Nominations

What are you personal hidden-gems in Teddington? Feel free tweet them to: @TLTeddington or email info@totallylocallyteddington.co.uk. These will help drive the Hidden Gem pages.


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Well Bread
We’d like to nominate this small, new bread-making enterprise in Teddington. Wonderful bread, including a different speciality bread weekly, delivered to your house on a Saturday morning by the baker – a lovely, cheerful lady with a big smile.
-Heidi
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Al Borgo
It is our favourite Italian in Teddington! Very authentic and delicious food!
-Katya
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French Tarte
Delicious Macarons!
-Andrew
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Divine at no 12
Fabulous flowers & great service.
-Sian
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Teddinton Essentials
Dog friendly, nice staff. Open until 6pm, large stock.
-Sally
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Gosia’s Cafe
Lovely friendly staff & excellent food. Perfect for a late lunch.
-Sandra
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Shambles
The food is AMAZING!
-Imogen
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La Bottega
It has bay far the best selection of fresh & tasty cakes in town!
-P
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Teddington Hardware
Useful advice, big stock, reasonable prices.
-Donald
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The Vinery
Best baguettes, crossants, pain au chocolate in London.
-Catriana
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1of1Design
Allows start up businesses to show themselves off.
-Michael
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Mercado
It contributed to my engagement!
-Lewis
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La Casa Del Habano
Myriad of gifts and general blokey gems.
-Jimi
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Fallow Deer
The ladies are really friendly and they love dogs!
-Katey
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The Clothes Horse
Good quality, excellent service.
-Janet
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French Tarte
Great service, they come to your table & are very friendly.
-Sue
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Fallow Deer
Beautiful food.
-Kelly
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Diner’s Delight
Great food, friendly staff.
-Joe
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Fallow Deer
It has great homemade produce, uses local suppliers and does a fab cooked breakfast. Lovely staff too.
-Emma
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Teddington Cheese
Great advice and very helpful.
-Nicholas
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Teddinton Essentials
Great for all your random bits and pieces.
-Adam
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Heirloom
Great cards & lovely gifts
-Alison
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Charm Thai, The Loft, Teddington Hardware
It has lots of unusual things and loads of choise.
-Lucy
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Charm Thai, The Loft, Teddington Hardware
Brilliant food, fab service, such reasonable prices.
-J
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Charm Thai, The Loft, FARA Books
Great bargains – nice books, nice layout
-Kate
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Kitchen Sync
It has so many lovely things that you can not go in the shop without buying something.
-Clare
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Cavan Bakery
Lovely friendly staff! Pop in for fresh bread and a chat.
-Heather
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A G Millers
Teddington’s only butcher (need a fishmonger now!) providing amazing meat and great service.
-Owain
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Teddington Cheese
Best cheese ever, friendly service.
-Helen
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Fallow Deer
Warm friendly environment.
-Raylene
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One Small Step, One Giant Leap
Because they have lots of shoes that I like
-Juliette
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The Vinery
Always friendly, good food, nice coffee
-C
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Jenny Blanc
Unique, creative, the extra touch. How many stores do you get welcomed by a butler? (security guard).
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Play Inside Out & Happy Potter
Great free family activities!
-Charlotte
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Teddinton Essentials
Because they sell really cool stuff.
-Henry
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Dowsetts
They do the best sweets.
-Cassius
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Gosia’s Cafe
The food is great, and Gosia is very friendly.
-Michael
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Divine at no 12
Because it is so good.
-P
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Fallow Deer
Great coffee, lovely smiles, stylish service, a true asset to Teddington!
-Suzy
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A G Millers
Great steaks + venison and they deliver.
-Gary
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Coffee Mill
It is a very cosy happy family warm atmosphere, may they stay in Teddington for a very long time 🙂
-Helen
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Flying Cloud Cafe
It’s awesome!! The cakes are the freshest and most delicious.
-Pete
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Charm Thai, The Loft, Teddington Hardware
Brilliant for cards as well as gifts.
-Carrie
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Fallow Deer
Lovely atmosphere and the promotion of red lipstick.
-Gerda
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Teddington Cheese
Better than supermarket alternative.
-Steve
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Cavan Bakery
Because they have really good cakes.
-Barnaby
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Astrora Coffee
Coffee is excellent, service great. Staff knowledgeable & good range.
-Susan
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Teddington Carpet Centre
Good local service, knowledgeable, friendly!
-Karen
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Play Insisde Out
Helpful staff, free local events.
-Saral
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Astrora Coffee
Great coffee!
-Elizabeth
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Moonstone
A hidden gem – always a great rescue for a present.
-bb
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Heirloom
Various quirky items and fantastic service, and amazing treats!
-Amanda
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York Pet Supplies
A warm friendly & personal service everytime we visit! And our dogs love the food!
-Verity
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La Casa Del Habano
Because the staff are always smiling.
-Hayley
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Diner’s Delight
Because of the attitude of all the staff and friendly atmosphere!
-David
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1of1Design
1of1 has unusual things that there is only one of in the world.
-Aly
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Nova Fortvny
Good personal service.
-T
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Newtone Therapy
Amazing massage at a great price.
-D
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York Pet Supplies
Exceptional service, friendly & excellent stock!
-Amanda
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Play Insisde Out
Sweet looking clothes for kids. Good range of toys and girls & boys. Great gifts for all ages. Creative and experimental use of toys.
-Poppy
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Fallow Deer
Amazing atmosphere, food brilliant.
-Paul
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Sirrell Charles (Kingston Road)
Very knowledgeable & helpful. Keep them in business!
