Kingston restaurants not to miss
Kingston and its surrounding neighbourhoods offer a fantastic range of places to dine, whether you are looking for upscale Indian, contemporary British with locally sourced seasonal produce, or relaxed pizza joints.
Pictured top: The Dysart
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
The lovely Roz Ana is 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. Don’t miss the crispy soft shell crab with toasted coconut – it is divine.
Obon Sushi & Udon
This tiny neighbourhood restaurant is a hidden gem serving up spankingly fresh and imaginative sushi. The prawn tempura is also rather special. 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. There is now a Teddington branch, offering a grill menu, too.
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’ 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.
Peppe’s at the Cardinal, Kingston
This much-loved local is known for its incredible pizzas, which are incredibly light, crispy and delicious. There’s also a big emphasis on fresh fish dishes. It is particularly lovely on a summer’s evening, with its outdoor garden. There are fun domes, too, that can be hired.
Sticks N Sushi, Kingston
A new branch of the sushi and skewers concept has taken over a prime site in the town centre. The design is cool, the atmosphere lively, and there is a comprehensive menu of sushi and sashimi.
Al Forno, Kingston
This homely welcoming Italian is a great spot after a riverside stroll, and serves excellent pizza and pasta dishes. One of the most family friendly of Kingston restaurants.