Keep the festive feel going!

Why leave the fine dining to Christmas, when there are great restaurants to enjoy year-round! Here are of a few of our favourite TW haunts to tempt your taste buds (Covid restrictions permitting)…


5 Church Road, TW11 8PF | 020 8977 2725 and 8 York Street, TW1 3LD | 020 8241 0062 |

How would you describe your venue?  

We’re a Lebanese restaurant and café located in Teddington and Twickenham, serving fresh food daily. We have about 15 different dishes including chicken, meat and vegetarian, plus salads, mezze, soup and tagine. We’ve prepared a new hot menu for the new year!

What’s the atmosphere like?

Our restaurants make you feel like you’re on a holiday, taking in the atmosphere of the East and the Mediterranean, which is where we mainly derive our origins from.

Anything else we should know?

We’re the only restaurant in the region that provides food catering to homes, clubs and workplaces for up to 400 people. We are ready to cater!

Tsaretta Spice 

55 Church Street, TW1 3NR | 020 8892 1096 |

How would you describe your venue? 

We offer an exciting fine-dining Indian restaurant experience, incorporating a wide selection of contemporary Indian tapas, plus an extensive à la carte menu. Our Executive Head Chef, Yousuf Mohammed, originates from southern India and was taught to cook by his father and has travelled extensively to refine his knowledge.

What sort of atmosphere can we expect? 

Our ground floor restaurant has a lively, fun atmosphere, but you can also choose the more sedate upstairs area, ideal for private events, or choose al fresco dining in the large covered, heated courtyard. There’s a dedicated bar area where you can enjoy Indian or traditional cocktails from the ‘Tipsy List’ or choose from our premium draught beers and extensive wine list.

What can you tempt us with? 

Our ‘must haves’ include Punjabi Fish Fingers, Achari Paneer Tikka, Murgh Bahar, Laal Maas and Dal Makhani.

The Crane Tap

The Crane Tap, Unit A, Wharf House, 2 Brewery Lane, TW1 1AX | 020 3327 7778 |

How would you describe your venue?

The Crane Tap is a unique, home-grown neighbourhood bar and kitchen on the banks of the River Crane. We offer affordable, great quality food and drinks, including bar snacks, an all-day weekend brunch, Sunday lunch, children’s (and dogs’) menus, along with an à la carte menu; all of which showcase and support local produce and suppliers.

What sort of food can we expect?

Cosy up with the sweet potato rendang, served with sourdough flatbread and a pineapple salad. Perhaps you’d prefer the chicken schnitzel or superfood salad, served with mango, pomegranate, black beans and quinoa. Get a taste of Gaucho with a selection of their Argentinian steaks, along with a selection or sandwiches and mouth-watering burgers from Meat and Bun. Our beverage menus include innovative cocktails, wines and local beers by tap.

What sort of atmosphere can we expect? There’s a relaxed feel, where guests can pop up in for a game of pool and a drink at the bar, or dine in the restaurant in an informal setting. We aim to provide something for all: a place to drink, dine, play, relax or work with friends, colleagues or the whole family. 

One One Four

114 High Street, Teddington TW11 8JB | 020 3745 8114 |

How would you describe your venue? 

Our motto is ‘city meets countryside’. Imagine the glamour of the city mixed with a menu serving the best fresh seasonal produce you’d expect to find in the countryside. The vibe is relaxed and friendly in a modern contemporary setting.

What’s your food speciality?

Our executive chef Dario Zannoni creates seasonally crafted Modern European cuisine for an experience you won’t forget. Our Surrey Farm Beef Fillet is a fan favourite amongst our regulars.

What can you tempt us with?

If you’re still in a festive mood but have had enough of turkey, try our Miso Cod, you won’t regret it. And if you’re not doing dry January, why not carry on the spirit of Christmas with our Winter Spiced Negroni?

Avocado & Lemon

10 London Road, TW1 3RR | | 020 8241 0082

What’s your food speciality?

We serve delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch with a Mediterranean twist. We cook everything on site with fresh quality ingredients such as St Ewes rich yolk eggs and seeded sourdough.

How would you describe the atmosphere? The restaurant has a vintage and cosy feel. All the objects used to decorate it are special to us: the bike on the wall belonged to the owner’s grandfather, the shelves are lined with our own cookbooks, and we’ve even been growing our own avocado seed! We’re proud to welcome everybody (even your furry friend!) with kindness and attention.

What can you tempt us with?

The Shakshuka has been a customer favourite for a while and it’s perfect for winter: the eggs are cooked in a warming and comforting spicy tomato sauce and are served with yoghurt and sourdough bread. You can add charred feta or chorizo for an extra kick of flavour.


83 High Street, Teddington TW11 8HG | 020 8977 9398 |

How would you describe your venue?

We’re a long-established family-run restaurant and wine bar We have a relaxed atmosphere in the style of an enoteca and a neighbourhood osteria. Cosy fireplaces, friendly staff, lively atmosphere, fully loaded bar, daily hand cut fresh pasta and seasonal ingredients. That’s us in a nutshell! 

What’s your food speciality? 

We let the ingredients do the talking. Serving high quality, fresh seasonal produce from the British Isles and Italy, with some ingredients grown in our kitchen garden. Following the traditions of Italian cooking, occasionally breaking the rules, but only by a little! 

What can you tempt us with? 

We offer a delicious set menu and there are hundreds of quaffable wines, gins and moorish cocktails to choose from. We also have live music nights and in the warmer months you can enjoy eating al fresco in our beautiful courtyard garden.

Primitivo Club 

84-86 Broad Street, TW11 8QT  | 07393 872934 | |

How would you describe your venue?

We’re a wine bar and deli shop on a mission to build a family-friendly community based around good food and wine.

What can you tempt us with?

Our highlights are cheese & charcuterie platters, seasonal specials like baked camembert & classic French raclette, homemade beef lasagna & parmigiana. We also offer fresh salads like caprese with buffalo mozarella and truffle buratta, caviar tasting, pheasant terrine, and much more. You can also try global champagne and unique wines, whiskey and beer available by glass or bottle. We use the Coravin Wine Preservation System, which is designed to pour wine without removing the cork, so wine always tastes like it has just been opened—even years later.

Anything else we should know?

We are proposing to have speciality coffee, fine delicatessen products and sandwiches available from lunchtime through to the evening. We also have a full takeaway service running all day so our guests can replicate a fine-dining experience at home. 

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