Richmond Upon Thames has a wealth of delightful places to eat, drink and relax. Here are our favourite cafes, tea rooms, pubs, bars and restaurants around the area.

The White Swan TwickenhamWhite Swan, Twickenham Riverside

A seventeenth century pub in an idyllic setting by the Thames. A riverside garden protrudes into the river and floods when the river runs high. Good honest food and beers, winter log fires and popular with rugby fans on match days.

Tide Tables Cafe RichmondTide Tables Café, Richmond Bridge

A gem of a café within a converted arch beneath Richmond Bridge. Its large riverside garden is a fantastic location for watching the river and the world go by. Great coffee and organic food. The perfect stopping place for riverside walkers and cyclists.

White Swan, RichmondWhite Swan, Richmond Old Palace Lane

Referred to as ‘Richmond’s best kept secret’, this charming eighteenth century pub offers hearty modern pub food in a convivial setting with courtyard beer garden.

Jackson + Rye RichmondJackson+Rye, Richmond Riverside

New 160-cover restaurant cafe & bar with superb riverside views. American-inspired menu served all day with some interesting signature dishes.

Steins, RichmondSteins, Richmond Riverside

Continental beer garden beside the Thames, serving great German food, beer and wine.

Gaucho RichmondGaucho, Richmond Riverside

Authentic Argentine steaks on the riverfront with panoramic views and alfresco dining in the summer.

Peterham Hotel restaurantPetersham Hotel, Richmond Hill

One of Richmond’s finest restaurants, with a panoramic view overlooking water meadows and the river. Modern classical cuisine and scrumptious afternoon teas.

The Bingham restaurant RichmondBingham Hotel, Richmond Riverside

Light and airy restaurant within boutique riverside hotel. Modern cuisine with fresh ingredients, afternoon teas and bar.

The Ivy Cafe RichmondThe Ivy Café, Richmond Centre

Vibrant and sophisticated all-day café style with restaurant, bar and private dining room. Modern British and international dishes.

Bacco RichmondBacco, Richmond Station

Agreeable, family-run Italian restaurant with authentic Italian cusine and excellent service.

The Roebuck RichmondThe Roebuck, Richmond Hill

A traditional British pub on top of Richmond Hill with one of the best views in London and reputedly haunted.  Freshly cooked pub food and cask ales.


White Cross RichmondWhite Cross, Richmond Riverside

Victorian riverside landmark pub with plenty of nooks and crannies, beer garden on the waterfront and all the usual pub fare.

Maids of Honour Tearoom KewThe Original Maids of Honour Tea Room, Kew

Famous bakery and traditional English tea room named after Maids of Honour cakes which are served warm from the oven daily. Produced since Tudor times and a favourite of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.

Orange Tree RichmondThe Orange Tree, Richmond Station

Conveniently located opposite the station and next to the Orange Tree Theatre, this large friendly pub offers British pub food classics and a reasonable range of ales, lagers and wines.

chezlindsayChez Lindsay, Richmond Bridge

Long-established local restaurant specialising in traditional Breton cuisine.  Recommend their seafood and galettes washed down with cider or Loire wines.

La Buvette RichmondLa Buvette, Richmond Centre

Charming bistro strongly influenced by French regional cuisine. Next to the Parish Church with a secluded courtyard for al fresco dining.

Richmond Vault Beer Cellar and restaurantRichmond Vault Beer Cellar & Restaurant, Richmond Centre

Cosy beer cellar and restaurant with over 100 British and international craft beers on a rotating menu. Freshly cooked mussels, pizzas and burgers.

Hollyhock CafeHollyhock Cafe, Terrace Gardens, Richmond

Gem of a veggie cafe tucked away in the tranquil setting of Terrace Gardens overlooking the gardens and river.  Wholesome organic and Fairtrade products.  Companion cafe to Tide Tables at Richmond Bridge.

Pier 1 Fish & ChipsPier 1 Fish & Chips, Richmond

Classic fish & chips. Drinks license and they even serve steaks, burgers and salads

King Street Fish & Chips, RichmondKing Street Fish & Chips, Richmond

Great fish & chips. Eat in or out – enjoy your freshly cooked fish & chips sitting by the riverside or on the nearby Green.

The Cricketers / Discovery Richmond

The Cricketers, Richmond Green

Faces Richmond Green, where the game of cricket has been played since the seventeenth century. This pleasant pub sponsors its own cricket team and is always fine for a bite to eat.

The Glasshouse restaurant, KewThe Glasshouse, Kew

Top class friendly restaurant with a Michelin star and delicious menus and wines.


A Cena Italian restaurantA Cene, East Twickenham

Simple yet high quality Italian food in this elegant family-run restaurant just across Richmond Bridge.


The VictoriaThe Victoria, East Sheen

Charming and critically acclaimed restaurant and gastro pub with modern British cuisine by chef & owner Paul Merrett.


