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Hawthorn, Richmond, Greater London

Hawthorn

4.7
4.7
427 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
Hawthorn is a refined neighbourhood restaurant serving modern European and British cuisine. We offer a friendly and relaxed environment suitable for any occasion and are located a very short walk from Kew Gardens and Kew station.
We opened in February 2023 and have been featured in the Good Food Guide top 100 neighbourhood restaurants and also added into the 2023 Michelin guide.

Chef and Owner Joshua Hunter

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2 people

20:30


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed 17:00–20:00 Thu 17:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:30–21:15
  • Phone number
    020 8940 6777
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Joshua Hunter
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant is available for hire for private events up to 70 covers.Please email reception@hawthornrestaurant.co.uk for more information and help with booking.
  • Area
    Kew
  • Cross Street
    14 Station Parade, Kew, Richmond TW9 3PZ
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Kew Gardens Tube/Overground Station.<br />Bus No. 65<br />Bus No. 110
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

Experiences

  • Hawthorn Wine Club

    Multiple dates available
    'Hawthorn wine club' is a relaxed and informal dining experience, where our restaurant uses the opportunity to offer some exceptional wines at an affordable price point. We will highlight a number of standout wines on our list and offer an a la carte menu of individually priced bistro style dishes such as onglet of beef with peppercorn sauce, sliced mortadella with grilled white asparagus or Cassoulet fennel sausages with haricot beans. Expect delicious desserts such as sauternes marinated apricot and almond tart, or a Valrhona chocolate brownie with Madagascan vanilla ice cream.' With tables available from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday night we hope you will come to enjoy one of these evenings with us.
    Hawthorn Wine Club photo

What 427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Modern European

  • South West London

    Modern European

427 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The four of us pretty much covered the menu and no choice disappointed. Service was a little slow and as the restaurant was full, the acoustics distracted somewhat from a relaxed ambience. Overall we had a great evening.

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  2. PAS030916

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good but main course slow to arrive. Wine is overpriced.

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  3. Mkay

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food in a lovely atmosphere with terrific service. The dishes are complex without being the least bit weird. The flavors are uniformly appealing and the garnishes really complement the other ingredients. Well worth the trip to kew gardens.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A hidden gem. Wonderful food and lovely setting. Each course was delicious and featured interesting variety and ingredients. We will be back again for more wonderful dinners.

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  5. Kathleen

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb cuisine which continues to delight on each visit. I love knowing I can introduce friends to this experience. Chef Josh Hunter always gives a warm welcome despite having his hands full in the kitchen, The dishes are creatively designed revealing stunning, interesting flavour combinations. A*

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  6. PapaG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for wine club and really enjoyed all the wines - bistro food was very food and overall excellent value for money. Lovely sunny evening meant front doors wide open which added to the ambience. We had a terrific evening!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here to celebrate with my girlfriend and had one of the best meals we’d ever had. The quality of the food was impeccable and for very reasonable value considering what you get. The service was warm and prompt but not intrusive and the area around Kew was lovely to explore afterwards. Would highly recommend a visit! Will be returning.

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  8. BrandonB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hawthorn was an enjoyable dining experience but neither the food nor the service achieved top marks. There is better quality to be had in London at this price point.

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  9. Cornelius

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sensational cooking in Kew. A busy restaurant with great ambience, superb cooking and brilliant ingredients.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We really enjoyed the food. Portion sizes were very generous.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Writing as a Kew local, Wednesday Wine Club is a really welcome innovation as it should bring Hawthorn back into a more everyday affordability range. However the bill still came to just over £100/head (including aperitifs, wine with mains and digestifs & coffee, but no dessert) so ultimately you haven't transformed the value proposition in quite the way we hoped. Emphasis on English wines was both interesting and educative. The team were very welcoming and friendly with a nice line in humour, making for a more informal and friendly vibe than we have experienced on previous visits. We will return but this will have to remain a once every few months treat rather than anything more regular

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Wednesday wine club - fabulous dishes and wine and superb prices!!

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  13. IANT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting menu beautiful presentation. Nice ambiance.

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  14. StevenM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A different menu every time I’ve been and always amazing. I deliberately choose things I don’t normally like because I know I suddenly will. Superb, don’t miss out.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience. We went at lunch time and sat in the window. It was serene and elegant. The service was attentive. The food was delicious. I had croquette de fromage de tete, duck breast and mille-feuille. All exquisite, but perhaps the biggest star of all was the brioche with caramelised onion. That was amazing.

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  16. SusanR

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First night of the Wine Club was fun with interesting menu options. Friendly service, but overall found the restaurant a bit noisy. Will certainly look out for future Wine Club offerings.

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  17. Cornelius

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for the first wine club. Superb bespoke menu of small plates and delicious mains, hugely discounted quality wines and the best ambience. The restaurant was full and rightly so. The restaurant has invested in a new sound system playing gentle jazz in the background. All perfect.

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  18. Cornelius

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s an elevated Sunday lunch. Everything you’d expect and more. Truly excellent.

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  19. TJinthecity

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was fabulous, everything was delicious, in season and beautifully presented. I did have a little problem with the service. We had at least seven people waiting on us over the course of a three course meal, very little engagement and in some cases a little servile. It was all a little bit stuffy, they need to relax a bit and be confident that the food is enough. Limit the number of waiting staff who look after each table and encourage them to build a rapport with the guests. That would certainly help the atmosphere which was a little dead.

