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5.3 /6 Excellent 121 Reviews

Village Kitchen

Walthamstow International £££ +100
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About Village Kitchen

The Village Kitchen in London’s Walthamstow is the brainchild of Spiros Ragavelas, a man with a passion for cooking and in excess of twenty years experience at the centre of the restaurant scene. The Village Kitchen on Orford Road has long roots, opening back in 1997 and having since established itself as the home of some of the capital’s most innovative international food in E17 and beyond.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
Village Kitchen, 41 Orford Road, E17 9NL London

Further Information

Finding great food in Walthamstow is getting easier and easier as the area gives way to artisanal coffee places, sushi joints and a smattering of higher-end restaurants. Despite this wash of smart new eateries, however, the Village Kitchen on Orford Road has stood firm, offering some of the capital’s finest, affordably priced international dishes in a dining room which treads the line between chic and traditional. This blend of old and new is in evidence on the menu too, with a Saturday brunch menu offering perennially popular favourites like eggs benedict and salmon bagels sat alongside zeitgeisty morsels like avocado, bacon and poached egg and chorizo scrambled eggs.

For those that choose to visit London’s Village Kitchen, out east in Walthamstow, dinner is particular treat. Under the careful guidance of Spiros Ragavelas, the kitchen are spinning plates of classically prepared international dishes like pan seared pigeon breast, Thai fishcakes and tandoori chicken breast. For diners with a sweet tooth, the team do an excellent line in desserts, the summer fruit Eton mess is the kind of moreish treat that pairs nicely with a glass of white wine on a hot day while the cheese board is an excellent option in the winter. The Village Kitchen is open daily for dinner and for lunch Thursday and Friday and all day at the weekend.

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121 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 121 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 18:04

The food was fantastic. The staff were amazing as always. Great value for money. We have been eating here for a while and they never disappoint.

1 review so far 6
02.09.2017 13:53

A really good overall experience. Very pleasant staff, extremely good food cooked to perfection. The vegetables were some of the best I've eaten when at a restaurant. Will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 08:30

Will definitely go back. Great food, great service and staff. The best ice cream ever! Would recommend to anyone wanting a decent meal on their doorstep (if you live in Walthamstow :) )

4 reviews so far 6
26.08.2017 15:57

Love this place. The staff are lovely, the food is great, all really good quality. Best place to go in Walthamstow!

2 reviews so far 6
25.09.2016 17:38

We booked in via Quandoo for Sunday lunch. Village Kitchen was busy as usual but that didn't stop the staff from giving us a warm welcome and making us feel valued. I had the roast salmon with trimmings, husband had the roast chicken, knowing how generous the portions are we had deliberately skipped breakfast, but I had to reluctantly give up two roast potatoes to allow room for the Eton Mess which is an absolute favourite dessert. Other half chose the chocolate bread and butter pudding with custard which is a firm favourite. Chose a Pinot Noir to drink. Great value for money, this is and always will be one of our favourite restaurants.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 12:41

We loved our Fri evening trip to The Village Kitchen. The waitress was super friendly and informed us about special's . She was attentive but without hovering! Which was lovely. We both had fish and my Hake was beautifully cooked . My girlfriends Sea Bass was lovely too...We sat at the table closest to the4 bar! Away from the hub-ub in the centre of the restaurant. If you want a pleasant evening with great food . Then I would definitely recommend a trip to VK. Simon and Anna

1 review so far 5
13.02.2016 21:56

The Village Kitchen has a very comfortable ambiance with the service just about right, attentive when you needed something, discreetly absent when you didn't. The menu was interesting and varied, we had chicken livers and gnocchi as starters and partridge and rib eye steak as mains all excellently prepared. Possibly the only minus point was the feeling that they would have liked us to leave a little quicker possibly because of the next table reservation. Overall pretty good and would definitely come back again.

2 reviews so far 6
17.09.2016 23:17

Another great evening out at Village Kitchen, food as always superb, great service and lovely staff. I bypassed starters having had a large lunch, partner had calamari which was delicious. He then had the plaice whilst I tried the red curry from the Specials. We both cleared our plates. I managed the Eton mess for dessert he declined anything from the dessert menu.

1 review so far 5
23.11.2016 09:19

Another very good meal at Village Kitchen - a birthday treat from my brother. I note there is a 2 hour limit for parties of 2 and different limits for other party sizes; I don't like these one bit even if an economic reality, but thankfully not applied this time presumably as restaurant not totally full.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 08:34

Have been going to the Village Kitchen for the past 5 years since moving to the area and always take visiting guests there to eat... have never had any disappointing course there. The food and service is always amazing! Thoroughly recommend to everyone!

1 review so far 5
11.12.2015 19:10

Excellent experience. As a wine merchant I was very pleased to see the waitress being honest about her knowledge and not trying to bs. Also she was happy to learn. She was a star as far as I'm concerned and the food was of a higher standard than the prices would suggest. The outstanding dish for me was the chicken livers starter which had a lovely classic sauce everything was of a good standard. One small gripe was that no bread was offered. With sauces and gravies like this you want to moop them up!!!! We will return

2 reviews so far 6
29.04.2016 18:00

The Village Kitchen never fails to impress. Food is superb, presentation delicious, portions generous and staff attentive but do not rush you! Taking advantage of their mid week offer, also gave excellent value. We will go again soon.

1 review so far 6
03.11.2016 11:51

Thank you for another lovely family meal at the Village Kitchen - the food was delicious and the service was faultless and friendly. The roast beef was amazing and the children loved their burgers. Will definitely be back.

2 reviews so far 6
07.03.2016 21:07

Our table (of 5 people) selected from the set menu for £28 and all 3 courses were perfectly cooked and very well presented - the calamari starter was particularly good. The service was friendly and relaxed and we were given time to make our choices. There was a good selection of wine to choose from and we also tried a couple of cocktails, which were very nice. Overall a relaxed and tasty dining experience.

1 review so far 6
27.12.2015 16:22

We went to the VK for a family birthday last Monday and it was just lovely. The staff were so friendly and have the birthday girl a free glass of prosecco. The food was delicious, I had Sea Bream which was perfectly cooked, the others raved about the pork belly. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and we could actually have a conversation without having to shout over others voices!

1 review so far 6
13.08.2016 22:43

What a lovel place, the atmosphere is absolutely buzzing, food excellent, bit pricey but worth it, this will be about the 4th time visiting The Village Kitchen, and would thoroughly recommend this restaurant

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 11:35

We've eaten at the Village Kitchen a few times now and we've never been disappointed. The menu has changed slightly, I had the pork belly which was lovely! Would definitely recommend.

2 reviews so far 6
22.12.2016 09:05

The standard of some other restaurants in Walthamstow village has gone down over the last few years but the Village Kitchen has maintained it's standard of excellent food and great service.

2 reviews so far 6
11.03.2016 10:33

Fantastic as always to be here. Food delicious, never had a bad meal here. My father in law says they have the best bread and butter pudding he's ever tasted, and I think they have the best tuna steak! Love the quirky haribo instead of mints with the bill! So thoughtful. Service always friendly and warm. WORTH A VISIT!!!

1 review so far 5
12.08.2016 09:19

The meal was great! We sat outside and had the burger and a drink for £10 deal. The brueger was cooked to perfection (medium-rare for me), with lovely homemade chunky chips and tasty, creamy coleslaw. I can also recommend the cocktails, of which we have one, which were also on offer too (2-4-1). The service was attentive, efficient and polite. I'd highly recommend this establishment for future guests.