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Thirty-five years – and still going strong! | by Peter Denton
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Thirty-five years – and still going strong!

On this day 35 years ago, Franco and Jackie Langella opened Shambles Bar & Restaurant in Teddington, west London. Since then, it has established an enviable reputation for its fresh food and extensive wine list, and that noble tradition is carried on today by the founders’ son and daughter, Margherita and Massimo (above). Margherita manages the restaurant and Massimo is the head chef.


Thirty-five years of trading and restaurateuring is no mean achievement; nor is the fact that ever since their arrival, the family and business have played active roles in the local community. I’m far from alone in raising a glass to celebrate this superb local milestone… here’s to the next!


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Taken on December 3, 2018