70 restaurants in Richmond-upon-Thames
Restaurants in Richmond-upon-Thames:
8 Queen's Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 6JJ [Map]
A comfortable setting invites guests to relax and unwind with a traditional British menu at The Lass O' Richmond Hill on Queen's Road. The restaurant's customised picnic hampers to enjoy in nearby Richmond Park are just perfect for that sunny day.
The regularly changing menu uses the best fresh, seasonal British ingredients and begins with tasty starters of potted pork with apple sauce and cider jelly, Devon crab with tomato salsa and Melba toast and crispy quail with Stilton sauce. Main courses include lamb rump with potato fondant and mint cream, Gressingham duck breast with braised chicory and orange, and Young's beer battered fish and hand cut chips with minty mushy peas follow. There's also choice of fillet or rib-eye steak served with hand cut chips and a creamy peppercorn sauce as well as a barbecue menu in fine weather. After a satisfying main course, dessert of layered chocolate pie with toasted hazelnut custard or warm almond galette with vanilla ice cream is but icing on the cake.
The wine list offers a range of expertly chosen whites and rich reds as well as a selection of fine ales including Young's Bitter, Well's Waggle Dance and Sambrook's Junction.
To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.
61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 6UT [Map]
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
Special Sunday Lunch: 3 courses for £38 & 3 courses including cheese for £45. Book
110 Kew Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW9 2PQ [Map]
Style is indeed eternal at Rock & Rose, and their bold statement of 'food, passion and glamour' seems to say it succinctly. This modern European restaurant in Richmond is a most welcome addition to those who look for an exclusive dining experience in Richmond upon Thames. Gleaming black furniture, designer chandeliers and funky rose patterned wall paper lend unmistakeable chic, drawing a very trendy and upmarket crowd inside.
Start with spicy tiger prawns with wasabi aioli or chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade and toasted ciabatta. Main courses could include carved rack of lamb served on a hot pot with braised red cabbage or the rock cheeseburger, prime beef, mature cheddar, salad, fries and chilli relish. The range of desserts is exciting and features white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake or Pavlova with mixed summer berries. Wines are priced reasonably and are great value for money.
To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.
British, Modern European
26 Hill Street, Richmond, TW9 1TW [Map]
Strada describes itself as 'a group of stylish, contemporary Italian restaurants, serving good quality, simple and freshly prepared dishes'. The statement sums up what this group of around seventy restaurants offers to people looking for good Italian food. The first outlet opened in Battersea in 1999 and their clientele has been increasing steadily ever since.
Though Strada has grown into a fair sized group, each outlet retains the feel of being a local neighbourhood Italian restaurant. The menu includes pastas, risottos, salads, and fish dishes, but they are best known for their quality pizzas.
They present authentic Italian dishes in contemporary surroundings and aim to use only the freshest and finest ingredients, such as Luganica sausages, Parma ham and buffalo mozzarella, imported from Italy to provide exactly the kind of rustic, traditional dishes one would expect to find travelling around its regions.
A meal could kick off with zuppa vongole e fregola, a traditional clam soup with Sardinian fregola pasta grains, wine, chilli and parsley, served with bread, or the delicious sautéed king prawns with garlic, white wine, chilli, and lemon butter served with your choice of bread.
Move on to their creamy risotto verdure, freshly grilled asparagus, broad beans, peas, spring onions, zucchini, green beans, white wine and mint, finished with baby spinach leaves. Or you could opt for the healthier, tagliolini nero granchio, black cuttlefish ink pasta with crab, courgette, red and yellow peppers, spring onion, and a hint of chilli and parsley. A real treat for the taste buds comes in the form of the bistecca manzo, a 10oz rosemary-marinated char-grilled, rib-eye steak with fries and fresh rocket.
A range of pizzas, all spun by hand, is an integral feature of each restaurant. They include the rossa, with spicy southern Italian salami, roasted red peppers, chilli, caramelised onion, garlic, fresh oregano, tomato and mozzarella. Nor are vegetarians are overlooked, and can be found tucking into dishes such as fiorentina, made of spinach cooked with garlic, nutmeg and black pepper with mozzarella, parmesan, tomato and an egg.
