This Georgian building, dating back to 1740, overlooks the River Thames and is within easy reach…
“Finely-tuned modern cooking by the river.” - AA Inspector
RICHMOND UPON THAMES, GREATER LONDON
Set within a handsome pair of elegant townhouses a short walk from Richmond town centre, stylish restaurant-with-rooms Bingham Riverhouse occupies a lovely spot overlooking the River Thames. Easy-on-the-eye neutral hues and a calm ambience set the tone in the elegantly relaxed dining room which has the sort of chic, faultless look often found on the pages of glossy interiors magazines. The young and engaged waiting staff are attentive and friendly but not at all overbearing. Former BBC MasterChef The Professionals winner Steven Edwards leads an ambitious young team in the kitchen, displaying strong technical skill and interesting flavour combinations. High quality ingredients are given the respect they deserve, and they are allowed to take centre stage with minimal interference from other elements on the plate. The seasonal three-, four- or five-course tasting menus are based around the very best local produce available on the day. To start, a signature dish of ‘dippy egg’ brings a duck egg yolk with nasturtium root and onion. Another way to begin a meal could be sea trout, oyster, onion and dill. For mains, an attractively presented piece of precisely timed fillet of hake is paired with plump mussels and chervil. For meat eaters, the main course might present succulent saddle of venison with parsnip and enoki mushrooms or sirloin of veal with cauliflower and tarragon. Alternatively, another Steven Edwards' signature is the Golden Cross cheese, Granny Smith, marigold and sourdough. To finish, set lemon, yogurt and thyme is a refreshing finale, or you could indulge with Valrhona chocolate, cocoa nib and chestnut. A vegetarian option to close the meal is ginger cake, pear and brandy. A global wine list offers plenty by the glass. Tables on the waterside-facing balcony are highly prized when it comes to summery alfresco dining.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 82
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 27
- Wines over £30: 152
- Wines by the glass: 23
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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