Carluccio's Kingston Charter Quay

Charter Quay , London, KT1 1HT

SquareMeal Review of Carluccio's Kingston Charter Quay

Carluccio’s signature blue & white awnings have been brightening up high streets (& boosting house prices) since 1999. These classy-looking caffè/delis are places to use rather than adore, whether for a mid-shopping pit stop or for an impromptu lunch with pals or family. Open all day, they’re a good shout for a pick-me-up espresso or Prosecco (depending how the day’s going). The mid-priced food is ‘reasonably good’ rather than stupendously so, but the chattering classes still pile in for their fix of Puglian olives, wild boar ragù, pasta alla puttanesca & osso bucco milanese. ‘Stick to the simpler stuff’, advises one regular. The produce in the shop is rather more drool-worthy: ‘I would refuse to leave without making a purchase from the deli’, insists one fan. Wise words.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Kingston Station 447m

Hampton Wick Station 541m

Address

Address: Charter Quay , London KT1 1HT

Area: Kingston Hampton Wick

Opening times

Mon-Sun 9am-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Odeon Cinema Kingston 562m

Kingston University 928m

Details

Telephone: 020 8549 5898

Website:

Cuisine: Italian

8.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Nicole K. 22 August 2011

My partner and I went to Carluccios in Kingston a few weeks ago on a really hot Saturday. Despite them being absolutely packed, the waiter's were calm & efficient and as soon as we were seated the service was excellent. The waiter we had in particular offered advice on food and drink and we had a lovely sharing platter which was just the right amount and variety of food. We also had two glasses of freshly squeezed lemonade and two peach bellinis. We also had a desert to share. All this came to a fair price, bellinis were lovely and fairly cheap as far as bellinis go- they were not flat or anything. I was overall very impressed as usually on a busy, hot. summers day, restaurants and waiters can get quite flustered. Also understandably, the food and drink can take a lot longer or just not arrive full stop. However, the waiters and waitresses were great, food and dirnk came quickly and there were no mistakes. Definately reccommended.