Terroirs

4.4
1051 reviews
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Terroirs has been serving true food and pouring natural wine since 2008. A London institution and industry favourite, it's still a must visit place for foodies where you can rub shoulders with international winemakers.

Terroirs is split between two levels. The street-level restaurant has some outdoor seating and a large bar that can seat up to 14 people, with a great view of the open kitchen.

The Cellar downstairs has very high ceilings and original brick walls, with an additional kitchen and bar area which hosts our regular wine tastings, visiting winemaker dinners, magnum parties and cellar cinema screenings.

This unique space is also available for private hire.


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BC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food and wine

JP
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and starters were the bright spots, but the main course was a let down. Ligurian Bull’s Heart Tomatoes, Duck Rillettes and Pork & Pistachio Terrine were all fantastic and might have been enough on their own with a couple of glasses to wash it down. However, we ordered a main each as well, which took a shine off an otherwise nice experience. The rabbit was particularly dire - a dried out hip knuckle and tiny forearm. Nevertheless, a good wine list, prompt service and lively atmosphere await.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just excellent. We had some charcuterie, the lamb and the rabbit and cherry tart. The wine was fantastic and the service impeccable. This isn’t the cheapest restaurant around but worth every penny! Will be returning soon!

E
Essex
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ideal place for lunch near The Strand/Charing Cross. Very fresh starter of courgette and curry/pistachio. Mains of freshly grille plaice and rump of lamb. Very fresh organic white wine from Sicily. Overall very enjoyable.

IH
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu said something like "Anchovies, butter, sourdough toast" - in the starter/small plate section, price £32. £32 for some anchovies? As a starter? I mean, even given the weak pound and London prices, that felt excessive. Surely a misprint (given the other starter prices were all £8, £7 etc), we asked our waitress. But no, not a misprint. Just very special, hand caught, hand selected anchovies from Spain, they had probably been to private school as well, who knows. My dinner companions thought I was mad. And perhaps I am, but I like outlandish propositions. I ordered the £32 anchovies. They came. Still in their tin. Yes, THOSE kind of anchovies, swimming in oil. With just some bread and butter. And do you know what? They were SENSATIONALLY delicious. Hugely extravagant but one of the most satisfying £32 I have ever spent, and yes, the best anchovies I have ever tasted. So there.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wine and food are consistently excellent. A bit too toasty inside on a warm evening!!

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great small plates and quirky detailed wine list. Try the duck rillettes.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was a bit disappointing as was the menu as a whole. I have eaten here for years and my worst experience.

e
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal at Terroirs. It has a casual and stylish atmosphere with interesting decor. The food was very tasty although not so different and creative. Duck rillettes and the jerusalem artichokes were our favourite dishes. The wine choice is excellent. Service was friendly and attentive, and we felt really welcomed and valued. We would definitely go again!

GC
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I find the best thing is to treat Terroirs menu like tapas and share small plates. Everything we had (Terrine, Aubergine thing, salad, Smoked eel, cheese) was tip-top, but the revelation was the fillet of smoked eel balancing on a hollowed-out baked potato, done crisply, and covered with tagliatelle-strips of celeriac in a slightly tangy sauce. Unusual and ABSOLUTELY delicious.

RK
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love this place, fabulous food and one of the best wine lists in London.

ET
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

We come to terroirs a lot and love it. However I think we were just unfortunate on this occasion as it was a very hot evening and the air conditioning wasn’t working which didn’t help. The staff seemed less attentive and one staff member had extremely bad body odour which was very off putting. The clientele that evening also comprised a disproportionately high number of shouty middle aged men which ive not experienced as representative of the general customer base. All in all this meant that we hurried our food to leave prematurely as normally we’d stay and graze and enjoy the wines and all the lovely variety of food on offer. Hoping it was just a bad night and not indicative of a shift in ethos or service.

h
London
165 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning to Terroirs is always a treat for me. Menu a mix of classic favourites (i.e. duck rilettes) and inventive new dishes (fried artichokes a standout) plus dishes that feel like classics already...despite my heartbreak at losing the last portion of braised rabbit to another table, once again myself two other Terroirs stalwarts had a fine time...must not forget the great wine list, charming service and the general atmosphere..which never palls. Bravo to the max.

TP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with a beguilingly simple menu - lots of unexpected dishes and divine Savarin cheese. Excellent variety of wines by the glass and helpful staff.

E
Oxford
72 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu is limited as always but choices are good and good quality is high and seems always improving. Wine choices are excellent and quality is very good. A real gem in central London.

