Red Peppers – Teddington
As soon as we entered Red Peppers in Teddington, we knew we were in for a treat – it was filled with happy customers and the atmosphere was buzzing. Just like its sister restaurant in Esher, the Teddington branch is a lively, family-friendly venue with ambient lighting and lots of interesting memorabilia adorning the walls. There’s something interesting to see everywhere you look – including on the extensive menu, which features a melange of classic favourites and exciting new options to try.
We started with a sharing mezze plate comprising hummus, tzatziki, moreish halloumi, plump olives and garlic flatbread. I then sampled the grilled sea bass fillets with fennel, new potatoes, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes and preserved lemons from the specialities section of the menu, while my friend enjoyed the vegetarian goat’s cheese pappardelle pasta in a creamy wild mushroom sauce. The portions were generous to say the least, and everything was cooked to the highest standard. We also enjoyed a carafe of fruity Italian red wine with our meal and couldn’t resist ending the experience with the waiter’s recommendation of the famous boozy tiramisu. The recipe has been lovingly passed down for over 25 years, and it was very good indeed.
Having clocked with envy the many tasty-looking dishes being served to diners at other tables, I’ll certainly be back with the family in tow to sample more of Red Peppers’ globally inspired fare.