Kew Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kew

August 10, 2017 Diedre Savory

Kew (/kjuː/) is a suburban district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-east of Richmond and 7.1 miles (11.4 km) west by south-west of Charing Cross; its population at the 2011 Census was 11,436.
Things to do in Kew

1. The Glasshouse

14 Station Parade, Kew, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3PZ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$526 +44 20 8940 6777
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 816 reviews

The Glasshouse

Reviewed By BarnabyHilbourne - Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

Every part of our meal at the Glasshouse last weekend was brilliant. The greeting when we entered was welcoming and attentive and this went for the service all the way through. Then the drinks menu was varied, good value and delicious when we'd received our drinks too. Then most importantly, the food was excellent. Our ox cheek and polenta starter was tender, generously glazed and very moorish (though a bigger portion would have been great!); my pork was perfectly cooked, pink, and came with a delicious apple sauce and reduced jus, while my partner's venison, with tiny venison pie looked amazing. Both desserts, a chocolate and hazelnut tart and a poached pineapple with pear sorbet were stunning,a s were the petit fours which accompanied the rich black coffee that we finished with. can't wait to go back!

2. Annie's Restaurant- Chiswick

162 Thames Road, London W4 3QS, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$385 - HK$1,538 +44 20 8994 9080
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 370 reviews

Annie's Restaurant- Chiswick

Annie’s restaurant in Chiswick is the kind of place every neighbourhood dreams of. This home-from-home restaurant has become a local institution, as spot-on for Sunday brunch as for romantic dinners. A stone’s throw from the Thames, its cosy rooms are an eclectic mix of exposed brick, richly-coloured cushions, rococo mirrors and chandeliers. And the menu is the kind that makes you sob with gratitude, filled with dishes that you’d cook for yourself at home if you could be bothered. Start with a salad of halloumi, roast squash, fig and caramelised shallot, then savour the slow roast pork belly with white bean and chorizo cassoulet. Warm, welcoming and satisfying, Annie’s will send you home smiling.

Reviewed By MCH2312 - London, United Kingdom

We're a family from Australia, where brunch is one of the 'must-do' weekend activities, but we've struggled to find something comparable in our neck of the woods in London (other than a traditional café).
Look no more - we discovered Annie's! We chose to have brunch here for my birthday, immediately prior to Xmas, so the restaurant was wonderfully decorated - an added bonus. Annie's is quite small - and I didn't realise you could eat dinner here (that's on the cards ...) - and the Xmas menu looked delicious.
I had the Annie's big breakfast - which was sensational, and absolutely hit the mark for my birthday brunch. Kids enjoyed the pancakes. Coffee was also great - the hallmark of any great brunch location.
Do yourself a favour and visit Annie's for brunch (or lunch, or dinner, or whatever ...)

3. Kew Grill

10B Kew Green, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3BH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$455 - HK$761 +44 20 8948 4433
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 379 reviews

Kew Grill

Reviewed By michael s - London, United Kingdom

Kew Grill never fails to deliver. Delicious lunch .My wife had the sirloin roast ,I opted for the sea bass ,both cooked perfectly.Good selection of wines . Friendly service . On the expensive side but worth every penny.

4. Chez Lindsay

11 Hill Rise, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6UQ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$604 +44 20 8948 7473
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Chez Lindsay

Reviewed By Melanie D - Twickenham

We took our daughters to Chez Lindsay for an early evening meal. The food is Breton - perfect for family eating. The service is pitched just right attentive without being invasive. The girls felt grown-up but spoiled. They loved the crepes and sorbets. We enjoyed fish and crepes suzette. Well worth a visit if you are bored with corporate consistency.

5. Al Boccon Di'vino is Non Solo Vino

14A Red Lion Street, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1RW, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$314 - HK$1,248 +44 20 8940 9060
Excellent
83%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 844 reviews

Al Boccon Di'vino is Non Solo Vino

Reviewed By jameswinter - London, United Kingdom

A local institution - no menu, multi course meal, always popular. Don't bother bringing vegetarians. But a most enjoyable and tasty evening for omnivores, albeit a little on the pricey side. Expect to be surrounding by groups celebrating birthdays, and shell out around £75 a head inc. some wine. You won't leave hungry, and you'll get to see a pig's head with an apple in the mouth at your table - a dash of Henry VIII!

