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Brasserie Vacherin - Sutton

Sutton Central French £££ +100
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About Brasserie Vacherin - Sutton

Dear diners, please note that for Valentine’s Day on 14th February, Brasserie Vacherin will only be offering their exclusive set menu. Please contact the restaurant directly if you have any queries.

This outpost of award-winning chef Malcolm John’s Brasserie Vacherin brand offers a superlative French dining and bar au vin experience in the heart of Sutton. Located right by the station on the High Street, Brasserie Vacherin Sutton joins its sibling in Croydon to bring Greater London the best of Paris – in food, drink, atmosphere. There’s plenty of space for spectacular private dining events, but whether you’re looking to host a gathering here or just want to book a table for you and yours, it’s best to remember that Brasserie Vacherin is a seasonal, gourmet French restaurant; be sure to check back for their regular menu updates.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
Brasserie Vacherin - Sutton, 12 High Street, SM11HN Sutton

Further Information

Check out Brasserie Vacherin’s Monday Steak Club here!

Malcolm John’s family of French brasserie have gone from strength to strength on the back of a reputation for fine dining, superlative service, a plethora of seasonal dishes reflecting the best the continent has to offer – and all at prices that are far more accessible than those commonly found in other French restaurants in London and the wider London region. Open seven days a week for breakfast, prix fixe lunch and dinner, and evening dining a la carte, Brasserie Vacherin introduces the renowned brand to Sutton locals from premises centrally located along the High Street. Remember to check out the great deals on offer, including The Steak Out, exclusive to Quandoo bookings and offering steak, fries and a glass of wine. The Steak Out is available from Monday to Sunday, noon to 7pm – just make your request in the reservation comments when you book. Another great offer is The Lobster Deal, whole grilled lobster and chips, available seven days a week (while livestock lasts and up to a maximum of five diners).

Brasserie Vacherin Sutton’s a la carte menu is perhaps the best representation of the French cuisine on offer. Start with aperitifs such as Champagne cocktails and Bellini, small plates of piquant mixed olives and marinated anchovies on toast, then turn to the house specials – the stunning Chateaubriand steak with roast bone marrow, mushrooms, pommes frites and béarnaise sauce is fit for two and comes highly recommended. Shellfish are also a specialty of this Greater London French restaurant, with fresh Maldon rock oysters, Atlantic prawns and Palourde clams topping the bill. The fixed price menu offers two- or three-course meals covering dishes such as Shallot & Gruyère cheese tart, poached pear salad, risotto primavera, and several premium cuts of beef sourced from Aberdeen and Hereford farms. A popular spot along Sutton’s High Street, book early to avoid disappointment.

CHEF'S CHOICE

165 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 165 Reviews
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 12:00

We went on Monday for their steak offer and were not disappointed. Great service and really enjoyed the food, I'm sure we will be back again.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2017 15:11

Great value lunch on a Travelzoo voucher, all food was tasty and well cooked. Great wine and coffee included. Good service. Would recommend and return again.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 10:52

Very good food and service, as usual. Would definitely recommend. We had breakfast and drinks and everyone was very happy. Have previously had lunch and was equally happy.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 09:28

We went to Sutton at lunchtime on Saturday. Great food, great service and pleasant surroundings. A nice place to spend a few hours. Enjoyed very much.

2 reviews so far 6
03.06.2016 20:36

All the party of four commented about how good the food was. Two of our friends from Battersea loved the onion soup. All of us loved the cod tempura. What had all been cooked was very pleasing. The staff who serve at our table were both attentive and friendly and provided prompt service. Three of us who drink red wine were mildly surprised that bottles which we have first ordered were out of stock. But what was our third bottle was a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon from Sicily. After coffee we chatted amicably and only left the restaurant after three hours in enjoyable company. Thank you. What I spent on the whole bill was money well earned by your restaurant including staff. We shall come again.

2 reviews so far 5
25.11.2015 10:02

The food was excellent but expensive. I would return when the fixe prix menu is available. The service was over attentive - we were constantly being asked if everything was ok - one person was enough not 3 or 4 within seconds of each other. The first waitress did not speak particularly good English and she was unable to clearly tell us what the specials were so we didn't bother with them. I have scored high because the quality of the food was amazing and the environment very pleasing but it was an expensive Friday night out with friends!

