Petersham Nurseries Cafe

4.5
632 reviews
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£41 and over
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European
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  • Lunch
  • Local Ingredients
Petersham Nurseries is a lifestyle destination that includes a plant nursery, an elegant glasshouse restaurant with an a la carte menu, a shop selling exquisite antiques, homewares and gifts and a teahouse offering wholesome seasonal dishes and homemade cakes.

It is a place of calm, away from the bustle of London, that respects and is in tune with nature and positive living.

The Boglione family, who own the nurseries and live in the adjoining Petersham House are rooted to their blend of British and Italian culture which remains at the heart of the business and is reflected in the style of the food that is served. Petersham Nurseries Café is inspired by what is growing in our kitchen garden and by the produce supplied to us by our sister company, Haye Farm.

Whilst maintaining their passion for simplicity, flora, fauna and responsibly sourced produce they have created an unparalleled setting just outside of central London.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of Operation
Petersham Nurseries Cafe is open Tuesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays

Tuesday - Friday Bookings available from 12pm – 2:45pm (Closing at 5pm)

Weekend and Bank Holiday Bookings available from 12 pm– 3:30pm (Closing at 5pm)Reservations recommended, especially at weekends.
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Phone number
020 8332 8665
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
As parking is limited at Petersham Nurseries we encourage our guests to use 'greener' means of transport where possible.
, therefore we advise customers to leave their cars at home and travel to us by alternative means of transport where possible. For details see http://petershamnurseries.com/getting-there (*Additional parking facilities available to reserve at local primary school, weekends only. Contact 020 8940 5230 for information).
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Public Transit
Numbers 65 and 371 depart outside Richmond Station and in Kingston Town Centre a light at the Dysart Pub stop
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Special Events & Promotions
On a handful of evenings throughout the year, we invite you to dine in our restaurant at night – normally only open for lunch. As the sun sets over Petersham, settle at antique tables in candlelight adorned with freshly cut stems from the cutting garden. Browse a bespoke seasonal menu inspired from the garden that showcases the exceptional produce for which Petersham Nurseries Café is renowned.
Our menu is £75.00 per guests, which includes an arrival Aperitif & Appetiser, followed by a 3 course meal, menu price excludes service charge & additional wines.
SPRING/SUMMER SUPPER CLUBS

May
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th
June
Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd
July
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th

To book please call 0208 3328665
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 632 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

So what should I expect a lunch for two that cost close to £180 to deliver? Impeccable service, extraordinary and memorable food and a good environment and atmosphere is about it. Get all those things right and you might, just might justify such a huge outlay at lunchtime. Sadly the Petersham delivered on only the atmosphere. The service was shockingly bad - can there be any excuse for 25mins to go by with no attention from anybody. Our exclusion only ended because we demanded it did of one of many clueless waiters who buzzed about with no apparent responsibility for our table. Other diners too were clearly struggling to be waited on with efficiency. The food was fine, but not exceptional, with no evidence of exceptional talent at work. The wine list was lengthy and exorbitant. I spent a month touring Italy last year and nothing about my experience there suggests to me that it is remotely necessary to spend vast amounts of money to drink good wine. In the end the restaurants failure to deliver value for money leaves me with a bitter taste. It simply isn't alright to charge this much for so little.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Arranged lunch here for a special occasion after many years of meaning to come here, and I’m very glad that I did.

The food was great, with the freshness of the ingredients speaking for themselves. A buffalo mozzarella and tomato starter isn’t something I would write about, but I ordered this and it was delicious! That’s just one example!

Our server was lovely and engaging too (thank you Kate!)

Drinks wise, we ordered the Sparkling Elderflower, which was one of the best ones I’ve tried.

Will happily come back again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Petersham Nurseries never fails to impress! Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and excellent service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

It was our first visit to Petersham Nurseries and it met our expectation in every way. The ambience is great and food is delicious. We look forward to coming back.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Beautiful place, very good food, good service.
I recommend to everyone who wants spending lovely time.

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of dining at Peterham for the second time. The outdoor dining was just as beautiful as my previous dining which was inside. Food, rose from Italy, organic beer all excellent. Have recommended Petersham to many friends travelling from New Zealand to the Uk. Always special dining at Petersham. Thank you. Cheers Simone

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2.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Eye wateringly expensive for what it is. Lovely spot but 10 min queue for the loo and food was OK but not exceptional.

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3.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Beautiful restaurant (sat outside). Service was good but food was pretty average and overpriced for what it was. Lovely setting for a date or special occasion. Lunchtime on a sunny day is ideal.

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3.0Dined on 8 June 2018

over priced ordinary food, small portions and and obsequious service in lovely setting. felt the staff over did the "tell us if anything isn't right" to avoid bad reviews....

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2.0Dined on 31 May 2018

We had the most over attentive and irritating waiter who quite frankly spoiled our meal

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3.0Dined on 30 May 2018

very nice place to eat for a tourist as it can be combined with a visit at Richmond's park!

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable place to spend an afternoon enjoying good food and good wine, surrounded by flowers and fairy lights, all topped off with and a thunder and lightening show - what a treat!

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Really good food and excellent service. I have annoying dietary requirements and the staff knew exactly what I could eat off the menu without needing to consult with anyone. They totally put me at my ease and were able to adjust some of the dishes to suit me.

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3.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Great food, very friendly and efficient service.
Lunch was served in the greenhouse area (rather than the inside space) due to the warmer weather which was a good idea, except for the fact that the entire ground was wet and muddy! Not a good experience for anyone (including my wife) wearing nice shoes.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

The best time every time ! Always exceeds my expectations. When we bring guests they are amazed.
Thank you for one more great afternoon.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Absolutely fabulous! A really unique, eclectic experience, with great good & service!

