Amadora
Amadora

Amadora

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amadora-richmond.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02089401806x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday - Saturday: 11.30am - 11.50pm

    Sunday: 10.30am - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We are able to provide outdoor catering just ask to speak to the manager and we can take care of that for you.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a lovely little room that you can book our for up to 26 people. Very quaint you will not be disturbed.

    With bookings of more than 6 people card details will be asked for. Thank you.
  • Private Party Contact: Elaine or Antonio 02089401806x
  • Special Events: We can cater for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, bridal parties and anything else you may wish to come in for. There is usually NO hire fee that applies.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Off the Richmond Green
  • Public Transit: Lots of local buses and trains and tubes that go in to Richmond station are available.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking which is free in the evening.
A word from Amadora
A wonderful little Italian. With cheeses and wines in from Italy and all Italian staff. You I’ll feel like you are taking a walk down the cobbled streets of Rome, especially with the restaurant being based in a charming grade 2 listed building that dates back almost 400 years. With food and wine to die for come and enjoy our wonderful experience.
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Amadora reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since 21 May 2014
Average Rating3.4
  • Food3.4
    Service3.4
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.4
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (13)romance (11)special occasions (11)fit for foodies (10)business meals (5)sunday lunch (5)good vegetarian options (4)outstanding value (4)afternoon tea (2)brunch (2)Show More
  • Convenient location in the
    baloo
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Convenient location in the heart of Richmond and a nice relaxed stmosphere. We had the two-course offer, which was excellent value, with one of us ha ing a starter and the other a dessert. No problem about us having a second spoon for the dessert! The service was friendly and helpful, if a little slow in providing the bill. But we had had a rather late lunch and by then the focus was moving to the evening trade. A pleasant and enjoyable meal, though, and a venue I would recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual evening
    Kaycee
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    We waited over an hour for our starter only to be told they had lost our order. The staff were very apologetic and did not charge for the wine. They also offered a free dessert which we declined but they did give us 3 glasses of Prosecco. Together with the TT offer (50% off food) we only spent £16 on a 2 course meal for 3 people. Food was average and service a bit haphazard. I overheard diners requesting basic essentials, cutlery, condiments, menus and we repeatedly asked for something to even out the wonky table. We ordered bruschetta which was 3 enormous slices of bread topped bland tomatoes. Spicy prawns with rice was also mediocre with small tasteless prawns. I am not sure it is somewhere I would rush back to.
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  • Local Italian
    400jet
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    It's great having a small friendly and authentic Italian restaurant just around the corner. The restaurant is hidden away in paved court just off Richmond Green and Richmond high street. The for is lovely as is the italian wine. The price was good value, especially as you get a great deal if you book through Top Table - recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    Katd
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Lovely people and food - quick service and nice surroundings- would go again, great for a business lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    SC26
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great atmosphere! Lovely little restaurant felt like a famaily run restaurant you would find in Italy!!! definately will go back!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Sunday brunch place
    foodie27
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    It's a tiny little place and easily missed if you're just wandering through the cobbled stone alleyway. But what a gem this place is when you do find it! The service was efficient and polite (we gave them a £10 tip, which was more than the 10% - that was how good they were), and the food/wine very enjoyable. It only sits up to 12 people at any one time so make sure you get a table booked in advanced especially if you are going in a bigger group. I was there for lunch with my boyfriend and his parents and they were very impressed - quality and value. Definitely would recommend it to anyone wanting a taste of Italian in the lovely suburbs that is Richmond.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amadora, Richmond
    eattoliveVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent location just off Richmond Green and very close to the theatre. Two of us had a pre-theatre meal. We started with a generous bowl of piping hot soup and crisp crostini. We both chose pasta mains - seafood for my partner and ravioli for me, with mixed salad, all very fresh (although the portions of ravioli and salad were not quite so generous). Service was incredibly prompt so we had time for tiramisu, served in individual pots and very creamy, before finishing with coffee. This was our first visit to Amadora but probably won't be our last. The downstairs restaurant is very small but there is upstairs seating too.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better later than never.........
    CochynVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We booked here, in order to introduce the place to friends who love Italian food. Sadly, we got stuck on a train with a power cut, so the mates had to start without us - & order for us! Their choices - and the quality of the food - managed to 'rescue' the evening. Soup starter - superb [we were freezing!], & a great quality mozzarella; mushroom risotto - slightly bland 'button' shrooms but the ragu was lovely. We'll be back, as will the friends. Amadora deserves to be packed in that "pre-theatre" slot. We were off to Richmond Theatre, but we know loads of people like to eat out early, sometimes, & then have a 'night in', & this would be a perfect 'end of a long week' treat!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Another great evening!
    TickTock
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Took my husband here for the first time for his birthday on a Saturday night. (I've been twice before and couldn't wait for an excuse to have a "date night" there with him!) We had a lovely evening with good food and wine and there was a great atmosphere. The manager was attentive and friendly, as ever.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My daughter and I enjoyed
    JanE
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My daughter and I enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner. The service was excellent and the food totally delicious. We were not sure which wine to order but offered to taste beforehand which ensured we had a glass of wine to our taste. Will definitely recommend, and go again when next in Richmond.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25 there course menu was restricted
    tbfood
    Dined on 14/12/2013
    25 there course menu was restricted to starter and pasta main course - but good selection and food was good and big portions - expensive for extra eg salad but waiter was so lovely and excellent and it was full so great atmopshere -lovely sweet little place would definitely go again
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  • Disappointed
    SushiVIP
    Dined on 14/12/2013
    Food lacked flavour. was recommended the lamb dish which was over cooked, even the veg that came with it was over cooked! We had a 20% off voucher which was shown to the waiter (the only waiter on a Saturday) before ordering, who failed to inform us that the lamb is not valid with the 20% discount, he only said so after billing us. As you can imagine with just one waiter, it was difficult to even get some black pepper! Please do not visit this restaurant if you are planning to bring children who visits the toilets often as it is right at the top of the building with two flights of steep and narrow steps to climb up. Bad food, bad service, bad recommendation by the theatre nearby.
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  • Small and intimate
    Daniella
    Dined on 28/11/2013
    Went here for a friends birthday, the service is good, but you would expect this as there are only 4-5 tables. The food was ok, it all came out very quickly and we felt a little rushed. The portions were ok but had we been big hungry men not sure it would have filled us up. I will go again but wouldnt rush back
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  • offer: not a good value for money
    Likemyfood
    Dined on 22/11/2013
    Nice meal at Amadora. We booked the 3 courses and a glass of wine for £25. You can choose from all starters and desserts but only from pastas as main course. We calculated and even with the most expensive of those dishes you wouldnt pay more than £20/£23. therefore even with the glass of wine, the offer does not save you much, if anything. Plus they automatically add 12.5% service charge. When we arrived there were two waiters but, after a while, there was only one. On a busy Friday night that was not enough and the service became rather slow. I may go back but wouldnt choose the offer again or go at very busy times.
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  • unpleasant experience
    hrhrhr
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    I booked this restaurant for a lunch with our friends, on a special offer (2 courses for GBP15). When we got there, the waiter told me that they don't do these promotions on Saturdays and that toptable must have gotten it wrong. He promised to check again and get back to me. He never came back. I did not escalate as I did not want to create an argument in front of our friends. He could have used his discretion to give us the deal even if they don't run them. Or he could apologise for the glitches in their system. None of that happened, rather I was left feeling that I was making it up. Also avoid sitting it at staircase leading to the toilets where people struggle to get pass you every time they need to go there.
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  • A little gem!
    TickTock
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    This was the second time I'd been to Amadora and I was happy to see it was busy. It should be. There are relatively few independent restaurants in Richmond and I have been impressed with the standards at this one. For the same price as eating out at any of the generic high street places, Amadora delivers much more. Really great food, friendly service and a charmingly intimate atmosphere. A little gem!
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  • Cosy Italian in Richmond
    Richmond
    Dined on 31/10/2013
    Stretch your arms out and you can almost touch both side walls. Small, but amply arranged on two floor levels, and so I imagine there is generally an available table. Good food and very friendly service in this cosy Italian restaurant set in an old, atmospheric back alley. Another good reason for me to travel out from central London to eat in Richmond's many good eateries.
