Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate
152-158 Richmond Hill
Richmond upon Thames, EN TW10 6RP
Phone: (44) 0844 855-9121
Fax: (44) 0208 332-0354
Bars & Cafes
Hollyhock Cafe is one of the favorite hang out places in the area. Their coffee is irresistible and for the price they serve it in, you may want to lounge here all day, whether alone with your book or with your friends. They also offer organic teas and juices, wines and beers too. The music and ambiance is great with the friendly staff and their prompt service. The view consists of the river boats passing by. Check out the website for more information.
Be At One Richmond is a part of the popular Be At One franchise that has locations all over London. This particular branch is quite crowded on most days and one might have to arrive early to get a good seat, with loud music blaring and with a generally noisy ambiance. Their drinks are the saving grace, with a vast of variety of new cocktails, great bartenders and even better happy hour deals.
Chez Lindsay is a simple and friendly French restaurant specializing in Breton food and has been here on the banks of the Thames for over 15 years. The food is excellent and the restaurant is best known for its galettes; buckwheat pancakes made on a griddle. Galettes can be filled with one of a wide range of interesting savoury fillings, including plenty of vegetarian and some vegan options. Chez Lindsay also offers many seafood dishes including oysters and whelks. There is a private dining room on the first floor for groups. The drink list includes many French wines and ciders.
Wagamama serves up a pan-Asian cuisine that features a fusion of eclectic traditional favorites with modern flavors. The fare is made fresh and all items are featured on a dietary menu, allowing guests full access to the ingredients in their food. Orders are taken via electronic pads, meaning that preparation begins in the kitchen as soon as you have made a choice on what to order. Dishes come to the table in the order that they are prepared, which can be problematic for groups who want to eat together. Start off with a range of dumplings, or dive right into the kare noodle soups. The end result is a dining experience that has only grown in popularity as new locations have opened worldwide.
Tucked away in Brewers Lane is a pub that has been a watering hole for centuries now. Though the exact opening date of The Britannia is not known, it is touted as the oldest of its kind in the neighborhood. Featuring an impressive list of rotating ales and global wine selection, this cozy, candlelit bar is a nice place to hangout with friends. Nosh on the tasty pub fare either inside or on the lovely terrace garden or celebrate an occasion here with your dear ones.
The only restaurant with rooms on offer, so if you over indulge in the Charolais Sirloin Steak with Onion Gravy, Chips, Salad and Béarnaise, you may seek respite in a room with a view! The luscious chestnut tree foliage casts a spell. And the cream colored walls and leather chairs lend an elegant air. Furthermore, the glasshouse effect in some parts is stimulating. Seek your contemporary dining options, while the staff helps you select wine to go with your order.
The Fox in Twickenham has been serving authentic British cuisine and original ales for more than 300 years. One of the most favored places of the locals to socialize, this restaurant and bar is warm and welcoming in every way. Restored with wooden furniture, the interiors have a fire log burning in one corner, which gives this restaurant a very traditional look and warm ambiance. They also cater to private parties in The Oak Room.
The Naked Turtle is great for both intimate dinners and social gatherings alike. There is some groovy live music playing every night and the singing waitresses just add to the experience! You can start with something conventional like the Traditional French Onion Soup, and follow it up with a more exotic dish. How about the Platter of Kangaroo, Crocodile and Emu with Dipping Sauce? The restaurant's prices are slightly on the higher side, but then exotic dishes and live Jazz music don't come cheap!
The Cabbage Patch has been acclaimed as the Pub of the Year in 2004-05. It offers a wide range of worldwide drinks accompanied by sumptuous food. Also, visitors will enjoy live broadcasts of rugby games.
This wine bar with a terrace is a nice place to spend a quiet evening with your friends. It offers some top-of-the-line wines and some delicious pastas to boot. The mood here is festive; the servers are friendly and the live music on Fridays will surely lift up your spirits if you are feeling a bit low. So what are you waiting for? Walk in and see for yourself why the folks in East Sheen neighborhood are always in a mood to celebrate!
Visit Caffe al Fresco for snacks dining in the beautiful garden area of the restaurant. The menu with a Southern Italian twist features favorites. Those with a sweet tooth can devour chocolate cake, pastries and ice cream.
Run by brother and sister duo Jackson and Lucia Fiorini and located across from the Budweiser factory in South West London, Tapestry is a fun, artfully decorated South American bar. The combination of excellent Tapas and traditional English fare is a hit with local families, as well as singles and couples enjoying a night out surrounded by subtle Brazilian music. Complimenting the large dining area, the bar offers a range of wines, spirits, beers and South American specials, with a sectioned couch area ideal for intimate gatherings. The small courtyard is lovely in summer - a perfect venue for weddings, christenings and birthday parties.