Whether it’s local shops, historic pubs, coffee shops or more…Richmond has got tons of places to shop and eat for visitors and locals alike. Next time you find yourself with a free weekend, be sure to stop by and visit our recommended 10 local shops and restaurants to visit in Richmond, London for a perfect day out!
Richmond Hill Bakery
It comes unsurprising to most that the quaint town of Richmond is regularly ranked by Londoners as the happiest place to live in London. This beautiful, village-like town in Southwest London is surrounded by greenery, open spaces, stately architecture, and a wealth of places to eat, drink, and play. Whether it’s local shops, historic pubs, coffee shops or more…Richmond has got tons of places to shop and eat for visitors and locals alike. Next time you find yourself with a free weekend, be sure to stop by and visit these hand-picked Richmond treasures!
Real Drinks is a local favourite when it comes to craft beers and natural wines. Specialising in quality drinks from small producers, they are known for their incredible selection of beverages and friendly, knowledgable team members that will guide you through what you like. Pop by Real Drinks to pick up a refreshing selection of fine drinks for your next picnic at Richmond Park, or settle in to sample the range of draught beers on tap!
Culver + Nelson in East Sheen is a gourmet local deli that sells fresh quality produce, locally sourced bread and pastries, a large selection of deli items, cheeses, wines, and other artisan products. Shop owner Sally and her team who run Culver +Nelson have been known in East Sheen for their dedication to the local community, hospitality, and excellent customer service (even delivering securely throughout lockdown)! Stop by Culver+Nelson next time you are in East Sheen to have a relaxing lunch or check out their latest selections!
Often proclaimed the best gelato in town by Richmond-ers, Gelateria Danieli boasts a selection of 24 Italian gelato, fruity sorbet, and frozen yogurt flavours. We suggest taking a wander down the quaint shops of Brewers Lane and picking up a scoop to have at Richmond Green across the road. Ice cream not your thing? Not to worry, Danieli’s chocolate shop, Danieli on the Green is right next door for a gorgeous selection of handmade truffles!
The Prince’s Head is a popular pub for the tourists and fans of Ted Lasso, the sports comedy series about an American college football coach managing a British football team. Whether you have seen the show or not, we can guarantee you will appreciate a walk down the lovely Paved Court and a pit stop at this 300 year old pub serving outstanding beers and ciders and fresh, high quality food. For more pubs in the area, check out our list of best SW pubs in London.
Locals will tell you that the gardens of Petersham Nursery is a beautiful place for plant lovers to spend an afternoon. Their famous cafe and tea house serves lunch, afternoon tea, and even dinner on Fridays and Saturdays surrounded by fragrant bougainvillea and jasmine. Pop in to their lifestyle and homeware shop to browse for new plateware to show off when you host your next dinner party!
Bridge and Hill Livingstore is a unique space where art and design intersects with great food and coffee. Their cafe serves a delicious all day menu with coffee aficionado-approved flat whites and their shop space promotes the stories of up and coming artists, and craftsmen and women.
Richmond Hill Bakery boasts top quality coffee and a wide selection of bakery items with plenty of vegan and gluten free options. It’s often incredibly busy but you’ll always find a friendly smile on the staff and a cozy and inviting atmosphere. A much-loved popular local hang out for dog walkers in the early morning and families before/after school pick-ups, we recommend popping by to try their dark chocolate and orange cake!
Bernardo, the founder of Chango, was born and raised in Tucuman, Argentina so all the empanadas are made with authentic ingredients and methods. There are several flavors to choose from including vegetarian/vegan options, and even cold empanadas to bring and heat at home for maximum freshness! If you find yourself in Richmond on a weekend, pop by Chango to grab an authentic Argentinian empanada and a great cup of coffee for a light lunch or a tactical snack between drinks.
Feather & Stitch is a unique boutique shop in Richmond specialising in Danish and French Brands. All the items in their store hand-picked, you will be able to browse everything from everyday basics to signature pieces.
Butter Beans is a bustling Kiwi-owned independent cafe that serves great coffee, a selection of freshly baked bakery items, and an incredible brunch menu. It’s located right next to Richmond Station and a perfect spot to grab brunch or coffee before your next trip to Kew Gardens. They have a wide range of veggie options and are also happy to accommodate dairy-free options!
On Nomad Cooks you can easily hire local private chefs for your special occasions starting at just £25 per head. Your chef will shop, cook, and wash up so you can relax and enjoy with your friends. We have various chefs in Richmond who would love to help with your event, check out their profiles here.