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.
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.
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.
Referred to as ‘Richmond’s best kept secret’, this charming eighteenth century pub offers hearty modern pub food in a convivial setting.
New 160-cover restaurant cafe & bar with superb riverside views. American-inspired menu served all day with some interesting signature dishes.
Continental beer garden beside the Thames, serving great German food, beer and wine.
Authentic Argentine steaks on the riverfront with panoramic views and alfresco dining in the summer.
One of Richmond’s finest restaurants, with a panoramic view. Modern classical cuisine and scrumptious afternoon teas.
Light and airy restaurant within boutique riverside hotel. Modern cuisine with fresh ingredients, afternoon teas and bar.
Agreeable, family-run Italian restaurant with authentic Italian cusine and excellent service.
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.
Victorian riverside landmark pub with plenty of nooks and crannies, beer garden on the waterfront and all the usual pub fare.
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.
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.
Long-established local restaurant specialising in traditional Breton cuisine. Recommend their seafood and galettes washed down with cider or Loire wines.
Charming bistro strongly influenced by French regional cuisine. Next to the Parish Church with a secluded courtyard for al fresco dining.
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.
Classic fish & chips. Drinks license and they even serve steaks, burgers and salads
Great fish & chips. Eat in or out – enjoy your freshly cooked fish & chips sitting by the riverside or on the nearby 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.
Top class friendly restaurant with a Michelin star and delicious menus and wines.
Simple yet high quality Italian food in this elegant family-run restaurant just across Richmond Bridge.
Charming and critically acclaimed restaurant and gastro pub with modern British cuisine by chef & owner Paul Merrett.
Experience an abundance of Venetian food & wine from a set menu served in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Flying 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.
Enjoy Italian-inspired lunches and homemade cakes among plants and flowers inside a glasshouse at this delightful family-run cafe.
Delicious lunches and afternoon teas overlooking the lawns of Horace Walpole’s ‘Little Gothic Castle.’
Friendly and award-winning bistro serving reasonably-priced French-style food in pleasant surroundings.
Tasty tapas served by friendly staff in rustic surroundings, with alfresco dining in summer.
The best sushi in Richmond. Korean-run restaurant serving traditional & modern Japanese and Korean cuisine.
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.
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.
This summertime favourite is noted for its terrace with stunning views of the river. Perfect for al fresco dining.
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.
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.
Picturesque Thames riverside setting for this popular brasserie classic in a stable-yard conversion near Barnes Bridge.
Friendly pub with offbeat charm and freshly-cooked food overlooking Barnes village pond.
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.
Family-friendly riverside pub with large garden and play area. Good range of ales and food, with seafood specials and summer barbeques.
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.
Family-friendly cafe located inside the beautiful Woodland Gardens in Bushy Park. Hot and cold meals, snacks and ice creams. Adjacent free parking.
Welcoming pub overlooking Kew Green with appetising food and cask ales.
Friendly Belgian bistro and British family pub with moules frites signature dish and choice of 95 beers.
Gosia’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.
The world’s most famous rugby pub. Also a family-friendly and late night venue.
Friendly Young’s pub with garden & patio for summer BBQ’s with outside bar. Regular quiz, jazz and poker nights.
An intimate table service cocktail bar in one of Richmond town centre’s old Elizabethan lanes.
Comfortable English pub with a French dining room serving appetising rustic French cuisine. Has a large garden, French cineclub and regular quiz nights.