Agreed. Love this place! Shame the food isn’t quite up to scratch…
Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road, London TW10 6UX
- Richmond Station (1.0 km)
- St Margarets Station (1.2 km)
- North Sheen Station (1.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 8948 6555
61 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PP
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11 reviews of Hollyhock Cafe in English
This place and its companion cafe, the Tide Tables at Richmond Bridge (closed Nov to Feb) are brilliant. I often come here to refuel after kayaking on the Thames.
The filter coffe is very weak and disappointing (free top-ups on weekdays though) but the Americano is one of the best strong but not bitter coffees I've ever found. The chocolate biscuity things and croissants are good. Pity it's vegetarian though - I could do with a bacon sandwich after a good workout.
The staff are pleasant. The surroundings are really cute - trees, sloping gardens, a brief view of the river. It's a bit like Little Red Riding Hood's grandma's cottage, but without the violence.
I used to walk past the beautiful Hollyhock cafe everyday on my way to work, on my 10 minute strolling commute! Sadly, I've not lived in Richmond for a while, but if you are visiting, it's well worth stopping here. Tea and cakes were the order of the day, and a perusal of the fantastic second-hand books for sale. I still have my copy of "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" picked up for 50p!
Good but not that good. I was nearby and gave it a try.
Location - overlooking the river, set within a park (it’s not accessible by road!)
Food was tasty
Atmosphere is chilled
Outdoor area to sit and eat is large with great view
Selection of food is limited
Food seems a bit expensive - I had a salad plate: that is bean salad, salad leaves and some chopped cucumber and feta which was £4.90!!! Seemed a bit steep for that. Plus I had to supplement that with a goats cheese tart to make it a worthwhile size meal.
The setting of this cafe has to be one of London's finest. Look down and you see the riverside sweep of Richmond, beautiful whatever the weather; look around you and take-in the elegantly sculpted Terrace Gardens. It's a great place to go to escape the crowds or to take a break from your long, if blissful, walk. This fairtrade cafe has a good range of juices, herb teas and coffee. Snack choice varies. Not as cheap as you might have hoped but there are surprising bargains to be found on the second-hand bookshelves.
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