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.
- 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
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.
Great staff very friendly food was very nice main meal took a little long to come but overall good food with a friendly atmosphere would return again.
Our first visit and what a delightful evening with delicious tasty food and charming staff. The food was cooked well and nicely presented. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit for a relaxing meal with friends and family.
Great service, great food. Always a pleasure at VK and staff always helpful, friendly and considerate. Lovely place to eat, for breakfast lunch or dinner.
Fantastic restaurant food was amazing really loved the area will definitely go there again I would recommend this lovely place to anyone I meet .
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Village Kitchen delivered again with excellent food and service. Both the config duck and pork were outstanding. Service was friendly without being overbearing, this place is a gem.
I went to VK twice in the space of a week - it is that good! Fantastic, flavoursome, high quality food and a cozy atmosphere! The staff are extremely hospitable and the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. I highly recommend this place. No doubt that this place will become one of my restaurants of choice.
Excellent food - all four of us really enjoyed our starter and main course. Desserts were a bit disappointing (pear & blueberry crumble was too sweet) but maybe we're just fussy. Very reasonable, and really like the jar of jelly babies that comes with the bill :0) We'll definitely go back.
Great food beautifully cooked - well done chef. Lovely atmosphere. Just a shame our fantastic waitress was working alone. Particularly as the restaurant was full. Please look after your staff and customers and employ more than one serving staff - she also had to mix / pour the drinks at the bar before serving them.
Top notch food. The menus have been updated and, I must say look much better. Excellent selection of Specials. I had the Pheasant leg as a starter and a very fresh tuna steak. Excellent wine selection....I thoroughly recommend the French Malbec. Efficient and polite staff.
The Village Kitchen serves up great food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is consistently reliable and I would highly recommend it for a meal out.
Been many times for birthdays etc. and the food is very tasty (especially the calamari starter!!). The staff are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The restaurant is compact, but there's enough room between tables that you don't feel too overlooked. Overall - a relaxed atmosphere and the food is normally very good.
Dinner for two on a Friday evening. Food and service were both lovely and we thought the meal (including cocktails) was good value. Portion sizes are large (especially starting with the sharing platter) and the chocolate bread and butter pudding is a fantastic dessert.
Wonderful food and our waitress could not have been more friendly or efficient. My daughter who is 12 years old, did not like anything on the a la carte menu, but they were happy to make anything on the Children's Menu bigger for her
Consistently very good - with lovely staff! Would appreciate more 'pure' fish and vegetarian options on the menu (although they are very amenable to requests, say, to substitute the chorizo added to potatoes with a non-animal alternative!) Could also do with some better background music! But still our favourite local restaurant!
Really like this restaurant. Good choice of food and the Pork Belly with mustard mash & red cabbage was the best pork belly (& amazing crackling) i've ever had. Great service, ambience and a fair price. Will definitely be going back.
Went for a Sunday roast. Can't fault the food at all, all of our meals were delicious and well prepared. Great fresh ingredients and the meat cooked perfectly as well as a lovely veggie option. Service was fantastic and quick.
The food as always was excellent and the service was great and attentive! The sharing desert plate is more than enough for 4 and the sweetie jar at the end of the night! Great end of evening treat!
Great food, well priced, amazing waitress Rheanna, she really made our dining experience an absolute pleasure. The parking and new one way system is a bit of a nightmare but we will be back. Thanks VK.
Great service, very welcoming. Food arrived quickly and nicely presented. We had a roast lunch, we were a little disappointed that the meat appeared to be a beef steak and a lamb steak, rather than cut from a joint. Meat was good quality, but not what you would expect for a Sunday lunch.
This restaurant is the best in the village.food never less than interesting thoughtful and well cooked.great service reasonoble price.never had a bad dish there.Tip top..... sticky stir fried venison special...sounded unusual but a joy.
Best place in Walthamstow for Sunday lunch. We've been before in the week, but this was our first time on a Sunday and it was fantastic. The food was great and the service sublime.
Excellent Sunday lunch - between us we had the beef which was juicy and thick, the lamb and cod options very good too. Nice ambiance, slightly let down in January by people leaving front door open letting in cold draughts.
food and staff as lovely as ever.waitress spilt prosecco so got a free bottle, not that we complained at all. but that is a minor fault in this lovely friendly tasty local xxxx
The restaurant served great food and they were huge portions but it was very very tasty. It was a lovely Mothers Day lunch. We have been before and we will definitely return again.
Great food, good service, thoroughly recommend it as a quality dining experience. As a group of 6 people, with diverse eating preferences (including vegetarian) there was plenty of choice for all of ud.
Great ambience and good food too .... super find in Walthamstow village . Staff are well trained , friendly and knowledgeable about the menu ... good choice of wines to compliment menu .
As always, a delicious Sunday lunch and the perfect place to kick back, relax and catch up with friends! I had the roast chicken and then the pear crumble - all scrumptious!
A party of four, we had four different dishes. Every course was well presented tasty good good food. The best ice cream ever! Great service too, very attentive waiter. An excellent meal, I'd highly recommend the village kitchen
The meal was nice overall but the lamb was stringy in my opinion. They seemed to be short staffed as our waitress seemed to be in a constant rush and we had to wait a hit. I am not sure it is as good as it was.
Really delicious Sunday lunch - lamb was cooked as requested and the Guinea fowl special was very tasty. Good range of desserts and a well priced wine list and friendly staff.
Wonderful food and brilliant service. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere - made for a lovely dining experience. Would recommend to anyone who wishes to have a nice night out.
As always.. The team are welcoming and attentive.. With just the right balance. The Menu never disappoints and a fabulous ambience against a wonderfully relaxing backdrop. Highly recommended. Sue Wenborn,,, Chingford
Went to celebrate my 7 year Wedding Anniversary. Lovely Restaurant, felt relaxed. Staff very patient and attentive. The food was so good, really tasty and great presentation. Will definitely visit again.
Perfect as always! The service here is spot on, they are super friendly and happy to accommodate most requests. Delicious food-great brunch options available at the weekend. Excellent value for money.