-Jean
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Shambles
Great food, friendly staff. Lovely garden.
-Zoe
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Fallow Deer
Great back garden + bacon sarnies.
-Patricia
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Comer and Comer property services
Love my finished bathroom & the quality of work. Really the guy who you can trust.
-Gina
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The Anglers
Suits all ages – always friendly and good quality.
-Troy
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Mary Portas Living & Giving
Very helpful “opening late” days, great quality, variety & presentation.
-C
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Diner’s Delight
Good place to celebrate with friends.
-Clare
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Nova Fortvny
Personalised service and no pressure.
-Paul & Kim
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Urban Suburban
The lady who works in there is lovely and the products are unusual!
-L
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KC Pharmacy
The pharmacist is a nice, friendly, helpful person. Easy to talk to & gives good advice when asked. Lovely range of skin care products, perfumes and natural remedies.
-Christina
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Moonstone
Unusual unique jewellery.
-Ella
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La Bottega
Excellent neighbourhood Italian.
-Amanda
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Coffee Mill
I love the Coffee Mill because it has great service and nice people.
-Emma
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Cafe Toscana
Friendly, lovely food, great value and great addition to Stanley Road.
-Naomi
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Girosole
Good food, authentic Italian.
-Matt & Sam
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Dowsetts
Always friendly & independent.
-Rosemary
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Berts
Help with keys & emergency shoe repairs.
-Gillian
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Sidra Patisserie
Fabulous food – especially the humous! Lovely staff too.
-Emma
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Vidatherapy
Very calming – all treatments.
-Denise
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J Goudling newsagents
Friendly service!
-Adam
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Paul Kay Jewellers
Very good family jewellers. Very friendly & helpful. Good range of services, also watch repairs, pearl re-stringing & other repairs. Fashion jewellery as well as gold, diamonds etc.
-Christina
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Fallow Deer
Unique, fun & great food & coffee! Love the garden too!
-Jo
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Masons Arms
Everyone welcome whatever age etc. Good music, lovely beer, lovely staff and cheeses on Sunday. Proper old-fashioned pub.
-Sheila
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La Cloche at The Lion
Fab lunch deals, great food & very friendly staff who always welcome you back & remember you!
-Hannah
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Mela Mela
Fabulously original vintage clothes.
-Viv
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Mary Portas Living & Giving
Lovely staff, great bargains for a good cause.
-Chris
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Diner’s Delight
Friendly, good value, different.
-Ade
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Retro Bistrot
Good food, good service, relaxed atmosphere.
-Matt & Sam
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Fallow Deer
Great food, great location and decor.
-Ben
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Astrora Coffee
Friendly staff, great knowledge.
-Marnie
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Divine at no 12
A gorgeous flower shop with lovely individuals bouquets that will tell your loved that you really do care!
-Sian
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The Dead Parrot Society
Fortnightly comedy with TV names for a tenner!
-Viv
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Mercury Motors
A loyal family customer for years as they are trustworthy and fair.
-Sarah
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Jude The Obscure
Fantastic unique jewellery & clothes that you find nowhere else.
-Christina
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The Fun Factory
Possibly the friendliest service (though strong competition in TW11) and amazing balloons that last forever and not too expensive. Love it!
-Juliette
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Park Lane Stables
Great, friendly place. Horses are amazing. Love it, riding for all.
-Marnie
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Flying Cloud Cafe
It’s unique, in the sun, by the river and has lovely cakes.
-Lindsay
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A G Millers
Barbeque food for a staff party from Millers – meat was superb
-Alisa
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Fallow Deer
Friendly and quirky.
-Guy family
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Squires
Amazing plants!
-Sally
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Coffee Mill
The food is delicious and great value!
-Alice
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La Cloche at The Lion
Fabulous food & service.
-Philippa
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Adelaide
Always a warm welcome.
-Steve
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Mary Portas Living & Giving
Great community service & very friendly helpful staff.
-M
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Astrora Coffee
Super friendly, even for the novice coffee drinker. Great flavours & new varieties to explore. A pleasure to visit.
-J
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Stevens Tyres
Friendly, helpful service.
-Peter
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Shambles
The food, the atmosphere, Maurice and the amazing chef Massimo!
-Sarah
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Teddington Cheese
Not a supermarket! Great range! Local, small, knowledgeable staff.
-Louise
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Charm
Great food.
-Susan
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Shape Hair design, 104 High St
A newcomer to the high street with a very talented owner in charge. This Salon is one to keep an eye out for. it won’t be hidden for long.
-Victoria
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Mr Cod, Waldegrave Road
Great fish and chips, freshly cooked to order while you wait or if you telephone they can do it for you ready to collect. They know what they are doing, cooked in groundnut oil, because it gives the best flavour and results.
-Julie
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Douetil Holistic Therapies
I’ve been going to see Bernie for over 15 years. She’s given me some of the best massages I’ve ever had and she always shows lots of care and thoughtfulness when working with her clients, each of whom she treats as an individual. I really recommend her to anyone interested in massage to stay healthy, to de-stress or just to enjoy.
-Christine
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Sidra Patisserie
Amazing meze and great friendly diner!
-Jess
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Shambles
Great garden!
-Jo
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Gillian Million
It has lovely things and they’re gorgeous.
-Rosie
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Mitzi B
Great gifts for my lovely mummy.
-Jake
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La Bottega
Great non-chain coffee! Friendly owners, fantastic lunch offer and fab Italian produce.
