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High Street Update

Although not quite yet a year old, The Fallow Deer has become so popular that it has outgrown its current home and will moving to bigger premises just down the road at 130 High Street (formerly Teddington Cafe). From May 10th, the new premises will open and including back courtyard garden space, offer four times the current seating as well a full alcohol license for cocktails, beer, wine and whisky (with some evening opening), new food menu including breakfast additions and home-made burgers!

Mini Me children’s hairdressers has moved to a new location next door to Shambles Restaurant at 81 High Street. Along with a shop refit that allows more room and services, new distractions for children as they have their hair cut have also been added. The previous location will soon become a dental practice.

The Cavan Bakery recently opened its third shop in Teddington. The new location on Stanley Road brings the overall total to six and marks the start of a period of business expansion for the family-owned bakery. Locals clearly love the bread, cakes and other treats on offer, Cavan also supplies items wholesale to local shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Locals have been enjoying a new fish and chip shop in town – Mr Cod on Waldegrave Road offers freshly cooked proper chips (cooked in ground nut oil), fish, pies, burgers, mushy peas and cheesy chips! Il Gelato ice-cream shop has closed for businesses and this space will become a new cafe, which according to this job posting could serve continental cuisine themes ranging from Mediterranean to Polish.

The French Tarte has been open for a month now and locals have been packing out the authentic boulangerie / patisserie to try out the delicacies on offer – they do a mean Croque-Madame and chocolate brownie!

In hairdresser news, Super Style on Stanley Road now has a nail bar in-house and Divine Hair and Beauty has changed hands and is now Shape Hair Design.

Mary’s Living and Giving charity shop will be celebrating its first anniversary with a bang this Saturday, come along to the shop to enjoy a host of celebratory activites including live music, face-painting, arts & crafts, Easter surprises, resident Pug from 11am-6pm.

Photo and window artist: India Hessian

Fans of Retro Bistrot will be happy to hear that it is now open on Mondays so you can get your haute cuisine every day of the week. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be a waitress at a top-class restaurant then wonder no more, this insightful piece ‘to be a waitress’ sheds some light on how fun but stressful it can be, even when you’re the bosses daughter!

The latest Totally Locally Teddington initiative is the Amazing April Draw. Starting this Saturday (19th) for two weeks, with each purchase of at least £5 at participating traders, you get the chance to win up to £300 of vouchers at some of the listed businesses, so get spending to increase your chance of winning!

If you watched the recent BBC programme Business Boomers, Coffee Shop Hot Shots episode you might have noticed some familiar sights! The camera crew clearly spent a day enjoying Teddington as there were lots of local coffee shops shown during the programme.


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