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La Rascasse serves a wide selection of excellent French dishes that have been given a contemporary twist. There is also a range of drinks available including an impressive wine and champagne menu.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

10:00 - 00:45


10:00 - 00:45


10:00 - 00:45


10:00 - 00:45


10:00 - 00:45


10:00 - 00:45


10:00 - 00:45

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La Rascasse reviews

By S.

La Rascasse is a really nice restaurant. Went for a meal a few weeks ago and it was lovely - good service and a welcoming atmosphere.

I'd recommend La Racasse for an enjoyable evening out - it's not too expensive either.

By S.

My boyfriend and I went to La Rascasse for dinner as it was our anniversary and I have to say I was impressed. The food was great but the relaxed bar was where we really had a nice time.

The atmosphere was lovely and we were able to sit and have a chat over a couple of bottles of really good wine. That’s the splendid thing about La Rascasse – there’s such a good wine menu and the staff know what to recommend.

By Kelly H.

A well-presented French bistro and bar, La Rascasse is an ideal all-in-one spot for a romantic evening or catch-up with friends.

The Venue
La Rascasse is a large, well-presented venue that is a little ‘bistro by numbers’ perhaps but benefits from its spacious setting. The exterior is pretty with warm chestnut contrasting with the dark blue of the large, bold signs. Inside, it’s an eclectic, sprawling space that includes three bars and a pleasant lounging area with banquette sofas and exposed brick, interjected by more formal dining areas where the tables are immaculate and covered in pristine white tablecloths and gleaming glassware. Otherwise, the décor is neutral with cream walls, inoffensive artwork and dark woods. In the summer, it’s worth checking out their patio area for an alfresco drink.

The Atmosphere
La Rascasse has an effortlessly upmarket appeal that fits with its neighbourhood ethos. The different facets of the venue – namely the bar and restaurant – complement each other well and you can spend the evening, drinking, dining or both without getting bored of staring at the same four walls. And so the pretty people come here to enjoy a romantic dinner at the weekend.

The Food
The full a la carte restaurant menu includes some pricier French dishes, with most priced at over £15. However, the quality of the ingredients is apparent, with dishes like fillet of sea bass, bacon and spinach wrapped monkfish and Chateabriand all available. If you’re not looking to spend that much, then the bar menu is more reasonable and doesn’t sacrifice on quality, offering everything from steak to seafood platters. If all you want is a nibble, however, then the baguettes are excellent, and cheap at around the £5 mark. A brie and tomato baguette is substantial enough to fill you up if you’re enjoying drinks with a large piece of fresh bread filled with a generous helping of creamy, rich brie, balanced by the sweetness of the tomato. It’s also presented with that French flourish that’s hard to put your finger on and you’re not made to feel like you’ve just opted for the cheapest option possible – even if that’s exactly what you’ve done.

The Drink
There’s a, frankly, excellent wine menu available at La Rascasse with a focus – of course – on French bottles. Although the prices aren’t cheap – the upmarket red and white Burgundys cost £65-£280 and you won’t get a bottle of their recommended Bordeaux’s for less than £70 – they do have a good choice of wine available by the half bottle or the glass if you’re looking to save some money. They also have some cheaper full bottles, starting at under £15 and rising to just under £50 where you’ll find the few non-French bottles, including an intriguing Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Last Word
La Rascasse is a great all-rounder. Whether you want to pop in for a chilled evening over a bottle of good wine or enjoy a full three courses followed by an after-dinner aperitif, it is worth a visit if you’re in the area.

By Michaela H.

I came for a Thursday afternoon lunch and gossipy drink with my friend and La Rascasse was just the place to do it. The staff were fantastic, helpful and welcoming but not intrusive and the food was excellent too. They cook the perfect poached egg! Really nice to find a place in Beckenham so full of character amidst all the dross and chain bar blandness that claim so much of it. Would definitely recommend for a relaxed, well cooked lunch.

By Ludovic B.

Visited La Rascasse for the second time last night and was just as impressed as the first time. Had a drink before dinner in the lively bar and then went to the more intimate Restaurant for a delicious French dinner. The ambience was great, the service perfect and the whole evening was truly one to write about. A great family owned place surrounded now by nearly every high street chain you can think of. There is something special about this place and although it gets super busy at the weekend, mid-week has a really pleasant buzz to it.

By P M.

Thoroughly enjoyed my Birthday Dinner Surprise at La Rascasse. Will defo be going back. First rate atmosphere, cuisine and polite, charming staff. The Fillet steak was melt in the mouth. Very much recommended.

By Peter S.

First visit. We found the food, wine and staff were all first class. The table had been booked earlier that day and although it was a Thursday I reckon we were lucky. I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. The menu is wide and varied and covers all tastes. One of our party was a veggie and really enjoyed her meal. The front of house staff were very helpful and quick. Nothing was too much trouble. The food arrived hot and well presented. It was tasty including the sides which I find at times can let down an otherwise good meal. We opted to try the Argentinian Malbec , which was excellent and reasonably priced. The puddings are to die for!
The decor was pleasent and if I could find a point to grumble about it was the "busy cross roads" just outside the kitchen and on the route to the toilets. No accidents on my night but I suspect there have been a few.
No hesitation in giving 5 stars. We will be back.

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