Blending the essence of French cuisine with spices of the Orient. . .
Bistro Vadouvan combines classical French cuisine with the subtleties of Middle Eastern and Asian flavours, creating mouth-watering and original dishes.
Our chef patron’s Michelin-starred background ensures our dishes are unique, perfectly balanced and utterly delicious.
All our food is prepared with freshly sourced, high quality ingredients and presented with beautiful simplicity in the modern rustic surrounds of our new Putney Wharf restaurant. At its heart, Bistro Vadouvan is about providing luxurious comfort food packed with flavour in relaxed surrounds while delivering great value.
Bistro Vadouvan, where French & Spice IS the Variety of Life. . .
For chef patron Durga, his Michelin-starred career began in London in 2002 with a stint at the award-winning fish restaurant One – o – One in Knightsbridge before moving to the 2 Michelin starred Capital hotel in Belgravia under Eric Chavot for five years. His career then took him to La Petit Maison before his first head chef position at Kitchen by Joel Antunes and then his second, returning to Chavot’s fold, to head up Brasserie Chavot in Mayfair.
Although Durga originally fell into cheffing by accident, once behind a stove, he quickly fell in love with food, flavours and spices and the whole kitchen life, longing to one day open his own restaurant where he could freely create his own style of cuisine.
Uttam came to the UK after training with Radisson hotel group in India. He’s been patron and maître d’ at the Potli in Hammersmith since its opening in 2011.
Over the years, the restaurant has received great guest reviews as well as regular recognition from coveted guides including Michelin, The Good Food Guide & Time Out.
Uttam’s naturally gregarious and friendly nature means he’s an instinctive maître d’, never happier than when he’s working the floor and greeting guests – many of whom are now friends.
His dream has always been to create restaurants that become well-loved institutions within their local community, employing, serving & feeding locals and enhancing life.
A young, bon vivant, Dawid has worked on several previous projects with Durga. Polish-born, he’s creative and passionate about just two things in life: food and working with his team.
A native French-Moroccan perfectionist with a flair for cooking outrageously delicious desserts, Leo has worked his way up through various London restaurants and promises. He promises to bring magical desserts to Bistro Vadouvan.