From gorgeous vegan treats in Richmond Hill and authentic Italian in Claygate and Wimbledon Village to award-winning Indian in Kingston, our restaurant guide has all your cravings covered.
We don’t know about you, but over lockdown we have really missed dining out. Now that restaurants have reopened their doors, we have put together a restaurant guide filled with top picks of sensational local hotspots. Paired with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t indulge in the very best of your local eateries.
Averna – mouth-watering Italian dining
The Claygate Averna’s approach to food is simple. Their menu is rooted in authenticity, with inspirations taken from the Italian table, and made with only the best ingredients, sourced locally and of course seasonally, wherever possible. Their welcoming staff make sure that each and every dining experience is memorable. Expect fresh, homemade dishes, including comforting bowls of pasta and delicious pizzas and many dishes with a modern twist too.
The Green, Esher KT10 0JQ | claygateaverna.co.uk
This elegant, modern, independent Italian restaurant, in the heart of Wimbledon Village serves classic, freshly prepared Italian food matched with an excellent wine list, also offering takeaway with Deliveroo service.
Pizza Monday: Any pizza from their menu £10.
Pasta Tuesday: Any pasta from their menu £10.
Wine Wednesday: 50% off any bottle on their wine list *Excludes Tignanello and Solaia.
Monday-Wednesday offers also available for dine in.
Thursday-Sunday: 10% off all take-away orders.
33 High Street Wimbledon Village SW19 5BY | centanni.co.uk
020 3971 9781
Stepping into Fratelli Delicatessen feels like visiting Italy in the heart of North Kingston. A perfect place for a coffee or delicious lunch prepared by the owner, Antonio, who has years of experience as a chef at London’s top Italian restaurants. Antonio uses his own brand of pasta sauces in all his recipes and they are perfect for at-home cooking. It’s worth asking him for advice on your cooking queries. Alongside the variety of foods available from the Deli counter and their artisan Italian gelato, Fratelli’s also offers a broad range of wines including some of the finest vintage Italian wine.
For 10% off for a case of six bottles, quote DARLING10.
57 Park Road, Kingston KT2 6DB | fratellidelicatessen.com
020 8549 8021
Hemingways Lounge Bar
Darling’s restaurant guide wouldn’t be complete without Hemingways, Wimbledon Village’s only independent owned and run daytime and night-time elegant, plush lounge cafe and cocktail bar. Serving award-winning cocktails in bottles, top hat and welly boot vessels, very popular to share, Hemingways are famous for their Margritas Expresso Martinis and Crack Babies. Now introducing their food and party canapés from Michelin Chefs Jack Blumenthal and Scott Perkins, give them a call to book their venue for your next event or get-together.
57 High Street Wimbledon, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EE | @HemingwaysWimbledon
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Roz Ana – award-winning Indian cuisine
In July, Roz Ana reopened its doors to the delight of their devoted diners around the Kingston Hill area, with COVID-19 precautions in place. It is regarded as one of the finest Indian dining experiences outside central London; a place to find the best in authentic regional Indian cuisine. Great cocktails and wines that are matched perfectly with Indian food, a top choice for spice lovers to meet, relax and celebrate with all the family. And if you fancy eating at home check, out their takeaway options.
4-8 Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 7NH | roz-ana.com
020 8546 6388
The Retreat Kitchen – delicious plant-based dishes
This small but perfectly formed vibrant, plant-based cafe was founded by Maggie and Claire, whose intention is to share their love of homemade vegan cooking with their community. They create earth-friendly food which is good for you and good for the planet, and use locally sourced ingredients where possible and their menu changes with the seasons. You certainly don’t have to be vegan to enjoy their delicious creations!
16 Hill Rise, Richmond TW10 6UA | theretreatkitchen.co.uk
020 8127 0700
Riverside Walk – unbeatable river views
Kingston’s Riverside Walk is open and looking forward to serving the community again with delicious mouth-watering cuisine from their six restaurants. If you’re looking to visit and dine at the restaurants, they have safety measures in place, as per Government guidance. However, if you decide to enjoy a delicious meal at home, don’t forget that many Riverside Walk restaurants are offering click-and-collect or delivery via Deliveroo, Uber Eats, and Just Eat UK. You’ll be spoilt with a variety of cuisine – Bill’s, Busaba, Chakra, Comptoir Libanais, Côte Brasserie, and Haché Riverside Social.
Riverside Walk, Kingston KT1 1QN | riversidewalkkingston.co.uk
Nestled between Bushy Park and Hampton Court Palace, The Six is a stunning boutique hotel with a restaurant and bar and newly renovated 14 bedrooms with the most comfortable beds, individually designed bathrooms with mosaic tiles and minibars in every room. Their restaurant is currently open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, where a talented team only use the best local ingredients to produce familiar and comforting food. Kids and dogs are welcome. Come for lunch any day and The Six can include tickets to the Palace and Magic Garden.
2 Lion Gate, Hampton Court Road, East Molesey KT8 9DD | kingsarmshamptoncourt.com
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