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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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View Dessert menu


116 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 116 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 5
28.12.2015 12:21

Lovely venue and delicious food. I booked for Christmas eve to enjoy the Christmas eve menu. was not made aware via Quandoo had to preorder

2 reviews so far 5
23.10.2016 12:05

Friendly local brasserie , good atmosphere ( if there was background music we didn't notice it), tasty food with plenty of choice. Would strongly recommend

1 review so far 5
04.07.2016 10:24

It was a proper Sunday lunch, served in enormous portions with gorgeous veg, lovely sunny waiting staff. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 09:50

Delicious food, great wine, friendly service. Roast beef was done to perfection. We would highly recommend the dessert sharing platter.

2 reviews so far 4
16.04.2016 09:30

Lovely food and service. Nothing overly special but good to have as a local restaurant nearby to visit. Would return again but probably other places I'd go to first

1 review so far 2
08.10.2016 11:51

Not busy when we arrived, only 2 of us, but it took over 30 mins to get a jug of water and bottle of wine to us. Our starter arrived 15mins later, mine was unpleasant (I wasn't charged for it). My friend's marinated beetroot tasted shop bought/prepared. The mains lacked seasoning. Staff pleasant but good poor

2 reviews so far 4
11.05.2016 20:17

The food was very good. We waited a while because there was a big party in the back room but the waitresses apologize and were very attentive.

2 reviews so far 4
23.05.2016 07:37

Good food and excellent service. Fish dish was slightly salty, but the others were all very nice. Good value deal with the two courses for £17.

1 review so far 6
18.04.2016 09:13

Excellent food and service as always. Could maybe give a few more vegetables with the roast dinners

1 review so far 4
29.10.2016 21:40

I really did enjoyed the food very much especially the mains, steak was beautifully. We did feel that the service was a little too slow.

2 reviews so far 3
03.12.2016 19:02

Not as good as we remember. Breakfast disappointing value: one sausage, one bacon, one egg, toast extra for £9. All tasty enough, but nothing special. Service friendly but slow.

1 review so far 3
12.10.2016 20:45

Food was good, but several items were off the menu such that my vegetarian friend struggled to make a choice. The service was mediocre and rather curt.

2 reviews so far 6
28.07.2016 23:40

Great food and atmosphere. Staff very helpful and polite. Overall great night out.

1 review so far 3
01.05.2017 21:13

Over priced for what it is. Burgers are affordable but everything else is too expensive. Prefer the more atmospheric pubs in the area of the village.

2 reviews so far 5
19.02.2016 10:42

Took my mum here for a Sunday lunch. Very good.

1 review so far 1
02.09.2016 19:45

After sitting down we weren't even offered a drink after 15 minutes so we gave up and left. This was our third attempt to support this local business and we've given up now.