TOP NEW RESTAURANTS IN KINGSTON
A stylish new restaurant development has arrived in Kingston. Riverside Walk, on the river’s edge and close to Kingston Bridge, features top names such as Côte, Cau and Bill’s, andis part of a £30m development that will also include Riverside Edge, a venue hosting five high quality eateries that will change every 6-12 months.
The five new restaurants in Riverside Walk – Côte, Busaba Eathai, CAU, Comptoir Libanais and Bill’s – are now open for business, with the Riverside Edgealternating restaurant venue scheduled to open later in the year.
Celebrated for bringing Lebanese home-style dishes to the high street, Comptoir Libanaisoffers casual dining for customers wanting to share a pot of mint tea with friends, nipping in for a quick tabbouleh and hummus or for those who’d like to enjoy a more leisurely evening meal.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner,Côte serves up authentic classic brasserie dishes with a modern twist in an informal and friendly setting, whilst Busaba Eathaispecialises in Thai cuisine with favourites including: Thai-style calamares; prawn pomelo with betel leaves and morning glory with yellow bean, garlic and chilli.
Winner of the toptable diner’s choice award 2014, CAU offers Buenos Aires-inspired cuisine. Mouthwatering steaks, burgers and steak sandwiches are joined by a tempting selection of more-ish favourites, each with a distinctive Buenos Aires twist.
Finally, from humble beginnings as a fruit and veg stall off Lewes high street, Bill’s became something of a dining sensation and now has more than 30 restaurants around the country. Specialising in fresh, seasonal, smile-on-your-face food Bill’s caters for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea and has a dedicated kids’ menu too.
Greg Miles from developers, Canadian & Portland said: ‘This is an exciting addition to the town and brings a varied selection of restaurants and experiences to this picturesque location next to KingstonBridge. We believe that Riverside Walk’s relaxed yet stylish dining offer, combined with our plans to turn the area into a cultural hub will create a ‘South Bank for Kingston.’ It’s yet another reason to visit this beautiful town.’
Ros Morgan, Chief Executive, Kingstonfirst, commented: ‘We are hugely excited to see the unveiling of this stunning, new restaurant development. Kingston is a real ‘foodie’ town and we are very proud of our dining selection which ranges from popular chains to award-winning independents such as Riverside Vegetaria and Monty’s. To be able to add the likes of Busaba Eathai, CAU and Comptoir Libanais to our culinary collection, and in such a picturesque location, is wonderful. We look forward to welcoming the Riverside Edge pop-up style restaurant venue later this year, which will complete the transformation of the former Thames Street car park into foodie heaven.”
For more information go to kingstonfirst.co.uk