-Amanda
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Happy Potter
Great gifts – home-made, welcoming, nice people – great with kids!
-Claire
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Cakes By Trudi
Excellent everything and cakes delicious!
-Fiona
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Coffee Mill
Lovely, friendly.
-Anon
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La Bottega
Cakes, cakes + cakes ( + wonderful staff 🙂 ).
-Jo & Colin
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Elements
Staff and service is AMAZING!
-Natalie
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La Bottega
Great food and service and gossip!!
-fizzpop
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Pink & Blue
The hairdressers are really nice and they give you Lindors!
-Imogen
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1of1Design
Supports local artists and builders!
-Alice
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Coffee Mill
Great coffee and great people.
-Aaron
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Mitzi B
Can find perfect pressies here – gorgeous things you might not find elsewhere.
-Aurben
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Palmers
I am personally totally committed to this great family run cycle shop. David and Carol are great, it’s a proper old school bike shop. They have always treated me well and added on those extras!
-Bernice

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La Bottega
Great coffee and cakes.
-Simone

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Dowsetts
Loads of sweets.
-Freddie, Loraine and Paul
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Teddington Sports
Because sport is my favourite thing.
-Tim
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Mimmos Cafe
The best cafe late in Teddington and eggs-benedict is wickedly sublime.
-Cathryn
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Teds
It’s clothes are interesting and loads of choice.
-Emily
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Dowsetts
Best sweets in the world.
-Adam
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Cavan Bakery
Fresh good quality.
-Scott
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Mitzi B
It’s been totally fabulous for years! Great gifts – giftwrapped.
-Suz
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Heirloom
Fantastic, unique gifts.
-Megan
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Teddington Cheese
Best cheese anywhere!
-Helen
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Mimmos Cafe
Great good and friendly staff.
-Lucy
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Sidra Patisserie
Fantastic bread and cakes.
-Kate
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Shambles
Great food – wonderful atmosphere.
-Rosie
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A G Millers
Because their sausages are great!!
-Jo
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Mela Mela
I grew up on vintage clothing from jumbles sales in Hampton and it fits in with my eco-warrior persona too!
-Vicky
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Il Gelato
Ice-cream!
-Georgia
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Retro Bistrot
I love the food and unique setting – it feels special going in there to eat.
-Zarah
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Heirloom
Really nice place to find just lovely stuff. Makes you feel spoilt.
-Julia
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La Dolce Vita
A fantastic, friendly local restaurant.
-Naomi
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Sidra Patisserie
Great patisserie and hospitality.
-Mary
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1of1Design
1. Home-made artwork and sculptures (I assume they’re local!) 2. Very helpful. 3. Unusual stock.
-RedPen
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Girasole
We love Peppi the manager.
-Adele
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Shambles
Lovely hidden garden and Prosecco on tap!
-Laura
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The Loft
Just beautiful!!!!
-Meena
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Bilas Tandoori
Always have a welcome, no matter size of party or time of arrival.
-Carol
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La Dolce Vita
Excellent restaurant.
-Jen
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Heirloom
Great gifts and fab service.
-Elaine
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Shambles
Friendly atmosphere, great food and drink and we love the piano playing.
-Erin
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Happy Potter
I have a son, school-age and this is a great place to develop his artistic skills, thank you Happy Potter.
-Irina
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Prestige Dry Cleaning
They clean clothes in record time, in an emergency!
-A
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Mercado
I can find lovely pressies for everyone and the staff are great.
-Kelly
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TCS
Irresistable clothes, brilliant staff.
-Lesley
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Cafe Toscana
Great atmosphere, personal touch and good cakes!
-Rhian
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Ristorante Sorrento
Lovely atmosphere, great home cooking.
-Genziani
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Cafe Toscana
Best coffee in Teddington, lovely people – fab salads.
-Penny
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Kitchen Sync
It’s the best kitchen shop – could easily hours in here.
-Eva
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Coffee Mill
Great coffee, nice cakes, good food, friendly staff!
-Helen
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TCS
Unique designs.
-Rach
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Teddington Hardware
Good for advice and lots of bits.
-Donald
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TCS
Individual style.
-Scarlett
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Play Insisde Out
Very welcoming, has lots of variety.
-Janine
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Mimmos Cafe
There is no better breakfast in London than the BIG BRUNCH!! mmmmmmm…
-Jo
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Moonstone
They have fantastic, often unique pieces of jewellery.
-B Barns
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Dowsetts
Because they rock.
-Oliver
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Sidra, Mimmos and Vidatherapy
Fab food and independent. Vida – great treatments!
-Catherine
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Bar Estilo
Good service – fantastic food.
-Ulrika
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Quality Food and Grocerers
I go there a lot and the staff seem nice.

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Bilas Tandoori
Best Indian food in area – very friendly – excellent with my son who has special needs.
-Carol
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Studio 148
It has good clothes that fit – unlike the chain stores.
-Phil
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Clockhouse
Nice to be in – good atmosphere – good service.
-A
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Elements
Staff and service are AMAZING.
-Patricia
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La Bottega
A warm, welcoming reception every time. All pastries are excellent.
-Don
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Kitchen Sync
I always find something unusual yet practical for the kitchen – great for cards as well!
-Garetha
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Royal Oak
Cracking selection of ales and beers, lovely vibe.
-Terry
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Mitzi B
Very friendly, lovely presents, beautiful wrapping.
-Jenny
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Cook
Great variety of well-prepared, ready-to-cook meals.
-Jeremy
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Shambles
Their wonderful hospitality, gorgeous garden and Prosecco on tap!
