Good Restaurant in the Kingston/Richmond Area?
I'm looking for a good place to take a date to on Monday. My usual searches haven't given any good results yet. Any recommendations?
There are some very nice pubs sort of between Kingston and Richmond... right near Hampton Court. It's not a long ride from either town if you have a car. I go to Kingston often to shop, and there's a real dearth of nice places to have dinner that aren't a chain or noisy. There is a Byron's if you want something very casual and there's a very nice Carluccio's near the river in Kingston, too.
Adesso = Sicilian on Richmond Hill, very nice, good mushroom risotto.
Tangawizi = Indian by Richmond bridge, again very good and nice veggie dishes. Quite dark too...
There's a Thai place also on Richmond Hill that is always busy but I haven't been.
There's a lovely tiny Italian place just by Richmond station that always has a 'best pizza' sign outside. It's actually very cute inside and the food was good last time we went, I found the pizza was fine for a random Richmond restaurant.
Resurrecting this thread as I was at Adesso for lunch today and can concur with several recommendations by various chowhounders.
Parmigiana - A perfect combination of aubergine, egg, tomatoes, parmesan and basil
Carbonara A Siciliana - No cream in this Sicilian version of carbonara but plenty of flavour and generosity with ingredients
Linguine al Granchio - Excellent flavour once again. You get a sauce packed with seafood goodness.
Tiramisu - Great tiramisu. Plenty of cream but still manage to keep it light.
Tagliatelle al Tartufo - Expected more from this dish. The texture of the tagliatelle was slightly squidgy(if you can consider that a word) and a bit too much cream didn't really allow the truffle to stand out.
Coffee - Quite sub-standard coffee. Latte came all frothy with too much milk.
Despite a few downsides, Adesso impressed me on a whole with full flavoured Italian cusine. The portions were very generous as well and provide fairly good value for money. The service, though a bit slow getting to our mains, was very pleasant. Have a go if you're ever in the area!