Good Hotel Guide Review
A change of both name and feel for Bingham Riverhouse this year, its ‘more traditional, opulent style’ replaced by ‘something more informal and friendly’, say our inspectors. Set on the towpath near Richmond Park, with a pretty riverside garden and terrace, the hotel has been run by the Trinder family for more than 30 years; Ruth and Samantha Trinder are at the helm today. Our inspectors were greeted warmly; their ‘small and cosy’ double room had ‘coffee and teas, fluffy bathrobes, delicious home-made shortbread’ and a comfy bed with organic mattress. A peaceful escape from the London hubbub. Rooms vary in size – some have ‘lovely river views’; many have a copper bathtub. Food is ‘at the heart’ of the hotel, with head chef Andy Cole masterminding a ‘seasonally focused menu’, including good vegetarian options; ‘outstanding’ chickpea chips with swede, pickled celery, harissa and tahini mayonnaise. Staff are ‘particularly friendly, relaxed and thoughtful’. A ‘delicious’ breakfast includes plenty of hot cooked options, with eggs Florentine ‘cooked to perfection’. Guests have free use of Samantha Trinder’s wellness centre close by, with massage and yoga classes.
61–63 Petersham Road
020 8940 0902
all year, restaurant closed Sun evening.
three drawing room/bar/restaurant rooms, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, ½-acre garden, complimentary use of nearby wellness centre, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, in public areas with prior permission.
per room B&B £179–£339, D,B&B £269–£429. Tasting menu £60, fixed-price à la carte £37–£45. Check hotel’s website for latest offers/prices.