1 review so far 2
29.11.2015 11:09

We've eaten at Brasserie Vacherin before and always had a good experience - last night was not one of them. The restaurant was extremely busy but service was generally poor, although our waiter did try her best. It took a long time for our Aperol spritzers to arrive, even longer to take out order and 45 minutes after that for our starters. We were told they had a new barman who didn't know his drinks, which seems bad planning on a busy night.(which were fine) In all, we were served our mains 2 over 2 hours after arriving in the restaurant, by which time we had rather lost our appetites. My salmon was off the menu, so I changed my order to steak - the mushrooms I ordered didn't arrive - neither did my friend's mash. Her pork belly was cold - they did take it away, but when brought back the crackling was burnt. I also noticed that the food quality, although not bad, was not up to the usual standards. The steaks were quite gristly and the lobster linguine was not quite right - I think possibly the sauce was overcooked. They did remove the service charge from the bill, to be fair, but this restaurant is not cheap and I feel they could have looked after us a bit more. Not sure whether I will return

1 review so far 6
17.12.2016 08:28

The place is clean, staff are very polite and welcoming. Went for the lunch with work colleagues. We had the Christmas meal. All three courses were very good. I had salmon for starter, sea bream for main, my colleagues had turkey & steak. Presentation was of a good standard. Desert was a pear tart. This is the best desert l have ever had. I thoroughly enjoyed the food. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

4 reviews so far 5
15.06.2016 12:58

I went on a Tuesday night with my girlfriend and another friend and the restaurant was empty, which is good because the safe could focus more on us. They are extremely polite and always making sure that everything is in order. We all order 3 course meal with cheese tart as starter (very delicious), steak as main (cooked to perfection) and lemon mousse with shortbread. It was my birthday and I have to say that I'm very happy with the restaurant choice

1 review so far 3
21.12.2016 08:35

Nice welcome and food very acceptable,... Surprised that the restaurant wasn't very full only about 8 tables taken the Tuesday before Christmas....however we think that could be because the restaurant was very cold. I asked the Maitre D to turn off the air conditioning, he said it was set at 40 degrees but that when people when outside for a smoke they left the back door open. Eventually he turned the aircon off and it was warmer but the machine kept coming on again and when we asked for our bill we also asked for our coats. The set menu was good value for money and our wine choice was perfect...and they did acknowledge our allergies and checked them before we ordered. However not a comfortable evening and no atmosphere in the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
25.12.2015 11:01

We booked for a late lunch on Christmas Eve (2.30pm) and were invited to grab a drink at the bar before taking the table. By the time we took to our table an hour later (after a couple of drinks and pleasant chat with the staff) we were the only diners in the restaurant so received extremely attentive service. Food was great too. All in all, a delightful way to relax and enjoy the day before Christmas Day!

1 review so far 2
06.03.2016 14:04

A real shame, this. We've been there a number of times in the past and have been impressed with the food, but the service in particular has taken a nosedive. We arrived at 7pm with a reservation. 5 wait staff for about 12 tables would lead you to think they shouldn't be struggling. Menus arrived about 10 minutes later. A waiter came by, asked if we were ready to order, then disappeared. About 5 minutes later another waiter arrived and took our order. Starters (soup and a mushroom dish) took 30 minutes to arrive. Mains arrived 45 minutes later, after having to chase. Steak that was ordered medium rare arrived rare. They forgot one side dish. After mains plates had been cleared we waited about 10 more minutes, but no offer of dessert/coffee/etc. was forthcoming. We eventually just forced the issue by getting up to leave and paying the bill at the front. We asked to have the service charge removed from the bill, which they did after some grumbling and words between the woman working the front of house and the headwaiter. At these prices you really should be able to expect more.

1 review so far 4
29.11.2016 20:30

The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. I had a lovely starter of pasta with mushrooms. For my main I had burger and fries. The fries were lovely. My friend had fish for the main meal which we thought was overpriced for what it was. We had a bottle of sparkling Mateus rose. I would not have ordered a bottle of Mateus ordinarily but the waitress recommended this and it was a good flavoured sparkling rose wine. Overall, I enjoyed most of my meal and there was a good atmosphere in the restaurant.

2 reviews so far 6
30.10.2016 17:22

Our latest visit, 29th October 16, was our favourite. Food, as always was beyond superb and the waiting staff attentive and keen to make our experience the utmost pleasure. This restaurant really is a jewel in the centre of Sutton. So much so that I am afraid to say too much more lest we find it harder to book a table!

1 review so far 5
24.03.2017 07:04

Food as good as always but service slower than on previous visits, also menu not as varied as before. I am not sure if this is because prix fixe menu is now a constant rather than ending at 19.00 as before. Does seem more of standard rather than the special treat it once was. This may be a good thing i am not sure but I miss the old ambience and unusual dishes.

2 reviews so far 4
03.02.2016 11:09

The food was lovely, though sitting by the front window I had to keep my jacket on as it was quite cold. We were told rudely by the waitress that she had already told us to sit at a table, when she clearly had not, perhaps some people skills? Unfortunately the waitress could not see the menu without the glasses as she could not understand my English accent. We felt very left out of the buzzing restaurant with empty tables between us and them.