-Verity
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Kitchen Sync
Different and useful kitchen items available.
-Joy
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Card Collection
Independent, good selection, friendly.
-Emma
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Fallow Deer
It makes lovely food, and the owers are lovely!
-Tahira
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LS Hair
Friendly service, unsual atmostphere for a hairdresser. A whole new hairdressing experience!
-Marcy
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The Vinery
They are always welcoming and very good value.
-Dominic
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Teddington Hardware
Excellent service.
-W
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Girasole
Because the couple who run it are lovely and the food is good and reeasonably priced.
-Fiona
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Teddington Hardware
Can buy everything with plenty of helpful advice (not patronising)
-Emma
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Mitzi B
Beautiful ambience which makes me want my whole house to look like it’s interior.
-Pippa
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Shambles
Brilliant food, excellent venue!
-Kate
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Dowsetts
Good magazines, sweets and small toys, and trading cards.
-Lorraine and Paul
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Red Peppers
Great pizzas! And kids menu!
-The Volks
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Nichols Jewllers
-Bridget
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Fallow Deer
Fab food, lovely staff and atmosphere!
-Sarah
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La Bottega
Brilliant value.
-Howard
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Sidra Patisserie
Good for kids.
-Soraya
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Dowsetts
It’s been there over 20 years and is reliable.
-Stigi
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Teds
Because it sells teddy bears which are cuddly.
-Joshua
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Astrora Coffee
Super friendly, even for the novice coffee drinker. Great flavours & new varieties to explore. A pleasure to visit.
-J
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Teddinton Essentials
-Nick
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La Cloche at The Lion
Great food – great drink and friendly and welcoming service.
-Elizabeth
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Astrora Coffee
Amazing Fair Trade coffee, amazing smells.
-Owain
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La Bottega
Good price.
-Vijay
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Sidra Patisserie
Wonderful welcome and great range of food!
-Amanda
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Play Insisde Out
Fantastic range of toys and helpful friendly staff.
-Emma
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La Bottega
Because they make the best cakes in Teddington and always serve with you a smile.
-Antonia
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TCS
The clothes are gorgeous!
-Catherine
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Cancer Research Charity Shop
It’s great to support local charity shops 🙂
-Sara
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Imperial China
Great food.
-Tanya
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Nichols Jewllers
Fantastic helpful staff – good bespoke …
-Paul
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Sidra Patisserie
They are so lovely and serve delicious food.
-Julia
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La Bottega
Fab homemadecakes and truffle oil at reasonable prices.
-Anon
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Shambles
Delicious home-cooked food, great ambience and friendly staff.
-Pamela
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York Pet Supplies
So friendly.
-Georgia
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Girasole and Charm Thai
Love their very Italian cakes / Lovely food.
-Carolina
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Divine at no 12
Beautiful flowers and curios.
-Catherine
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Fallow Deer
Sassy, smart, stylish!
-Sarah
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Via
Always very chique clothes and great laungerie. Very helpful staff.
-Gilly
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Fallow Deer
Charming people, delicious coffee.
-Suzy
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Abercorn Arms
Very friendly, comfortable, good local pub
-Natalie
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The Loft
Lots of quirky presents.
-Henbent
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Mela Mela
Because they have AMAZING clothes!!!
-Emelia

Do Events
When someone is as passionate about your wedding as you are, you know you’re onto a good thing!
-Morag
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Cavan Bakery
Has to be the best bakery I have ever been to. Their healthy bread range and tasty cakes are worth more than just a weekly visit
-Tamsin
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Thanks to all who nominated your Hidden Gems, played in our Toy Shop wendy house and ravaged our supplies of sweets and goodies at the Totally Locally Teddington stand at Teddington Village Fair! A gut-busting 83 nominations were received and (those that included reasons) are listed below.

York Pet Supplies
Yogi reall knows his stuff and if he doesn’t have it in stock, he will do his utmost to source if for you. Excellent customer service!
-Jacky
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Sidra Patisserie
Fabulous food, wonderfully welcoming owner, child friendly play area.
-C
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Jo Butler Flowers
Not just flowers – gorgeous nick-nacks and stuff for the home – but the flowers are amazing too! Love this shop.
-Alison
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Leather Trove
Fiendly & reasonably priced bags & gifts.
-Chrissy
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Heirloom
Because it stocks the most beautiful things!!
-Sofie
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Moonstone
Always find something beautiful.
-Rachel
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Diner’s Delight (Turkish)
Happy, friendly, great food & great value.
-Bridget
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The Dress
Friendly. My friend found her wedding dress there!
-Ruth
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Caffe Toscana
An independent coffee shop on Stanley Road, on the school run! Very friendly & fabulous fresh food & pasta!
-Rhian
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Sidra Patisserie
Fantastic food and the friendliest owner around!
-Jackie
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Lensbury
Hidden Gem is Lensbury Spa – treat yourself to a day 10-4 pm spa – it is every bit as stylish and quiet as upmarket spas and is right here for us to enjoy.
-Rosalind
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La Bottega
Amazing cakes & cheeky Roberto!
-Jo and Colin
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Royal Oak
The staff are friendly, the food is great and they have loads of deals like half price food on Monday – what more could you want?!
-Georgia
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The Fun Factory
Fun party stuff + fancy dress. Friendly, helpful, efficient, v useful! 🙂
-Lorna
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La Cloche at the Lion
The food, the service and the atmosphere.
-Vivienne
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Card Collection
Pink star balloon for my daughter, our first purchase in Teddington.
