With its gorgeous homes, miles of riverside and stunning park (keep an eye out for the roaming deer), Richmond is perfect for a weekend away without actually having to leave London. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite brunch spots in the area, which should be more than enough to satisfy those in the mood for a light bite as much as anyone looking to stuff their face. Happy brunching!
No 1 Duke Street
Why: This Darwin & Wallace site boasts a relaxing space with a white and mint-green colour scheme. You’ll find the likes of a triple cheese, truffle and avocado toastie, and toasted banana bread topped with coconut yoghurt on the all-day brunch menu, while brunch cocktails include a Rhubarb Bellini and a Peach Iced Tea.
When: Sat-Sun 11.30am-5pm
Where: 1a Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1HP
Why: With sites dotted around the country, Bill’s is known for its rustic-chic setting and British comfort food. On weekend mornings, guests can enjoy brunch faves of eggs royale, smashed avocado on toast, and buttermilk pancakes topped with banana, strawberries and blueberries. To drink, choose from smoothies, teas and coffees.
When: Sat-Sun 9am-1pm
Where: 1-3 Hill Rise, TW10 6UQ
Why: This nationwide group of classical French brasseries opens on weekends to serve up a breakfast menu which suits those with both small and large appetites. Choose from light bites such as a pain au chocolat or granola with natural yoghurt, or try the more indulgent likes of a full English or a savoury crepe stuffed with bacon and eggs. Fresh juices are also available.
When: Sat-Sun 9am-1pm
Where: 24 Hill Street, Richmond, TW9 1TW
The Ivy Café
Why: Part of The Ivy’s chain of grown-up neighbourhood cafés, this Richmond branch is a stylish art-deco styled space, filled with glamour and colour. The decadent brunch menu features everything from warm buttermilk pancakes topped with strawberries, to a truffle chicken sandwich served with thick-cut chips. To sip, there are Bloody Marys and bubbles.
When: Sat-Sun 11am-4pm
Where: 11 Hill Street, Richmond TW9 1SX
Jackson + Rye
Why: This inviting chain of all-dayers serves up its ‘ultimate New York brunch’ on weekends. Be sure to arrive hungry, as you’ll be tucking into dishes such as smoked pulled pork hash with poached eggs and hollandaise, and buttermilk pancakes topped with bacon and maple syrup. Wash it all down with Mimosas or a glass of Prosecco.
When: Sat-Sun 9am-4.30pm
Where: Hotham House, 1 Heron Square, Richmond, TW9 1EJ
The Petersham Restaurant
Why: Known for its fabulous pastoral view over the river Thames (complete with cows grazing in the field), the breakfast at this Richmond hotspot keeps things simple. Early risers can opt for a hearty full English featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes and hash browns, or indulge with French toast and maple syrup.
When: Sat-Sun 8am-10.30am
Where: Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ
If you eat in Richmond at all times of the day, check out our pick of the best restaurants in the area.