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Chez Tonton

Barnet · French · ££££
182 Reviews

About Chez Tonton

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French cuisine at its finest: Yes, that’s saying a lot. But superlatives tend to fail once you’re taking in the culinary delights of Barnet’s Chez Tonton that bring all the pleasures of traditional French cooking to London. Make sure you take a loved one and spend a very special evening in the restaurant’s charming atmosphere on East Barnet Road – or stop by for the lunch of your life at an incredibly reasonable price. Yes, it’s that affordable. And yes, the food and the ambiance is that wonderful. Hosts Claudine and Eric make sure that everybody feels welcome and is greeted with a cheerful ‘Bonjour’ – better see for yourself!


Chez Tonton
182 East Barnet Road, Barnet
London EN4 8RD

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:45 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Traditionnelle soupe à l’oignon

Traditional French onions soup topped with a toast and grated cheese

Demi-douzaine d'escargots de bourgogne

Oven baked snails from burgundy with parsley and garlic butter

Brochette de gambas panées

Kings prawns cooked with a crust of sesames seeds, peanuts satay sauce


Foie de veau grille

Pan fried calf liver, garnish with sautéed mushrooms, served with a Rich Red wine and thyme sauce

Magret de canard caramélise

Roast breast of duck, apple bramley cooked for 2 hours, sugared almonds, apple and cider sauce

Dorade entière grillée

Chargrilled sea bream on the bones with herbs & olive oil, garnished with a tartar sauce & rocket

More about Chez Tonton, London

Looking for the Eiffel Tower? It’s just right there on East Barnet Road. On second thought: It’s not the Eiffel Tower, and we’re not really in Paris, but who would be able to tell? Chez Tonton in Barnet shows what fine French dining means. Eric and Claudine are happy to welcome you to their wonderful restaurant, offering amazing French cuisine and an incredible wine selection. A meal at Chez Tonton makes for a delightful time, one you should definitely experience for yourself.

Exuding the style and the ambience of a traditional French bistro, Chez Tonton offers a menu for all the special occasions in your life. Bring a loved one and wow them with fine French specialities and wines. And do take advantage of the special lunchtime menu that offers great traditional French food for less than a tenner. And one thing is for sure – the very warm and friendly welcome you’ll receive at Barnet’s Chez Tonton will make you question whether you’re still in London or already in Paris.

182 Chez Tonton Reviews

Diane L.2 days ago · 1 review

Went with friends - first time i had been there. Excellent service, food, ambiance and staff. Cannot wait to go back. Thank you and see you soon hopefully.

Louise M.9 days ago · 2 reviews

Was very pleased with the excellent meal and great service, always happy when I go to Chez Tonton. On top of having great food the environment is very authentic improving the overall experience.

Pauline M.12 days ago · 1 review

Fabulous restaurant with great ambiance. You are transported to France with the music, food and waiters speaking French. Very much recommended. Delicious Kir Royale to start and everything we are was sublime .

Anita P.a month ago · 1 review

Great food and great service. Authentic, tasty French food in a no-fuss and very friendly environment. All 3 courses were delicious, and portions were a good size.

Temi M.2 years ago · 1 review

Chez Tonton is brilliant! If you want a really, really beautiful French restaurant, Chez Tonton is the place to go. Exquisite atmosphere! The sweet place for a couple to dine - French style. The food is so good. Its really good quality! Highly recommended for those dining out times you want great food - different from the usual. The staff are superb. They will make you happy to be there.

Paul C.3 years ago · 1 review

Visited for a relaxing lunch with my better half (and baby) - first real meal out since the birth. Charming idiosyncratic French proprietor. Excellent French waiter, attentive and sensitive to our needs without being at all overbearing or intrusive. Outside and inside seating available - we chose out. Escargots were tasty and tender, not chewy as I have experienced at other establishments. Gambas were moist and delicate. The roast lamb was excellent, my duck was a little more cooked than I like (but then I like things with blood coming out). Vegetables al dente. The selection of French cheeses were simple but well balanced, the accompanying small salad with walnuts an appreciated added touch. Crème brulee was creamy and unctuous, the mousse au chocolat similar. All washed down with a couple of kir royale's to start, followed by a thoroughly drinkable chardonnay and a bottle of champagne from an extremely well priced wine list. Rounded off with dessert wine and complimentary calvados, cognac and coffee this was a most enjoyable long lunch. We shall be definitely visiting again for lunch (and dinner once I can get my mother in law to look after the baby :)

william c.a month ago · 1 review

M y wife and I were extremely pleased to revisit Chez Tonton after at least 10 years, the owner even reparked our car in order to save a parking fine. The food was superb and the service could not have been better, don't hesitate to ask for anything as they will go out of their way to help you. Try the house wine you will be pleasantly suprised and as for their "onion soup" the same as we have in Paris. Bill cook and wife.

david h.2 years ago · 3 reviews

Having been to this restaurant many times I am still waiting to find any fault. As usual we received a warm welcome and excellent service, we were a party of six and every dish was served to perfection. We travel extensively and dine in many fine restaurants paying a lot more for a lot less, but overall ,for good food, service, atmosphere and value for money Chez Tonton takes some beating.

John E.10 months ago · 1 review

We had a very pleasant evening at Chez Tonton. Food was excellent. Service good. If I were to be negative about anything, it would only be that it took a little while to manage to get the bill and pay at the end our visit, but this was a very minor problem and did not in any way detract from our overall experience.

Yvonne F.3 years ago · 2 reviews

This was the 1st time we had taken our 2 sons aged 15 & 20. They were bowled over by the food and the friendly staff and promptly told us off for not taking them before. It will now be their 1st choice for birthday meals etc. I had the belly pork with French Black pudding, well the black pudding is nothing like ours it is soft almost like a pate, absolutely delicious. My 15 year old had mussels and rabbit for the 1st time but tried his brothers steak and said that it was the best he had ever tasted, and would choose that next time round. Well done a great joint birthday meal. Will be back sooner rather than later.

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