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    romance, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food bland but service was good
    Chidders55
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    I have to say that if I had not been with my mother-in-law who enjoyed her dinner, I would be more unhappy with the Amadora, however, my pasta was not the best - over cooked, too many mushrooms & not enough salmon and very bland. My hisbamd's risotto was also bland and neither of us were that impressed. The service was good, however, and so was the wine recommendation - and for that, I would give it another go. I would probably go back at lunchtime rather than for dinner
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it started so well
    treatnight
    Dined on 25/10/2013
    Great spot, we were greeted in a friendly manner. Food was yummy. We had a couple of things we ordered not turn up and then show up on our bill, but this was quickly and very amicably dealt with and not a big issue at all. Service got pretty patchy as they got busier, but would go back, so many yummy things on the menu to try next time!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sciliy
    Lilly
    Dined on 24/10/2013
    Flavours are very good, fish a little over cooked though. Excellent service
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  • Underwhelming
    Breadstick
    Dined on 22/10/2013
    It's in a lovely location and looked such a pretty restaurant in passing. We love Italian food and, with its limited menu, we hoped they did just a few things very well. On our experience, though, they don't. My husband's chicken salad starter was only so-so and our mains, both of the pork fillet, were not good at all – the meat was very tough, as though it had been cooked straight from frozen. On the plus side, they were happy to give us a takeaway box and the dog really enjoyed it. And luckily we were on the Top Table 50% off food deal so it wasn't an expensive mistake. Disappointing though.
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  • A lovely meal with a cosy
    peachesVIP
    Dined on 19/10/2013
    A lovely meal with a cosy atmosphere. The size of the restaurant was perfect. We hope to go again to experience another dish, the ambience and the service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for a quiet meal
    Gallois
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    A lovely little restaurant with good food and attentive service. It's small and characterful, especially upstairs, where the age of the building is evident in the quirky angles and floor levels. Whilst the food is very good, the wine list is a little expensive for what is on offer, but that doesn't detract from it being an enjoyable destination.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little gem
    vinakiVIP
    Dined on 15/10/2013
    my husband and I are impressed with this wonderfully warm restaurant: its authentic, flavoursome italian cuisine, its brief but very well-chosen wine list and the genuinely friendly service have made our first (pre-theatre) visit to Amadora unforgettable. We look forward to going back!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cooking
    EIDHVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    A really cute tiny restaurant in a lovely part of Richmond. My friend and I tried Amadora with the top table offer (50% off) and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and high standard of cooking, to the point we were almost embarrassed when the bill came and amounted to only £23 each for three courses each and wine. I had the seabass and she had the linguini a lan vongole - linguine cooked perfectly al dente and vongole fresh and tasteful, just like my bass. London needs more of these places, with inidvidual style rather than those awful chains. Will go back any day and recommend to anybody.
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  • Consistently Good
    KatieO
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    We've been to Amadora a number of times, it has never failed to be a lovely evening with great food, good friendly service and an incredibly warm welcome from the owner, who always remembers us no matter how long between visits. Last Friday's meal was no different, tasty starters, delicious mains and desserts. We'll be back!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great welcome at Amadora
    foodie
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    A great welcome at Amadora in Richmond with the maitre'd recognising me from a previous visit last year. The restaurant is small but has a lovely, cosy atmosphere. Not a wide ranging menu but good Italian classics done well. Great value with offer.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Great service, nice non-chain!
    Sarah
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Definitely not recommended if you have even slightly restricted mobility - well not if you want to use the bathroom facilities that is, it's fine to eat here. We came for my grandma's 87th birthday, and had a great evening. Loved the Tiramisu! Very personal and attentive staff, though they had to be asked kindly to put the TopTable offer on the booking. May well go back. Cheers!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculous
    CJR41
    Dined on 29/9/2013
    We went to Amadora to try it out as a possible Sunday lunch venue. Some may call it cute, we thought it was cramped, and I sat by right next to the door - God help anyone sat there in winter. The food is fine, although the pork was over salted, but there were paper napkins and no table cloths. Two glasses of prosecco came to £17.00. I think if you want to charge these prices you have to at least match the best italian restaurants, this did not. Perhaps they'll go out of business soon, entirely their own fault. Amadora pretends to be something it is not.
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  • Excuses, excuses.......
