The Fallow Deer

130 High Street, Teddington
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Address
130 High Street, Town Centre, Teddington, TW11 8JB

Telephone
020 8943 2578

Nearest Station
Teddington (0.30 miles)

Opening Times
monday Opens 08:00 - Closes 18:00
tuesday Opens 08:00 - Closes 18:00
wednesday Opens 08:00 - Closes 18:00
thursday Opens 08:00 - Closes 18:00
friday Opens 08:00 - Closes 18:00
saturday Opens 08:00 - Closes 18:00
sunday Opens 09:00 - Closes 17:00

All In London Review

Multi-purpose café, bar and restaurant in the heart of Teddington

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I’ve popped in here during the day and been impressed with the quality and presentation of the coffee – so much better than the chains - and the friendly service. So I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit on one of the Saturday evening supper clubs.

Supper clubs (which I believe take place every couple of weeks and are advertised on the premises and on the web site) are themed. You need to book too as they are popular and the restaurant only has about 45 covers.

When I went it was fish set menu. We started with a generous portion of warm smoked salmon on a bed of new potatoes. There was a large portion of salmon parfait too and there were dots of a flavoursome chive paste and some capers. It was nicely presented although I didn’t think that the malty brown bread and butter triangles were needed. But I ate them anyway.

The main course was pan fried cod – another generous portion of moist, flaky fish. This was on a bed of wilted spinach and accompanied by a crispy round of chorizo, a chunky sweet potato wedge (beautifully soft inside) and an avocado sauce.

Having had such light and healthy courses I didn’t feel too guilty partaking in the dessert. My creamy rhubarb fool with a crispy topping of nuts, dried fruit and cereal was good. But I had serious food envy of my companion’s cheese board. This was a feast in itself – three large slices of cheese – strong Gorgonzola, creamy Brie and an excellent Manchego (which is one of my favourites). A few grapes and some dark crisp crackers sat alongside.

With a glass of blueberry Prosecco when we arrived, the set meal was £33.50 a head. Good value considering it was fresh, well-cooked food and plenty of it.

I’d also had a large glass of Montepulciano (£5.50 – small glass £4.50). And some more of that delicious coffee – served in delicate gold espresso cup while my companion’s latte was in a colourful mug. Meanwhile, the tea lights on our table were in vintage tea cups. Pretty.

During the week, The Fallow Deer is open for breakfast and lunch. It’s licenced from 11am each day so you can have a glass of wine when the mood takes you. There’s a large, Continental style bar at the front. On Friday nights it morphs into a cocktail bar which I’m told is popular with local ladies – young and more mature.

It’s open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Other days it closes at 5pm.

The décor is unusual. There are high ceilings from which industrial pendant lights hang low. The tables and chairs are an eclectic mix of pre-loved wood and steel. Red and white checked napkins give it a bistro feel. One wall is exposed brick and there are sage green window frames where, through frosted glass, you can see a hint of the bottles and jars stacked on the shelves behind them.

Right at the rear is a darling little corner with an ornate fireplace within a large green-tiled façade. It feels quaintly vintage and the pretty sofa and low coffee table would be perfect for enjoying tea and cake.

Out of the rear is a small walled garden. During the daytime it is a quiet sun-trap. In the evening there are parasols and white globe strings of lights that give it a warm glow. It means that the smokers don’t have to stand outside on Teddington High Street too.

There are a stack of wooden high chairs so kids are welcome during the day. Oh, and it’s dog friendly. There are a fair few staff – bar tenders, waitresses and the owner/manager was pitching in with both welcoming diners and helping provide service. They obviously know most of the locals and regulars but made everyone feel welcome with a smile and a chat.

Reviewed by KimT
Published on Apr 5, 2016


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