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“Not what I expected but verygood”

La Flambe Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 112 Restaurants in Chippenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We have been established in the small market town of Malmesbury since 1986 and moved to our current location in the historic village of Sutton Benger in 2002. The building dates back to 1726 and was built by the grandfather of Joseph Fry, the founder of 'Fry's Chocolate'. The main focus of our food is French cuisine with Spanish and Italian influences throughout the menu. Our menu also includes fresh fish, English and Scotch beef steaks, and a traditional Sunday lunch.
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Not what I expected but verygood”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Have driven past the restaurant many times and it always looked busy. And with good reviews on here we decided to try it for a birthday meal. We were pleased with our decision.

Given the name we thought the menu might be more French. It's not particularly. But good choices nonetheless.

It was very busy with 3 large parties in. But this didn't have an impact on the service we received.

Acouple of slight gripes. The wine was expensive. And while the waiters / waitresses were waiting for the large parties to arrive they were hanging around near our table which was distracting.

We liked this place though and look forward to coming back.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank BennyDiction
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  • English first
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English first
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely Food”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Had a lovely meal at La Flambe last night with my family. We all chose from the Set Evening Menu and we were not dissapointed. Have eaten there several times before. Couldn't think of anywhere nicer in the Chippenham area to go for a lovely meal especially when celebrating a special occasion. Friendly and helpful staff and the food is just wonderful.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Susan B
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Went for a Xmas dinner here last December, very good, no complaints at all. Would happily return again

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank MikeHuntSwindon
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Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Have eaten here 5 or 6 times now and am always impressed by the excellent service and friendly staff - they always go that extra mile.
Overall the quality of the food cannot be faulted and if you are fussy about your meat, it is always cooked to perfection. When you want your lamp pink or your steak well done, then that is how it arrives.
However, I am always disappointed with the vegetables, the same standard fare (dauphinoise, saute, red cabbage, cauliflower cheese, carrots) arrive with every meal. It doesn't work! Different veg work with different foods and changing seasons please.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank malfordmamil
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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in the area.”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Fabulous restaurant with great good and brilliant service. We live in the area and have eaten at this restaurant on numerous occasions and it has always been fantastic. I am quite fussy about the way that my steaks are cooked (very well done but not burnt) and they are always cooked perfectly. The staff are also very friendly and attentive and it has a lovely atmosphere. The food is great quality but you still get large portions so you will never go away hungry!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Fers550
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