56 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HN
Stein’s in Kingston was opened following the success of the original Stein’s at Richmond Riverside. While Richmond’s Stein’s is an open-air beer garden, the Kingston branch is a restaurant decked out in the style of a cosy Alpine lodge. Inside, there are individual touches everywhere you look – such as the deer head above the fireplace and large cowbell above the bar – and outside you’ll find a spacious terrace overlooking the Thames and Kingston Bridge. Staff traditionally dressed in dirndl and lederhosen lead diners to bench seats, which are arranged for larger groups and couples alike. The main menu is traditional Bavarian-Austrian fare – the sharing platter featuring sausages, sauerkraut and pan-fried potatoes is a popular choice – and is, of course, best accompanied by a large stein of Bavarian beer. Four seasonal menus offer specialities such as beef rolls stuffed with gherkins, while game dishes feature during winter. A light lunch menu and delicious cakes are also on offer.