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Licensed Restaurant & Board Game Café

We are CLOSED under current LOCKDOWN rules

Please check this page and our FAQ for our anti-Coronavirus measures, then use the booking widget to reserve a table.  

The Library Pot is likely to open when hospitality venues are permitted to open indoors in Step 3 of the current schedule which will be no earlier than 17 May.  We will start with Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays which means our likely re-opening date for households and bubbles is Friday 21 May.   

When we re-open we will take online bookings using our widget (see below).  We will run sessions.  Book in for a session for whatever start time suits you but please note that we close at the end of a session to carry out cleaning. ie if you book for noon on Friday you can stay until 5.00pm OR if you book at 3.00pm on Friday you can stay until 5.00pm.  Here are our likely opening times when we re-open.

Friday & Saturday:  Session 1 =  noon to 5pm; Session 2 = 6pm to 10pm
Cover charge £5 per person per session, plus
Minimum spend £10 per person

Sunday:  Session 1 = noon to 4.30pm; Session 2 = 5pm to 9.30pm
Cover charge £5 per person per session, plus
Minimum spend £10 per person

OPEN FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS – closed Monday to Thursday 

No games at the table = no cover charge.
Minimum spend includes any food and drink.  Any shortfall added to bill.
Minimum age 8 years old.
Children must be supervised by an adult.

Before booking please check you are happy with these Anti-Coronavirus measures:

  • Firstly, please do not come if you exhibit ANY symptoms. Please call and cancel.
  • Please come as a household or as a group following current guidance
  • We will ask everyone in your group for name and contact details for Track & Trace
  • You will also be asked to confirm you are symptom-free
  • We will take non-contact forehead temperatures of staff and guests on entry
  • Closed between sessions for cleaning (though you may stay if you are here for both sessions)
  • Reduced table numbers (approx 50% capacity to increase distance between tables)
  • Booths seat up to 6 and are naturally contained
  • Limited access to games library (one table at a time)
  • Industrial Supernova brand anti-viral and anti-bacterial sanitiser spray available to clean games and hands
  • Alcohol-free Supernova is certified effective against SARS-Cov-2 (Coronavirus/Covid 19), C. Dificile, MRSA, Norovirus, Ebola & MERS
  • Hand sanitiser available to use before handling games, cutlery etc
  • Disposable masks and gloves available for a charge
  • Table service as usual so you don’t have to wander around
  • Trial system available for ordering drinks online by using your smartphone at table
  • Contactless payments available – please avoid using cash
  • Ball pool closed
  • Check F.A.Q. for more detail

If you plan on coming, please book online (not by phone).  It kicks off a whole bunch of processes and makes sure we are expecting you. 
To book a table at The Library Pot restaurant & café, please use the booking widget here (& let us know in the comments if you are coming for games or just food).

Currently no tables available for groups of 7 or more, please see the Group Booking page.

Book on our widget!

We are not running any meetup groups at the moment.

Closed Mondays including Bank Holidays. Presently also closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Supervised children over the age of 8 years old are welcome. Sorry no toddlers/babies, buggies, prams, pushchairs, etc.
Sorry no bicycles of any type

Available for booking for corporate events & private parties.
Please email rob @ librarypot.uk

Along the leafy boulevard part of Richmond, towards Kew Gardens. Nearest tube is Richmond station (5-minute walk). 

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With 83% Excellent (5*) reviews TripAdvisor awarded us both a 2018 Certificate of Excellence and a 2019 Certificate of Excellence.   We also have a 5* Food Hygiene Rating!

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