We’ve handpicked the best restaurants, cafés and coffee shops in Twickenham for our eating out guide.
Places to eat in Twickenham
Launched in 2009, Masaniello is a traditional Italian restaurant leaning on ingredients and recipes from Campania. Located on Church Street, a short walk from Eel Pie Island and the River Thames, the cosy restaurant serves up some of the best pizza in the postcode – some even come with an oozing burrata served on top – and plenty of street-seating when the weather allows it.
Spanning several different Mediterranean cuisines, nearby Pincho is a rustic restaurant best-known for its tapas and paella. And with wrought iron windows, terracotta tiling and stylish food presentation, it’s just as good to look at.
Heading towards St Margarets, Le Salon Privé is an outstanding French restaurant. With white walls, starched tablecloths and stained-glass windows, it’s a good-looking restaurant as well, while the food – a mouth-watering mix of snails, scallops and soufflé – is spectacular. The prices reflect that, but if you’re after a meal to remember, Le Salon Privé is the place.
A short distance away on Heath Road towards our London Twickenham East hotel is Little Mumbai, one of the leading Indian restaurants in the area. Cooking to traditional Indian recipes, including a range of Tandoori dishes, they’re open for dinner Monday to Saturday and also boast an impressive wine and speciality gin and tonic menu.
The TW2 Bar & Grill is a stylish restaurant and bar championing British ingredients and recipes. The small terrace overlooking the green is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or summer dining, while their steaks – all grass-reared and aged in Himalayan salt – are outstanding, as are their home-made sausages, mustard, bread and biscotti.
For something a little lighter, Ke Sushi on London Road started life as a Japanese restaurant for 17 years before relocating in Twickenham in 2013, quickly proving a success thanks to the excellent sushi, maki and teriyaki bowls, not to mention the friendly service and affordable prices. Plus, if you’re feeling a little lazy, they do home and hotel delivery as well.
Cafés in Twickenham
A short walk along Staines Road from our London Twickenham East hotel and near Twickenham Green you’ll find Cafe Pera, a supremely laidback venue that serves up artisan coffee, loose-leaf tea, a wide range of breakfast and lunch options and plenty of gluten-free and vegan choices. The service is warm and friendly, the coffees are routinely excellent, as is their weekend brunch.
On the other side of the River Crane and heading towards Twickenham is The Whitton Cafe, an excellent old-fashioned café AKA greasy spoon that serves up strong hot coffee and big hearty breakfasts, perfect after the night before.
For something a little more upmarket, try the Corto Italian Deli near the Twickenham Museum and Eel Pie Island. Open daily from 9am-6pm, they serve up freshly baked ciabatta, Italian coffee, cakes and a wide range of breakfast, lunch and brunch options. And, as it’s a deli, you can take some of their Italian sausage, cheese, salads or pastries away with you for seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths!
Just around the corner is Snax, open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. They boast of serving up the best breakfast in Twickenham, and if poached eggs, salmon, French toast and velvety-smooth coffee gets you salivating, then you might be inclined to agree with them.
Heading north from there towards St Margarets, Zoran’s Deli is an intimate and stylish café and deli boasting a wide range of vegetarian dishes, salads, sandwiches, baguettes, ciabattas, pastries and a deli counter packed with olive oil, smoked meats, olives, cheese and fresh bread.