hope with its sibling boulangerie/patisserie, The French Tarte, next door - as seen in baked chocolate tart with macerated orange, mandarin coulis and Seville orange ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 Dec, 1–3 Jan
  • Days closed: Sun–Mon
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 10.30

Chef

  • Chef: Eric Guignard

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 35
  • Wines over £30: 62
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Tasting menu from: 28
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 73
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 73
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 32

Getting here

5 min walk from Surbiton station, 1m from Kingston

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Surbiton
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