About Nina F
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Apr 2014
25-34 year old female
Editor of 'Have You Heard Of It?' HYHOI.com, a curation of tried, tested and tasted design-led hotspots around the world. Workout | Eat | Recover | Repeat [always surrounded by great design!]
Petersham Nurseries is a garden centre, home and lifestyle store, restaurant and cafe, all in one - it's beautiful, and a fabulous choice on a sunny day. Take a stroll along the river from Richmond to work up an appetite first, and then enjoy the picture-perfect surroundings as you dine.
This is a true Italian dining experience - although there are no pizzas here - in fact there's not even a menu! A multi-course dining experience, get ready for a tasting experience like no other, as the chef chooses what you'll eat. Dishes are small but numerous - expect to start with soup or antipasti, move on to fish or small pasta dishes, finally build to the main meat dish, and then finish on a sweet note with a traditional Italian dessert. You won't receive a bill at the end, but your server will scrawl the total cost on your tablecloth! A fantastic experience with exceptional food - but be warned that you may never want to eat commercial Italian again!
Taste the best ice cream in London (in my opinion)! A tiny shop down a narrow cobbled street, Danieli serves delicious ice cream, all made on the premises, with plenty of unusual and delicious flavours. It's a Richmond institution and a must-visit.
Hop over Richmond Bridge to find A Cena, with its simple yet chic interior, and quality, seasonal menu, it's the perfect choice for a nice meal out. Serving authentic northern Italian food, it's not your average pizza-and-pasta joint at all. Although not overly fancy, it is definitely high quality - a good choice for date nights and special occasions.
Tangawizi is so much more than a curry house, instead it serves north Indian dishes plus a tandoori tapas menu, and its dishes are authentic but contemporary. Enjoy your meal in the low-lit smart and contemporary space, located just the other side of the river over Richmond Bridge.
This well-regarded Argentinean steakhouse is certainly not cheap, but it is excellent. Your waiter will show you all the cuts of steak available by bringing out raw samples on a board - you make your selection, order some sides, and enjoy something from the top quality drinks menu. A wonderfully lavish setting, right on the riverside, with stylish interior design.
Bill's is a fantastically safe bet at any time of day. The weekend brunch is fab, but dinner is equally as impressive. The interior is cosy and rustic, with a variety of seating areas and nooks, normally lit by candlelight. Bill's is a reasonably-priced failsafe spot for diners of all ages.
Although Richmond Park has a few eateries of its own, it is mainly on my list because it's the perfect place to picnic! A stunning park, so vast and green (and with so many deer and parakeets!) you won't believe you're even in London. I suggest you bring your own food and get back to nature!
This cafe's main merit is its location, in a converted arch right on Richmond riverside. Drop in for a drink or a snack. The cafe serves good vegetarian/vegan food if you're feeling peckish - think soups, baked potatoes and quiche, alongside delicious cakes.