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  20. SteveS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in all respects. One of our favourite restaurants.

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  21. Flic

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Hawthorn - the kitchen uses seasonal ingredients and really knows what it's doing with them; and the wine list has great options, including my favourite champagne, Philipponat.

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  22. Vicjoy123

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely Sunday lunch and will be coming back for dinner

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  23. DavidG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit - already planning the next. A great new discovery. Descriptions on menu translate on the plate.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting food brilliantly well prepared. Excellent service.

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  25. Yumtum

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous meal. Great food, expertly delivered. Generous portions. Really enjoyed the cod cheeks and the ravioli. Stone bass main cooked to perfection with lovely butter and shrimps. Excellent service, delivering the right amount of attention whilst not over introducing on the meal. We will definitely book again.

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  26. JohnK

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food , enjoyed my visit. Will book again soon

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  27. Cornelius

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cod cheeks are superb, the deer is excellent and the dining room has undergone an excellent revamp. The perfect evening.

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  28. KateA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful cooking as usual - fabulous chicken liver parfait followed by a sumptuous piece of roast skate and, to top it off, a superb apricot tart with cardamom ice cream. Delightful! The service is perfect as ever with some lovely wine pairings to complement the dishes. Thank you!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just exquisite… go!

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  30. AndrewC

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful hidden gem in the heart of Qew. We have been a couple of times now and are never disappointed with the creativity thought out dishes from a seasonal short menu. Wonderful cod tempura this time is a must. Attentive but discreet service from professionals was much appreciated.

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  31. Cornelius

    London

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great team. Try the home brewed limoncello :-)

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  32. KateE

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, attractive surroundings and very attentive and friendly staff. Hawthorn is wonderful choice for a special evening or a get together with friends. Highly recommended.
    HawthornResponded on 23 March 2024
    Dear Kate, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and your support. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back again soon! Warmest Wishes The Hawthorn team

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  33. Amanda

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Another fabulous lunch-delicious food, beautifully presented. Thank you!
    HawthornResponded on 23 March 2024
    Dear Amanda, Thank you for the lovely review. Such a Pleasure to have you with us! We hope to see you soon! Warmest Wishes The Hawthorn Team

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  34. BarbaraV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were superb. Great value for money and no problem about booking a table for one person.
    HawthornResponded on 10 March 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit, it is customers like you that make all the hard work worth it. We hope to see you back again soon! Warmest Wishes The Hawthorn team

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic meal. Better than the fanciest of NYC restaurants. Each dish is thoughtfully prepared. The service was outstanding.
    HawthornResponded on 10 March 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much, we are very happy you enjoyed your visit at Hawthorn and hope to see you again soon. The Hawthorn team

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  36. AnhD

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delightful. We really enjoyed the experience.
    HawthornResponded on 5 March 2024
    Thank you very much for your kind review. It means a lot to us and makes all the hard work worth it. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hawthorn soon. Warm regards, Hawthorn Family

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  37. Lizadams

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hawthorn is a terrific restaurant steps away from the Kew Gardens stop on the District line on London’s underground and well worth the 1/2 hour trip from Central London. Josh Hunter, the very talented young English chef and owner, creates delicious modern French cuisine with the freshest local ingredients. It’s very deserving of its numerous positive reviews. The wine list is very thoughtfully put together with excellent choices at reasonable prices. The ambience is welcoming and the service was impeccable.
    HawthornResponded on 10 March 2024
    Dear Liza, Thank you very much for your kind review. It means a lot to us and makes all the hard work worth it. Reviews like yours motivate our team to do better every day. Once again, thank you so much for your feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hawthorn soon. Warm regards, Hawthorn Family

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  38. Jamie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible lunch at Hawthorn. The menu had great choice and the portion size was generous. The food itself was all delicious and to a very high standard. The staff were attentive and friendly. We will definitely be going back!
    HawthornResponded on 5 March 2024
    Dear Jamie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review and your support. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit, it is customers like you that makes all the hard work worth it. We hope to see you back again soon! The Hawthorn team

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  39. AlanD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food with attentive but discreet service. Good atmosphere and would definitely dine at Hawthorn’s again
    HawthornResponded on 2 March 2024
    Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your feedback means a lot to us and it truly makes all the hard work worthwhile. Reviews like yours inspire our team to strive for excellence every day. Once again, we'd like to express our sincere gratitude. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hawthorn in the near future. Warm regards, The Hawthorn Family

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  40. LucindaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem of a restaurant. So glad that the Glasshouse has been reinvented to such a high standard
    HawthornResponded on 27 February 2024
    Hi Lucinda Thank you very much for your kind review. It means a lot to us and makes all the hard work worth it. Reviews like yours motivate our team to do better every day. Once again, thank you so much for your feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Hawthorn soon. Warm regards, Hawthorn Family

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FAQs

Hawthorn is rated 4.7 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hawthorn

Hawthorn, 14 Station Parade, Richmond, Greater London TW9 3PZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    14 Station Parade, Kew, Richmond TW9 3PZ
  • Area
    Kew
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:15 Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed 17:00–20:00 Thu 17:30–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:30–21:15
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Kew Gardens Tube/Overground Station.Bus No. 65Bus No. 110
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Joshua Hunter
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 8940 6777
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant is available for hire for private events up to 70 covers.Please email reception@hawthornrestaurant.co.uk for more information and help with booking.
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