-Kate
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Park Lane Stables
Horses are brilliant but the people make it truly the friendliest stables ever.
-Norma
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Astrora Coffee
You only need to taste the coffee to know why! Always so lovely, helpful & knowledgeable too.
-Mark
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Girasole
Pepe the manager is extremely friendly and welcoming.
-Adel
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Happy Potter
Brilliant place for children to have, fun, messy play and be creative. We made daddy a special present for Father’s Day. Individual gift he loved it.
-Sam
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La Bottega
It makes you feel as if you are in Italy!
-Alex
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Canta Napoli
Fantastic food, and such kind staff. They said they have seen a dip in lunchtime customers since Nando’s and I want that to stop and hopefully Totally Locally Teddington will help.
-Natalie
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Play Inside Out
Friendly & helpful.
-Paula
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Fallow Deer Cafe
Love the style and the people.
-Ross
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Shambles
Lovely food, great service, processo on tap! And it’s beautiful garden just tops it all off!
-Verity
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Plan B Fitness
Results every time, good fun and interesting sessions.
-Matt
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La Bottega
Fabulous selection of bread and lovely spicy salamis.
-Kirby
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Happy Potter
Friendly, helpful practical & reasonably priced. Pleasant atmosphere & good place to be.
-Brenda
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Mercado
The lady is so helpful.
-Sue
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York Pet Supplies
Very Friendly one man business alway useful information and not too expensive.
-Sheila
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Sidra Patisserie
Delicious & very friendly.
-Angela
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Simply Skin
Extremely lovely team and great service.
-Sian
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Fallow Deer Cafe
Ambience wonderful & service great. The girls are so friendly and enthusiastic & service is always with a smile. And most importantly food is lovely.
-Jacky
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Mercado
I like going in.
-Sophie (14)
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La Bottega
Great products, friendly service.
-Graziano
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Stevens Tyres
Very helpful – even when I did not need a tyre!
-Naresh
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Diner’s Delight
Food is delicious, staff friendly, very friendly.
-Rich
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La Bottega
Real fresh bread and cakes. Not mass produced like bigger chains.
-Leigh
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AG Miller
Wonderful service, excellent food, fresh, tasty, helpful. Highly recommended.
-Tamasine
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Treasured Times
Because their child service is unique!
-Caroline
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Diner’s Delight
Fabulous food, great service, good value.
-Ingrid
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Sidra Patisserie
Truly yummy bread and patisserie, very child friendly. My niece/nephew call it the ‘stage’ cafe because of the decking outside. Super service.
-Lucy
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Builder’s Arms
It is a lovely little pub that serves the little community around it well. Not many like this left!
-Stephen
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Dowsetts
Friendly, lots of stuff & sweets & magazines for the kids.
-James
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Heirloom
Gorgeous products, lovely window displays, makes the high street a prettier place!
-Alison
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Diner’s Delight
Really good food, nice people, good value.
-M
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Girasole
Friendly staff, great coffee and a lovely ambience.
-Ravi
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Flying Cloud Cafe
It’s fantastic, overlooks the river and the homemade cakes are very very fresh.
-Catherine
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Teddington Hardware
They have everything, can get it quickly, will custom make it for you e.g. Dulux. Will recommend time-saving tips all with a smile!
-P
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Play Inside Out
IT has a lovely range, and my daughter loves it!
-Annette
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La Bottega
Best coffee & excellent service.
-Jane
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Paws For Thought
Fantastic people & service.
-Sophie
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Vidatherapy
Lovely calm atmosphere. Friendly staff, super massages.
-PB
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Teddington Pilates
Highly recommended for personalised machine based pilates. Sorted out my long term injury problems that have defeated many a physio.
-Graham
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Diner’s Delight
Friendliest staff ever, brilliant food, good value.
-G
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Moiduls
Best Indian food in the area.
-J
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Sam Edwards PT
Amazing new PT for women – pushes and gets results in a very gentle way!
-Anna
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La Casa Del Habano
Because it does a range of chocolate – dark chocolate with no milk in it.
-K
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Diner’s Delight
Great food – really tasty & fresh. Friendly welcoming service.
-Ruth
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La Bottega
We love Roberto, always so friendly. Cakes to die for.
-C
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Diner’s Delight
I go there with my friends for a great meal out! The owners are lovely!
-Clare
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Heirloom
Great products & very friendly helpful service!
-Juliet
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Shambles
Fantastic food with warm friendly service. Lovely garden area.
-J
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Caffee Caffe
The best Falafel salad + very friendly.
-K
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Royal Oak
Great food, that always has a hint of something different about it.
-C
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Caffee Caffe
Friendly staff, lovely fresh food, great prices.
-Charmaine
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TCS
Great fashion, great style ideas and the best sales.
-M
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La Cloche at the Lion
Very friendly, great food.
-Jenny
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Haweli
Great Indian food at low prices.
-Luke
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La Bottega
Roberto friendly & cakes home made. Lunch deal good.
-Sophie
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Adelaide
Very nice beer, traditional local, nice garden
-Jasper
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Mercado
Great for gifts.
-Sarah
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La Bottega
Roberto – smart & fun!
-Teresa
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Teddington Hardware
Whatever you need, they have – no matter what!!
-Amanda
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Park Lane Stables
The people are the friendliest + the horses are the best. Brilliant for nervy or experienced riders. Great, love it.
-Marnie
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Diner’s Delight
Exceptionally friendly service
-Mark
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The Vinery
Best croissants & pain au chocolate.
-Catriora
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Mercado
Brilliant for birthday gifts.
