On the outskirts of London, quiet and leafy Twickenham is surrounded by green spaces. To the east is Richmond Park, with its resident deer, and to the south is Hampton Court, with its historic palace and park. Twickenham itself is within easy reach of central London, well served as it is by both Twickenham and Strawberry Hill train stations.
This is an upscale part of London, and restaurants in Twickenham are smart to match. Reliable chains sit side by side with a number of creative independents, and Twickenham restaurants represent several world cuisines.
For a creatively cool destination, head to Ales and Tails, which is just minutes on foot from Twickenham Rail Station. This pub-style venue focuses on hearty modern British dishes. Look out for menu choices like pan fried hake with mussel and chorizo butter sauce and crushed pink fir potato or wild boar Scotch egg with homemade piccalilli.
For sophisticated Parisian flavours, the place to go is Brula, which is just minutes on foot from St Margarets Rail Station. On the menu, expect French classics with a contemporary twist, like fillet of sea bass with a sweet parsnip purée, buttered spinach and vanilla saffron cream sauce.