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5.3 /6 Excellent 116 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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116 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 116 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
28.02.2016 19:58

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.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2016 15:42

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.

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 17:01

Great restaurant - the staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is absolutely fantastic and the cocktails are delicious - would definitely recommend and will be going back soon!

1 review so far 5
03.03.2017 21:58

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. An eclectic mix of diners. Food very good and well presented . If i have a criticism the cheese board was a little unimaginative . My companions dessert however was enormous

1 review so far 5
20.06.2016 08:23

Lovely food and friendly staff , really nice environment, comes highly recommended. I do think they need to start taking cards people don't walk around with cash. I would still go even if cash required

2 reviews so far 6
21.03.2017 12:42

We had delicious food and really great service. I love this restaurant, we always go here for a special occasion. The steak was the best I've had for years.

2 reviews so far 6
10.04.2016 18:33

The food was lovely and the service was very good. The only thing was there could be some more veggies on the Sunday roast. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
02.04.2017 10:53

Good food pleasant staff good atmosphere one down point had problems reading memu due to type face and colour of ink used but did not spoil my evening

1 review so far 6
05.11.2016 06:23

The Food was excellent, the environment the same, everything was great, the sitting near the kitchen was fantastic, every dish that came to our table could be followed.

2 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 13:17

Came here in mid Feb. Great team who made us feel very much at home. Food and service was excellent and well priced. We will be going back.

1 review so far 3
20.05.2017 07:47

It took very long time to prepare our food. One of the mains was not available but not mentioned when the menus were given to us. One of the main courses was very small and served one like you would receive in the pub. Dessert was tasted burned and bitter. Very overpriced for the value

1 review so far 5
05.12.2016 07:47

Sunday roast was very tasty with enormous Yorkshire pudding! They even had a vegetarian option. Portions were big and a bit too much for lunch but you can always skip your dinner, right.

1 review so far 5
03.02.2016 09:28

This was an excellent experience with a totally relaxed atmosphere, and great staff. Very well balanced menu, the Sea Bream and Haddock could not be faulted. Managed to get table at short notice.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2016 14:29

Brought a child in a party of 5. Efficient, polite and friendly service added to the best Sunday lunch in the Village. Veggie option was great too.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2016 11:18

Great service -from booking a table for 8over the 'phone , through to a great Sunday lunch. The food was extremely good - just what we wanted.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2016 19:44

The latest in a series of very good meals at the VK! We have visited the restaurant on a number of occasions and almost always been delighted with the standard of cooking.

4 reviews so far 6
05.02.2017 16:05

Always a fantastic experience at VK. The food and staff are second to none. Best restaurant in the village. Belly pork Sunday road is a treat

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 20:38

Absolutely Amazing... what a lovely place to dine Owner and Managet both lovely people, make us feel at home every time. cant wait to go back!!!

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 07:59

Food was wonderful, lovely evening, accommodated my request for seating. Staff was attentive and helped us with our dilemma regarding the wine, which worked out cheaper.

1 review so far 6
24.12.2015 22:36

I had a Christmas dinner with my friend tonight, best dinner ever! Service perfect with very nice staff, and food amazing! I will come back !

1 review so far 6
13.03.2016 15:55

Very friendly staff, we arrived slightly early but the table was ready so no waiting The was lovely food. I can recommend the pan fried duck.

1 review so far 4
20.12.2016 16:26

Atmosphere was great and the staff very pleasant and helpful. We had the window table and with it being winter it could have been more comfortable. There seemed to cold air coming in. Food was fine if not spectacular.

1 review so far 6
29.01.2017 21:40

Delicious food and staff very helpful with our young nephew. Lots of extra kind steps like bringing him his own drink while we chose ours etc

1 review so far 5
29.02.2016 09:54

Nice ambience. Great food! Ok, not the cheapest, but the place has a nice local buzz, the food is always well prepared and presented, and the staff are friendly and helpful.

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 15:01

staff were great and vey friendly. great lamb and chicken dish but not too keen on the crab cakes. overall a great night cosy environment

1 review so far 6
05.02.2016 00:13

Great service despite the restaurant being really busy. Good food, and good value range of wines along with good cocktails to start. Good evening out.

