Anything new/ good in Kingston/Richmond?
Been a couple of yrs since there were suggestions for this area. Am here for a week & have some dinners lined up in London, but need to be out here a few nights. Help!
Very close to Kingston is this popular place. I haven't been for several years, but the cooking is usually spot on.
Kingston itself seems filled with every chain restaurant imaginable... and not much else, but if you want a decent hamburger or like Jamie's, then there's lots to choose from.
The Bingham for highish end modern Brit.
La Buvette - Brit owned and cheffed but very French
Saffron - town centre Persian
Just over the river in Twickenham:
Tangawizi - posh Indian, with an African spin (owning family are expelled east African asians)
In nearby Kew:
Kew Grill - Last remaining (?) part of Worrall Thompson's empire - but very decent steaks in spite of.
Palmyra - decent enough Lebanese. I was there only the other week. Still good food. Still no customers.
Bacco is a great-to-excellent neighbourhood Italian restaurant. They make all of their own fresh pasta; carbonara i had was one of the best id ever tried. Extremely gregarious hosts.