I live in south west London, near Richmond, and am lucky to be surrounded by
lots of innovative independent restaurants.
we are inundated with the obligatory high street chains, which – often with their “we’ve seen it all
before” waiting staff – tend to be a good option for taking
Chilling out with the children at Baby Cakes, a relaxed coffee
and cake shop. Baby Cakes makes cakes the order ad also organises tea parties
and workshops for both adults and children.
Faanoos – a great value-for-money Persian restaurant. It’s Bring your Own Bottle too – bargain!
Picking up some Italian treats at Valentina, a delicatessen and
restaurant, selling a wide range of store cupboard essentials as well as meats,
cheeses and wines.
The Victoria is one of my favourite gastro pubs – it’s tucked
away in East Sheen, just on the edge of Richmond Park. Cosy in the winter, sit
in the conservatory in the summer – either way, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy
the seasonal cooking and get acquainted with the beer and wines.
The Hare and Hounds – I’m mentioning this for the Youngs beer
(prompted by Mr Husband) and the massive beer garden. Despite the aforementioned beer garden and child’s food menu, it is, alas, not child friendly…
For East Sheen locals, check out East Sheen Village