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  • Relieve lockdown boredom with a drive-thru treat at Hideaway

    Relieve lockdown boredom with a drive-thru treat at Hideaway0

    It’s time to give yourself a lockdown treat. Ever inventive, Surbiton restaurateur Sam Berry, owner of Hideaway at Thames Ditton marina, has launched a drive-thru. Park and pick up in the marina car park off Portsmouth Road. Parking free. Order your food 20 minutes ahead via the Mediterranean eatery’s website, or just drive up and

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  • Launch of new Hideaway restaurant by the river

    Launch of new Hideaway restaurant by the river0

    A chilled Sam Berry welcomed friends and family to the soft launch of his new restaurant Hideaway last night (Thursday). The restaurateur, who owns No 97 and Cento Uno in Maple Road, Surbiton, as well One One Four in Teddington, has taken over a little gem on the banks of the River Thames. Hideaway at

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  • How John Dixon got the Needle

    How John Dixon got the Needle0

    The man who gave a new meaning to needlework by transporting an ancient Egyptian obelisk to London was a Surbiton engineer. Shifting a 69ft red granite monument 3,000 miles and installing it on the Embankment looked impossible in the 1870s, but John Dixon relished a challenge. The hieroglyph column, made in around 1450 BC and

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  • Plants stolen from pocket park

    Plants stolen from pocket park0

    Thieves scaled a fence and stole these newly-planted geraniums (pictured) and begonias from a little piece of heaven by the Thames. Julian Meers, chair of the Queens Promenade Friends, was dismayed to find that the pocket park opposite Raven’s Ait had been ransacked. “The park has been successfully created over the last year by volunteers

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  • The Hart of the matter

    The Hart of the matter0

    It’s been closed for three weeks for a top-to-toe refurb, but Harts Boatyard is back. And how. The Portsmouth Road eatery has a new-look interior, multi-level zones and a fresh menu from chef Jiri Matura… and it opens to the public again this Saturday (Mar 7). It has gone dramatically upmarket; think tuna tartare, wild

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