The Richmond is located in a weird place, a spot that seems to have killed others before it. Local competition is strong from the ever lauded Stravaigin to the eternally reliable curried delights of the Shish Mahal. Somebody has spent some good money on this place; it looks good and the ambiance is very pleasing. We had already walked past it a few times en route to elsewhere but bit the bullet and took the chance.
I know you don't want to read a load of waffle so I will get to the point. This isn't really Bistro Food but it's good quality pub grub and none the worse for that. Monkfish Scampi was great with lovely chips and Tuscan Bean soup a hearty winner on a cold wet night. Lovely garlicky olives to nibble although the bread was not great. Reasonable wine selection and reasonable prices, some nice beers as well if that's your preference.
Service was very friendly and dinner for four was 100 quid with two bottles of wine which is pretty good. Give it a try they deserve to succeed if this start can be maintained. One word to the management if you are reading this: the menu is too close to Stravaigin - get your own personality; you have the makings of a good restaurant, the sign of which is so often that the basic dishes are cooked just right - which in this case, they most certainly were.
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