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.
Apr 14, 12:12
If you've enjoyed eating with us - why not vote Retro Bistrot, Teddington as 'Restaurant of the Year' in the Food & Travel Awards 2015 foodandtravel.com/awardsYour default description here
Apr 10, 09:49
Retro Bistrot featured in The Richmond Resident...
Apr 03, 10:45
Spring lamb recipe courtesy of our fabulous new Head Chef, Francois in this month's TW11. But better still, book now for Easter Sunday lunch and let him do it all for you! 0207 977 2239. http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/the-retro-blog/Blog SPRING RECIPE Our Head Chef, Francois Fayd’Herbe de Maudave, has put together this spring-inspired recipe just for you. Give it a go – or simply drop in to the Retro and let us cook for you! Spring Lamb Cutlets, Crushed Jersey Royal Potatoes with black olives, bok choi, broad bean and mint pes…
Apr 01, 16:59
Another lovely review: “Great food and attentive service” 5 of 5 stars "Returned to Retro with a business colleague for a catch-up and am pleased to report that we both enjoyed a wonderful meal. The service was as attentive and friendly as ever, with fabulous food and a great wine list. Thoroughly recommended - Retro beats the more famous establishment on the other side of the High Street hands down. It offers ambience in abundance and fab service. Well done Vincent and team!" Posted March 2015
Mar 24, 15:08
Spring is sprung, the grass is ris I wonder where the spring lamb is.... http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/
Mar 17, 09:32
Check us out in The Richmond & Twickenham Times and do feel free to share on your timeline!Vibrantly stylish Retro Bistrot, in Teddington High Street, boasts an authentic and creative French menu, with so many intriguing dishes it was…
Mar 10, 21:30
Trying to think of the perfect treat for Mothers Day? How about taking her to a feast of fabulous flower-arranging at 'Florimania' at Hampton Court Palace followed (or preceded) by lunch with us? Doesn't get much better than that...! Please make sure you book a table with us to avoid disappointment on the day. Ph 0208 977 2239. http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/florimaniaMake Mothering Sunday weekend a treat at Florimania – an extravaganza of flower displays.
Mar 09, 10:16
Finalist in the Young Jazz musician of the Year Gareth Lockrane headlines at the Retro on the 31st March 2015. “Gareth Lockrane has put the Flute back in jazz and what a sound those alto and bass flutes make…. He plays the flute so lyrically but is still showing strength and inventiveness”. Ray Porter (The Jazz Rep). Drop in at The Retro to catch his unique sound this March or call us to book: 0208 977 2239. http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/events/Events at Rétro Join us for our popular Jazz Nights in 2015 It’s Jazz Night every last Tuesday of the month chez Retro. We have a snack menu available along side the usual set and a la carte so there’s something for everyone – or you can simply drop in for a drink. Book via our reservations page onl…
Mar 08, 11:45
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Mar 02, 10:33
DID YOU KNOW....? "The word 'March' comes from the Roman 'Martius'. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war. March was the beginning of our calendar year. We changed to the 'New Style' or 'Gregorian calendar in 1752, and it is only since then when we the year began on 1st January. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month. All through Lent the traditional games played are marbles and skipping. The games were stopped on the stroke of twelve noon on Good Friday, which in some places was called Marble Day or Long Rope Day. The game of marbles has been played for hundreds of years and some historians say that it might have been started by rolling eggs. In the past, round stones, hazelnuts, round balls of baked clay and even cherry stones have been used." Happy Mad Month of March to all!
Feb 26, 10:54
And a lovely evening was had by all at our February Jazz Night this week. Our thanks to Matt Dibble and the in house jazz band for the excellent sounds... Next Jazz Night Tuesday March 30th.
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Feb 11, 20:06
EXCITING TIMES AT THE RETRO! We are very pleased to announce we have a new Head Chef. He's proving a bit of a mouthful with a name like Francois Fayd' Herbe de Maudave! Francois’s has managed kitchens at England's oldest French restaurant, the Mon Plaisir in Covent Garden, as well as The Park Lane Hotel, The Grosvenor House Hotel and The Savoy. Specialising in French-style cuisine Francois has also cooked for discerning diners in Dubai, Madagascar, Australia, France and the ski resort of Courchevel. Do come by and try out some of the new dishes, meet Francois and give us your feedback.