For those wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth, there is torroncino affogato, an iced nougat semi freddo with a shot of espresso to pour over, or a classic Italian tiramisu and, as you might expect coffee to round off the meal.
A wine list consisting of purely regional Italian wines, beers and liqueurs, all carefully chosen to complement the menu comes as no surprise and in addition, every table receives a complimentary bottle of purified water.
For further details including their latest news, menus and deals, and to find a Strada nearest to you, their Website certainly warrants a visit.
2-4 Hill Rise, London, TW10 6UA [Map]
With quality food, friendly staff, quick service and excellent value for money, Nando's is a great place to eat. Don't expect identikit, pre-fab restaurant interiors which are usually a staple of the larger chains; each restaurant is tailored to its local surroundings and customers, offering up a unique restaurant experience to go with the equally unique taste of legendary, Portuguese, Peri-Peri chicken.
Your peri-peri chicken, when the chips are down so to speak, is a fresh A grade chicken that has never seen the inside of a freezer, but having made the supreme sacrifice is butterfly-cut, marinated for 24 hours in a secret brew called - you've guessed - peri-peri, and is then cooked to your choice over an open flame.
There are, of course, many variations on this broad theme, numerous plays on words such as Nando's experi-perience, peri-peri good reasons why you should eat at a Nando's' and all one hopes is that for their sake chicken never goes out of fashion. New Nando's are opening all the time, peri-peri quickly in fact, the spicy bastes become hotter and more daring, and the full platter offers a whole chicken, large chips or spicy rice and Nando's salad or coleslaw.
Since chickens are vegetarian it seems logical you can order veggie or bean burgers and patties, and still feel the heat from the peppers. All in all, Nando's is hotly recommended for those occasions when you have a large following of permanently hungry children, or adults even, to keep happy - the only thing taken really seriously is the quality of those peri-peri good chickens.
Nando's is a place for bright people who love to laugh and love to eat, and is guaranteed to spice up your taste buds. Their fun approach to life means that when you visit Nando's you can fully relax without the airs and graces associated with more starchy dining out.
For the location of your nearest Nando's restaurant and a host of details about menus, parties and drinks, a click on their Website will reveal a Pandora's box of information.
30 Hill Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW9 1TW [Map]
When you enter a chain restaurant there is always a sense of déjà vu, yet with the twelve outlets of Giraffe, this may not really be true. Russel and Juliette Joffe and Andrew Jacobs' philosophy behind this group of restaurants is sustaining the driving force of healthy, happy eating, while retaining the difference each location brings. This includes minor variations in the menu too, and explains why the restaurant does not like to be called a chain, but prefers being referred to as a herd. The origin of its quaint name too, is interesting. The giraffe has the largest heart in the animal kingdom, and with its magnificent height is able to perceive things differently. These two features of being different and large hearted sum up the restaurant's proclamation of 'love, eat, live'.
Giraffe offers world food and adds an unusual twist to some familiar dishes. Their breakfast menu has stacked pancakes with bananas and blueberries, warm waffles, ranch styles tostadas and healthy veggie options. Some great starters are a mezze plate with warm naans that offer the best of many cuisines - grilled halloumi, hummus, tzatiki, ratatouille and falafel. Japanese king fried prawns are a hit, while another bright spot on the menu, is the colourful sunshine antipasti bruschetta, a clever combination of artichokes, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers, red onion and rocket on pesto foccacia. If this long list of ingredients is intriguing, just wait until your palate takes over.
The house's special salad, cheekily called 'more than love', is colourful and has crunchy appeal. The Thai chicken and vermicelli noodle version is an equally enticing starter. For mains, there are plenty of options like roasted corn and chilli bran burritos, tangy turkey enchiladas and the much loved sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans and broccoli served with organic brown basmati rice. One can also settle for a good old burger and wash it down with interesting smoothies. They also offer world wines and unusual cocktails with catchy names like Bombay flower and pomegranate caipirinha.
