The Bingham Riverhouse, a boutique hotel that sits on the banks of the Thames in Richmond has a stunning dining room with stunning views over the river. The recent refurbishment has resulted in a dining room that is light, bright and much more casual space. The 15 bedrooms have been updated too, read about my review of the hotel here.
Head Chef Alex Cole and his team serve up some stunning Modern British food here which has earned them a Michelin Bib Gourmand and 3 AA rosettes. We were there for a weekend brunch and had a great experience. The menu has an array of seasonal dishes with some modern touche.
A glass of Lavender Tea (a cocktail) and a whisky cocktail kept us lubricated while waiting for the food. That was one of the many creative cocktails they have on the list.
Watercress risotto. By the sounds of the dish, I was expecting it to be fresh and green and it was exactly that. Of course there is more to the risotto than just watercress. There was a great depth of flavour and nice contrasting texture from the pickled shallots. A real wow dish that totally over delivered over the simple name.
The next starter of Torched Trout was beautifully presented. Drizzled with cream cheese, pickled beetroot and lemon gel, fresh and tangy flavours to balance out the fish.
Next, beef sirloin with yorkshire pudding and seasonal vegetables. Perfectly medium slice of beef with crispy roast potatoes and a giant yorkshire pudding. Every element was spot on, including the never ending jugs of gravy I requested. My idea of a Sunday lunch perfection.
The other main was a pork belly with a pigs had croquette, chicory marmalade, carrots, sweet potato and sherry just. This dish just highlights what the kitchen can do to a simple dish. Every vegetable on that plate was treated with respect. Cooked in a way that made us stop in our tracks to try to dissect what the flavours was.
The wine list was surprisingly quite extensive, with quite a few choices by the glass. The sommerlier recommended a German Riesling to start and we progressed onto a rather delicious French Pinot Noir to pair with the mains.
Puddings did not disappoint either. The pretty in pink rhubard trifle was suitably tart and balanced wiht a mascarpone mousse and rhubarb sorbet.
When a pudding is called just “Bitter Chocolate” you have no idea what is going to show up. What we got was this piece of art. A disc of rich chocolate ganache, decorated with white chocolate snow, tropical fruit and coconut sorbet.
It is not often that every single dish is cooked really well with well balanced and delicious flavours. We could not fault with the flavours, the plating, drink pairing nor the service. Quite a rarity.
It’s easy to understand why the dining room was full and there were still people waiting. nice following and good repuration. Not bad for a hotel restaurant
Bingham Riverhouse is a real gem, and lucky for the people in and around Richmond. It was an absolte delight to dine at the Bingham. Dont ignore it because it is in a hotel. Keep it top of mind of you are around the area. Heck, take a day trip to Richmond, enjoy a fab meal and explore the town. You’ll absolutely love it.
61-63 Petersham Rd,
Richmond TW10 6UT
Tel: 020 8940 0902
EatCookExplore was a guest of the Bingham Riverhouse