Kingston restaurants not to miss
Kingston and its surrounding neighbourhoods offer a fantastic range of places to eat out, whether you are looking for upscale Indian, contemporary British with locally sourced seasonal produce, or relaxed pizza joints.
The French Table, Surbiton
Always elegant, The French Table offers a refined and seasonal French menu and a great wine list. There is a five-course tasting menu you can opt for to get the full experience, as well as a matching wine flight.
Roz Ana, Kingston
On an unassuming roundabout on Kingston Hill is the lovely Roz Ana, a chic restaurant and bar, which offers regional specialities from India. Stand-outs include a Goan-style pork belly vinha d’alhos and Southern Indian mooplah beef curry. And don’t miss the crispy soft shell crab with toasted coconut.
With a prime spot on Kingston’s riverside, Chakra has gorgeous views from the terrace and an opulent interior. Dine on the likes of delicious spiced king prawns and Hyderabadi lamb shank, or try the extensive vegan menu.
The Dysart, Petersham
Inside a beautiful arts and crafts building, the Michelin-star winning The Dysart offers modern and sophisticated cooking showcasing stunning ingredients. Suppliers are carefully chosen, and there is a ‘nose to tail’ and ‘root to stalk’ ethos. Read our interview with the team.
The Petersham Hotel, Petersham
You can come in the daytime and gaze out at the incredible view over Petersham Meadows and down to the Thames but equally we enjoy the night-time vibe which manages to be both casual and refined. It is also an excellent spot for afternoon tea.
No. 97, Surbiton
A sleek and contemporary space, No 97 is a restaurant and gin bar with local and seasonal food stunningly presented. It’s smart enough to be considered a special occasion spot but so welcoming you’ll want to be there more.
The Grey Horse
This is a meat-eater’s heaven with all kinds of ribs, joints and burgers all barbecued to perfection. We would go to the ends of the earth for its beef short rib. Fortunately, we only have to go down the road. There’s cocktails and a vast range of whisky on offer too.
Al Forno, Kingston
This homely welcoming Italian is a great spot for a summer evening and serves excellent pizza and pasta dishes. We also love the Neapolitan street food starter of arancini, frittatine and croquette. One of the most family friendly of Kingston restaurants
This Turkish restaurant opposite Kingston station has expanded massively over the years to cater to its growing fan base. The grilled meats are stunning as is the home-made bread. If you can’t decide, a mixed meze plate is a great way to sample some of the delicious dishes on offer.
Obon Sushi &Udon
This tiny neighbourhood restaurant is a hidden gem serving up spankingly fresh sushi. The prawn tempura is something special, too. There’s only a handful of tables so book in advance. It’s a fun place and you can watch the chefs in action in the open kitchen.