The dessert section comprises of not just fruit based healthy desserts, but brilliant stars like Swiss mountain chocolate cheesecake, banana waffle split and rocky road ice cream sundaes, which transport the diner to a state of bliss. The friendly staff, who are carefully hired for their sunny disposition, and children's activities help make these restaurants a very special, happy and healthy treat indeed.
To gain further information, just visit their extremely comprehensive Website.
277 Sandycombe Road, Richmond, TW9 3LU [Map]
Just a stone's throw from Kew Gardens, Palmyra in Sandycombe Road is a warm and welcoming neighbourhood restaurant specialising in Lebanese cuisine. Relax and unwind in the comfortable black leather seats in the company of family and friends. Attentive service adds to the establishment's appeal.
If starting with a shared cold or hot mezze platter, expect dishes like stuffed vine leaves, thin slices of spicy smoked beef, pickled baby aurbergines, marinated chicken livers and lamb sausages. Salads include tabouleh and fattoush. Hearty mains options such as vegetable moussaka, char grilled chicken skewers, lamb cutlets with chips, charcoal grilled king prawns garnished with lemon, olive oil and garlic and seasoned sea bass baked with tagine sauce make for more substantial fare. Diners can opt for one of the set menus, if they wish. Lebanese beer, arak, wines and spirits refresh the palate.
14 Station Parade, Kew, London, TW9 3PZ [Map]
The Glasshouse exudes a kind of restrained class typical of fine dining restaurants where the focus is equally divided between providing excellent fare and ensuring a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. For nearly a decade, this restaurant has been treating its patrons to some delicious French cuisine that also has interesting influences drawn from Spain and Italy.
A typical menu brings together rustic and refined elements and could include dishes such as starters of warm salad of wood pigeon with balsamic vinegar, deep fried truffled egg followed by an invigorating main course of venison and chanterelle hot pot with galette potato, crushed carrot and swede. Fish lovers can try the roast sea bass with butternut squash broth.
For dessert, you could indulge in homemade vanilla yoghurt with honeycomb and chocolate pearls. The international wine list covers the old and new world with aplomb offering reasonably priced alongside exclusive wines such as the Chateau Petrus '94.
Modern British, Modern European
29 Kew Road, Richmond Upon Thames, TW9 2NQ [Map]
The Thai Square group of restaurants reiterate the now common knowledge that Thai food has gained an international reputation based on the popularity of their tastes, textures and flavours. The décor is simple and yet embraces the Oriental element with flair. Across their restaurants, they have more than a thousand different dishes, an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary menus that are healthy and low in fat, and ingredients for all the dishes are authentic, freshly flown in from Thailand.
From the choice of starters, the steamed scallops with ginger and spring onion and the crab claw in butter served with chilli sauce are a real delight. From the main course options the Thai green curry is particularly good, as is the deep fried sea bass with herbs and chilli powder, or the prawn in crispy squid, making it a step above the average Thai restaurant menu.
94 Kew Road, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW9 2PQ [Map]
Located on Kew Road in the leafy London suburb of Richmond, Cirrik is a stylish contemporary restaurant serving traditional Turkish cuisine as well as a selection of Mediterranean fare. Guests can enjoy a leisurely meal in the stylish dining room or eat al fresco in a canopy covered outside space in the warm summer months. Guests can also enjoy a pre-dinner drink or smoke the shisha ? a traditional water pipe with herbal fruit tobacco - on the restaurant's terrace.
The extensive menu features a wide range of dishes of lamb, chicken and fish along with hot and cold mezze, vegetarian options, fresh salads and warm Turkish breads. Take your pick from starters of spinach tarator, stuffed vine leaves, feta cheese filo pastry, lamb and herb kofte, smoked salmon with prawn and spicy green mussels. More substantial main dishes include seafood stew, grilled swordfish steak, smoked aubergine with lamb cubes or chicken breast stuffed with spinach and Cheddar. The grill offers lamb chops, chicken wings, iskender kebab and rib eye steak. There are also a number of tempting desserts including sutlac, a traditional Turkish rice pudding.
The drinks menu includes a number of Turkish wines as well as global favourites along with beers, spirits and liqueurs.
Mediterranean, Modern, Turkish
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