    CochynVIP
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    I am busy making excuses to be in Richmond these days. Don't get me wrong: I love the place, & first lived on a houseboat there in the early 80s. These days, it's places such as Amadora that lure me. The quality of the food is so very high. This week's "reason" was a foreign film. We had swordfish - a hefty portion, and superbly cooked. Lovely vegetables - though I think the husband was a bit sad to see the very few saute potatoes/chips! Our mozzarella starter was of the highest quality [a benchmark on all Italian menus]. The welcome is warm - and the choice of music was perfect; you cannot have too much Ella..............
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since 21 May 2014
    • Average Rating3.3
    • Food3.5
    • Ambience3.2
    • Service3.3
    • Value3.3
  • The following 337 reviews are from the Amadora reviews archive.
  • The restaurant is very quaint
    JamJarhead
    Dined on 13/9/2013
    The restaurant is very quaint and staff very attentive. Food was very good especially the deserts. Great value for money if using 50% deal, otherwise slightly to expensive for what it offers. Only downside was waiter added service charge from original receipt value to my bill without making it clear.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissaointment
    Golly
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    I had special of the day, pasta and it was really poor, I can cook better my self. My mate had risotto and that was nice. That used to be one of my fav restaurants, but they must have changed the cook or ownership as it doesn't stand to what it used to be.
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  • Cobbled lane to an Italian gem!
    Bodders
    Dined on 25/8/2013
    After passing Amadora a few time during the day & evening, I couldn't resist it's charms any longer. I went as a party of 4 for lunch & was hugely impressed from start to finish. All 4 of us have eaten in restaurants across Italy and this was on a par with the best of them whether from Siena, Rome, Puglia, Florence..you name it! Delicious food & a great balance of pasta, salads, fish & meat dishes. We ordered from across the menu getting a variety & loved every bite. I usual don't wax lyrical about places but this is worth every bit of praise. The wine list is great & I actually took my own bottle along for a very reasonable corkage fee. Everyone should do themselves a favour & make a trip to Amadora. New favourite London restaurant!
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service, great location
    Tips
    Dined on 25/8/2013
    We were looked after very well during our Sunday lunch at Amadora in Richmond. There was a lot of friendly banter but enough space for us not to feel overwhelmed. The olives were delicious and the main course of the sea bream ravioli was tasty but very strongly tasting of fish! The portion sizes were good and we felt satisfied with that and our bottle of prosecco!
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  • We had been to Amadora on
    Harri
    Dined on 24/8/2013
    We had been to Amadora on the deal before and had an absolutely fantastic meal; however the menu was very much restricted since then. The food was ok, however you were restricted top pasta and when it came it was something I could have rustled up very cheaply at home. The food came very quick and it felt like they were rushing us out of the restaurant. We were very much looking forward to this meal as it was so good previously but it had really gone downhill. The attention to detail and quality had seriously deteriorated. Such a shame because the location and restaurant itself is lovely. We will not be returning.
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  • A lovely intimate restaurant
    dineoutcat
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy and had a great buzz about it. We both ate from their set menu (3 courses & a glass of prosecco for around £22) and were very impressed with the quality of the food. All the dishes we had were delicious and had unusual twists to them. The scallops and the swordfish were especially good. The service was excellent; we would highly recommend eating here and will be visiting again soon!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Practically perfect........
    CochynVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We needed a pre-theatre meal in Richmond & had vague memories of Amadoro's excellent pasta dishes. A 50% off TT deal lured us back. Staff were welcoming & appreciated that we were on the clock. A drier-than-usual Trebbiano was good. Starters: caprese salad with superb mozzarella, ceviche made with scallops [would have been perfect if we hadn't been rushing a chef, who could've marinated them for a bit longer?] had us wondering why we didn't visit more often. Pasta - ravioli with sea bream, penne with red mullet, both with shrimp of varying sizes; amazing flavours. Excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very cute place, small and
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 30/7/2013
    Very cute place, small and intimate. We were the first to arrive for dinner service, but it picked up from there. Service was friendly and professional, food was excellent.
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  • Great food ( especially the
    katzyVIP
    Dined on 13/7/2013
    Great food ( especially the raw scallop - gorgeous) and wonderful warm service. Will book again.
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  • I genjoyed my meal , but my
    Olivia12
    Dined on 25/5/2013
    I genjoyed my meal , but my partner did not. The food is simple. The staff very friendly and hospitable. The restaurant is very small so nice ifyou watnt a romantic venue. But we did find it a little expensive for what you got.
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