1 review so far 5
18.02.2017 11:02

My husband and I went there last night and it was a lovely evening. One of us ordered the fixed menu and the other off the a la carte, both meals were of good quality and thoroughly enjoyed. The house red was also enjoyable! Finally, the staff were helpful and attentive even though it was a busy Friday night. I would definitely recommend trying this place.

1 review so far 5
05.04.2016 09:01

Great bar area where you can sit and sip a cocktail before you go to your table. Food excellent and staff attentive to your every need. Good place to go as a group. My onle critisim was that couples are put around the edge of the room and so tables are perhaps too close together, you cannot help but hear the conversation next to you.

1 review so far 4
10.12.2015 10:05

The Brasserie Vacherin could be so much better if some more thought was given to the consumer! There's no doubt that the food is generally good. Service is sloppy; food is very slow to arrive (even if you order the specials); and the device where you pay extra for potatoes (or any other "sides") is very aggravating. It means that I, as a Sutton resident, use the Restaurant only occasionally as a fall back option instead of making it my regular.

1 review so far 5
23.10.2016 10:15

Always enjoy the food and wine here. Unfortunately the venison was unavailable but the duck confit was an adequate replacement. The music was a little loud at one point but the waiter was happy to reduce the volume. As a side their gratin dauphinoise is very moorish: you only get a small dish but it's probably just as well. Overall an enjoyable experience.

3 reviews so far 5
06.04.2016 07:55

Excellent restaurant with very attentive staff. We had the Fixed Prix 3 coarse menu on a Travelzoo offer. I enjoyed a starter of mussels - nice & plump in a white wine sauce. Main coarse of tempura cod - cod in a crispy batter with french fries followed by the star of the evening bread & butter pudding brioche.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 11:30

Excellent Restaurant Brasserie Vacherin is always my first choice of Restaurant in Sutton and surrounding Areas. The food and service is always excellent from beginning to end. The staff are very welcoming and very helpful . Would recommend to anyone looking for a little class in the area .

1 review so far 5
29.10.2016 19:23

I have walked past Brasserie Vacherin in Sutton for years without being quite aware of it. Only when I searched for French restaurants in Sutton did I realise it was there, but I'm so glad that I did. Service and ambience were excellent. Food was very good. Prices slightly high but acceptable. I'll be back.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2017 08:05

It was quiet and comfortable which was good as my dinner companion and I wanted to chat. The food was fine and the service attentive though you were not very busy. The one slight criticism is that we were not presented with the prix fixe menu, just with the main one. We should have asked.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2015 08:12

Sunday fixed price menu is amazing value , good food and attentive service , will definitely return . Could not understand why the restaurant was not packed as it deserves to be . This restaurant is falling under the radar, it is a gem !

1 review so far 5
15.12.2015 10:07

Delicious food. Service was fine until they got busy - then it was very slow. The table next to us arrived after us and were waiting over an hour just to order their food. The restaurant has had this problem for a long time - it's a shame because the food is amazing.

1 review so far 5
10.11.2015 08:18

This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and the excellent service. There are various menu options throughout the week so a leisurely meal a quick bite or just a drink are all catered for. We will definitely be going back!

3 reviews so far 4
17.05.2016 19:30

Excellent and interesting food but we had to ask for the wine we had ordered and there was a delay between the arrival of my main course and the spinach side dish (a similar wait was experienced by the couple at the next table). The waiter did remove the 12% service charge from the bill, to be fair (though we did leave a tip).

1 review so far 5
30.09.2015 19:40

Great food and the waiting staff were very pleasant and helpful. The only downside was that the food took quite a long time to arrive, however it was a Friday night and the restaurant was busy, and we were not in a hurry in any case. We will definitely go again.

2 reviews so far 6
25.01.2016 20:38

An excellent meal, the staff were very attentive. A good evening. I can recommend the brioche bread pudding with prunes for dessert. Delicious. I've booked a table for my husband's birthday in February, which I am sure will be a great evening.

1 review so far 6
13.12.2016 00:37

Wonderful cocktails, lovely accomadating staff, delicious food! What more could you ask for! We opted for the two course Prix Fixe menu, the cheapest option by a long way but weren't treated like cheapskates at all. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

2 reviews so far 6
04.11.2015 09:27

Fantastic meal, best place to eat in Sutton. Steaks are cooked to perfection, ambience is great and the staff friendly and efficient. Not cheap but as in all things in life you get what you pay for. Going back again soon.