-Fiona
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Diner’s Delight
Very friendly – always good food.
-Sue
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Vidatherapy
Brilliant personal service. Top quality.
-Natasha
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Mela Mela
A wonderful selection of vintage items. Great for gifts.
-Ruth
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La Bottega
Hand made cakes and Roberto is lovely!
-Lesley
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Douetil Holistic Therapies
Bernie offers the most wonderful treatments to help me cope with the stress and pressure of a busy life! All tailormade with fabulous essential oils to suite my mood….
You should try Bernie’s treatments whether male/female/young/old – because you’re worth it (and so is she!)
-Deborah
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Douetil Holistic Therapies
I absolutely love coming to Teddington to have my wonderful therapy with Bernie Douetil. She has transformed my life and I recommend her to all my friends and colleagues.
-Selina
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Diner’s Delight
My Hidden Gem is not that hidden – Diner’s Delight on Church Road. I almost live there! They are so friendly but also I think the food is exceptional quality and value.
-Rebecca
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Liz Evans at Vidatherapy
A treatment with Liz Evans is always a calming and reviving experience. Her gentle nature leaves you feeling truly relaxed and nutured. I have been a regular client of Liz’s for many years now (Reflexolgy/Indian Head massage). I cannot recommend her enough.
-Olivia
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Kitchen Sync
Always have a really lovely seasonal window display. The staff are so welcoming and I love to have a chat with them. I have yet to go in for something that they don’t have. In fact I always come out with more. I cant resist the Emma bridgewater things. My favourite shop in Teddington.
-Sophie
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Studio 148
Studio148 is a boutique with original features. Very much like Notting Hill style. Beautifully layout with original fire place inside. Some of the brands with Limited Edition shirts are amazing. Must visit again.
-Raj
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Vidatherapy
I would like to give a testimonial for Vidatherapy. I have loved going to Vidatherapy for a course of holistic aromatherapy massages with Anne Moore as it really has recharged my batteries and is deeply relaxing. Vidatherapy is a very calm space with a therapeutic atmosphere. The whole experience helps create some space and much needed ‘me-time’ after taking care of others during the week. I would highly recommend a visit.
-Natasha, mum of three
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TCS
This lovely shop is unique. The clothes and accessories are beautiful and timeless and reason enough for returning, year after year. But it’s the experience of shopping there which is so different from anywhere else and the people, particularly Jules, who make it so special. For a start, it doesn’t matter what your budget is, you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. There’s no pressure to buy but a lot of encouragement to find exactly what suits you as an individual. Perhaps most important of all and something you can’t find elsewhere – friends who care about you and are there for you through the ups and downs of life. Long may TCS continue.
-Margaret
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Studio 148
I had a last min conference meeting and was so lucky, Studio148 is around the corner from my office. It is the only menswear in Teddington. This is the first time I have been into the store. A sales Lady was really helpful, got nice Eton shirt with smart trouser and Tie. Will definitely recommend and will shop again soon.
-Tom
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TCS
TCS: The beautiful and unique store that truly is a gem… The window display’s are magical and I always allow extra time on my commute to spend a few moments to gaze at the items within. Jules is truly an artist at what she does. The clothes are lovingly sourced and emphasis is placed on helping develop the elusive ‘individual style’. Perfect…..
-Dawn
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Studio 148
It’s nice to find a decent menswear shop in heart of Teddington. Studio148 has eye-catching shirts collection. Every time we pass by, they always have new dressed up window & there my husband pointed me his favourite shirt. I bought him a shirt & blaze with their Facebook discount promotion, well buying.
-Julia
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TCS
TCS is one of my favourite shops,not just in London but worldwide. My mum and aunt travel from Dublin especially to come and shop at Tcs.The clothes are individual and you feel special wearing everything from the shop. Recently Jules has added astier ceramics which are gorgeous for the home.
-Clare
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Teddington Hardware
Can I use this to say a big thank you to all the staff at Teddington Hardware for all their help over the years; this is simply my favourite shop of all times with service par excellence.
-Nicola
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TCS
TCS is my all time favourite shop. A visit there never fails to lift the spirits whether I am just looking though beautiful clothes, talking to the knowledgeable staff or of course buying a wonderful piece of clothing which will be worn again and again. The shoes, jewellery and socks are also a delight and are always commented on when I wear them. TCS is a gem to be cherished.
-Lesley
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Nearest Cafe
Best breakfast in Teddington with very friendly service. Excellent for children and the outside area will really come into its own when the weather improves.
-Stewart
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Cafe Toscana
Wonderful pasta, lasagne, ciabatta’s, cakes, coffee and most of all wonderfully friendly people. Great for kids also.
-Stewart
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Moore’s Cycles
I’d like to nominate Moore’s Cycles as nothing is ever too much trouble. If they aren’t fixing a puncture on the buggy, they’re getting one of the family’s bikes back on the road! Great bunch of guys.
-Andrea
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TCS
I just would love to comment on this lovely shop TCS which I stumbled upon over 17 years ago and have been loyal ever since. With it’s fashion concise edge and its loyal and helpful staff are a few of the many reasons I keep coming back. But I couldn’t finish with out saying it wouldn’t be possible with out a strong tasteful woman named Jules. Thanks and I wish them many years of continued success.
TCS = the clothing store with a difference!
-Marion
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Studio 148
I work at Haymarket Publishing and have found Studio 148 to be a godsend. They stock a fantastic range and are on-trend with Bond Street collections.
