Review of The Retreat Kitchen in Richmond

New businesses seem to open frequently in the Borough of Richmond but a café near the mini roundabout at Richmond Bridge is worth a special trip.

The Retreat Kitchen had a soft opening in February and is due to have its official opening in the summer, when one of its investors, television presenter Nick

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Review of The Hogarth in Teddington

We have to confess we didn’t really know The Hogarth when we were invited for lunch. Yes, we’d been past it a few times but it just hadn’t jumped out for some reason. So it was a good excuse to investigate.

From the outside it didn’t look like it was going to have

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Dog Friendly Richmond

According to the PFMA there are 8.5 million pooches in the UK, with at least one of them resident in 24% of all UK households.

 We’ve recently had a few enquiries about the best dog-friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in the Richmond area and realised its a topic we’ve never covered… so we thought

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Review of Bearcat Comedy Club

The Bearcat Comedy Club has been running for more than 25 years and can be found at the Turk’s Head in St Margarets / Twickenham. The list of acts they’ve hosted is like reading a who’s who of British comedy – from Bill Bailey and Lee Evans to Jo Brand and Steve Coogan. Very

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Paddle boarding on the Thames

Five minutes paddle boarding along the Thames and I almost forgot my manic Monday and to-do list the length of my arm.

“People usually comment on how relaxing it is out on the water”, says James, my instructor and the founder of Epic SUP. “Once a person gets comfortable standing up on a board

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