The Lawn Bistro Reviews

Ollie Couillaud, who was head chef at La Trompette, cites as his mentors chefs Bruce Poole and Philip Howard. As at Chez Bruce he offers fixed-price menus of basically French food but with the gloss that comes from travelling. In an area that clanks with chains like Marley’s ghost The Lawn Bistro has been taken to the heart of the local populace - but it’s also vaut le détour. more..
Evening Standard: By Fay Maschler

Ollie Couillaud’s food is reason enough for Andy Murray to move to Wimbledon and practise until he wins more..
Evening Standard: By Fay Maschler

Lawn Bistro runs a much tighter ship. Professional staff with sharp creases in their shirts greeted customers on arrival. more..
Time Out London: By Guy Dimond

The deal is a repertoire of French-influenced classics, all beautifully done, at a price that makes eating out regularly a possibility for locals.
Tatler: by Jeremy Wayne

An independent contender in chain-heavy Wimbledon, the Lawn Bistro is already tipped as a serious asset to the local scene. The fixed price menu deals in big, bold flavours.
Square Meal Guide

Couillaud’s backstory is impressive. It comes as no surprise that the menu reflects his French upbringing and experience in Michelin starred restaurants.
Wimbledon Time & Leisure

The Lawn Bistro is a smart, elegant and unassuming restaurant in the centre of London’s Wimbledon Village. Located on the High Street on the site formerly occupied by Lydon’s, the Lawn Bistro is a seriously polished affair with minimalist, monochromatic décor and a confident menu by chef Ollie Couilaud, who previously worked at La Trompette, Bord’eaux, The Square and Tom’s Kitchen. Attracting a well-coiffed, fashionable crowd, the restaurant has earned critical acclaim for its modern French menu complete with a British twist and its switched on, professional service. The neutral, chic interior is a suitable setting for casual lunch dates, business dining and dinner parties, and the menu offers everything from croque monsieurs and posh salads to melt-in-your-mouth millfeuilles alongside prix fixe menus. A little neighbourhood gem, the Lawn Bistro is a highlight on the Wimbledon dining scene. more..
Top Table

The devilishly persuasive Ollie tempted me to leave my comfort zone and head south of the river to visit The Lawn Bistro. more..
Charlotte Lynham,

The Lawn Bistro is making a case for being the local restaurant you wished was a hell of a lot closer to where you live. more..
Zeren Wilson,

A welcome addition to Wimbledon’s restaurant scene, this new eatery already has the tongues of London’s foodies wagging - and their mouths watering, no doubt. more..
Kelly Hussey,