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The French Table

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European, French
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Husband and wife run this lively local: he cooks and she runs the show, assisted by her team of friendly staff. Expect zesty and satisfying French-Medi...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
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All reviews tasting menu foie gras butter pudding lamb guinea fowl cod ice cream book well in advance special occasion birthday lunch excellent restaurant three courses lovely touch service was impeccable front of house a great evening sarah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tft is simply the best. Every flavour and taste is sublime. We have been dining there for 15 years plus and don’t think we have ever had a course which is less than fabulous. It must be so hard to keep up the standards but...Eric and Sarah do it with aplomb. Thank you as ever for a wonderful dinner last night. Go!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The four of us had a wonderful lunch.the owners Eric and Sarah are great hosts, the food is excellent and extremely good value. Will definitely go back

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally managed to get a booking and it was worth the wait! We had the set lunch menu and all courses were delicious. One diner couldn’t eat fish and the chef kindly let her swap certain dishes for vegetarian options (whilst still having the...meat courses) The staff were all very welcoming and attentive. I mentioned on the phone when booking it was a belated birthday celebration due to Covid. All the menus had personalised printed birthday wishes which made it all the more special Would highly recommend and as a new local to the area will certainly be returning!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic evening at TFT yesterday - food and wine were excellent and beautifully presented. The staff and service were outstandingly good - special “shout out” to Sarah for her warmth and friendliness. TFT is the simply the best and we can’t wait...to return again soonMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another wonderful meal at FT. Incredible inventive vegetarian food - and my "normal" dining companion was more than happy too. They asked in advance if it was a special occasion, then made a bespoke menu with the 10th Anniversary Celebration written at the top. Super...service. Great setting. Top food.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Always exceptional. This is my favourite restaurant and first choice for any occasion. So friendly, so professional, amazing food.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

A fantastic evening, the restaurant has a great relaxing style, which is supported with a wonderful menu. The food was first class, with a stunning delicate presentation, which was lovely. The wines were delivered with great care and assistance, to suit our meal. The entire...evening was faultless, and can’t wait to return for another great evening. Only one word to use; Fabulous!.. Many Thanks.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

Thank you The French Table team for a fantastic birthday lunch. From the moment of arrival the festive mood was set: the table was set up with some birthday related decoration, including menu personalized to note my birthday! Table had great location. Food was delicious....Dessert was spectacular and festive! Thank you for helping me to have a fantastic birthday will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

Despite the restricted menu, FT once again provided a gastronomic delight! The food was beyond delicious and the service always prompt but never pushy and always friendly. If there was a stand out dish, it was the fried monkfish. So many wonderfully intriguing flavours but...not to the detriment of the fish. It is pricey, but without doubt, you get what you pay for! Formidable!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021

Welcoming staff, outstanding service, and wonderful food. Saddle of lamb is exceptional as are the deserts. Well worth travelling to.

Date of visit: June 2021
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24 June 2021|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so. You will still experience wonderful food and service.
Glen B
25 August 2017|
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Response from SteveSurrey71 | Reviewed this property |
No, in the evening the table d'hôte menu is that price, £25 at lunch but there is also an a la crate menu. Hope that helps
1 May 2017|
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Response from ClaygateFoodie | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. If you email Sarah at TFT ( see website ) and ask her direct she will get back to you. As a regular customer , though , and seeing how hard these guys work , it's no surprise they take a day off. Friday's and... More
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Yes, The French Table is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The French Table is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5