Al Boccan di Vino, RichmondAl Boccan di Vino, Richmond Centre

Experience an abundance of Venetian food & wine from a set menu served in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Flying Cloud CafeFlying Cloud Cafe, Teddington Lock

Picturesque location for a relaxed coffee and homemade cake overlooking the Thames, Teddington lock and weir and suspension bridge. Perfect place to stop if you are walking the Thames Path.

Petersham Nureseries cafePetersham Nurseries Café & Tea House

Enjoy Italian-inspired lunches and homemade cakes among plants and flowers inside a glasshouse at this delightful family-run cafe.

Cloister Coffee HouseCloister Coffee House, Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham

Delicious lunches and afternoon teas overlooking the lawns of Horace Walpole’s ‘Little Gothic Castle.’

Pinchos TapasPincho, Twickenham

Tasty tapas served by friendly staff in rustic surroundings, with alfresco dining in summer.

BallaroBallaro, Twickenham

Sicilian cuisine with a modern twist on Heath Road. Seasonal ingredients, friendly service and reasonably priced.

MatsubaMatsuba Japanese Restaurant, Richmond Centre

The best sushi in Richmond. Korean-run restaurant serving traditional & modern Japanese and Korean cuisine.

Tiltyard CafeTiltyard Cafe, Hampton Court Palace

Orangery-style setting within the free section of the palace gardens. Reasonably priced with a good selection of light lunches, hot food and delicious homemade cakes.

Stables CafeKarmarama Cafe, Twickenham

Atmospheric and friendly cafe with great coffee and home-made food inside a converted stable block behind Orleans House Gallery, with al fresco refreshments in the courtyard.


Pitcher & Piano RichmondPitcher & Piano, Richmond Bridge

This summertime favourite is noted for its terrace with stunning views of the river.  Perfect for al fresco dining.


Dysart ArmsDysart Arms, Petersham

Stylish gastro pub in an Arts & Crafts country inn next to Richmond Park.  Menus include locally reared rare breed pork and fresh seasonal produce from their own kitchen garden.


Pembroke Lodge Tea RoomsPembroke Lodge, Richmond Park

Tea rooms inside a Georgian mansion with spectacular terrace views overlooking the Thames Valley. Good for teas, light snacks and hot lunches. Adjacent free parking.

The Depot RestaurantRick Steins, Barnes

Thames riverside setting near Barnes Bridge for Rick Stein’s classical fish dishes with set lunch Mon-Fri.  80 covers plus seafood and drinks bar.

Sun Inn BarnesSun Inn, Barnes

Friendly pub with offbeat charm and freshly-cooked food overlooking Barnes village pond.

King's Head TeddingtonThe King’s Head, Teddington

Informal and cosy French brasserie with an English pub twist located in a historic pub on Teddington High Street. Their steaks and grills are delicious.

The Anglers pub, Teddington LockThe Anglers, Teddington Lock

Family-friendly riverside pub with large garden and play area.  Good range of ales and food, with seafood specials and summer barbeques.

Tide End Cottage pubTide End Cottage, Teddington Lock

This traditional local pub is a welcome refuge for lunch when walking or cycling between Richmond and Kingston. Close to the river, where the tidal and non-tidal Thames meet, and next to Teddington television studios. Simply cross the footbridge from the riverside towpath.

Pheasantry CafeThe Pheasantry Cafe, Bushy Park, Teddington

Family-friendly cafe located inside the beautiful Woodland Gardens in Bushy Park.  Hot and cold meals, snacks and ice creams. Adjacent free parking.

Cricketers KewThe Cricketers, Kew Green

Welcoming pub overlooking Kew Green with appetising food and cask ales.

Brouge at the Old Goat, TwickenhamBrouge at the Old Goat, Fulwell, Twickenham

Friendly Belgian bistro and British family pub with moules frites signature dish and choice of 95 beers.

Gosia Cafe & Deli TeddingtonGosia’s Cafe, Teddington

Charming classical Polish cafe & deli with polite service on Teddington Broad Street, opposite Boots. Freshly made meals all day plus a huge selection of cakes. Delicious breakfasts, special goulash soup and cheesecake to die for.

Cabbage Patch TwickenhamThe Cabbage Patch, Twickenham

The world’s most famous rugby pub.  Also a family-friendly and late night venue.

Other good rugby pubs in Twickenham include the William Webb Ellis, The White Swan, The Fox, The Eel Pie and the Barmy Arms.

Hare & HoundsHare & Hounds, East Sheen

Friendly Young’s pub with garden & patio for summer BBQ’s with outside bar. Regular quiz, jazz and poker nights.

So BarSo Bar, Richmond Centre

An intimate table service cocktail bar in one of Richmond town centre’s old Elizabethan lanes.

Lion Pub & La Cloche RestaurantThe Lion Pub & La Cloche Restaurant, Teddington

Comfortable English pub with a French dining room serving appetising rustic French cuisine. Has a large garden, French cineclub and regular quiz nights.