Originally built as two Georgian houses, this smart restaurant/boutique hotel offers elegant riverside dining, especially in warmer weather, when their balcony comes into use.
Chef Shay Cooper has a good kitchen pedigree and has built up an excellent list of suppliers for the dishes on his modern-style menus.
A summer snapshot of the menu included 'Tartare of Organic Salmon with Ginger & Sesame Crust with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette'; 'Red Mullet Broth with Shredded Squid, Seared Scallop & Basil Purée'; 'Home-Cured Duck with Foie Gras, Pressed Duck Confit, Elderflower Jelly & Pickled Cherries' and 'Roast Quail with Buttered Cabbage, Cured Ham & Potato Terrine with Bacon & Hazelnut Dressing' among the starters.
'Label Anglais Chicken with Buttered Girolles, Potato Gnocchi, Summer Truffle and Chicken & Sweetcorn Broth'; 'Salt Marsh Mutton with Asparagus, Crisp Lamb Breast, with Courgette & Herb Purée'; 'Scottish Halibut with Parsnip Rémoulade, Walnuts, Black Trompettes, Lemon Purée & Roast Chicken Sauce' listed among the mains.
Desserts are a high-point with perhaps 'Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with Vanilla Rice Pudding & Pink Grapefruit Sorbet'; 'Strawberry Parfait with Slow-Roasted Strawberries, Mascarpone & Pistachio Ice Cream' and 'Lemon Meringue with Poached Blackberries & Blackcurrant Sorbet' on offer. While those with a more savoury tooth are offered a selection of British & French Cheeses from Teddington Cheese (q.v.).
Service is both efficient and friendly.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £19.50 (2 courses), £23.00 (3 courses); mains £14 to £28
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-22.00; set D £39 (3 courses), Tasting Menu £55 (6 courses); mains £14 to £28
- Seats: 38, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world, kicking off at £18
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Richmond upon Thames Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: D Sun
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available