-Amar
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Moore’s Cycles
There are so many, but want to nominate Moores Cycles. They are always so helpful and friendly.
-Jeremy
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TCS
TCS is one of my favourite shops. When I’m looking for something really special, I know it will always deliver. The staff are brilliant, really helpful, and the stock never fails to inspire me.
-Nicky
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La Bottega
La Bottega is amazing – quality and value – don’t know how they do it for the price – wish they had more space as always full!
-Susanne
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TCS
I have shopped at this delectable fashion outlet for years! Everybody that I have introduced to the ambience and the contents have been seduced by the beautiful clothes and accessories, just like me! My 80 year old neighbour begs me to take her every time I go to TCS and has valued her purchases! To be admired for unique style, elegance and sophistication, visit the friendly and welcoming shop at your leisure, but keep an afternoon free to so do!
-Su
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A G Miller
Millers butchers. Great food. Friendly service. Convenient. Great range of meats.
-Andrew
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Studio 148
A West End Boutique in the heart of Teddington! Quite definitely the finest shirts and jackets you will find south of the river accompanied by charming service in a relaxed environment.
-Phil
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James Landscapes
Next to train station – excellent work at fantastic prices.
-Rebecca
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TCS
TCS is the best clothes shop I’ve ever been to (and that’s saying something..). It’s a blissfully refreshing change from all the usual high street stores. The stock is incredibly special and although it might seem a bit on the expensive side, I’ve always found that cost-per-wear compares brilliantly as I keep the TCS clothes forever and they continue to look good long after cheaper pieces have been consigned to the charity bag. The staff know a lot too – you can trust them to help you put items together in a way that’s that bit different and exciting.
-Judy
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Studio 148
Studio148 is unique, boasting the latest menswear trends, this is a fine place for the dapper and dandy.
-Sam
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Simply Skin UK
As a past customer at the salon’s previous location, I was pleasantly surprised by the spacious premises and delighted to find that the personal attention and high quality facials were still the order of the day. The therapist could not have been nicer and put me at ease immediately and a very relaxing hour later, I left with my skin looking revitalised. I was delighted to find that the effects have lasted for weeks and I now intend to ensure that I treat myself to more regular visits.
-Naoma
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Synchronicity
My hidden gem today is Synchronicity Church Rd. Great personal training service for Power plate.
-Annie
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Studio 148
It is nice to have a special menswear shop in Teddington, with an excellent range of designs, colours and quality. Always something new and different. I bought a Sand linen jacket, Brax chinos and Geox suede loafers, all very wearable. I’ll be back.
-Chris
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TCS and Apollo Motors
Apollo Motors- as a completely non- car person. I don’t know how I (or my car) would have survived without the boys at Apollo. Totally reliable and never patronising!
TCS is a wonderful little shop – with fantastic staff. I often pop in just for a chat! Inevitably end up buying something. We are very lucky to have such a gem in our midst. Chain stores begone – wish there were more shops like TCS!
-Nicki
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TCS
TCS is my favourite boutique in Teddington. The understated yet uniquely different style of the clothes and the sheer pleasure of just going into the shop for the amazing decor does it for me. The style advisors are exactly that, creating a personalised style which suits just me and are so lovely in the process. Loving it x
-Julie
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Simply Skin UK
I must write to mention Simply Skin on Broad Street – simply superb! Not only did I enjoy a fabulous massage that banished the stress and tension of everyday life, but also picked up a great shaving kit. Great service from friendly, capable and knowledgeable staff in a pleasant environment, right on the doorstep!
-David
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Mercado
Always find great, stylish, quirky gift for any occasion and best greeting cards in town in my opinion…all since 2001 so far I remember.
-Robert
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TCS
TCS: beautiful, unique, quirky, stylish clothes store. I think we’re really lucky to have this on our doorstep, rather than having to schlep into London. The clothes I have bought here are always the ones that people compliment me on and they are also the clothes that I keep and wear year after year after year. It’s the kind of shop that adds to the mix and makes our High Street so special.
-Amanda
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A G Miller
A.G. Miller – organic butchers in Waldergrave Road. Wonderful meat, chutneys, jams and great personal service. Cooking advice always works. An Aladdins cave for garlic lovers too.
-Nina
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Studio 148
My hidden gem is Studio148. I live in Teddington past 10 years and never knew about Studio148 menswear until last week, recommend by one of my friends. I bought a few beautiful shirts by Robert Graham & Henry Arlington for my other half for his birthday present and he is loving it. Very pleased with my them. Beautiful shop with interesting shirts, very unique. Something you can’t find everywhere. Very helpful staff. Also bought few pairs of socks on bargain Fiver Fest for £5.
Will Definitely recommend.
-Claire
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Diner’s Delight and Cavan Bakery
Totally love and support your campaign. Here are my hidden gems in Teddington. Diner’s Delight: you have to stop by during the evenings for the Turkish fare. It is extremely fairly priced, always fresh and delicious, and the staff couldn’t be lovelier (we always get a hug when we walk in).
Cavan bakery: I don’t know what my weekends would be like without a fresh loaf (seeded bloomer) from them every Saturday morning – fantastic!
-Emily
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Charm Thai, The Loft, Teddington Hardware
My hidden gem in Teddington (well, there are two, actually three) are: Charm Thai because the food is always brilliant and the staff are lovely, polite and helpful, and The Loft, which is simply a brilliant place for presents and quirky items for around the home. I also love Teddington Hardware because the staff are always happy to help you find or order something, and don’t mind you (women like me who are clueless) asking stupid questions!
