‘Summer near the City’ – What To Do In & Around Teddington

‘Summer near the city’


Here at the Retro Bistrot we can’t get enough of this great summer sunshine, and it got us thinking about things to do around Teddington, Hampton and the rest of South West London during the summer. If you’re looking to get out and about this season then look no further than the delights of our local area; Teddington, Twickenham and Richmond offer some fabulous things to do. Why not hire a boat on the River Thames or take a cycle ride in Richmond Park? (. . . Go on, you know you’ve wanted to for ages!).

Alternatively, on Saturday 19th July our local Teddington tennis club (NPL) is taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekend, they are situated in beautiful Bushy Park and offer both astro-turf and grass courts. The weekend provides an opportunity for free coaching and taster sessions for all ages, so to find out more or to book a slot, visit their website http://www.npltennis.co.uk/

Also this summer ‘Twickenham Alive’ hosts the Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day on Sunday 20th July 2014. This fundraising fun day features live music and Shetland pony rides in support of Strawberry Hill House; it takes place at Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4SX. For more information see http://www.twickenhamalive.com/SHM&FD14.html

However, another great idea would be to join us for lunch and then go and enjoy an outdoor film at Hampton Court as part of the fabulous open air cinema at the Palace that takes place this August. They are showing old favourites, Dirty Dancing (12) on the 9th August, and Casablanca (U) on the 10th August. For more information see their webpage http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/hamptoncourtopenaircinema#sthash.fkXi8cJj.dpuf

If you decide to pop in and join us at the Retro Bistrot, our 3 course £15.50 set menu choices for a special summer lunch with friends and family would include:

  • Mixed Beetroot Salad, Goats Cheese, Salted Almonds (we think this dish is as attractive as it is appetising)
  • Grilled Whole Mackerel, Sauce Vierge (fresh and tasty in the sunshine)
  • Strawberry Sorbet, Strawberry Mint Salad (. . . for that true Wimbledon final!)

However as we know our customers like variety alongside their favourites we change the menu every two weeks. To see out latest offerings see our menu here http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/menu/

Finally, this summer our local area is host to the fabulous Rugby 7’s tournament at Twickenham which takes place on the 16th – 17th August. This tournament sees 12 of the best teams in the world compete against one another to be crowned the World Club 7’s champions, for more information see their website http://www.worldclub7srugby.com/news/index.php.

Our popular jazz evenings are also the final Tuesday of every month, if you like music and a sense of communal entertainment. Drop in, phone or book ahead via our reservations page: http://www.retrobistrot.co.uk/reservations/

We look forward to seeing you out and about this summer!



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