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A five-minute walk along the river from Richmond Bridge you’ll find this Bavarian restaurant specialising in piles of steaming sauerkraut topped with sausages, and other German delicacies stodgy
enough to line the stomach against the heavy-duty German beers on offer. Its best-kept secret? A huge, riverside beer garden.
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We love Steins, a Bavarian beer garden at the side of the Thames in Richmond – what is there not to like?
This beer garden is owned by Bavarians so it does not have the tacky atmosphere, instead serves traditional German food, wine and beer. Be warned this place is only open when the weather is good – not that you would want to go if it was raining heavily as it a beer garden after all.
Stein’s lies about five minutes walk from the Richmond River and is tucked under a few low hanging trees. This place has no roof and is a patio floor with wooden benches and tables. Customers share seating on long benches and share in the communal love of eating and drinking. As you walk through the entrance there is a general hustle and bustle but not encroaching on the leisurely strollers along the river. It is sometimes hard to get a table... More from sexdrugsandbaconrolls »