Kew/Brentford/Richmond - what's good?
I'm planning my annual trip to spend a few days at the National Archives at Kew.There's nothing nicer, after spending 8 hours ploughing through dusty files, than having a nice relaxing dinner.
From past trips, I know of:
The Kew Grill
"Wine & Moussaka" - an average Greek Cypriot place on Kew Green
Pappadums - a pretty good Indian on the River at Brentford
And I also recall (from a couple of years back) a pretty decent Lebanese in the centre of Richmond.
Do you have any other reccs for the area (I'll be on my own)?
My thanks to all. Reviews of where I ended up eating posted as separate threads. I decided that I'd hold Glasshouse and French Table until a trip when Mrs H is with me (probably next year's Hampton Court Flower Show), but I did go for Phil's rec. of the Devonshire. Could call - thanks Phil.
There's a famous garden centre in Richmond which is supposed to have outstanding meals... also a long wait for bookings. It might be worth a try.
If you are there for a few days, it's a short ride over to Kingston and that great French Table I wrote about. I think it's only about 5 or 6 miles down river (up river?). If you are on your own, though, maybe that's best saved for another time.
John - you could also include Chiswick in the search area.
Here you have the Gordon Ramsay pub - The Devonshire (126 Devonshire Road), and for fine dining La Trompette (5 Devonshire Road), and the High Road Brasserie (162 Chiswick High Road). There is a very well thought of Indian - Tangawizi in Richmond (406 Richmond Road - OK just across the bridge so in Twickenham).
I would second the Glasshouse heartily. It's under the same ownership as Chez Bruce and La Trompette (haven't been to CB yet but LT is also fab) and has similarities in terms of decor, menu style and management. I organised my dad's 50th birthday there and it couldn't have gone better. It's got a fab location near Kew tube and very close to the Gardens themselves. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable without being officious or snobbish. The food was excellent and there was something on the menu even for the really picky eaters. And it's not a bad prix fixe deal.