10 Richmond Restaurants We Seriously Recommend

10 Richmond Restaurants We Seriously Recommend

Dining out in Richmond is always a good choice – check out these Richmond restaurants that’ll truly elevate your dining experience.

Pictured above: Gaucho



With stylish interiors and a gorgeous view of Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows, Gaucho is an idyllic location for a meal with a view. Highlights of the menu include their Argentinian steaks– some must-tries are their specialty cuts, including a gorgeous Churrasco de Chorizo: a spiral cut marinated in garlic, parsley and olive oil. This can all be enjoyed with an extensive list of Argentinian wines.


The Dysart

This Michelin-starred restaurant is a must-visit for any Richmond resident. Family-owned and family-run, the restaurant recently rose from humble and earnest beginnings to one of the most sought-after eateries in the area. Their nine-course tasting menu boasts delicious offerings, from an inventive oxtail risotto with aged rice, bone marrow and pickled chilli to lamb with roasted salsify, baby leek, black chanterelles and lamb jus.


A Cena

A Cena serves up seasonal Northern Italian dishes in a simple yet refined space. The dinner menu ranges from yummy antipasti such as pan-seared tiger prawns with garlic, chilli and lemon butter and chicken spiedini with courgette and rose harissa to primi pasta plates of spaghetti Cacio e Pepe and tagliatelle with slow-cooked beef. The stand-out from the secondi list has to be the chargrilled pork loin steak – with pickled red cabbage and braised cannellini.



Scott’s Richmond is all about the seafood: Head Chef Tom Fraser’s menu features a selection of seasonal takes on seafood classics, from the succulent pan-fried sea bream with capers and datterini to the stand-out Cornish pollock in bouillabaisse sauce. If you’re a fish fan, this isn’t one to miss!



After making its name with award-winning Spanish products, Brindisa has since opened up several dining locations. They serve up great tapas and sharing plates, including the merluza con pisto – slow cooked veg with hake and summer girolles – and the bistec tomahawk with chimichurri. For the interiors, Spanish tiling and pastels open out into intimate booths. In the summer months, they offer an outdoor terraced seating area, replete with gorgeous waterside views. You can also hire out the Bodega Room, where cured Iberan hams and rare Spanish wines fill the space, for tastings and private dining.


The Fat Badger

As well as being an all-day dining restaurant, The Fat Badger is also a farm shop with the aim to encourage visitors to appreciate the richness of locally-sourced British produce. All ingredients are either wild, foraged or locally-grown, with the meat sourced from sustainable livestock on the farm of the restaurant’s very owners, the Gladwin brothers. On Sundays, you can head there for ‘Sundays on the Farm’, a tradition involving Bloody Marys and British roasts with all the trimmings.


Al Boccon Di’Vino

Unique for their no-menu policy, Al Boccon Di’Vino serves up traditional Venetian food and a range of fine wines in a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Their policy is to allow the guest to sit back as they are served the finest Italian dishes: fresh pasta, cheese and meats imported from Italy, fish and Venetian desserts.


The Petersham

Any overnight stay in Richmond has to be complemented by a stint in the Petersham Hotel. And their restaurant is not to be missed: on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant opens for fine dining, with a menu featuring delicious dishes of roast lamb rump with smoked cauliflower and Swiss chard and Dover sole with sautéed ratte potatoes. The informal Club menu is available all week offering more simple eats of burgers and club sandwiches.


The Watermans

Winner of the Diner’s Choice Award in 2022, The Watermans is a Richmond favourite. The all-day dining menu provides a variety of treats, including fabulous shellfish: from divine lobster dishes to oysters and crab. Also worth trying are the selection of steak cuts: you can opt for a classic Angus ribeye or a classy Chateaubriand fillet. Don’t forget to sample their selection of cocktails – they make a mean Manhattan.



Swagat is a cosy and rosy-lit Indian restaurant serving excellent Indian food. They offer a tempting variety of delicious curries, with a hugely extensive selection of prawn and chicken dishes, and the veggie options are stacked too: we recommend the pindi chole, made from chickpeas tempered with ginger, green chilli and raw mango powder.