Monday-Friday: 6.45am - 10.00am
Saturday-Sunday: 7.45am - 10.30am
Monday - Saturday: 12.30pm - 2.15pm
Sunday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
Monday - Thursday: 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
- Disabled Access
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Free WiFi
- Gluten Free Available
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Children's Menu available
- Business Lunch
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Well Behaved Children Welcome
- Awesome View
About The Runnymede - Leftbank Restaurant
The Leftbank Restaurant provides an excellent buffet dining experience with the stunning backdrop of the River Thames.
Our chefs provide a huge range of popular dishes, from hearty full English breakfasts to sumptuous lunches and delicious dinners. The wood-fired oven, rotisserie and hobs are always in action – a theatre of cooking right before your eyes.
Spoilt for choice? Buffet-style eating means you can help yourself to as many of the dishes as you want (and we won’t count if you come back for more).
Staff were very helpful and accommodating, could have done with air con inside though.
It was ok in the circumstances
Food and drink were excellent but the staff need some training. The man on the front desk (I think he was the manager) when you arrived was not welcoming. He seemed stressed and in a bad mood and this set a bad atmosphere in the restaurant and made the customer feel like they were an inconvenience. He was not setting a good example for his younger staff. Our food came before our drinks even though the restaurant was not full at this point - no one apologised for this. There was a service charge on our bill which seemed a bit rich given our experience, this should be up to the customer. For breakfast we were asked by every member of staff if we wanted tea or coffee to the point it became anoying. There didn't seem to be a system for who was doing what table. When you were trying to enjoy the view you were interupted every five mins and when you wanted someone there was no one to be seen. Sorry if this comes across overly negative as there were most definitely positive aspects. The young lady that served our table in the evening was delightful as were many of your other staff and the chef cooking/serving breakfasts was a lovely and helpful gentleman. As someone who has worked in hospitality in the past I would say it was nothing that a bit of staff training wouldn't fix. Many thanks
We arrived in The Left Bank at 7.30 after calling the hotel to see if we could come down a bit earlier. Our booking was for 8pm. We were impressed with our greeting that we received. Two of us had starters At 8.15pm we were still waiting for our main course.At 8.40 we were at last eating! When we first arrived there were only two tables being used. Before we had our main course the outside and most of the inside tables were busy and they were all eating! Apart from us! We weren’t happy. Eventually we all enjoyed our meals. Delicious and hot! This was the first time I’d been to a restaurant since before lockdown and was surprised to see none of the waiters were wearing masks! I wasn’t happy
NO ONE IN RECEPTION - NO ONE WEARING MASKS IN CORRIDORS TABLES TOO CLOSE KIDS RUNNING ABOUT TOUCHING MY TABLE - CHAIR BACK SO LOW DUG IN MY BACK - TINY TABLE FOR 2 - WAITRESS WAS IN OUR FACE NO MASK - PASSED US THE DRINKS - NO 1 METER RULES OBEYED AT ALL - TAP WATER WAS LUKE WARM - SKRUFFY GUY IN GREY ENVELOPE TOOK OUT MONEY WAS REALLY ABRUPT AND RUDE - ASKED IF ALL WAS ok WHEN I MENTION WATER HE SAID WHAT WATER I SAID THE ONE IN THE CARAFE - HE SAID ARE YOU TALKING TO ME ???? I SAID WELL YOU ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF ME WHO ELSE WOULD I BE TALKING TO. I WAS A SPA MEMEBER FOR 25 YEARS TIL I MOVED TOO FAR AWAY NOT THE STANDARD I HAVE EXPERIENCED - VERY BAD SCRUFFY AND WORRYING ABOUT THE SOCIAl0 NO DISTANCING
I was very disappointed that my cauliflower cheese had been baked in a skillet which turned it black so it was inedible. I told the waitress who sent over the manager and I pointed out that the skillet was not a suitable utensil to cook with. I have no idea whether my suggestion was taken on board.
First time we have eaten at leftbank and we thoroughly enjoyed it was so relaxing sitting outside would definitely come back
All I can say is a fantastic venue, staff that go beyond your expectations and a big thank you to Peter the Restaurant Manager for making a Birthday & engagement party special within the constraints of COVID restrictions.
The personal is wonderful , the service is great
Considering the restrictions of COVID the staff & food were excellent. Especially Peter the restaurant manager. Thank you for a memorable occasion.
Unfortunately the waiter who served us really let your team down. Only small things but started to to be very annoying . When asked what the fish was I was told “it’s a white fish with an odd name “ when asked what does it come with I was told potatoes and green stuff I think. For dessert- is it a crumble or a pie I was told “ I think so , but not sure” he had no idea what the filling was either. Just please train your waiting staff to know what’s on the menu. And on the hottest day of the year should I have to ask for ice every time I ask for chilled water .
The hotel and restaurant are beautiful looking. The food was below par. Underdone vegetables, fatty meat, cheap tasting prawns - just not what you’d expect from a nice and well-positioned hotel, like this. Service was not attentive. We asked for more gravy - it was forgotten. We asked for a door to be opened as it was so hot, and were told no because people were going to be sitting at the table in front of the door. No one came. There is no air con, which was awful in the heat. We would come back for a boat ride, not for the food.
During covid times the menu was a la carte. The pana cotta was very bland and quite over cooked. The specials dish of pea pasta was delicious but needed cooking another minute as quite hard. Chocolate tart was ace. Service overall was good - staff very friendly. We went two nights in a row - first night service in second half was very slow.
Very expensive for what we had no alcohol just soft drinks but location by the river lovely 5star
The weather was so very hot and no air con But the food was delicious (I had the plaice) The service was very good enjoyed it very much
Staff efficient and friendly. Food delicious.
Service was a little slow but staff very attentive
we alll had a throughly enjoyable day the staff food and service were first class We will be back very shortly
I found the desserts expensive for what they were. I wouldn't pay £7, for 3 scoops of ice-cream. The flavours weren't even interesting. I did think overall it was overpriced, without the £10 off I probably wouldn't return.
Unfortunately it took over 90 minutes before our food arrived, as the restaurant was very busy and there were not many staff around
Tables a bit too close during Covid, eventually feeling hemmed in so wanted to leave. Waitresses & waiters definitely too close during Covid and felt very uneasy every time they served the table.
Thanks for the chocolates
Had a nice meal at the left bank restaurant on the way out to help out scheme. The fisherman pie is a real classic dish and superb.
Small portions and a bit overpriced
No masks or visors or social distancing from staff Very different to other restaurants I have visited recently For this reason I will not return