2 reviews so far 4
18.09.2016 15:49

3 out of the four meals were fine. My friend asked for a medium rump steak, which she sent back as it wasn't cooked as requested. The replacement wasn't a rump steak and was difficult to cut. So she didn't eat it. To his credit, the Manager didn't charge for her meal but then again, she hardly had anything to eat.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2016 16:41

The food was fabulous and the staff were attentive. The Restaurant was spacious and classy too. I also liked the decor and colour coordination. It is easily reached by public transport and there is plenty of parking around the area

1 review so far 6
19.04.2016 15:04

Great food and service. Would not believe you were still in Sutton! Could have received a congratulations from the staff as we did inform them on the booking that we were celebrating our 10 years wedding anniversary! otherwise perfect evening!

1 review so far 3
28.02.2016 07:47

after a disappointing experience last time, we decided to return to Vacherin. but once again the service was poor. A guest should be at least brought water or offered a drink. After having to call someone over to order a drink, we had an interminable wait to receive them (a beer and a glass of wine). Our starters arrived 70 minutes after walking through the door. Food was fine, but they brought the WRONG bottle of wine. not good.

7 reviews so far 5
01.10.2015 21:19

Revisited this restaurant having first visited a few months ago when we were disappointed. Great service tonight & lovely food - we had the French onion soup to start followed by the rump steak. Perfectly cooked steak, delicious sauce & tasty vegetables. A great dinner, thank you!

1 review so far 4
14.02.2016 19:53

The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff were very attentive. The food was nice, however my main meal was cold. I had the fix menu and feel that it was a fair price, but I would not have been so happy to pay double that price (on the normal menu) as the portion sizes were quite small

3 reviews so far 5
20.02.2017 10:14

Very good food & service on the night. good value with the half price happy hour drinks & the February discount voucher. Also the Thursday night free corkage is an excellent bonus, so we were able to take a good Bordeaux to enjoy with the meal.

1 review so far 4
15.02.2016 08:39

The food is excellent and great value. I have been to this restaurant several times and it always let down by its sloppy service. Something always gets forgotten, whether it is drinks taking a long time to arrive, no bread being brought, or sides never arriving. It is frustrating as it could be a great restaurant otherwise.

1 review so far 2
22.01.2016 17:39

We were not very impressed. The restaurant was practically empty, yet it took over 30 minutes to serve our first course, while two tables who came in later were served their steak and chips before we started eating. The second course was not much quicker nor the third course, so we were actually in the restaurant for nearly two and three quarter hours. While we were finishing our dessert and coffee the staff were resetting the tables for the rest of the day making us feel quite in the way. The waiting staff were fine, but something was clearly wrong in the kitchen (or do customers only go there for steak and chips)

1 review so far 5
22.12.2015 20:40

All three courses were well prepared and had excellent flavours. Disappointment was the lobster which although well presented was extremely small for the price and there was hardly any meat in the claws either. Staff were excellent and welcoming and there was a good ambience.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2015 13:17

The food was fabulous. Tasty, well-presented, good portions. Excellent, friendly, knowledgeable service. We were talked into desserts despite the fact that we were already quite full, and were very happy about that as they were delicious, too.

1 review so far 3
24.03.2017 22:10

We have been quite few times to this restaurant and went back this time because we have always enjoyed it. Unfortunately our experience was disappointing. I had to argue with the receptionist because she didn;t seem to be able to understand our voucher. The service was so slow and we had to ask three or four times before we finally got our drinks. The steak was tough and gristly. \another one bites the dust!!

1 review so far 4
23.12.2016 08:07

Food is always excellent, frequent diners. But they ran out of the popular platter items. Also, no lobster. Also, service was terrible, on this visit. Management were great but waitress made so many mistakes and we had to ask more than twice for certain things like drink top ups, additional bread etc. I will return

1 review so far 5
03.03.2017 22:23

Amazing food, great staff. Best restaurant in the area in my humble opinion. I took my girlfriend there for a nice Friday evening meal and we were both delighted with everything. In fact it's hard to put a fault on it. Most certainly recommended.

5 reviews so far 6
20.03.2016 21:51

Delicious Sunday lunches with friendly and attentive service. Food is very reasonably priced for its quality, delicious and with an authentically French style of cooking and ingredients. Our second visit and we will dine there again.

1 review so far 6
10.10.2016 09:13

Excellent breakfast. Quality produce, efficient service and a very tasty meal, what more could you want? Highly recommended. Evening dining is also excellent and they do bring your own bottle on a Thursday. It's a bonanza!

2 reviews so far 5
28.02.2016 07:35

It was our first visit to Brasserie Vacherin and we had a very pleasant evening. The food was excellent and the service attentive and not too intrusive. As we left we all said that we would have no hesitation in coming back again.

1 review so far 5
05.12.2016 11:55

I ordered the roast duck with mashed potatoes and puy lentils, and my wife ordered the sea bass - both dishes were excellently cooked and we almost licked our plates clean. Service was good, though we needed to ask for tap water twice.