Q Verde

4.7
724 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Only six minutes away from the Kew Botanic Gardens, Q Verde is a popular Mediterranean restaurant on Sandycombe Road that has a delightful villagey vibe. Food lovers flock to Q Verde for the wholesome menus and outstanding service, and this family-run restaurant genuinely makes you feel at home the moment you step inside the door. We love the terra cotta coloured walls, black board menus and the general rustic ambience, and the moreish menu is filled with temptations such as the fried chorizo sausage served with crispy rosti potatoes for starters, the fillet of pork with caramelized apples and a marsala jus for mains, and the traditional tiramasu for dessert.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a lovely summer evening and had the loveliest of dinners. The food was plentiful and delicious, the service was unrushed and the staff were all very welcoming and warm. A winner overall!

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Resh
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Asked for kids sized portions which they didn’t have but they offered to make small portions for the kids. When the food came, the portions were small as you would expect kids portions to be but they charged me for almost normal portions!! The charge for the dish was £10.50 or £10.95 but they charged me £9.25 for each plate which is ridiculous! When asked about it they said that the main dish was £11.50 but it wasn’t on the menu.

Looked like they were trying to make a certain amount from each table!

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DrSha
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely welcome and service, food delivered quickly and was great !

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vipGastro1
London
101 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very pleasant evening. Good menu, food well presented and a good, sensibly priced wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the freshest pastas in the Richmond area. So happy they’ll be fully reopening this week.

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SBfood
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat when in the Kew area. Staff and owner are excellent.

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SayoA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!!! Complimenti!!!!!!!

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MiriS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

this is a nice place but there is very little ambience (why are italian's frightened of warm lights?!). the food was nice yes but unfortunately, we won't be back because we know better Italian restaurants in the area. the staff were lovely though!

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RichardS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant Staff. Food was excellent, particularly the mushroom risotto. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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CassE86
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always!

LH
LeanneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, authentic food with great service! Will be back

LK
LesK
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambience was brilliant. From the first mouthful to the last it was a very good experience. The food was of the type of quality you expect from an authentic Italian restaurant. Also the quantity was just right. This was our second visit to Q Verde and it certainly will not be our last.

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monika
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to return, delicious food and very nice atmosphere

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RamiG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went weekday lunchtime so was quiet. Good menu selection with some interesting specials. Tasty food.
Covid measures: hand sanitiser, waiter with clear mask, spaced tables. Friendly and efficient service.

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SallyF
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything except the truffle dish was very delicious but very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my daughters 18th, they were so lovely... changed booking, tables everything to suit us on the night. Beautiful food and people. Will be going back for sure b

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

We booked for 6.00pm as no slots after 7.00 but only two people came into restaurant After us so no atmosphere at all. We could have gone later. Would have been much better.

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Fiona
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. We've been going for years but not so much recently. When I arrived for this visit, they were really welcoming and pleased to see me. Food, beer and wine superb. Service just brilliant. I can never fault it!

NB: dealing with 2020 issues brilliantly. Worth noting.

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vipValH
London
120 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Simple Italian food done well. Calamari & truffle ravioli starters were tasty & nicely presented. Main course of papardelle with Tuscan sausage delicious. The only bit of criticism I have is that my scallops went cold within a couple of minutes. Overall the place is a bit pricey for an average weekend meal.

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vipDavidT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, served by delightful staff in a buzzing atmosphere.

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EddieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Always made to feel welcome.

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MarinaR
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good choice of food and delicious. Lovely atmosphere

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monika
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 20th Birthday at Q Verde and had a fantastic time. Food is great, honest Italian food made out of high quality ingredients. Service is also outstanding.

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ClareP
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab services, wonderful food, thank you very much!

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CaitlinO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and amazing service! Love this place every time we visit.

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SuCo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I will be back very soon

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AnneG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had variety and the dishes were fresh and tasty. Good service and value. Truffle ravioli was fantastic as were the scallops.

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Hilltop29
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find.
Good choice of food cooked to perfection. Service was great. Would highly recommend.

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vipHJCC
Edinburgh
185 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointing. Had read that this place was worth a visit. It wasn't easy to get to and the whole experience was really poor. Uninteresting, uninspiring food, limited choice, small portions, uncomfortable, bare surroundings and overpriced.

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LucyH
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I picked this place based on the reviews I read. So pleased I did! Although the venue is not overwhelming, the staff and fantastic food more than made up for that. Authentic, delicious, simple Italian food - highly recommended.

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CharleneB
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing meal at Q Verde! The food was sensational, full of flavour and the recommended Toscana Sausage Papardelle was delicious. I would say leave room for dessert too as they are incredible. The service was the best service I’ve received in a very long time at a restaurant. Very friendly and attentive, the host’s couldn’t do more to for you. The owner was very welcoming as were the locals. We met a lovely gentleman there, Mr Fox, I believe who liked brandy served in hot glass alongside a shot of espresso! Needless to say my other half had to try this too and a lovely conversation was had... it was nice to talk to “strangers” again, although you were made to feel like family! We were provided with lots of limoncello at the end of the evening. It just kept coming.
I regret not getting the names of the staff as each and every one of them was so lovely and kind. Next time I’m in London I’ll definitely be paying another visit. Delicious food, great service and such lovely lovely people. Thank you for an amazing night.. Charlene & Mark x

JP
JoanieP
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service would highly recommend

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NicoleD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening. Great food, people and atmosphere.

MD
MaxD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best Italian restaurant in the area. The food is amazing every time, and the staff are wonderful.

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AlisonO
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food. Nothing was too much trouble. Delicious wine. Very accommodating.

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JillK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food but should pay more attention to Covid safety. Some tables very close and staff did not distance at all. OK restaurant is small so staff should really wear masks to reduce risk and improve confidence

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The specials were fresh and excellent!
If you want space book early
Prosecco always a good start

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Vivz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve dined here before and it was nothing short of my expectations. In fact exceeded them! Atmosphere was great, lovely attentive staff and the owner was THE best host!

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We both sat down at Q Verde and breathed deeply, delighted to have found ourselves in such an oasis. We had an early booking so the restaurant was not at all full, but even once it had filled up the service remained unflustered and always attentive. We felt very well looked after.
The menu was deceptively simple; this was food prepared with respect for fresh ingredients and beautifully cooked. My husband loved his truffle ravioli, and I very happily devoured my fillet of red mullet I love fish, and there was an extra layer of treat at Q Verde. So often my ordering of fish is swayed by the response to the question, "is it fresh please?", a question that is too often not honestly answered. Q Verde I took on trust and my trust was rewarded, the fish was lovely and fresh, and beautifully cooked. Thank you Q Verde.
If we have a slight hesitation it is that we did ask if the chocolate in the chocolate and orange desert was a dark chocolate. A question relayed to the chef that came back as a 'Yes" to dark chocolate. Hey ho, there are now many gradations of chocolate and this was certainly not milk chocolate, but it was more in the mid range than it was dark chocolate. Not having a very sweet tooth I was hoping for a rich depth that without a dark choc' the desert didn't deliver.
Overall Q Verde was an oasis of delight and we will certainly be very happy make ourselves a booking there again.

PW
PeterW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely genuine Italian - very good food and great ambience. Made an excellent choice for a Birthday lunch

FAQs

Q Verde is rated 4.7 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.