Shambles restaurant & winebar

Bars, Italian, Steak, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bars·
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Shambles has been a fixture of the Teddington scene for over 30 years, providing very decent Italian food for a loyal brigade of locals and passers-by. It’s still a family affair, with daughter out front and the youngest son manning the stoves. Cicchette nibbles such as fried courgettes or salt cod beignets open the show, before a line-up of antipasti, pasta classics and bigger plates ranging from pan-roasted best end of spring lamb with roast garlic, potato and broad beans to hand-dived scallops with red prawns, celeriac and sweet ‘n’ sour saffron dressing. The menus are “always fresh” and readers also recommend daily specials such as smoked haddock florentine, while intriguing desserts run all the way from yoghurt foam with pomegranate, honeycomb and pistachio to chocolate ‘kangaroo balls’ (choux fritters) with cinnamon sugar and ice cream. The food is matched by a 100-bin Italian wine list, and it’s worth noting that Shambles is also open for late breakfast and brunch. 

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Bars, Italian, Steak, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bars
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Fun, Lively, Romantic, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Tucked away in the heart of Teddington, Shambles restaurant and wine bar serves as a neighbourhood favourite, providing authentic Italian cuisine to locals and visitors alike. The name gives a nod to the building's history. Once a butchers and slaughterhouse, nowadays you'll find homemade pasta, vegetable gardens and relaxed dining.

The interior combines various different areas, allowing diners to choose from the bar, restaurant or even the huge garden terrace out the back. The wine bar comes complete with cosy and vibrant seating, decked out with colourful cushions and wooden tables that create an idyllic spot to relax with a couple of drinks. Pair this with a couple of dishes from the snacks menu for some casual dining. Elsewhere, the roar of a brick fireplace creates a cosy and homely atmosphere in the restaurant.

The garden, on the other hand, offers an escape from the busy streets outside. Take a seat in wicker chairs under a canopy of greenery, enjoying the quiet privacy of the walled space and beauty of the olive trees and wisteria blossoms. An ideal spot for al fresco dining during the warmer months.

Shambles' menu is packed full of Italian dishes although you'll be sure to see a twist or two on some of the classics. The menu changes seasonally but you can expect the likes of creamy burrata with blood orange and honey or the crispy fried squid with lemon and a fermented chilli sauce. Mains often come in the form of cavatelli, ravioli and tagliatelle as well as roast chicken with parma ham or slow cooked venison with braised carrots and buckwheat polenta.

On the drinks front, an extensive wine and cocktail menus provide excellent options for an aperitivo as well as plenty of teas and coffees that make for a delightful end to the meal.


What is the menu like at Shambles Restaurant & Winebar?

We let the ingredients do the talking. Serving high quality, fresh seasonal produce from the British Isles and Italy, with some ingredients for the menu grown in our restaurant garden. Following the traditions of Italian cooking (we’re mad about pasta) and occasionally breaking the rules, but only by a little!

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Can you book at Shambles Restaurant & Winebar?

Yes, by phone or online. For groups of 10 or more, please email Massimo at

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Does Shambles Restaurant & Winebar offer gluten-free options?

Yes, we do our best to cater for all dietary requirements.

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What is the ambience at Shambles Restaurant & Winebar?

Cosy, friendly, lively with seasonal ingredients, that’s us in a nutshell.

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83-85 High Street, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8HG

020 8977 9398 020 8977 9398


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-22:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-23:00
Wed 10:00-23:00
Thu 10:00-23:00
Fri 10:00-23:00
Sat 10:00-23:00
Sun Closed


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2 Reviews 

Mo H

16 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Complete Happy Experience

Shambles never disappoints. Friendly, warm, great food and wine. What more could you want?

Stephen A

05 April 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
The best 'Family Restaurant' outside Naples(?)
Have been to a few restaurants in Italy, Naples in particular and they do ‘family’ very well, as a blushing Brit,I'd assume better than us, however none I visited was quite as nice as this – run by a family for families – How Italian is that!! Forget Spagetti – although they do this too, this is Mamma's best country cooking, but cooked by her son with her daughter front of house! Food is excellent, mid priced, friendly service and Prosecco on tap! Can't be beat for a family lunch or a romantic evening meal for two – especially wonderful on a summers afternoon or evening in the garden with wisteria shading you as a hanging garden, if it were grapes it WOULD be Italy! Another glass of Prosecco and it is…almost! How good? – We're having our wedding lunch there – that's how good!!
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