In the Press
BBC2, Great British Railway Journeys – January 2013
Michael Portillo was filmed on the river for a BBC2 documentary on Kew. Michael stayed overnight at the Bingham in April 2012.
You & Your Wedding Magazine – February 2013
The Bingham was featured in the magazine’s top 100 venues.
London Be Seduced – The Guardian Travel Section Jan 2013
Described the Bingham as “another perfect place for a romantic weekend. Think striking Georgian exteriors, art deco inspired interiors, decadent four-poster beds, river views over the rolling lawns. And it’s all just a short walk from Richmond Park”.
Implausibleblog – 1 November 2012
Farrukh Younus reviewed lunch on 24 October 2012. To see the video review on Implausibleblog of the Vegetarian Tasting Menu
Daily Mail August 2012
The Hotel Inspector visited the Bingham for the ‘An Inspector Calls’ section. He gave the Bingham 4/5 stars, saying the food was outstanding and his room dreamy
Stylist Magazine – 13 June 2012
The Bingham was included in a round-up of “Rooms with the best river views”.
Insight with Passion – May 2012
The Bingham was awarded a “Customer at the Heart” award on this website with a review by customer Kate Hardcastle.
Considerate Hoteliers Association – May 2012
The Bingham was awarded commended by The Considerate Hoteliers Sustainable Food Award.
Grub magazine, June 2011
“Richmond, an utterly spectacular appendage to the Thames, the luxurious bit post-Boat Race finish and pre-Berkshire pretension, is an ideal place to get married at the best of times; but the gloriously Georgian Bingham hotel is an especially fine venue” “Love and good food on the Thames: maybe I’ll get married in Richmond after all.”
Jasper Gerard, Daily Telegraph, May 2010
Cooper’s intuition regarding pairings, troilism and even shotgun marriages of ingredients is admirable and makes choosing a three-course meal agreeably time-consuming.“Passion fruit curd and one of its many accompaniments, blood orange sorbet, was notable and the petits fours featured a pâtés de fruits of blood orange and ginger that made me want to marry the pastry chef.”
Fay Maschler, Evening Standard, February 2010
The chef, Shay Cooper, paid his dues at the Vineyard in Newbury and picked up three AA rosettes at Olga Polizzi’s Hotel Endsleigh in Devon: he is a whizz at modern British cooking. My starter of organic salmon with braised octopus was wonderful, the fish so meltingly soft, it wasn’t so much cooked as minimally changed from being raw.It sat in a purée of white beans with a ragu of baby squid. The combination was combustive, salmon and squid playing off each other like Reinhardt and Grappelli. My date’s fillet of brill was beautiful: a heavenly tranche of fish, joined by a golden scallop, held in place by a lattice of rye.
John Walsh, The Independent, January 2010
“Quality boutique hotel, destination restaurant (under Shay Cooper’s award-winning supervision) and sun-filled cocktail bar in one, the Bingham makes excellent use of its riverside location by Richmond Bridge.”