Restaurant Bingham Riverhouse to close at end of December

Richmond’s Bingham Riverhouse will deliver its final service this December after three years of proving popular with residents and visitors alike.

Led by Steven Edwards, 2013 MasterChef: The Professionals winner, the restaurant first launched as an eponymous pop up at the Petersham Road hotel just as the first national lockdown took place in March 2020.

Despite this, the restaurant remained at the hotel for more than three years, earning three AA rosettes.

Edwards will continue to chef for private dining and catering for parties at Bingham, as well as focus on his three AA rosette restaurant etch in Hove, and his “immersive” hospitality project at The Amex stadium Brighton.

Edwards said: “To have achieved three years with a project which started as a temporary residence and opened the week before the first lockdown is credit to all involved.

“As our businesses have naturally evolved, it feels right to now pursue our separate paths so that I can focus on my other projects. I wish the Riverhouse every success with the new restaurant and look forward to meeting guests old and new at my private dining events.”

The hotel will relaunch the restaurant as the Riverhouse in January 2024 and this new incarnation will focus on sustainable British produce and organic English wines.

Bingham Riverhouse co-owner Samantha Trinder said: “We have loved working with Steven, his exceptional Modern British food has always been so well received. He has been a pleasure to work with, it is rare you get the combination of creative talented chef, astute entrepreneur and wonderful human all rolled into one.”

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