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Botox at EF MEDISPA Richmond

The first thing that hits you about the Richmond Medispa is the smooth complexions of the staff. The women are, without exception, gorgeous. There’s a lot of blonde hair. I’m ushered into a room with a lovely Scot called Tess, … Read more →

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Argentinian steak at Gaucho, Richmond riverside


Open Mon-Weds 11.45am–11pm; Thurs-Fri 11.45am-12am,; Sat 9-10.30am, 11.45-12am; Sun–10.30am, 11.45am-11am

The blurb

A low-slung, boathouse inspired building, Gaucho Richmond is a sophisticated way to spend a day on the river. Inside, the glass-panelled walls offer panoramic sights of Richmond … Read more →

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'The star addition to the treatment was the Opera LED Light Therapy Mask'

Bodyvie Signature Facial

The blurb

Bodyvie Signature Facials are intensive, medical-grade treatments designed by Dr Andrew Weber for his eponymous London clinic. The Bodyvie Signature Facial is customised to every individual’s skincare needs and can tackle a range of concerns, including brightening and … Read more →

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The Ivy Cafe, Richmond

Open Mon–Thu 8am–midnight, Fri–Sat 8am–1am, Sun 9am–11pm

The blurb:

‘The Ivy Cafe, Richmond is an all-day dining British cafe with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international classics, seven days a week. Beautifully located near the river Thames and … Read more →

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Carluccio’s Richmond

Ahh—Carluccio’s. Staple of the British high street for years; in fact almost 30 years, Anthony Carluccio (rather charmingly called the ‘godfather of Italian gastronomy’ online) having opened the first Carluccio’s shop in 1991. He expanded the business eight years later … Read more →

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Gaucho, Richmond

Open Mon–Thu 11.30am–11pm, Fri–Sat 11.30am–midnight, Sun midday–11pm

The blurb:

Modern foodie wisdom would have us believe that no one does steak like the Argentinians (I’m the daughter of a German raised on meat with a side of meat, so despite … Read more →

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Linnea at Kew
'My trip to the restaurant was worth the trek on the train to Kew Bridge. I’d go again'

Linnea, Kew

Linnea is an intimate restaurant in Kew, run by a Swedish chef, that has been open since October 2013. Its name is thoughtful considering the eatery is just a few strides from Kew Gardens—Linnea is a type of honeysuckle, which Read more →

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Jackson + Rye
'Chucking in so many other styles of cooking, however, does spoil the pot a bit; less is more and all that'

Jackson + Rye

Mon—Fri 8am—11pm; Sat 8am—11.30pm; Sun 9am—11pm

The style:

Occupying a huge site overlooking the very pretty Richmond riverfront, this is the third Jackson + Rye restaurant, all backed by Richard Caring, he of J Sheekey, Annabel’s and The Ivy. The … Read more →

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Olympic Studios Cafe and Dining Room

Open Sun–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri–Sat 8am–midnight

Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin – these are not people who I would usually associate with a relaxed evening spent reclined in front of a film with a glass of red in hand. … Read more →

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'The soup was good, but the potted shrimps were the real delicacy.'

The Petersham Hotel

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner

As we came to the entrance we got our first glimpse of the stunning grounds. Green meadows and huge white blossoming trees stretched out beneath the 19th century building, surrounded by Read more →

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