1 review so far 6
20.11.2015 22:50

Staff was friendly. My fiance got a cocktail tropical punch. She liked it so much. The food that we hadnwas delicious. Good value for money.

2 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 10:24

Absolutely fantastic food, atmosphere and hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner as did all my guests. Will definitely be back there again soon! Thank you

1 review so far 5
28.02.2017 16:06

Service was excellent, with staff being very accommodating to our group with children. Sunday roast was above average and other dishes were very good. Would definitely go again and recommend.

2 reviews so far 6
20.12.2015 07:32

Very good food, excellently cooked. Service was very good, attentive but unobtrusive. Atmosphere also good, not too loud and easy to chat to fellow diners.

1 review so far 6
19.07.2016 07:21

Great food great service. The waitress didn't even write down our order which I love and haven't seen since back home in Australia. Highly recommend!

1 review so far 6
17.04.2016 20:14

Gorgeous food and in a nice atmosphere. Try the Sunday roast. Especially the beef. And the chocolate bread and butter pudding. Absolutely delicious! Highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
31.07.2016 11:23

Sea Bass and Ribeye were outstanding! Service and atmosphere made it a really enjoyable night out. Didn't wait long for the food which was great.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 22:51

Great food, prices and service! We had brunch outside and the food was delicious! Amazing value too! Will be back again soon thank you! :)

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 17:49

Good food attentive staff extremely polite and it had a really nice atmosphere, we loved it we will definitely be going back again very soon

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 09:34

Very enjoyable meals for six people. A good ambiance with friendly service.starters and main meals were a treat . i would recommend a visit .

2 reviews so far 4
09.03.2016 08:24

Food was well presented and tasted great. However, being a Tuesday night there wasn't a lot of atmosphere which meant we eat quickly and didn't have dessert. Have previously visited on a Sunday and it was great!

1 review so far 5
13.12.2016 22:55

Hospitality good and friendly restaurant. Good food. My friend can't have dairy, refined Suger and gluten so choices on the menu was limited. Staff were helpful never the less.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 09:23

We had a Lovely meal at VK. It was great service, the waiter was very polite and proffessional . The only downside was that the portion were quite small.

2 reviews so far 5
19.05.2017 21:45

Service was excellent as ever, making it a pleasure to visit. Food was of a good standard and generous. If you have not been here it is recommended

1 review so far 5
14.01.2017 22:28

Really good service considering they were packed even at 12pm. Staff were friendly and clearly working super hard. Food was very enjoyable and reasonably priced. Would recommend thoroughly.

3 reviews so far 5
07.12.2016 15:39

Great Walthamstow restaurant - good menus and interesting specials. Small but well balanced wine list. Good for special night out or family meal. Never let me down yet!

1 review so far 5
06.08.2017 19:50

Really fresh tasty food and generous portions catering for vegetarians too. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great for a family Sunday lunch; brilliant atmosphere and location.

1 review so far 5
11.04.2017 19:13

Visited on a Saturday evening and restaurant was not too busy. Food was nice and well presented. Service was good as well.....what more can you ask for?

1 review so far 4
30.03.2017 10:12

Service was good, the waitresses were attentive and were pleased to help. Food was above average on the whole but the calamari starter could halve been cooked a little better. I'd visit again.

1 review so far 5
04.01.2017 14:42

Had a really nice meal and service was great. Had the pork belly which was very tasty. Will definitely be back again at some point soon.

3 reviews so far 5
13.08.2017 18:03

Grear lunch with inlaws. Good choice of food, not over long menus. I had falaffel burger and wedges, which were great. Short but tasty dessert menu.

1 review so far 5
06.05.2017 09:10

An excellent experience and excellent food. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable, service was very good. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend it.

2 reviews so far 3
01.11.2016 23:19

Usually love it here but the menu was limited. They were out of what I wanted for a starter and main. I ended up having a chicken burger... Great service though and food was good. Just didn't have what I wanted. Shame.

1 review so far 2
05.04.2017 12:40

the meat was good but all of the fish dishes we had were extremely overdone. the special deals they had on offer were a different price than stated on their website and the final bill was too complicated to understand what they had charged us for. To top it off, something I ate made me extremely ill for 12 hours following the meal...