-Fiona
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Steven’s Tyres
My Hidden Gem is Stevens tyres, I cannot believe we have such a brilliant local Tyre shop in Teddington. Its my Hidden Gem.
Really friendly and professional people. It’s a family run Business, great value, and not the feeling that you are being ripped off, which I always feel in “large” tyre shops as a single woman. Got a fantastic deal and so much cheaper than any tyres I have previously bought. Would definitely recommend.
-Sue
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Elements
I’d already heard great things about Elements, but to experience it for myself, was something else. Simply me, the beauty salon finished my day off nicely!
Elegant
Lavish
Enchanting
Momentous
Exuberant
Neat
Tantalising
Sophisticated
-Catherine
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Douetil holistic Therapies
This is a hidden Gem because Bernie massages away your aches and pains with lovely oils on a heated couch. Bernie always gives a warm welcome.
-Carole
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Synchronicity
Synchronicity Powerplate studio on Church Rd is my hidden gem. I hate gyms and exercising but 2 power plate sessions (25 mins each) a week is easy for me to fit into a busy week. Emma is a great trainer and makes the classes fun and different each time so you never get bored of working out. She will also tailor exercises to suit you, whether you want to focus on cardio, core strength or pilates type exercises. My core strength has greatly improved since I started exercising with Emma a few years ago.
-Suzy
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Astrora Coffee
Astrora – the ground coffee is lovely (transports you to Peru, Brazil, Tanzania instantly) …and the lovely lady who runs it always lets my children smell the coffee after it’s been ground – they love going there!
-Zoe
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Physio & Therapy – my favourite place in Teddington for a seriously good sports massage!
La Bottega – Great value, fantastic food and excellent service.
-Ben
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Charm Thai
I would recommend Charm Thai, there lunch menu is great value at £8.95 for starter main and a drink. Friendly atmosphere, and the food is always great!
-Carl
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The Vinery
It’s got to be the vinery cafe. With all these Christmas social events coming up their good value full English with a pot of coffee is a win.
-Daniel
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Cafe Mimmo
Great food (paninis are unreal), great prices and lovely staff members.
-Natasha
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Vidatherapy
I have been going to Vidatherapy since it opened. Over the years, I’ve had Aromatherapy, traditional and sports massage, Reiki and Hot Stones. Whichever therapist I’ve had, all treatments have been comforting and wholly restorative.
-Suki
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Teddington Cafe
Best sausages in Teddington!
-PC Anthony
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Vidatherapy
Vidatherapy is definitely a ‘hidden gem’ as the moment you enter the lovely spa waiting room you instantly feel relaxed. I have been having massages (and pregnancy massages) with Anne for 2 and a half years now and am so glad I found it as they are amazing – Anne always makes me feel very welcome, she takes time to listen to how I am feeling and her treatments are total pampering and relaxation!
-Flic
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Diner’s Delight
This friendly family run cafe is a hidden gem on Church Road. Breakfasts and Turkish food their speciality.
-Su
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Caffè Toscana, Stanley Road
Friendly welcome, great pasta and cakes, and brilliant with children.
-Duncan
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Various
The hardware shop, AG Miller, Astrora Coffee, La Bottega, Teddington Cheese, Cavan Bakery, Teddington Arms, Prem, Thai Charm and Retro!
-Oli
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Nearest Cafe
I recommend Nearestcafe – an unassuming place with a heart of gold and a menu guided by local sourcing.
-Richard
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Plan B Fitness
I vote @PlanB_Fitness! Brilliant individual/group fitness & boxing sessions – friendly,encouraging,social & gets results too!
-Helen
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La Bottega
Simply wonderful delicatessen in the heart of Teddington. Roberto works his socks off making delicious cakes that accompany the great coffee and the staff are so friendly here. Huge treasure trove of fine Italian foods you can assemble yourself at home too.
-Simon
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La Bottega
I second La Bottega. Fab cakes and fast friendly service.
-Su
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Hardware Store & Teddington Essentials
Seconded the hardware store. Teddington Essentials are also a gem.
-Katherine
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Play Inside Out & Happy Potter
Play Inside Out has a fantastic selection of toys and plenty of areas for the children to interact with them. Happy Potter is extremely creative with great workshops for kids and Adults.
-Anne
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Teddington Fish Bar
Big shout out for Teddington Fish Bar on Kingston Rd. You can order by phone. Haddock!
-Charlie
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Charm Thai
Hidden gem…Charm Thai! Best massaman I have EVER tasted including ones I ate in Thailand and the prices are great too.
-Emily
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C & H Prototype
I heartily recommend C & H Prototype, Unit 4 Princes Works, Princes Rd for great printing jobs & friendly service.
-Steph
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La Bottega & Hardware Store
La Bottega for more than just fabulous cake & coffee….. those chaps really are the housewives favourite! & The proper Hardware Store. I can’t look dumb in there for more than 5 seconds without one of them rushing to assist!
-Bramble Jelly
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Mooca Cafe (opposite Starbucks)
Mooca Cafe is the way forward! Independent, owned by the lovely Ali and Yana, amazing service!
-Chris
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Mitzi B
Just bought some lovely Xmas gifts in Mitzi B. Good job PT client cancelled!
-Kate
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Caffè Toscana, Stanley Road
Only discovered a couple of weeks ago but v impressed. Lovely people and food.
-Geri
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Instant Print
Independent family business Instant Print High Street Teddington for everything stationery.
-Alison
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Park Lane Stables
Everything horse related! Pony birthday parties, pony club, a friendly safe haven for kids.
-Sharon
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