6. La Rosetta

201 High Street, Brentford, Ealing TW8 8AH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 20 8560 3002
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

La Rosetta

Reviewed By Travel123m

Stumbled across this restaurant on a trip to nearby Twickenham. Had pasta and pizza between us, both really tasty, best pasta I’ve had maybe ever!! Atmosphere was good, service fast but not intrusive, reasonable prices, nothing I could fault. Would happily eat here again.

7. Q Verde

291 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3LU, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$330 +44 20 8332 2882
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 499 reviews

Q Verde

Only six minutes away from the Kew Botanic Gardens, Q Verde is a popular Mediterranean restaurant on Sandycombe Road that has a delightful villagey vibe. Food lovers flock to Q Verde for the wholesome menus and outstanding service, and this family-run restaurant genuinely makes you feel at home the moment you step inside the door. We love the terra cotta coloured walls, black board menus and the general rustic ambience, and the moreish menu is filled with temptations such as the fried chorizo sausage served with crispy rosti potatoes for starters, the fillet of pork with caramelized apples and a Marsala jus for mains, and the traditional tiramasu for dessert.

Reviewed By Steven E - London, United Kingdom

Booked only last minute but they managed to give us a table for 9 pm. Nice atmosphere when we got there, very busy, but were welcomed and seated straight away. Great service throughout and not hurried even though we had a late sitting and so were one of the last to leave. Excellent artichoke and spinach bake to start and lovely calves liver perfectly pink cooked as a main. My wife had warm calamari on a rocket salad and then pasta with garlic and olive oil nicely seasoned and cooked al dents. Great light panna cotta as dessert. Along with the lovely service made for a very nice evening. Definitely recommend!

8. Ma Cuisine

Office 9 The Old Post 9 Station Approach | 9 Station Approach, Kew, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3QB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 20 8332 1923
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 432 reviews

Ma Cuisine

Oh so French and oh so charming, Ma Cuisine Bistrot is Kew���s very own Gallic dining room, where locals and visitors are invited to enjoy rustic French cuisine in delightfully traditional surroundings. In the very heart of Kew Village, close to the train station and local shops, Ma Cuisine Bistrot is situated in the old Post Office with its large arched window and smattering of pavement tables and chairs. It���s an attractive space decorated with characteristic red and white chequered tablecloths, dark wood ladder backed chairs, impressionist posters and black and white tile flooring, all bringing to mind those tiny cafes on town squares all over Brittany. Serving high quality food at realistic prices, Ma Cuisine Bistrot is the proud owner of a Michelin Bib Gourmand, awarded for its fresh, delicious dishes of classical and rustic origin. Relaxed and convivial, this lovely restaurant is popular for laid back lunches, catering for a range of appetites, while evening brings the opportunity to really unwind with a bottle of excellent French wine and good food in a romantic setting.

Reviewed By Linda H - Chichester England

My family and I ate here late afternoon before visiting the Christmas light show at Kew.
This is a small but cosy restaurant, the service was very good and an excellent choice of menu.
Worked well for us eating at 4pm as not all restaurants serve at this time of day.

9. Pier 1

11-13 Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6UH, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$447 - HK$447 +44 20 8332 2778
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 533 reviews

Pier 1

Reviewed By Tony G - Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Great fish Restuarant, much to good to classify it as a ‘chippie’, Billy and his team give a warm welcome &!serve the best.. even looking after ‘ Slimming World’ sinners, who can still get a delicious grilled fish, salad & new potato supper while longing for the ‘real deal’ of crispy battered haddock, fat chips & mushy peas! Always a popular destination for my visiting friends! Enormous portions, wide selection of dishes & good service! What more can you ask’ cheers

10. Sami's Spice

125 High Street, Brentford, Ealing TW8 8AT, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal Dinner, Late Night +44 20 8560 0111
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Sami's Spice

Reviewed By Stephen_Lloyd - London, United Kingdom

Our group continues to try, and enjoy, a BYOB each month. This was not actually the first choice for the evening, the other one started to charge corkage so a swift change of plans brought us here. It was our lucky night.
Straightforward well-cooked traditional Indian dishes were consumed by all of us with not a complaint in sight. It’s a totally non pretentious place you could easily miss and walk by, facing the old Magistrates Court smack in the middle of Brentford. The town is known for pubs more than food but I think that is changing and the owner should be commended on his fine contribution to the change. I think we had something like 15 dishes between us and not a clunker in them.
Furniture wise and décor could be in any of a million forgettable places, but thankfully rhe food, warm service and nicely full bellies are here for us.
Looking forward to going again soon.

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