Tasting the world at Riverside Kingston

We’re just about to slip into the weekend.

Friday’s finally here, the finish line is in sight.

The end of a long week, deserves a little celebration, don’t you think?

And when London is sunny, there only place I want to be is by the River.

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Here’s my advice: head to Waterloo station, jump on a train to Kingston and go straight for Riverside Walk.

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Hidden away by the river, Riverside Walk is the most dreamy of food destinations.

Amazing views of the river? Tick

Fantastic food choices? Tick

Even better cocktails? Tick, tick, tick!

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From traditional French cuisine to generous British-style brunch and mouth-watering Thai small plates, the range of restaurants cover a variety of cuisine from around the world to suit every taste and budget.

And if you simply can’t pick, there’s always the option of taking a trip around the world, restaurant-crawl style.

Which is just what we did.

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Starting at CAU for a taste of Argentina’s finest.

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Paprika chicken & yellow pepper anticuchos skewers

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Beef short rib & salsa verde

CAU at Riverside Kingston | Cake + Whisky

All nibbled on while soaking up the last of the day’s sunshine and sipping on ice-cold Grapefruit spritz.

But soon enough, the wanderlust got the best of us.

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Just a few steps and we emerged in an atmosphere worthy of Marrakech’s most colourful souks at Comptoir Libanais.

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With colourful crockery and rows of spices as far as the eye can see…

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Bowls full of vibrant pickles.

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And the most mouth-watering selection of sweet treats!

But my favourite thing at Comptoir Libanais is always the mezze.

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A real feast of small dishes meant to be shared with the ones you love most!

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We all digged in hungry!

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Over-ordering absolutely compulsory!

A meal at Comptoir Libanais will always contribute signicantly to your 5-a-day, so there’s no need to falafel about it!

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After picking up a few pantry treats (… I can see harissa prawns in my near future!), we made our way down the River for our last pit stop of the evening, Cote Brasserie.

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Because nobody does dessert quite like the French.

(ok, I might be a bit skewed on this one…)

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But then look at this perfect Crème Caramel!

Surely it prooves I have a point…

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Thick, creamy and perfectly balanced,I dare you to find anything better to linger over with your favourite people…

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… and one last glass of wine.

And what a wine indeed! A Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois (Domaine de Barroubio 2012) and one of the most sumptuous sweet wine I’ve had in a long time.

Cote Brasserie at Riverside Kingston | Cake + Whisky

The perfect (food) companions as you make plans for the next time you go around the world, restaurant-crawl style.

After all, there are still a few more restaurants on the sunny Riverside stretch for you to try…

Weekend plans? Sorted.

 

Find Riverside Walk here

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Tasting the world at Riverside Kingston

One thought on “Tasting the world at Riverside Kingston

  1. Amazing post! I’m just finishing up mine… Favour – could you send me that photo of me? I really like it for some weird reason! 😉

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