Restaurants in Kingston upon Thames
Like Kingston itself, Hawkers Bar and Brasserie combines the best of modern and traditional styles and we prides ourselves on a menu that caters for all tastes. Our a la carte menu is available all day, and we also serve Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Breakfast and Brunch.
The brasserie menu includes traditional favourites with an innovative twist. For instance, we serve coley battered in the local Gallow’s Gold ale, with pea puree and home-made tartare sauce and accompanied with triple-cooked chips. Our signature ‘puff pie’ is made from 18-hour slow-roasted lamb shoulder, which is wrapped in a puff pastry, smoked bacon and cabbage parcel and served with rosemary gravy. As well as sumptuous steaks and burgers, you can choose from lighter dishes, a number of creative vegetarian options and delicious sides. We offer fine dining in relaxed surroundings and benefit from hand-crafted dishes that make the most of local suppliers.
Hawkers Bar and Brasserie pays homage to Kingston’s extensive contribution to the history of aviation and is named after the Sopwith Aviation Company’s chief test pilot, Harry Hawker. Hawker was a pioneer in the development of aircraft design and safety. As a pilot, he set early records for endurance, height and speed before the First World War. One of the signature cocktails in our Kingston upon Thames bar is called ‘The Aviator’, and it is made with Beckett’s gin, fresh lemon, Creme de Violette, Maraschino liqueur and sugar. Even our interior design is inspired by early aviation, with a warm palette of copper, teal and soft greys.
Where to eat in Kingston
With a history dating back to 838 AD, Kingston Upon Thames is one of only four royal boroughs in England and Wales. Today, the town is London’s third most popular shopping and entertainment destination. It boasts many unique stores and shops, a famous Ancient Market, two theatres, along with many galleries, cafes and museums. There is a 14-screen cinema, a comedy venue, and a wide range of clubs, pubs and restaurants. The three large shopping areas are Eden Walk Shopping Centre, Clarence Street and The Bentall Centre, along with the distinguished department stores John Lewis and Bentalls, which began as a drapery store in 1867. You’ll find Kingston has excellent road and public transport links to the rest of the city and there a number of green spaces, including the stunning riverside walk and Canbury Gardens.
We think a great restaurant will have an imaginative menu, carefully prepared food using the best ingredients and a fantastic atmosphere created by more than just staff. At Hawkers Bar and Brasserie we believe we have found the perfect combination and won’t hold back on these key elements. While there are many good restaurants in Kingston that offer food from around the world, we believe we capture the spirit of traditional Kingston Upon Thames and infuse it with innovation and passion.
About Hawkers Bar and Brasserie
You will be made to feel welcome whether you join us for a luxurious Sunday Roast, a glass of wine, or one of our speciality gins and nibbles. If you are a couple looking for a romantic evening meal or a group of friends enjoying our special Afternoon Tea, we will do our best to ensure you are thoroughly satisfied.
Plan your visit
We would love it if you decide we are the best place to eat in Kingston, and we aim to ensure you enjoy every single moment you spend with us. Hawkers Bar and Brasserie aims to live up to the pioneering spirit of Kingston’s aviation history, with our innovative drinks and dishes using local ingredients. Sign up with our newsletter to hear about exciting events and the latest news. We are located just a short distance from the river at the corner of Skerne Road and Down Hall Road.
If you are searching for restaurants in Kingston upon Thames that are by the river, look no further than Hawkers Bar and Brasserie. For further details, contact us today.