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Excellent service and food was beautiful and tasty !

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3.0Dined on 23 May 2018

I was asked for my credit card just to make a reservation which I never encountered anywhere else before. We asked for the vegetable dish for an appetiser which was a great disappointment . Just a few pieces of raw vegetables on a large plate, no sauce to dip them into. The main dish was luke warm . We were a party of 3 and had a 3 course meal plus one bottle of white wine and 2 more glasses of white wine and the bill was 240£. Quite expensive I thought.

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4.0Dined on 22 May 2018

A delicious lunch in the outside restaurant. The setting is exquisite as you feel you are in an English Country garden. Lovely to browse the retail offering & plant centre. Expensive merchandise but very tempting

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

This truly is an amazing place. There are two separate eateries in this romantic plant nursery. I had lunch in the restaurant. This is set in one of their old and huge greenhouses decked with bougainvillea and fragrant jasmine. Vases and urns full of flowers are everywhere with glass jars of peonies on the white clothed tables. The food was faultless as was the service. The wine list I found extensive and expensive. Dining in this romantic, floral decked atmosphere surrounded by unusual and beautiful plants was a delight. Petersham Nursery is situated down a narrow alley in a old historic village. There is limited parking and access is not easy, but worth the hassle.

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Absolutely wonderful time had at Petersham Nuseries for my birthday. Beautiful food, lovely wine, impeccable friendly service. Thank you

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Beautiful place.
Very good service, extremely caring.

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

It’s a hidden gem. Overall we had an amazing time with my husband - food was delicious, beautiful surroundings and a great service. There was no better way to spend our lunch together on a sunny day.
It was out first visit to the Cafe in Richmond. My husband and I booked our lunch there the day before. On the way there we enjoyed a nice walk from Richmond station, alongside a river and through the park. Once we arrived it looked exactly like on the stunning images I found on Instagram. We were one of the first people to arrive as the cafe opens at noon. Our waiter was amusing and helpful from the start till the end. We ordered bruschettas with smashed peas for an appetiser and chick peas with courgette and spinach for a main. Both portions weren’t too big but tasted great. Moreover the organic beer was very refreshing and tasted great. Afterwards we explored the teahouse and the shop - the plants and rustic look were fantastic. On the way out it didn’t feel like we were in London at all - cows were out on the farm plus lovely smell of grass.
I’d recommend this place to everyone and we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Beautiful setting, wonderful ambience, great service, delicious food and wine. Had a wonderful celebrating a friend’s special birthday.....was perfect!

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

had a fantastic time, such a beautiful spot, delicious food, wine and great service. Will return time and time again.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

We arrived to a warm and friendly reception. We were taken to our booked table and were treated wonderfully throughout the couple of hours we were there. Our Waitress was great - easy to talk with, very informed and helpful, and had a good sense of humour.
All in all a lovely experience which we are all eager to repeat !!

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Relaxed and welcoming staff. Good table location in outdoor dining area on an extremely hot day. Discrete and efficient service made our lunch very enjoyable. Food delicious.

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4.0Dined on 7 May 2018

Fab venue and yummy food! I personally felt good value as such an amazing setting, go on a sunny day as makes the experience so much better!

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Hidden gem in Richmond! The setting is simply spectacular and the food and service do not disappoint either. A treat for the eyes and palate.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

The place is always magic, I would go back there every day.
The food was good and our waiter was very competent and kind.
Great experience despite the terrible weather, it gets perfect when it's sunny!

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

I have a wonderful time until
A set of parents decided to change their son’s nappy in the restaurant as my friend and I was also close by to the corner. I didn’t really take any notice until the father showed off his son’s dirty nappy to one of his friends who was in their party of 18 guests and unfortunately I was in full view of this. Just say good job I had finished my meal. I definitely didn’t want dessert. I did report this to the manager and she did have a word to them. I’m just amazed that they would do this in such a beautiful restaurant with so many people in there.

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2.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Took a while to speak to someone to even get seated for our reservation, prices would have been okay if the food was better. Extremely small portions and not great cookery. Lovely place but nothing about the meal/service reflected that. Michelin are slipping with their guidlines for ratings.

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Wonderful food and ambiance. Our Waitress was very nice. However, in general the service staff were not attentive enough, or perhaps there were too few. We ordered a bottle of sparkling wine which was kept cold too far away from us to be able to pour ourselves. Due to the fact we were often without any service staff in our vicinity it meant our glasses kept being left empty whilst we were eating. This was disappointing given the level Petersham Nurseries pitches itself at. We are used to more attentive service; not having to keep looking around for our glasses to be refilled. Everything else was great though and we will visit again.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Brilliant environment and food, also very close to Richmond park. I took my parents there and had a fantastic lunch, very pleasant experience. Will definitely go there again!

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Lovely meal in a beautiful setting. We were there with young babies and the staff were very accommodating.

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3.0Dined on 5 April 2018

It was a lovely atmosphere, we were not pleased with the service however. The waiter knew nothing of the menu, and I felt like the fish was quite flavorless. I felt it was quite annoying how many times the restaurant reminded me of my reservation. They emailed, texted, called, left a voicemail....it was too much!! Overall, not worth what I was expecting!

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2.0Dined on 1 April 2018

I was disappointed with this restaurant

Food was average and overpriced

Limited wine selection

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Excellent food and excellent service in a great rustic/vintage setting. Will be visiting again :)

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Excellent, delicious food and lovely ambiance

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

I think Is nice ,but if main menu have more choose will be better,However everything I totally enjoy

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