Looking for the 10 Best Things to do in Twickenham? You’ve landed on the right page! This blog post have been prepared by a team of local plumbers company in Twickenham and the information published herein in based on their experience of living in this lovely western part of London.
Twickenham’s entertainment can be characterised in two categories:
Close proximity to the River Thames makes Twickenham very special among other parts of London. The residents of Twickenham enjoy free access to the London’s finest parks and places of outstanding beauty such as York House Gardens, Ham House and Garden, Marble Hill House and Petersham Lodge Woods. These are the family things to do in Twickenham. Now let’s look at the things to do in Twickenham for couples.
Twickenham is a residential part of London. The people who live here, settle in Twickenham for a longer period of time relative to Central London locations where the residents stay in their tiny flats only for the duration of their academic course or the job contract. If you are looking for the things to do in Twickenham for couples you might be keen to know the entertainment available to you and your partner it’s mainly based on meals and booze consumption. If you are looking for the venues in Twickenham similar to those in London’s Soho or in the Lake District you will be disappointed.
The best places to go in the evening or at night in Twickenham are located at Church Street. Twickenham Church Street represents an old part of the town and it’s a cluster of cosy bars restaurants. Church Street is lying parallel to Thames River and it starts at the corner where Barclays and Santander Banks are.
If enter Church Street from King Street level, the first restaurant you are going to see is Twickenham Tandoori. This Indian restaurant looks cosy and offers the selection of all of these delicious meals loved by Londoners including Madras and Ceylon dishes, Bhuna Dishes, Rogan Dishes. Tandoori set meal for 2 will cost you £27
Right next to Twickenham Tandoori there is the Italian place called Ristorante Sorrento. Open daily from Monday to Sunday from 12:00 noon to 3 p.m. then there’s a short break and then reopens at 6:00 p.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. The telephone number for Ristorante Sorrento in Twickenham is 020 8892 6366. The price for one main course is about £7.50 for two courses is £10 and three courses meal £12.50. The restaurant’s speciality is beef stroganoff and for the dessert tiramisu.
Further down the Church Street on the same side of the road, you will find the cafeteria called Osteria Pulcinella. It looks very elegant, cosy and warm. The menu is written in Italian and English. This is a special Italian restaurant offering Italian cuisine, wine and spirits. The food hygiene rating of this restaurant is 5 and it’s one of the best looking restaurants in the area. The telephone number for booking is 01818925854. This restaurant is also called Bruschetteria Wine Bar. Customers are encouraged to take photographs of the restaurant and share it on social media (#osteriapulcinella).
On the left-hand side at 21 Church Street in Twickenham is Delhi Durbar Indian Restaurant. The exterior of this restaurant is not extremely encouraging. This is because the front windows are made of darkening glass so you can’t see what’s inside before you open the door. (In India most public places use darkening glass windows to prevent the sunlight warming up the interior of the building. Delhi Durbar Indian Restaurant does the same in cloudy London!) The telephone number for this restaurant is 020 8892 0225. The specialities of the house include Delhi Special Chicken, Special Butter Chicken, Peshwari Chicken or Lamb. One piece of the meal is going to cost you between £9 and £12. Set meals for one person including starter and the main course will cost you £14. The house specialities including lamb for four people charged at £95 and Kurzi Chicken complete meal for two persons with sweet and coffee for £75. Customers are advised that 24 hours notice is required for the kitchen to prepare some meals. Free home delivery available for orders over £15 within 3 miles radius and there’s 10% discount on collection for orders of over £12. The restaurant opens 7 days a week including public and bank holidays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and later 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
Right opposite to Delhi Darbar Restaurant there’s a pub called The Fox. There is the garden with a barbecue outside of the pub. The Fox serves food including stone baked pizza, sirloin steaks, burgers and salads. On Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. there is live jazz music concert.
