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Cheap Food in Richmond, Greater London*

Corner eateries, quick bites and the local chippy

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  • Don Fernandos tapas bar (come out of the station, turn left, it's set back from the road, at the end of the parade of shops before the multi-storey car park). Food is gorgeous! Especially the serrano ham (fed on acorns) and delicious bacon with broad beans. I spent my birthday in there, we arrived at 2pm and left at 9pm. Marvellous.
  • Definitely the Fish and Chip shop on King Street opp Dickins and Jones the food is super fresh and you can get a beer (cold too) with your meal. So if the pubs are to busy head for the chippie......
  • Strada (chain) on the Hill is good and reasonably priced for wood-fired pizza ovens. Trendy decor and very busy, often too loud to hold an intimate conversation but fun for an easy night out with good food. The Red Room (in Red Lion Street) is a great little bistro with excellent food, also serving a good selection of wines and cocktails. Relaxed atmosphere, only somewhat pretentious, good for an intimate dinner or a quiet night out -- try to get the sofa. The Olive Branch on the green used to have great baguettes (brie and grape...) but after a change of ownership and name they don't seem to any more. Still good smoothies, health-food vibes and the same new-age claptrap on the noticeboard.
  • Olivers Wholefoods.Kew Gardens.THis shop is a a bit of a healthfood rip off.The range is limited and their noticebaord is filled with local ads for Tai Chi and other dubious quack therapists.The manageress is somewhat arrogant in a HealthFoodie anti big supermarket kind of way and a Caucasian Assistant of unknown European origin was unable to comprehend a simple request in well enunciated English for a carrier bag.
  • Cafe Rez-recently under new management with head chef Gary O'Connell serving fine Mediterranean cuisine for all types of palettes open till late
  • Lots of good little restaurants around, especially up near the cinema. Try Giraffe for good food thats a little bit different. The Pizza Express is big and there is also a cafe Pasta, but they can get a bit boring. Chez maria, near gap is gorgeous, small little french restaurant, not open for lunch and make sure you book for the evening. Its lovely.
  • The farmers market in Heron Square was abandonned around June 2002. The is apparently one running in Chiswick with the many of the same suppliers selling from there :(
  • Good Earth chinese take away on the top of Richmond Hill, a bit pricey but worthit. Red Lion Chinese Restaurant on Red Lion Street, always good and really polite. Nando's - on the corner next to the cinema. Portugese with colourful decor and great music. Eat in/take away chicken and chips as mild or as spicy as you like. Makes a great alternative to the local fast food, very reasonably priced.
  • Actually, there's a decent chip shop in King Street (down by Dickins & Jones).
  • Richmond Farmers Market. Held the 1st Saturday of the month in Heron Square. Straight from the farm, fresh to you. website: http://richmondfmkt.homestead.com
  • The food in Richmond is dissappointing. Mainly upmarket chain restaurants.No real gems.
  • Crammed/rip off. No kebab shop - not even a chippy!
  • Best grub in Richmond has to be the Racing Page Pub. I used to travel from Bethnal Green to get my chops around that delicious nosh.
  • The Orange Tree Restaurant and all the posh ones on Richmond Hill. Cheap and good try Pizza Express, loads of little cafes.
  • Loads of posh restaurants but also some nice affordable bistros/ cafes.
  • Being the home of English Rubgy, it's not surprising that Twickenham is Curry Central. Apart from the thousands of Nepalise, Bangaldeshi and Indian restaurants in the area there is an increasingly good selection of restaurants opening up. Pizza, Mexican, Italian, French, british, Mongolian, Chinese, Fish and of course all day breakfast at Norma's cafe - the food is great but watch out for the service and whatever you do... DON'T MOVE THE CHAIRS AROUND

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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