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The Bingham Bar (Bar, Hotel)

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61-63 Petersham Road, Richmond, Richmond & Kew, London, TW10 6UT
Cuisine: Modern British Average Price: £16.00
Tel: 020 8940 0902 | Email to The Bingham Bar | Transport: Richmond | Write review

The Bingham Bar Review

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Best for: sipping decadent cocktails on the sun terrace whilst thinking about the rough end of town up north.

Great: cocktail and wine list; views across the Thames.

Here’s a lesson I learnt the hard way: when one is asked to review the swanky bar of a (former Michelin-starred) restaurant-cum-boutique-hotel – where you will be plied with sumptuous cocktails – don’t turn up looking like you stayed up until 3am drinking JD & Coke and playing Johnny Cash on the juke box of a divey biker bar in Holloway. Or in my case, don’t turn up having actually stayed up until 3am drinking JD & Coke and playing Johnny Cash on the juke box drinking in a divey biker bar in Holloway.
 
Upon our arrival at the aforementioned bar – The Bingham in the leafy London suburb of Richmond –­ my other half and I were slightly terrified, glancing down at our shabby-chic, east London media-world clothing (there's a time and a place for a onesie and denim jacket, and cocktail hour at the Bingham ain't one of them).
 
Nestled in a gorgeous hotel in a glorious Georgian building, The Bingham has a coming-of-age feel to it; as though it's somewhere one might be taken for a graduation dinner once you've finished your LLB from BPP and are set to join the magic-circle firm of your (father's) choice. 
 
To give you a bit of background about the building in which The Bingham is housed: Lady Anne Bingham, who was in fact related to the Lucans, including the infamous, conspiracy theorists favourite, Lord 'Lucky' Lucan (known as Lord Bingham prior to 1964), lived here in 1821.
 
Furthermore, the Binghams are related to the Spencers. Yes THE Spencers; Lady Bingham's sister Lavinia married Earl Spencer, brother to Lady Di (another figure popular with conspiracy theorists).
 
So, dear reader, I hope you appreciate that I’m not being blasé by saying that my partner and I felt slightly as though we didn't belong here (we didn't). Now, we are no means from the wrong side of the tracks (debatable I suppose, he's Australian and I'm from Glasgow) but when we walked into The Bingham – looking a little bit more ASBO and a little less SATC – we felt slightly intimidated, but were immediately put as ease by the friendly, welcoming, and, importantly, non-judgmental staff.
 
And from herein the evening only got better. With perfect river views, my partner and I spent a warm summer's evening on the hotel bar's leafy terrace (complete with heaters for chilly evenings) sipping elegant cocktails. You can’t do this in Holloway.
 
Aesthetics aside, the cocktails are indeed the main pull here (they offer a seasonally changing menu as well as old favourites, classics and signature drinks), but the wine and spirit lists are both long and impressive, and the staff really know their stuff.
 
The Bingham also offers elegant fine dining, so once suitably tipsy on scrummy cocktails, patrons can choose to either meander back towards town, take a stroll along the river, or perhaps move through to the decadent – all high ceilings and Art Deco interiors – dining room for some top-notch (3 AA Rosettes, don't cha know) grub.
 
Simply spiffing. 
 
‘Til next time, tally ho old chaps.  
 
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The Bingham Bar Opening Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 1:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
Friday: 8:00am - 1:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
Tuesday: 8:00am - 1:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
Wednesday: 8:00am - 1:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00pm
8:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 1:00am
8:00am - 1:00am
   

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The Bingham Bar Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Modern British
  • Average Price: £16.00

The Bingham Bar Food Menu

Item Description Price
Selection of Homemade Bread £ 3.00
Wild Mushrooms on Toast with Truffle Oil £ 7.00
King Prawn Brochettes, Potato and Chorizo Broth £ 8.00
Seasonal Risotto £ 14.00
Potted Salmon, Rye Bread, Pickled Cucumber £ 7.50
Salad of Heirloom Tomato, Bocconcini, Basil £ 6.50
Selection of British Cheeses with Condiments £ 11.00
Sandwiches Homemade bread, served with Kettle Chips. Our Selection: Smoked Salmon, Ham, British Farm Cheddar £ 7.00
Home made ice-creams or Sorbets £ 5.50
The Bingham Afternoon Tea A selection of sandwiches, Plain and fruit scones served with preserves and clotted cream. A selection of cakes and pastries may include: Spiced carrot cake, Bitter Chocolate Tart, Banana Bread £ 21.00

The Bingham Bar Drinks Menu

Item Description Price
Rose Fantasia Pear infused vodka,Lychee Liquer, Creme de rose, Lemon Juice, Rosebuds £ 8.50
Raspberry Mule Golden Rum, Lime Juice, Caster Sugar, Angostura Bitters, Fresh Raspberry, Ginger Beer £ 9.00
River Breeze Morgan's Spiced, Creme de Melon, Elderflower Cordial, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters, Ginger Ale £ 8.50
Fig Martini Stolichnaya Vodka, Fresh Fig, Creme de Figue, Apple Juice £ 8.50
Passiflora Champagne, Passion Fruit, Sugar Cane, Passoa Liqueur £ 13.50
Demoiselle Vranken House Champagne £ 11.50
Classic Mojito Havana 3 Years Old, Brown Sugar, Mint, Fresh Lime, Woods Rum £ 8.50
Expresso Martini Wyborowa Vodka, Tia Maria, Baileys, Expresso £ 9.00
Virgin Pina Colada Pineapple Juice, Coconut Cream, Caramel, Double Cream £ 5.00
Darjeeling Tea (Pot) Regarded as the 'Champagne of teas'. Rich and Full Bodied £ 4.00

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