La Goccia

4.4
823 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.

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 823 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.6
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3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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George
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and atmosphere. Staff was also helpful over the phone.

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RichardL
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Looking forward to coming again

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KatH
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We had a very enjoyable lunch at La Goccia - the food was delicious and I would happily return.

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LJove
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was a good experience, the only downside was, we have to wait for 30 mins before we could be seated. Our booking was 3:45 and we had our table available at 4:15. No updates received from the person in the front desk, I have to follow-up what’s the delay.

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MartinM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent ambience outdoors and attentive service without being fussy . The courtyard setting has artmosphere but without the busy footfall on soem of teh restarants on the main streets I chose a Rose which was good value and perfect for the sunny lunchtime. Selection of different courses chosen provided a good variety. This was our second visit and we will be going back .

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Keisha
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard, very friendly and attentive service. Tasty and string cocktails. Some mains variable but dessert was too notch. I’ll be back!

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vipKateS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend La Goccia. The staff are so professional and friendly. The food is excellent and the location is perfect.

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Julietkc
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place for lunch. The heater and blankets kept us warm. Friendly staff who helped is understand the menu.

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ConstantinosS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and location in the center of London! Service and Constantinos the Restaurant manager were very friendly and always next to us whenever we needed something. Highly recommend it!

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BethL
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food and ambience but the service was very very slow.

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SusanH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased to get a table for a long outstanding lunch between mother and daughter after lockdown. the courtyard felt lovely, gentle, warm, conducive to having a good talk. The food selection and taste were as good as we could expect with the gorgeous organic ingredients of Petersham.
Thank you!

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AdrianW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our First visit, and last... suppose to be an Italian tapas... , portion sizes are small but each is expensive.

nice location, but you will need to order a few dishes to come away felling you had a meal.

Our bill was high for what we received, service slow.

Better places to go for value for money

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
35 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, although I did have to ask where one of the dishes had got to and I don’t know if this was because we were sat outside or if it had been sitting in the kitchen waiting to be brought out but one of the dishes went very cold very quickly but I enjoyed everything we ordered and would try it again when we can sit inside restaurants.

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Anna
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. We had a lovely time at La Goccia and look forward to going back.

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RebeccaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved La Goccia.
The outside space is absolutely beautiful with tables under a canopy which lets the sun stream in. It was our first post lockdown lunch and we were slightly worried when it snowed in the morning but still determined to go. The staff were lovely and provided blankets and heaters and when the sun came out we even took off our coats.

Food wise, excellent. We had a selection of fritto dishes which were all brilliant but our favourite was fried sage leaves with anchovies, just brilliant. Fried chicken also amazing, burrata brilliant, a pea pasta dish excellent, full of mint.

I don't think it was just that it was our first meal out in a long time; I really do think it's a lovely restaurant, with lovely staff and and lovely courtyard. We finished with pea and mint martinis. Spring in a glass!

I couldn't receommend more highly.

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MargueriteM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were the first guests after the long lock down and we felt like royalty! Amazing food , drinks and service.. spot on!

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Ness
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love being at La Goccia during Christmas especially. Its cozy and warm and the staff are just lovely! The feeling you get that you've stepped into a tropical lush setting is just unmatched by any other restaurant in London.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed another visit at La Goccia and hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Spring Menu! Kindest regards La Goccia Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday bash!! Delicious food, nice place I would like to come back again!!!

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for lunch. Excellent choice of Italian tapas and very seasonal and fresh. Perfect for a ladies lunch! The atmosphere was great and staff fantastic. Thank you for another superb meal La Goccia!

