61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 6UTThe Bingham restaurant in Richmond, overlooking the River Thames, is one of West London's best places to dine. As well as indulging in critically acclaimed food, guests will be treated to the visual delights of the elegant dining room and beautiful gardens that roll down to the riverbank. There is also a stunning heated outside terrace for al fresco dining. Operated by Head Chef Shay Cooper, the restaurant boasts 3AA rosettes, 7 out of 10 in the Good Food Guide, and a place in The Sunday Times Restaurant Awards Top 100 Restaurants. Shay Cooper and his team are renowned for their exciting approach to modern British cuisine and the use of local, seasonal ingredients. Ideal for easy access to some of London's most visited attractions, and Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and Twickenham Rugby come immediately to mind, this boutique restaurant and hotel really does have it all.
The Bingham restaurant in Richmond, overlooking the River Thames, is one of West London's best places to dine. As well as indulging in critically acclaimed food, guests will be treated to the visual delights of the elegant dining room and beautiful gardens that roll down to the riverbank. There is also a stunning heated outside terrace for al fresco dining. Operated by Head Chef Shay Cooper, the restaurant boasts 3AA rosettes, 7 out of 10 in the Good Food Guide, and a place in The Sunday Times Restaurant Awards Top 100 Restaurants. Shay Cooper and his team are renowned for their exciting approach to modern British cuisine and the use of local, seasonal ingredients.
Ideal for easy access to some of London's most visited attractions, and Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and Twickenham Rugby come immediately to mind, this boutique restaurant and hotel really does have it all.
The Bingham's highly acclaimed executive chef, Shay Cooper, is the man who sees to it that these expectations are amply met, starting with an à la carte that explores the very best in British and regional dishes. Watercress risotto or summer vegetable salad pave the way for saddle of venison or lemon sole served with samphire, chickpea gnocchi, red pepper and shrimp ceviche. A tiramisu dessert lives well up to its promise. A tasting menu of six courses weaves deftly through the various à la carte options to give a meal of infinite skill and pleasure respectively.
A price fixe luncheon shows The Bingham is capable of combining value with quality, and on Sundays both menu and price make this a serious venue for family parties and leisurely Sabbath breakaways, possibly followed by their Afternoon Tea for the mega indulgent, a luxurious event that manages to escape the excesses of London prices whilst more than equalling the variety and sheer fun of this old English custom.
Visiting Twickers for the rugby? What better way to start than with a hearty lunch at The Bingham, well suited to supporters of both gender and concluding with a pre-match livener.
In keeping with its philosophy the wine list's light shines strongly on the 'boutique' winemakers and fine champagnes, and an inviting selection of wines are available by the glass and carafe. Wine Courses handled by that feisty and dynamic expert in such matters, Angela Reddin, are not unknown at The Bingham.
Fifteen bedrooms embody tranquillity and sensuous style, with bespoke art deco inspired furniture, sumptuous furnishings and state of the art comforts. The number of rooms ensures that the personal touch is retained and guests are known by name rather than room numbers.
As far as room facilities are concerned all the facilities that you would associate with a top quality hotel are there. The River and Superior River Design Rooms enjoy restful river views, with Whirlpool baths and two rooms have antique four-poster beds. In-room beauty treatments, same-day laundry, room service and complimentary newspapers assist in encouraging thoughts to turn with enthusiasm towards a lifestyle of convenience and freedom from everyday worries.
To ensure that these luxuries are enjoyed to the full, the Bingham offers a range of experiences such as The Bingham Lazy Sunday, the Bingham Theatre Experience, Sunday at the Polo or the Wimbledon Experience. Such activities generally require involvement on the part of a restaurant of impeccable charm and performance somewhere along the line.
In an attempt to do the decent thing and give the whole balanced picture, one seeks for some area of perhaps slightly less than excellence at The Bingham. Don't waste your time, or if you do notify this correspondent and I will prepare my hat for eating, though it may be a chocolate one.
Their polished Website tells you lots, lots more, as well as keeping you up to date with this sophisticated but homely hideaway by the river in Richmond.
Modern British, Modern European
: 07:00 - 10:00 12:00 - 14:30 19:00 - 22:00
: 07:00 - 10:00 12:00 - 14:30 18:30 - 22:00
: 07:00 - 10:00 12:00 - 14:30 18:30 - 22:30
: 08:00 - 10:00 12:00 - 14:30 18:30 - 22:30
: 08:00 - 10:00 12:30 - 16:00
020 8940 0902
61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 6UT [Map]
£16 (2 courses) to £19.50 (3 courses), Mon - Sat, until 31st Mar 2012, £38 (3 courses), Sun, £60 (6 courses), Mon - Sun
£65 (6 courses) to £115 (6 courses + matching wines)
(Avg Price is the average cost per person for two courses, coffee, half a bottle of house wine and tip/service)
REVIEWS OF Bingham
JK (17 July 2011)
The best restaurant I have ever eaten in — it has superb wines and excellent service.
AC Edwards (5 March 2010)
We only recently checked out the Bingham, since it won its Michelin star in January. The dining room is really beautiful - very elegant with lovely views of the river. It will be even better when the weather is good, as there are tables on the balcony! The set lunch is good value at under £20 for two courses and £23 for three. The chef does some amazing risottos and to be honest, it is every bit as good as some of the two and three star Michelins I have had the pleasure of eating at! I now can't wait for our wedding anniversary - we are going to check out their tasting menu which sounds divine.
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More Info for Bingham
- Children welcome
- Air condition
- Groups allowed
- Outside seating
- Cover charge
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