There’s no arguing that Craven House is in a spectacular location. With Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park and the sparkling river Thames right on our doorstep we are certainly spoiled. But it seems almost embarrassing to say that that’s not all! We have also lucked out in the eating department and have quite a number of top-notch eateries within throwing distance. Below are five of our favourite restaurants in Hampton Court (or if you don’t feel like going out, click here to read our takeaways blog):
The Mitre (Whispering Angel Bar)
Where to start with this gem? Boasting not one, but two restaurants and The Whispering Angel bar, the recently refurbished Mitre Hotel is a treat for the taste buds. Indulge in some Atlantic lobster or Hampshire rib eye steak at 1665, the riverside brasserie, or sip a sweet rosé at the Coppernose café and wine bar. And if afternoon teas’ what you’re after then The Mitre does that too.
Fancy some tapas? Look no further than Mezzet Dar where you’ll find Lebanese and Mediterranean tapas to satiate any craving.
Famed for its delicious steak tartare and moules frites, this French and European restaurant is a favourite amongst locals. Mixing traditional and innovative dishes, you’re spoiled for choice. It’s also tres romantic, so just the spot for a classy date on your weekend escape.
If you’re after some comforting pub grub then the Mute Swan has just what you need. Not only that, but it sits directly opposite the gates of the Palace so you won’t have to wander far if you’ve been mooching about Henry VIII’s pad all day.
Arguably the best Italian in the area, you won’t be disappointing if you can wangle a table by the window to enjoy the views over Bushy Park.
…and village cafés perfect for snacks and afternoon teas
At risk of going on and on about our foodie spots we can’t let the chance of mentioning Dish – known for its brunches and cakes, Mada Deli – the perfect spot for a casual lunch and Canela Café – great for breakfast or brunch before a day at the Palace or a long walk along the Thames. Think great coffee, generous portions, and a varied menu with a little Latino flair.
Heading to Hampton Court Palace?
If you’re heading to our corner of London be sure to pay a visit to one of our favourite spots. And if you need somewhere to stay, our luxury serviced apartments are waiting to welcome you.
I look forward to seeing you soon,