Feb 11, 14:08
Shop, eat & drink locally - and be sure to support independent traders...Seen the shop closure announcements? Wondered what's being done about it? You can help by simply thinking about where you are buying from. If we all make little changes to our shopping habits, we can make a huge difference to our town centre.
Feb 11, 13:17
TEDDINGTON STUDIOS is to become a residential complex: News is that Teddington Film Studios, the home of British comedy gold, such as Men Behaving Badly and The IT Crowd, will be sold to a listed Singaporean developer and turned into a £250m luxury residential complex. Contracts have already been exchanged between Kwek Leng Beng, the chairman of City Developments, and Haymarket, which owns the production centre that is nestled on the banks of the river Thames. The 4.5 acre site was sold by Lord Hesletine's giant publishing group for £80m.
Feb 05, 14:13
We are waving a very regretful 'Goodbye' to our neighbours on the Teddington High Street - Kitchen Sync. An independent retailer bites the dust due to the pressure of high rents and increasing reliance on online shopping. PLEASE support your local independent businesses - or see them sink into the jaws of giant chains that can never supply the sort of passion and individual attention that we do. Kitchen Sync's story: https://www.facebook.com/kitchensynccookshopTeddington’s stunning specialist cookshop stocks over 10,000 different items. Brands include Wusthof, Global I.O.Shen, Bridgewater, Dualit, Kitchenaid, Jura and Le Creuset. Our fantastic staff will advise you so you can cook and entertain in styl
Feb 03, 12:21
Multi-instrumentalist & Composer Matt Dibble Heads up Jazz Night on February 24th. His music has been described as "Simon & Garfunkel-like" and having a “…real feel of classic pastoral ’70s British pop". He's a song-writer/composer and multi-instrumentalist and has released 6 solo albums as well as an EP. His new album Around the Corner is out now, and reached number 4 on the Amazon Jazz MP3 downloads chart. He also runs the event band Ricochet and is part of Beach Boys SMiLE, considered one of the top Beach Boys tribute band in the UK. DON'T MISS OUR FABULOUS GENTLE JAZZ NIGHT THIS MONTH AT RETRO! http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/events/Events at Rétro Join us for our popular Jazz Nights in 2015 It’s Jazz Night every last Tuesday of the month chez Retro. We have a snack menu available along side the usual set and a la carte so there’s something for everyone – or you can simply drop in for a drink. Book via our reservations page onl…
Feb 02, 14:55
We're looking for enthusiastic and dedicated staff at our award-winning restaurant. If you are an experienced Sous Chef, Cocktail/Bartender, Assistant Manager or Manager with a passion for good food & drink served with style then send your CV to email@example.com with the words Job Application in the subject line.
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…
|Set Lunch 2 course||£12.95|
|Set Lunch 3 course||£15.50|
|Set Dinner 2 course||£19.50|
|Set Dinner 3 course||£22.50|
|Just Some of Our Retro Classics|
|Moules marinière||£7.95 half kilo|
|St Maure goats cheese & beetroot salad||£9.95/ £14.95|
|Pumpkin cakes, edamame relish, radish salad, saffron mayonnaise||£7.95|
|Marinated salmon, keta caviar||£9.50|
|Steak tartare, quails egg||£9.50/14.95|
|Seared king scallops, trio of leeks, haggis tempura||£18.00|
|Lobster salad, clementine, tarragon dressing||£19.95|
|Slow roast pork belly, spicy red cabbage, parsnip puree, cider jus||£17.50|
|Squash & wild mushroom risotto||£13.50|
|Chateaubriand, roast cocotte||£28.50 (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||£18.50|
|Apple & cinnamon soufflé, apple coulis||£7.95|
|Buttermilk pannacotta, rhubarb compote, Champagne jelly||£7.00|
|Chocolate Sphere, raspberry mousse, salad, coulis||£7.50|
|Lemon crumble parfait, poppy seed tuile, lemon pie ice cream||£7.00|
|Dark treacle tart, cognac soaked prunes, clotted cream||£7.50|