La Goccia

4.5
1326 reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Petersham Nurseries interpretation of Italian ‘cichetti’ is showcased within La Goccia, a vibrant and accessible restaurant offering an extensive menu of small sharing plates. The emphasis on seasonality is key to the lunch and dinner menu that changes regularly. An open grill and a wood burning oven adds an element of drama and theatre to the ambiance, as food is prepared in front of diners. During spring and summer months, tables flow out on to Floral Court, giving diners the opportunity to eat and drink al fresco. La Goccia Bar has a lively and botanical atmosphere, serving nature inspired cocktails. A perfect meeting point which overlooks Floral Court, the interior reflects the ever-changing seasons and inspirational floral displays in the courtyard beyond.

Experiences

  • Pre-Theatre Menu

    £45.00 per person

    Jan 11 - Mar 31, 2022

    Set in the heart of theatreland, La Goccia by Petersham Nurseries is the perfect meeting point at Floral Court to dine in with your friends before the show. A vibrant restaurant with its botanical interiors and an open kitchen, La Goccia provides diners with a full pre-theatre experience with all meals prepared in front of guests adding plenty of flair and drama. La Goccia’s pre-theatre menu is £45 per person including a glass of prosecco. The menu is designed as small sharing plates which you can enjoy with your friends and includes Antipasti of baby squid and burrata with squash, choices of fresh rigatoni with beef ragu and roasted Cornish monkfish and delicious tiramisu to end the perfect meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1326 People Are Saying
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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious
Waiter was great
2nd time there and will be back again

La Goccia
Responded on 4 January 2022

Dear Rachel, We're so happy to hear you've enjoyed yet another visit to La Goccia and so enjoy reading your kind comments. Your feedback has been shared with the team. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Don't forget to try our new cocktail menu! Kind regards, La Goccia Team

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LindaD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant and good food but we felt intimidated by the waiter pressuring us to order more dishes, noticeably the most expensive on the menu - made us feel uncomfortable and it was very embarrassing. It spoilt what would have been a lovely birthday celebratory lunch.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service from our waiter. Nothing to much trouble. Even singing Happy Birthday

La Goccia
Responded on 4 January 2022

Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, La Goccia Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, lovely setting and good service.

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christinad
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant afternoon lunch ...felt very safe and table was in a nice area in the bar
Excellent service ,food, and ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Goccia is now one of my favourite restaurants in London. And our waiter Kelvin was incredible, absolutely fabulous, knowledgeable, helpful, kind and funny. He absolutely made our meal and we couldn’t thank him enough. The only thing I would say is the outdoor area needs more heaters for winter.

La Goccia
Responded on 4 January 2022

Thank you for your lovely comments, they have been shared with the team. We do hope to have you back again soon. Don't forget to try our new Aperitivo menu! Warm regards, La Goccia Team

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LondonGals
Leicestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Reasonably tasty but nothing special and really not good value. Setting was nice and service was fair.

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lesleyc
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our table had been given to someone else even tho I’d confirmed booking as requested.
V difficult to find as google maps had no idea!

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Helscw
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was a lovely place, looked beautiful. Good delicious albeit expensive for the amount. Main issue was being rushed - literally finished within an hour and we were told we needed to leave as they had more guests. We had the table for 1.5hrs but to have 3 people ask us to basically leave was a bit of a shame

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viplowregister
London
118 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty and interesting food in a pleasant location.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal with excellent service. A particular mention to Richard for looking after us so well. We will definitely be back.

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EmmaM
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, served by a very friendly and welcoming person!

Absolutely beautiful space too.

Would highly recommend if you like to share food.

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Louise
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really lovely food, wine and a beautiful setting - the courtyard is lovely. However, we were sat by the door which was constantly open and were absolutely freezing. Some tables next to us were sat in their coats (despite having an indoor table) because it was so cold. The service was also a little slow. However, overall it was a nice evening. I would just recommend asking for a table away from the door when you book!

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Kerry
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Nice setting and good location, but the service was terribly slow, as well as un-attentive. After we had paid our bill, we realised our bottle of wine (which was situated away from us) still had two glasses worth in it. And for those not drinking, the soft drinks took ages to come out.
Food was nice, but personally I felt it was slightly over priced for what it was.
Was a shame as we were looking forward to it

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IanW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable lunch. We were made to feel most welcome. Happy to recommend.

