144 On The Hill

Afternoon tea, British·
££££
·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of 144 On The Hill

Bronze Award

Richmond, in addition to being lusciously green and filled with fresh air, also offers a plethora of upscale and impressive culinary outlets within luxury hotels. 144 On The Hill, the newly refurbished restaurant inside the Richmond Hill Hotel, now joins the likes of The Bingham Riverhouse and The Petersham on the local scene.

We started our dinner with a drink on the terrace. The cocktail – Clover Club, made with organic gin from neighbouring Kew – was lovely. The terrace – overlooking the hotel car park rather than Richmond’s riverside – less so.

But what the hotel lacks in Thames-side location and epic views it makes up for in stylish, recently renovated, design. Bold patterns are matched with pastel walls and deep-coloured upholstery with an art deco touch.

The crowd-pleasing menu prioritises familiarity over foodie fireworks but it is well-executed nonetheless. Our duck came perfectly pink with crispy skin and a rich jus; the fillet of beef was blushing and completed with a peppercorn sauce and a side of soft Jersey Royals with little roasted patches on the skin for texture. Truffle-fiends should opt for the truffle and parmesan chips that were as crispy, salty and tangy as we had hoped.

That’s not to say you can’t eat more adventurously here. The open rabbit lasagne, for instance, with blewit mushrooms and truffle sauce was an indulgent little number, unctuous with truffle and succulent rabbit meat, although a tad under-seasoned. Vegan options, meanwhile, include quinoa salad, jackfruit burger and roasted aubergine.

With attentive staff, a buzzy weekend vibe, fabulous cocktails and nicely prepared British food served in a beautiful dining room, you can have a very enjoyable time here. In fact, so much you won’t even miss the riverside.

 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Afternoon tea, British
Ambience
Fine dining, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegan options
People
Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for 144 On The Hill

Updated on 08 Jul 2020

We can’t wait to welcome you back! Our top priority is to offer you a beautiful yet safe destination to dine in. Following an independent risk assessment, we are implementing new training and service standards. To ensure that both our guests and employees are dining and working in a safe environment, everyone's temperature will be checked through a non-intrusive camera on entry. Our team all complete return to work training and a new induction process, plus a health survey each morning. Our cleaning schedules have been reviewed and enhancements made to our already incredible standards, and the layout of our light and airy restaurant adheres to safe distancing regulations.

About 144 On The Hill

Part of the Richmond Hill Hotel, 144 On The Hill is an all-day dining destination that aims to provide an iconic setting for an eclectic combination of locally sourced ingredients. The chef selects produce to create a ‘Turf to Table’-inspired menu that changes with the seasons. There are bespoke cocktails and fine wines served in the bar, as well as a traditional 144 On The Hill afternoon tea. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available alongside a brunch menu with bottomless drinks. The design is art deco and elegant.

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Location for 144 On The Hill

144-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond, London, TW10 6RW

020 8940 2247

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:30-00:00
Tue 07:30-00:00
Wed 07:30-00:00
Thu Closed
Fri 07:30-02:00
Sat 07:30-02:00
Sun 07:30-00:00

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