If you ever find yourself south of the River and in the home of ‘England rugby’, be sure to stop by gourmet bistro Arthur’s On The Green for a true taste of Twickenham’s finest food.
From the outside, modern British restaurant Arthur’s On The Green looks like a conservatory you would find attached to your grandma’s house. Adorned with vibrant bunting, beautiful flower pots and the odd swan fixture, it’s no wonder that this bistro is popular with visitors and yummy mummies alike. But aside from it’s quirky decor and clientele, one thing this restaurant is famous for is its brunch. Boasting a variety of dishes from the traditional Full English to a more indulgent omlette Arnold Bennett (the classic dish from the Savoy Hotel), its no wonder their breakfast gets rave reviews. Wanting to try it out for ourselves, me and Ali headed over to see what the fuss was all about.
Quick off-the-mark with their service, Arthur’s On The Green were on hand to answer any questions (one being ‘what is brioche’ – aha we all have to learn sometime) and recommended some of their favourite breakfast dishes. I decided on the duck egg & brioche (poached duck egg served on toasted brioche, with crispy bacon, lemon & dill mayonnaise), whereas channeling his inner Spaniard, Ali chose aptly titled dish ‘The Spanish’ (chorizo, Spanish tortilla, chargrilled piquillo peppers, fried mushrooms, grilled tomato with herbs, streaky bacon and toast with preservatives). Both dishes were £7 each.
Having never tried my dish before, I was more than happy with my duck egg & brioche. The brioche was light and yet filling, with the delicious duck egg yolk spilling out onto it, making for a perfect compliment. The lemon in the mayonnaise was not overpowering, and the bacon was just the right amount of crispy goodness! Ali also loved his breakfast – especially the chargrilled piquillo peppers, and kindly mopped up my yolk with his toast.
Sitting on its own on Twickenham Green, Arthur’s On The Green is a great and quiet place to stop by for food. With attentive service and gorgeous non-expensive dishes to choose from, this bistro has definitely mastered the art of brunch and is a must-try place if you’re ever in the area.
Arthur’s On The Green is located at 20 The Green, Twickenham,, London, TW2 5AB.