We eat out at least once at weekend, and we're always on the lookout for a great family restaurant. We are quite lucky to be spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants in south west London. But I am still always on the hunt for restaurants that our whole family will love. Besides delicious food, you need gracious service (that isn't slow) and comfy seating. Last weekend, we were lucky enough to find all these things at No.1 Duke Street in Richmond upon Thames.
So last Sunday we drove through Richmond Park to get to the town centre, parked by Richmond Green (costs about £3.00 per hour, two-hour max limit) and went for lunch at No.1 Duke Street. First of all, the restaurant has a cool and modern look. There is a good mix between families, friends and couples. Husband, who is a devoted carnivore, was enticed by the halloumi and courgette veggie burger. I had a bite and it was delicious. I am quite partial to a club sandwich, but am normally quite disappointed in them. But this club sandwich was absolutely gorgeous. It was a bit of work to cut into it (it was more of an open-top sandwich), but I could happily go back and order it every time.
The children's menu was quite reasonable, at £7.50 for two courses. Both Moozles and Dubz had the burger. It was the perfect portion for Moozles, who is seven. Dubz didn't finish his, but he's only three. Somehow they both managed to fit in ice cream sundaes afterwards. And although Husband and I both declared ourselves full, we decided to share the dark chocolate mousse on a brownie base. And thank goodness we did. It was absolutely one of the best desserts I have ever had.
We were so pleased with our visit to No.1 Duke Street that we will definitely be going back. Mother's Day is coming up and I'd love to try their all-day weekend brunch (then again, I do fancy trying out their Sunday Roast). But with the dark chocolate mousse to finish, whatever I have. And did I mention the divine elderflower and earl grey gin cocktail that I had? Hmmm. No.1 Duke Street has definitely made it onto our list of favourite London restaurants, and we can't wait to go back for another family meal.
We were invited for a meal at No.1 Duke Street for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.