One of the many blessings of our fabulous location is the abundance of top-notch eateries right on our doorstep.
Here’s my pick of 5 of the best:
Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes are served up tapas-style, and to say the food is moreish is an understatement. It’s built a great reputation over the years and it’s fully deserved. Mezzet Dar gets a lot of passing trade given its proximity to the palace, but foodies would seek this place out wherever it was.
This French and European restaurant is known for great steak tartare and moules frites, as well as a few more innovative dishes. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed. It’s quite a romantic place too, so perfect for couples and those away on a weekend escape.
The Mute Swan is no.1 for location – but it doesn’t disappoint on food either. It’s upmarket pub grub and sits directly opposite the gates of the palace. On your way in or out, there’s no better place to wine and dine.
This local café is humble and unassuming, but consistently wows its customers with the best coffee in the area and generous portions of great, wholesome food. The menu is varied but definitely has a Latino edge – and it’s especially good for brunch and breakfast.
La Fiamma is the best Italian in the area, and also boasts stunning views of Bushy Park. Get a table by the window if you can, watch the deer in the park, and order a glass of wine and a big bowl of pasta. It’s a little slice of heaven.
…and village cafés perfect for snacks and afternoon teas
I should also make an honourable mention of several fabulous cafés in nearby village East Molesey – right on the palace’s doorstep.
Dish is a local favourite well known for its brunches and cakes. Five At The Bridge is a quaint little café that serves simple but tasty meals all day. Meanwhile, Mada Deli is the perfect place to grab lunch after a morning at the palace.
To be honest, in East Moseley you’re really spoilt for choice.
Heading to Hampton Court Palace?
If you’re heading to my corner of London and need somewhere special to stay, check out my serviced apartments. Luxurious yet affordable, I have options to cater for all tastes and group sizes.