Key to its success is the blend of great food with a unique brand of personal service. Led by the inimitable and flamboyant Maitre D’, Frenchman Vincent Gerbeau, the team provide charming, attentive but discreet service.
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Every last Tuesday of the month sees their regular Jazz Night featuring a range of top jazz artists. A special snack menu alongside the usual a la carte and set menus accompanies jazz nights so there’s something for everyone.
Jan 28, 13:03
Loving the support of our regulars: "We have been patrons for many years now and Retro still remains a firm favourite. We have dined both as a couple and in groups and have introduced many friends to this gem of a restaurant in Teddington. Vincent and his team are always warm, polite, fun and not overbearing. The food is beautifully presented, tastes delicious and is accompanied by a great choice of wines. The decor, ambience and service is faultless and we will continue to dine here for many years to come. J'adore Retro!" Merci for such a lovely review!
Jan 21, 14:41
In the words of a recent customer who dined with us on our last jazz night: "Just a quick thank you - last night was the most enjoyable Tuesday night I have had since I was young …. Oh so long ago. Many thanks. I am looking forward to coming again soon" Our next jazz night is Tuesday January 27th - come & join the fun. http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/events/Events at Rétro Join us for our popular Jazz Nights in 2015 Tuesday January 27th The Retro is pleased to welcome excellent jazz guitarist Dominic Ashworth to head up our first Jazz Night of 2015. “The harmonies are subtle, the rhythms firm but delicate and the tone exquisite.” The Guardian Dominic w…
Jan 10, 13:49
Join us for our first Jazz Night of 2015 on Tuesday January 27th! We welcome excellent jazz guitarist Dominic Ashworth to join the Terry Collie Trio. Dominic has toured and recorded with Carol Kidd, Michael Garrick, Julian Marc Stringle and Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen with George Melly and recently Paul Jones. In 2006 he was awarded the Jazz Guitarist of the year at the Birmingham Jazz awards. Snack menu available along side the usual set and a la carte so there’s something for everyone – or simply drop in for a drink. Book via our reservations page online or by ‘phone: 0208 977 2249. http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/events/Events at Rétro JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF JAZZ Tuesday January 27th 2015 The Retro is pleased to welcome excellent jazz guitarist Dominic Ashworth to head up our first Jazz Night of 2015. Dominic was born in Canada, studied guitar at the University of Toronto with Eli Kassner and performed in the Un…
Dec 10, 17:30
Why wait for New Year’s Eve for a night of great entertainment? Jazz singing sensation Steve Trowell from the a cappella group ‘The Magnets’ headlines at the Retro in our final Jazz evening of 2014. He's entertained the likes of Tony Blair, Elle McPherson, Liz Hurley and Tom Jones - so come and let him entertain you! Tuesday December 30th from 7.30pm. Advance reservations recommended online or by ‘phone: 0208 977 2239
Dec 10, 17:27
Welcome 2015 in style with the finest of friends, food and wine at our special New Year's Eve dinner. Check out the menu below for details. There are only a few tables left so book now to avoid disappointment. http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/menu/ Bookings online or 'phone 0208 977 2239Food & Drink Menus Our food menu is updated regularly with seasonal favourites – and whenever our Head Chef gets yet another creative culinary idea in his head… right now he’s in full festive mode. See below for our Christmas menu, which we are serving alongside the usual a la carte: CHRISTMAS MENU…
Oct 29, 15:03
Don't look out of the window! This is sure to warm the cockles Great food, delicious wine, amazing people and lots of fun That's what it's all about. We'd like to wish Martina and Simon joy, happiness and all of the very best.
Oct 18, 22:05
Good price, good food, and a warm welcome... Treat yourself this Christmas at Retro
Aug 30, 17:45
Here's our star guest at September's Jazz Night: Orphy Robinson is a multi-instrumentalist who plays the saxophone, trumpet, drums, piano, marimba and steel pans. He released two critically acclaimed solo albums on the Blue Note label in the 1990s, When Tomorrow Comes and The Vibes Describes. He has also worked as a composer and led commissions for contemporary dance companies. In 2007 for the UK celebration of the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Robinson was invited to the Houses of Parliament to perform solo marimba extracts from his ‘Routes through Roots’ suite. In the latter part of 2009, Robinson was invited to become the musical director of a newly formed large-scale ensemble based at The Roundhouse, working with drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. Come along to enjoy the truly original Orphy Robinson on 30th September 2014 chez Retro!
Jul 29, 16:51
Breakfast on our mind....!
Jul 27, 20:14
"The friendly, accommodating staff and the beautifully prepared and presented food make this lovely restaurant really special...." read more...! http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g528818-d2009398-r217549114-Retro_Bistrot-Teddington_Middlesex_England.html#REVIEWSReview of Retro Bistrot
Jul 23, 11:55
Holiday time is nearly here. The Retro will be closed from Mon Aug 4th until the 17th, reopening Mon 18th Aug. Come on in while u can!