The pub was originally named The Bells in 1670 and then renamed as The Fox in 1749. Towards the end of the 17th century the pub has strong links with Stephen Cole’s of The Cole’s Brewery. Other pubs that originally existed in Church Street around that time are The Fleece, The Old Falcon, The Carpenters Arms, The Windsor Castle but none of these remain. Church Street was always regarded as the heart of Twickenham dating back when the parish was primarily the farming community that used the river for the transport of goods and people. During the 1920s the clientele were largely bargemen, ferrymen and watermen. The landlord at the time was Burns Barry the champion Sculler. In the early 1900s an assembly room was added to the Fox for banquets and frequent gatherings. The two steps leading down into the Fox show how much the surface of Church Street has risen over the past 300 years. The pub is 5 rated in food hygiene rating.
Opposite The Fox Pub, there’s another Indian restaurant called Naz Balti. The Naz Balti is an authentic curry and grill Indian restaurant and the winner of Good Food Award. The Lunch Special is offered from Monday to Friday from 12:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. served as a carry in a box and charger at £ £4.95 per meal. On a Thursdays and Wednesdays Thali Night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for non-vegetarians is £9.95 and vegetarians £8.95 pounds. On Sundays, the restaurant organises buffet that starts at 12:00 noon and finishes at 4:00 p.m. Adults are charged £7.95 and children £3.95 for it. The telephone number for bookings is 020 8744 9181. There’s a free home delivery for orders over £12 and within 3 miles radius. The restaurant offers a free bottle of beer for orders of over £16 and a free bottle of wine for orders over £45. The 10% discount applies if you come to collect your food in person. The address is 20 Church Street Twickenham TW1 3NJ.
The Eel Pie Pub at Church Street in Twickenham is busy, probably busier than any other public place in Church Street. The Eel Pie Pub in Twickenham is a bar and restaurant. The lunch menu is served between 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. The chef makes all his sandwiches using his wonderful cobb rolls which have a crisp crust and are baked by the Brown Sugar Bakery. The sandwiches are all served with a salad garnish and a handful of chips. Customers can switch to sweet potato fries for an extra £0.50. The mains include; half pounder, cheeseburger, chicken caesar burger, battered fish and chips, bangers and mash. Any of these meals will cost you on average £10. For vegetarians, there is a veggie board squash and chickpea burger with salad and soup.
Pinche Med Tapas Bar is one of the most elegant of Twickenham’s restaurants and is located right at the end of the chain of Church Street restaurants. Marinated salmon skewers with dill dressing will cost you £6.95, oven baked aubergine with mushrooms or peanuts, manchego cheese and truffle oil will cost you £5. Customers can order sharing cocktails including classic Sangria for £6.95 per person or £19.95 per jug. The bottle of house wine is £14.95 and the most expensive wine that comes from North Central Spain is £38. The opening hours are from Monday to Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday’s from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then reopens at 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then reopens at 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.
The Barmy Arms in Twickenham is a pub that overlooks The Eel Pie Island. The customers of the pub can enjoy delicious food, alcoholic beverages as well as fantastic views over the River Thames and Twickenham Rowing Club. The Barmy Arms is run by the Greene King from Bury St Edmunds. In the summertime most customers stay outdoors in the lovely pub’s garden. The beer is sold and poured from the bar located outdoors. The food served by The Barmy Arms include sandwiches, burgers, and dogs, starters, sharers, soups and pubs classics including the big fish and chips, braised beef and bone, marrow pie sausage and mash, beer barbecued half roast chicken. The pub recommends seafood grill that includes grilled cod loin, grilled seabass fillet, salmon fillet, king prawns, samphire smoked hollandaise, mash or triple cooked chips all for £15.95
The 10 Best Things to do in Twickenham is prepared and written by the team of Twickenham Plumbers. We walked along the Church Street in Twickenham with our families and listed all the restaurants, pubs and bars we know well and visited. The route of our walk is illustrated on the map below. The places we recommend for food is Osteria Pulcinella Italian Restaurant and our favourite pub is The Barmy Arms.
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