Chez Lindsay

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French
  • 11 Hill Rise, Richmond, London TW10 6UQ
  • 020 8948 7473
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD
Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 12:00pm -10:45pm
Sunday 12:00pm -10:00pm
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome
Vegetarian
Vegetarian

Chez Lindsay specialises in French cooking from the Brittany region. Seafood and pancakes, "the twin glories of Breton cooking" feature prominently on the menu and there is also a comprehensive selection of starters, salads, fish and meat dishes all typical of the region. The "galettes" (buckwheat pancakes) are cooked to order on a flat griddle and served with your choice of fillings. They are made in the traditional way by a team of Breton crêpiers. Buckwheat is rich in vitamins and minerals and has a distinctive nutty taste. For those allergic to gluten - it is gluten free! The Bretons drink cider with their galettes and Chez Lindsay imports some special ciders from the region. They are very different from most English ciders, deliciously refreshing and low in alcohol. In true Breton style, ciders are served in cups or "bolées". The menu is designed to suit all occasions - a relaxed 3 course dinner or a quick brunch, lunch or supper. There is a good wine list designed to complement the selection of starters, salads, fish and meat with a particular emphasis on the Loire Valley.

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by Wisedoor on 20 Aug 2019

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Every summer I take my house-sitter for lunch at Chez Lindsay, to say an extra thank you and celebrate another year of being alive. Sadly, she has just announced that due to health concerns she can no longer help me out,(she is in her 80s) but all the same we made our way to what is one of my favourite restaurants. That is, favourite anywhere, and believe me, I get around. My chicken liver pate was silky, full of flavour and accompanied by a dressed salad and grilled baguette. It was delicious. My grilled sea bass was perfectly cooked accompanied by delicious baby new potatoes and salad. My guest had the black pudding with apple sauce ( black pudding a bit dry, I thought), and then the calf's liver - again a bit dry-looking, but she said the flavours were amazing, and I suppose I am more used to Venetian liver and onions. We drank a Picpoul de Pinet because it brings back happy memories for me. So, another result -Chapeau!!

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by JennyC on 20 Aug 2019

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Absolutely fantastic, consistently excellent restaurant. The best mushroom and tarragon soup. Tender, juicy, tasty duck confit. Anton and Dominique are brilliant. Professional, friendly and charming.

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by John on 18 Aug 2019

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We love Chez Lindsay, lovely people and a friendly welcome. Well cooked food, great choices. Especially liked the hake, swordfish and the duck.

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by Caro on 28 Jun 2019

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Chez Lindsay was a natural choice for a lunch to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. We'd been there several times before and always been delighted by the unpretentious, high-quality French menu - brasserie-style, and also with a wide range of crêpes. The wines are equally good, and this time we had champagne which was up to the high standard we've come to expect at Chez Lindsay. The menu is just the right size: long enough to give good choice, including a wider range of fish dishes than is often available, without being so long that the quality of the individual dishes is compromised. My husband's fillet of hake was immaculately prepared; my steak with frites and salad was spot on in its simple perfection; and our friend's chicken dish was great too. The desserts (Crêpe Suzette, Fondant au chocolat and Crêpe au chocolat) were mouth-watering - again a demonstration that dishes don't need to be over-ornate to excel. There was a good atmosphere in the restaurant, as there has been whenever we've visited, whether at lunchtime or in the evening. It was lively without being noisy: just the sound of fellow-diners appreciating the excellent food and service. As usual, the service was outstanding. Laurent, our waiter, was attentive and friendly without being at all intrusive, and he made us wonderfully welcome. I'd mentioned on arrival that it was my husband's birthday celebration, and when the desserts were served Laurent had arranged a candle on my husband's one - just one of the thoughtful, personal touches which made our visit so special. We felt thoroughly at home. Chez Lindsay is a favourite of ours whether for celebrations as a couple, to invite friends, or when we just fancy eating out in convivial, relaxed surroundings. We can't wait to go and enjoy the outstanding hospitality there again soon!

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A lovely setting for very good food which is consistently achieved by a dedication to quality at reasonable prices!