Cattlegrid – New Kingston Restaurant

Kingston is the nearest ‘big town’ to me in Hampton Court. I don’t know it very well, and usually struggle to find a nice place to eat… other than low standard, high priced chain restaurants. I was really excited last year when Byron burger opened down by the river, and I must say their burgers are bang on for what I want from a burger with their charred buns and juicy beef patties… anyway, back to this post! Cattlegrid recently opened in the ‘Rotunda’, opposite the station and near the cinema – a sensible place for a new restaurant!

I visited on their very first night, and despite a slight grill problem after two professional rugby teams came in ordering full racks of ribs for starters followed by huge steaks and more ribs… a proper baptism of fire, the food was delicious, service top notch and atmosphere buzzing.

I started with chicken wings, which are made in the proper American style buffalo wing way; hot, sour and buttery chilli sauce coated over big crispy wings. Definitely the best I’ve had in the UK!

I had the ribs for main course which fell off the bone and were smothered in a sticky, spicy, sweet BBQ sauce – really, really good and served with rather tasty skin on chips too.

We didn’t stay for dessert, but I will definitely be back again to try more from the menu. Welcome to Kingston Cattlegrid, I will certainly be seeing you soon!

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One response to “Cattlegrid – New Kingston Restaurant

  1. Linda Mallard

    Have been once and was looking forward to a meat feast. We had very poor service, waiting 25 minutes for our order to be taken. A family of 6 arrived after us, got bored waiting and walked out. Eventually we ordered 3 beers. 2of them were the wrong ones and were sent back. We ordered 3 glasses of wine to have with our food. One glass was wrong so had to be sent back and they arrived before our beer. we ordered 2 steaks and a half rack of ribs as main courses. The ribs were the wrong flavour but, as we had waited so long for our meal, my friend decided to persevere. I ordered my steak medium but only about 2 inches at one end was medium, despite it being the same thickness throughout. the chips were soft, pale and unappetising. I specifically said no sauce or butter for my steak but got a jug of gravy, which I sent back. This appeared on the bill. we were so fed up that we went elsewhere for dessert. I don’t believe nearly £17 for my average steak, a piece of watercress and chips is good value. This restaurant is in close competition where it is located. If it doesn’t pull it’s socks up it will not last long. I will not be returning, nor will I recommend it to others when there are so many other places to eat. I suspect they tried hard on their opening night but have gone downhill from there.

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