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.
May 26, 19:51
If you've enjoyed our regular monthly jazz nights then you may be interested in the TW12 Jazz Festival coming up in July. They have a really excellent line-up led by Kyle Eastwood (son of Clint!) plus many other top-rate bands, local players (including our regular jazz band) and student bands. They also have a new venue for the Saturday evening, the beautiful Garrick Temple on the river, and are extending the festival to a whole weekend. Full information on their website: http://www.tw12jazzfestival.co.uk/TW12 welcome page. Back for our 3rd year. Message from your hosts, Janet McCunn and Terence Collie
May 13, 16:02
Latest review on OpenTable: "We don't usually eat at Retro on a Sunday but decided to on a whim and were pleasantly surprised with the incredibly good value and wonderful selection of food on the set menu. I really don't know how food of this quality can be produced for such a reasonable price. Thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful, as ever, and cannot rate the new chef highly enough".
May 07, 20:10
Don’t Miss Roberto Manzin at our FREE jazz evening May 26th James Brown, Martha Reeves & Donna Summer – he’s played with the best of them. Enjoy his amazing sax playing at the Retro Bistrot, Teddington… “...He (Manzin) has to be heard to be believed!” – Jon Newey, Jazzwise “Scorching Italian tenorist Roberto Manzin” -Time Out http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/eventsFree Entertainment & Events at Rétro Bistrot Join us for our popular FREE Jazz Nights in Teddington It’s Jazz Night every last Tuesday of the month...
May 05, 12:30
New Head Chef, New Menu, New Set Menu Price! Come on in and try out Francois's tantalising new dishes...
May 02, 10:45
Gourmet & Wine Evening Tickets are available for our Gourmet & Wine Evening on Tuesday May 19th. Head Chef Francois has put together a very special menu for food-lovers and as one of our regular and loyal customers you are invited! Call Vincent for more detail and to book your place: 0208 977 2239.
Apr 30, 10:30
WIN a three-course FREE MEAL FOR TWO including coffees at our award-winning Retro Bistrot in Teddington, South West London. To enter this competition simply download our FREE Retro Bistrot App to your mobile phone and follow the instructions you will find on the Deals tab. You will be asked to email us to confirm your entry and to share our WIN photo on Facebook. Simples, eh? To download the app and enter the competition click on the link below: https://retrobistrot.appsme.com/ The competition closes at midnight on 14th June 2015. http://ow.ly/M6hBq
Apr 28, 07:50
Jazz Night TONIGHT - drop in for a drink & snack or book 0208 977 2239Make a mobile app for your business to boost revenues, encourage loyalty and engage with customers! It takes only a few minutes to create a powerful app with push notifications, in-app deals and a digital loyalty scheme - plus there's no coding!
Apr 25, 17:58
Just love these reviews - keep 'em coming! “Lovely, lively restaurant for dinner with friends” 4 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 April 2015 NEW "We were meeting friends for dinner and decided to go back to Retro having been away for a couple of years. We weren't disappointed. The vibe in Retro is great. Lots of happy people, chatting away at their tables, some couples, some friends, some families, all enjoying the food and atmosphere. We were welcomed by the patron, Vincent, who was charming and attentive. Our waiters and waitresses were all delightful and keen to ensure we had everything we needed without being overly obtrusive. I started with the terrine, very nice and then had the shin of beef which was slow cooked, delicious and absolutely melted in the mouth. Can't imagine why we haven't been for so long and will definitely be back soon. Thank you Retro, we had a great evening". From a Senior Contributor on Trip Advisor
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
Serving Sunday lunch on this sunny spring day. Come join us!Make a mobile app for your business to boost revenues, encourage loyalty and engage with customers! It takes only a few minutes to create a powerful app with push notifications, in-app deals and a digital loyalty scheme - plus there's no coding!
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.
Feb 26, 10:47
Feb 26, 10:47
|Set Lunch 2 course||£10.50|
|Set Lunch 3 course||£15.50|
|Set Dinner 2 course||£19.50|
|Set Dinner 3 course||£22.50|
|Just Some of Our Retro Classics|
|Prawn cocktail, cucumber, tomatoes, baby gem lettuce||£8.50|
|St Maure goats cheese & beetroot filo, mushroom, hazelnut||£9.95/ £14.95|
|Asparagus medley, quails egg, truffle mayonnaise||£8.95|
|Wild garlic leaf soup, sautéed frogs legs||£7.00|
|Crab salad, parmesan crisp, cherry tomatoes, basil oil, balsamic jelly||£9.00|
|Stuffed pigs trotter, black pudding, Waldorf salad||£8.00|
|Seared king scallops, trio of leeks, haggis tempura||£18.00|
|Poached lemon sole, truffle pomme purée, chanterelle cream||£19.50|
|Spring lamb cutlets, sautéed bok choi, crushed jersey royal potatoes||£17.50|
|Polenta, ratatouille, mille feuille,baby courgette,red pepper essence||£13.50|
|Cote de Boeuf, pommes frites maison||For Two|
|watercress, bearnaise sauce||£55.00|
|Roast breast of guinea fowl, vichy carrots,fondant potato,red wine jus||£18.50|
|Wild Cornish sea bass, blackberry shallots, hollandaise, garlic leaves||£27.50|
|Pear soufflé, hazelnut ice cream, pear coulis||£7.95|
|Vanilla buttermilk pannacotta, rhubarb compote, Champagne jelly||£7.00|
|Chocolate Sphere, raspberry mousse, salad, coulis||£7.50|
|Blackcurrant crumble, burnt orange, cardamom anglaise, cointreau cream||£7.00|
|French apple tart, cinnamon ice cream||£7.00|
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Think we're too posh for you? Think again - we do casual very well! Bowl of Mussels & a carafe of house wine. Cheap, cheerful & v good!