AF
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice of wine and well thought dishes.
Service was really good as well in a lovely atmosphere. There’s no air conditioning, so on a day like Friday we kind of missed it even if all the windows were open. Other than that, it has been a very good experience, so much that today we’ll try the sister Terroirs restaurant in Dulwich

CT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite wine bar with lovely food and a very French and charming look. Nice charcuterie — enjoyed the salami and cornichons. Great atmosphere; was fairly full when we went.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, an enjoyable dining experience. The food was excellent and authentic. The wine was pretty expensive for being a wine supplier based restaurant but some good bargains can be found just not as much as I would have liked to see. Service from the waitress and host were very welcoming and respectful but the bar staff had a bit of arrogance in conversation with us at times that dampened the evening a little...countering back to my colleague “I heard you the first time” when he enquired about food.

DB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very poor menu with little choice. Food was substandard and largely tasteless. Certainly won't be going back again.

PS
Norfolk
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great lunch venue. A lively but comfortable wine bar/restaurant with excellent food and wine at very good value. The service is excellent too!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like coming home. Simplicity and perfection. And wine that can teach you something new every time

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terroirs is one of my favourite eateries when I come into central London, however on a hot day it was quite trying, despite fans being on everywhere. The food was very nice and accompanied by a good glass of wine. the makerel was fresh and tasty. Good.

MS
London
66 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had oysters, and some other small plates with a carafe of wine before the theatre. It was good but would like to go back to properly test

t
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terroirs is one of my favourite restaurants; it never disappoints and there is always something new on the menu that is worth trying.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm a huge natural wine fan and found this after a quick google search. It was exactly what I was looking for; food was amazing, wine was even better!

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This really is a place to go for the atmosphere and the wine. The food selection is pretty limited, without a great deal of choice. Good for a quick lunch as long as you don't mind it being very noisy

PM
London
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fantastic cod dish was the highlight of the evening.

BO
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch before a matinee show - everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Of particular note were the friend Jerusalem artichokes with Goats curd & leeks....not to be missed.

FC
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic wines, great food, and friendly service. They moved us from where we initially sat for a more aerated table and less noisy, which was brilliant. Otherwise, it can be quite noisy, but well worth it!

R
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious... can highly recommend a selection of small plates - all of them really tasty. As with all quality restaurants, this place keeps choices to a minimum, but quality excellent. Wine and therefore the whole meal quite expensive- over £60 per head, but it wouldn’t stop me returning.

Would be nice to have a small choice of quality cocktails- say a long, short and a seasonal one, although I appreciate this place has a huge selection of quality wines.

Our waitress was very polite, helpful and efficient, and although we stayed for a long meal, never felt hurried by anyone, although towards the end, some dishes took a little longer.

Overall ambience very pleasant- better at the front than the back, which is a little dark.

t
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terroirs continues to be one of my trusted restaurants for entertaining. It's not just that food (bread is five-stars) and wine are excellent value for money, but staff are incredibly nice and helpful. This time, my favourite wine was not available but I was recommended one I didn't know and his now on my list for next time.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good service, good location. A limited dinner menu. Worth a visit.

CC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food and wine was good or very good as usual. However, our welcome, by the male member of staff, was peremptory at best and although we had asked on line for a table by the window, we were directed to a tiny table downstairs hemmed in by other tightly grouped tables. I asked for a table by the window as my guest is 6 foot 7 inches tall. Even if the on line message had not got through it didn't take a lot of thought to see that my guest might not be comfortable in the tight confines of the available table. Even an acknowledgement of the issue and a promise to find a better table if one became available would have been appreciated but it was as if we had not been noticed. The waitress was far more sensitive generally to myself and my guest responding to requests for advice/humour/etc. and generally exhibited some interpersonal skills. Sorry about the moan but we both independently noticed this.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Good value as always, good service! :)

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good, simple and delicious food, great, well-crafted wine and wonderful, individual and deft staff.

NM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Close to the Harp. What’s not to like. A convenient spot near Charing Cross

T
London
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Terroirs was having an off day. We went early and were not made to feel welcome. Our waiter was good & consideraré but the manager was noticeably brusque & rude with his team and customers including us. Not acceptable.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, the wine, the staff - Amazing as always, thank you x

AO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding and extensive wine list. The food menu is small but changes regularly and the food is excellent

AG
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Small place, awesome food but can be a bit noisy at peak hours.

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