Our story

Established in 1997 La Ruga is the oldest restaurant in Walthamstow Village! Our current owner joined us in 2006 and for the last decade has continued our desire to serve our customers fresh authentic food.

Our blackboard menu changes daily as do the ingredients we purchase fresh from local market. All our meals are cooked to order, with every item on the menu made on the premises, from our bread, sauces, chutneys, stock and cheese crackers to all our desserts, including our homemade ice-creams and sorbets.

As we prepare our entire menu from raw ingredients, we know what goes into each meal! We are able to recommend and change individual dishes to suit any dietary needs our customers may have.

The warm and friendly ambience makes La Ruga ideal for couples looking for an intimate dining experience, as well as families seeking a relaxed meal together.

Our restaurant is also available for small private gatherings such as birthday celebrations and wedding receptions.

Children are more than welcome and though we do not have a specific children’s menu, your waiter would be happy to make suggestions on suitable meals and adjust portion sizes to suit.

Our hand-picked wine list caters for a wide variety of palates and prices, including a selection of ‘Natural Wines’ sourced from small French artisan growers.

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