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The Runnymede - Leftbank Restaurant

The Runnymede on Thames, Windsor Road, Egham, United Kingdom, TW20 0AG
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Opening Information

Breakfast
Monday-Friday: 6.45am - 10.00am
Saturday-Sunday: 7.45am - 10.30am

Lunch
Monday - Saturday: 12.30pm - 2.15pm
Sunday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Dinner
Monday - Thursday: 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Friday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Accommodation
  • 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
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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).

Cuisine: British, Dessert, Fresh Salads, International, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

good service

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

3rd visit here and never disappointed. Great choice of starters and puds and never hurried. Staff very helpful too. Will come again.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Excellent choices of food. If you are watching your weight having the buffet choice is great as you can pick and choose your indulgences.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Thank you to all the staff That made us feel so welcome with a large group of children with us to help celebrate my dad‘s 90th birthday. Takes us two hours to drive there. So that just shows you how much we like this place. See you all again very soon thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

HI- I am a regular at LB. Yesterday the salad leaves were a both limp and there seemed to be very little cheese. It would be great if there were more vegetarian mains to choose from. The aubergine courgette bake wasn't my favourite. However, it is always good and the staff are lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The best buffet we’ve ever had as all the food was tasty, nicely displayed and quickly replenished. The staff were very attentive too.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

The staff were fantastic and the food was great! Really enjoyed our night

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The meal was lovely but didn't think the staff were attentive as much as they should have been. Apart from when we sat down at the start of the meal I had to get up and ask to get their attention during the meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

We had lovely meal in Leftbank. It was my sister's 30th birthday dinner and we even got a courtesy cup cake with fruits and a candles to toast to the birthday girl. Will definitely go back. Thank you for a lovely meal

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Great food great service great value for money .. great venue !

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

My party were made to feel very comfortable by your lovely starf . The staff were very intentive and even picked up that it was our wedding anniversary and gave us complimentary truffles with our coffee . Thank you all . Xxx

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Food & Service on our visit were wonderful cannot wait to return xx

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

I have posted my comments on trip advisor. Booked to return on the 23rd August and bringing two American friends as our guests on the 30th August. This only endorses my ratings as shown.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Excellant

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

I cannot fault a single thing during my stay . Every member of staff were so helpful and pleasant. The food and variety was simply amazing . I will definitely recommend to my friends and will be booking to return again very soon. It was a perfect break .A thank you to everyone .

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

It is the only place we go for the best meal and atmosphere, all our friends feel the same way.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Excellent choice of food, very helpful staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The food and service we received yesterday were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our annual buffet at the restaurant. However, we were disappointed not to have any prawns on the fish table, nor any roast potatoes for our second course, although the roast pork was delicious; perhaps another roast, e.g. lamb, is a suggestion? We appreciate that it was a "special offer" so perhaps the details I've mentioned were not included for that reason? The service was very friendly, extremely helpful to our elderly friends and most efficient. We shall definitely return next year! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We came Sunday afternoon and to be expected it was very busy. It was extremely noisy and being sat very close to the entrance the music was quite overwhelming. One of the water glasses had lipstick on it. The choice of starters was very good and really plentiful. Obviously not trying it all I can’t comment on everything. The salmon was delicious. The watermelon salad lacked feta. The mains were a real disappointment, I tried a little beef and pork. If I had my eyes closed you wouldn’t have been able to tell the meat apart, both completely flavourless. I wanted to go for the fish but they both looked very dry and there was nothing that really accompanied them well. The cauliflower cheese was good and nice and al dente. The roast potatoes were small and hard, not crispy or fluffy inside. The carrots and peas and greens were cooked ok but very bland. The apple sauce is the cheap and nasty stuff that was so artificial. I wasn’t impressed by the roasts at all so would like to see what you do on other evenings. The desserts didn’t look overly appealing to me so I had a little fruit and the cheesecake. The melon was raw and the cheesecake was soggy, no biscuit crunch on the bottom and flavourless. The comments from the rest of the party were that the lemon tart was nice, the meringue was rock hard and had no chew, the creme brûlée had no crunch on top. No one tried the panna cotta, but whoever labelled it need to learn how to spell it as they wrote, “pamma cotta”. I had a little cheese and this was nice and had a good flavour, lacking a choice of chutneys. We would have had coffee if asked but alas we weren’t. I think the drinks menu is limited. In my opinion the cold area is the hi-light but the hot food and dessert needs a lot of improvement. The staff were very pleasant.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Had a great time food and service 100%. Breakfast is amazing. The team that looks after the bedrooms are outstanding, the rooms are maintained to a very high standard and team are friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Hotel and staff were absolutely excellent. Food was amazing and beautifully laid out with a good selection of choices for starters, main meals and desserts. Highly recommend for dinner parties and any other occasion. Thank you Runnymede.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Perfect food , and excellent staff. As always.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Super service as always, food even better than usual, so much choice that everyone has plenty to choose from. Can't wait for my next visit!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

I really love the Runnymede Leftbank. Beautiful food. Healthy and delicious, fresh and prepared and presented well. I brought a friend along for the first time yesterday. she also enjoyed the food and atmosphere and location very much. Generally the service was OK BUT on arrival my friend and I waited for ages at the 'check-in desk' while the member of staff stood chatting to a customer who was not waiting to be checked into his table. He was chatting about something else and the conversation went on and on and on. Eventually I interrupted the two of them and asked the member of staff if I could find my own table. She then said that she could do it for us ! ! This was poor service and I felt embarrassed having taken a friend to your hotel for the first time and had sung the praises of The Runnymede during the drive to the Restaurant. The member of staff could easily have called over a colleague to book us in and take us to our table OR the easier option for her would have been to have said 'excuse me' to the gentleman she was having a lengthy chat to, and then got us checked in. It was very peculiar and not what one expects at a decent venue. We arrived at 1.22pm. My friend and I then had a lovely meal. At the end of the main course we had to clear our own plates away after waiting an awfully long time for staff to clear the plates. I also had to go and look for a waitress to order some drinks half way through the meal. A bit of staff training would not go amiss !

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