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed another visit at La Goccia and hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Spring Menu! Kindest regards La Goccia Team

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JasminC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food is impressive. One of the best restaurants in London. A bit too expensive for the small size of the dishes

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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vipMyMeals
London
80 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

La Goccia has a lovely outside space (in these Covid times!) with lights and patio heaters, and they handed out blankets too. Great food as usual, lots of little Italian platters to share, delicious. Our leeks were very overcooked, but they replaced them with no issue.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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PenelopeC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous early supper with my daughter. Wines are expensive, hence the four stars on value, two rosé wines either £39 or £70. Food and service overall fabulous! A hidden gem. We will return

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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JuliaR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Goccia is a firm favourite - always a fantastic experience. Incredible food, excellent and friendly team and a beautiful environment. We go often and would definitely recommend.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed another visit at La Goccia and hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our Spring Menu! Kindest regards La Goccia Team

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simons
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food ! Great service and lovely ambience

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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Ging
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service throughout. A lovely setting for the festive period as we were sitting outside. Although could do with a few more outdoor heaters.
The food was just ok overall. The squid was good but my chicken was dry and the fennel salad was tasteless which is a shame because considering the price point.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at La Goccia restaurant at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden. Whilst we are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambience, I was disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit fell short of our normal standards of food. If you would like to discuss your visit in more detail, please contact me directly Konstantinos.vasileiou@petershamnurseries.co Kindest regards

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great menu and food. Very pretty Christmassy surroundings. Our only frustration was the slowness of paying made us late for the theatre!

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at La Goccia restaurant at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden. Whilst we are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambience and food, I was disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit fell short of our normal standards of service. If you would like to discuss your visit in more detail, please contact me directly Konstantinos.vasileiou@petershamnurseries.co Kindest regards

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LizzieW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff. Would definitely go back.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new spring menu! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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amandab
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had previously visited in the summer and rebooked to go back whilst visiting London for our Christmas shopping trip. As before it was a lovely experience and the food was delicious. We were served by Michael who was most helpful and attentive...we will definitely be back

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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CathJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous amazing food! Each dish was wonderful. Aristotle was a great waiter. Wonderful experience

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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MaMB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome, fantastic service, very attentive, not overbearing. Great vibe, bustling with life but not noisy. The food is delicious - the tagliatelle and the chicken al burro were so good - recommend. The only thing is that I felt the chairs were quite high up for the tables but I had such a good time. Would definitely go back!

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really delicious and enjoyable lunch - we were warmly welcomed and looked after and felt completely safe thanks to the spacious layout of tables.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside but despite the cold it was another memorable meal.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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Chloee
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, lots of vegetarian options. Would definitely recommend !

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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AnaM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very nice food and cocktails. Very small portions for the price. The space is amazing in the middle room but wasn’t where I was seated. The little shop where I was seated was cold, not comfortable and end up with no social distancing between tables was I had to lay on one costumer food to go toilet literally. By the times we leave I think staff in the kitchen should wear mask, even for the example to give to other people.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience at La Goccia restaurant at Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden. Whilst we are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the food, I was disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit fell short of our normal standards of hospitality. If you would like to discuss your visit in more detail, please contact me directly Konstantinos.vasileiou@petershamnurseries.co Kindest regards

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a lovely treat after coming out of lockdown. Absolutely delicious food and cocktails. Will definitely be back!

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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BritA
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Helpful and welcoming staff. Amazing food.

La Goccia
Responded on 19 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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Nina
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Everything was great! Food, service, wine! Thank you to the great waiters for being so thoughtful about my husband’s birthday!!

We will definitely be back!

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for choosing Petersham Nurseries for your special celebration and taking the time to write such a kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at La Goccia and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Once again Happy Birthday! Kindest regards La Goccia team

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vipMarunaD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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AlanD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with my friends just before lockdown. Amazing food, great cocktails, attentive staff and excellent, relaxed atmosphere

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been shared the team. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Cocktail list! Kind regards La Goccia Team

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FRrrr
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a gorgeous environment and delicious food!

La Goccia
Responded on 22 March 2021

Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed another visit at La Goccia and hope to welcome you back again soon. Don’t forget to try our new Spring Menu! Kindest regards La Goccia Team

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FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Goccia is rated 4.4 stars by 823 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.