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RosieD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed La Goccia for a friend’s birthday lunch. Another friend had surprised her with a bottle of Prosecco and they kept the secret well, and also provided her a cute ice cream dessert to celebrate. Food was delicious and service top notch.

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Albdf
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant to go with family and friends. Helpful and cheerful staff with tasty food.

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GiuliaS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and vibe. A bit cold outside, best to book indoor in the winter. Excellent service

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Shell
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was extremely overpriced. Olives and bread were offered and charged for at a ridiculous price! A charge was added for a charity and this was not even asked about but just added. Service charge was over 13% and service was good.
Over rated really!

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gastrogeorge
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sharing plates. Fresh tasty food

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Cazzie
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good & we would return for this reason, especially as we now know what to expect.
We would have appreciated more advice on how large portions were, as we ended up ordering too much.
Staff were polite but not friendly.
We were overcharged- by 3 cocktails! - and while it was sorted there was not much apology.
Staff were too quick to clear the table, drinks not finished etc.

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LucyY
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful setting great food, small plates sharing great for tasting so many of the dishes

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AnnaL
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely botanical environs, quality, seasonal ingredients cooked beautifully. Not formal, busy and lots of bustle.

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FranRidds
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful evening! Great food, friendly service, lovely atmosphere. ( and beautifully smelling loos!)

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ChristopherB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely place tucked away from the crowds. Service was excellent with all staff attentive. We really enjoy having a variety of small plates hence the food selection was perfect for us. We chose six between two, with all food excellent quality and just the right amount of waiting time between each pair.

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ColetteM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food excellent and ambience nice but it could have been excellent. The attitude of the Front of House Manager was verging on aggressive and rude when we rejected an outside table, as we had booked an inside table. The table we eventually had was close to the door and it did get very cold during our visit and we would have been a lot happier in the main eating area. The waiting staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we selected several dishes . We would recomend the signature fried chicken with ailoi, the scallops and the monkfish. We loved the concept of the sharing plates and coccolini. The wine list was good and the Carafe option was an excellent midway solution. I have recommeded the restaurant as we loved the food and will return but it was a pity our first impression was marred by their Front of House staff.

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Kazza
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service from our friendly & professional waiter, who had an in depth knowledge of the menus.
Tasty food & well presented.
Nice decor in the restaurant.

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vipCeCe
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

TERRIBLE food, TERRIBLE service. We were so disappointed.
Great location and space but the rest was almost a comedy it was so bad.
Go for a drink - avoid the food.

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Patrick
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice food and atmosphere great location would recommend this restaurant

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HelsR
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everyone was lovely and the food was great, I was just a bit disappointed that despite adding a message to my booking and speaking to a server at the restaurant, there wasn't anything special for my friend's 25th birthday, just a candle or something. Overall a great meal and evening though, thank you

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Crlghggg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a delicious early pre theatre supper. Good variety and very tasty sharing plates.
Waitress was helpful. Great you can buy the wine by the carafe.
Fun atmosphere. If you eat there ask to sit in the back as the door banging continuously can get a little irritating.

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helenm
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Italian small plates restaurant. Slightly underwhelmed, no ambience, food ordinary.

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Wappingite
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Winter eating outside is a real pleasure here in a courtyard protected from the wind (if not from whatever temperature it may be, beyond what outdoor heaters and blankets mitigate). Pick two or three plates each and you'll have a lovely selection of great produce beautifully and simply cooked to enjoy. We particularly liked the plentiful beetroot salad, and also the burrata and squash (made more tasty dressed with agrodolce). Fritto and pasta dishes warmed us, and a neighbour's chicken and potatoes looked tempting for next time.

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ClareW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside perfect- heaters kept us warm,nice and quiet but really lovely atmosphere

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Marylinio
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love it in there. Some tables are a lot better appointed than others. Food and service were outstanding.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was extremely good and we had a very enjoyable, delicious lunch with very attentive staff.

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BrianW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and delicious food. Loved every minute

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SP72
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed, love the tapas style eating and makes for a much more social meal.

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DavidH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fast efficient service. Tasty food but in my view not as good as some other cicchetti restaurants nearby. Cost was higher than expected - 2 starters, 5 sharing mains, 1 dessert, 2 glasses of wine, 2 (tiny glasses of) Limoncello - £136.00. Just one other note. Carrots were too al dente for us and we are used to Italian vegetables.

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TatianaG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so amazing! A night wonderful an the food was so delicious

FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Supper London.

La Goccia is rated 4.5 stars by 1326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.