Jul 22, 11:55
Just over a week left to get your vote into the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards - give us a boost, give us your vote! Restaurant of the Year. Go on... it only takes a minute (babe..♫ to fall in love..♫) http://surreylifeawards.greatbritishlife.co.uk/enter-online/The companies nominated are all voted for by you, our readers. We want to know if you’ve received a fantastic meal at your local pub or have been...
Jul 21, 12:10
Well, how lovely is that? Retro Bistrot has been voted onto the July 2014 Diners' Choice list by Open Table, one of the top restaurant reservation and review sites. Thank you lovely diners! May your cockles continued to be warmed by our delicious dishes!!
Jul 20, 12:38
If you enjoy Jazz you will enjoy the second year of the TW12 Jazz Festival at Hampton Hill Playhouse on August 3rd. See all the details here: http://www.tw12jazzfestival.co.uk/Home and about the TW12 jazz festival
Jul 11, 14:45
West Indian jazz guitarist MOBO nominated Femi Temowo is headling Jazz Night at the Retro July 29th. Femi Temowo was raised listening to West African musical pioneers such as Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey. It was only later he discovered the legendary Charlie Parker and classic jazz albums such as Miles Davis’ ‘Kind Of Blue’, and after being inspired by the great jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, he decided to pursue his passion for the guitar. Femi’s career highlights include working with critically acclaimed jazz saxophonist and UK Hip Hop artist Soweto Kinch. His phenomenally successful collaborations with Soweto culminated in a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, a BBC Jazz award for best new group and several MOBO awards. Come and experience his slick and melodic guitar sound on the evening of Tuesday 29th July at the Retro Bistrot. Reservations 0208 977 2239 or online http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/reservations/ReservationsWant to book a table? Simply fill in this form with the relevant date and time.If you have a special requirement or would like to book...
Jul 08, 15:05
The latest review for Retro Bistrot: "We are very fond of Retro Bistrot and usually reserve going here as a treat. However, their new set menu at £19.95 for 3 courses Mon to Thurs evenings was very tempting. It did not disappoint. The smoked trout salad was very tasty and I especially liked the white beetroot. My husband had the gazpacho which he found delicious. The confit of pork belly on crushed peas was mouth watering and the squid was beautifully cooked and very tasty. We both had the creme caramel for dessert. My husband polished his off but I found mine a bit too dense. Otherwise, an exquisite meal with impeccable service from the flamboyant Vincent and his lovely staff. At this price, we'll be back more often!" http://ow.ly/yN6n3Review of Retro Bistrot
Jul 04, 16:55
Check out Le Retro in The Residents' Journal, if you don't mind... "For the flavour of its food, ambience and friendly staff, if Retro isn't on your 'must visit' list, it should be."
Jun 18, 11:52
The pupils of Hinchley Wood School pitch their ideas in the Cafe Challenge to Judge Vincetn Gerbeau - a man who knows all about setting up a discerning catering business!
Jun 13, 11:30
Nominate us now in Best Thames Local restaurant http://www.bestthameslocal.co.uk/ It only takes a minute,babe! ♫ #merci #vote #BestRestaurant #In the first category, the 2014 Best Thames Local restaurant, we have the next 2 months to collect nominations based on your 1-5 star rating system...
Jun 11, 11:30
An award-winning local Olympic-bound rower declares his favourite local eatery is the award-winning Retro Bistrot!
Jun 09, 09:07
"Excellence" is something we strive for. We now have a certificate to prove it! http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g528818-d2009398-Reviews-Retro_Bistrot-Teddington_Middlesex_England.html
|Set Lunch 2 courses||£12.95|
|Set Lunch 3 courses||£15.50|
|Set Dinner Mon-Sat 2 courses||£19.50|
|Set Dinner Mon-Sat 3 courses||£22.50|
|Just Some of Our Retro Classics|
|Moules marinière||£7.95 half kilo|
|Pumpkin cakes, edamame relish, radish salad, saffron mayonnaise||£7.95|
|Marinated salmon, keta caviar||£9.50|
|Steak tartare, quails egg||£9.50/£13.95|
|St Maure goats cheese & beetroot salad||£9.95/ £13.95|
|Squash & wild mushroom risotto||£13.50|
|Chateaubriand, roast cocotte||£27.50 (for 1)|
|watercress, bearnaise sauce||£55.00 (for 2)|
|Poached lemon sole, pomme purée, wild mushroom cream||£18.90|
|Roast breast of guinea fowl, vichy carrots,fondant potato,red wine jus||£17.50|
|Hot chocolate fondant, peanut butter ice cream||£7.50|
|Dark treacle tart, cognac soaked prunes, clotted cream||£7.50|
|Apple & cinnamon soufflé, apple coulis||£7.95|
|Crème brulée, rhubarb compote||£7.00|
"Good things don't come to those who wait.. Good things come to those who work their asses off to achieve them." Happy Tuesday, All!
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