La Goccia

4.5
1116 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 1116 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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3.9
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjenn
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service quality, not good value for money, food is terrible…………….

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JurateV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We like food, but we came at 2.15 -
But service was so slow, we have been asking wine, water so many times, one waiter for 10 tables… so sad

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Burak
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I booked a table specifically for outside but the woman at the entrance gave a table inside. She said that my booking was for inside, which was not true! She then said that she will check to see if there is a table outside and never came back. She wasnt even apologetic about the situation. She was very rude and negative and did not seem to be enjoying what she’s doing. I dont understand why they employ these types of people in customer service. I dont know her name but my booking was at 7:30 pm on 28th July.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely now a firm favourite for special occasions and casual dining. The food was fresh and delicious!

IB
IshshaB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful settings and food, would definitely go back!

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LizA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was less good than previously ; not such amazing food experience but nice place to be

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KananM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place was really nice and though we booked well in advance we didn’t get a choice of seating outside despite requesting it. I think this is a point that has lost them 1 star.
The food was tasty and flavoursome.
The bill was preloaded with a charity donation and a service tax @ 13.5% which was later explained as optional. The charity donation is a sneaky charge which people won’t have removed as its embarrassing when you are with a group. Underhanded tactic which obviously works. If they had asked without adding it on the bill we would have paid more actually. La Goccia lost out or rather the charity lost out. Same with the service charge.

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KatieL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great find! Food is fresh farm to table style, our waiter Kelvin was so knowledgeable and friendly on everything from where the restaurants food is sourced from to how the dishes were made!
The courtyard was lovely lots of plants and rustic decor would 100% recommended

TG
vipTinaG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every cent., Excellent food and service. Ambience perfect. Managed to feed a very hungry party of 4, which I had doubted. Will return

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HilaryG
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a fun atmosphere - just perfect for an informal dinner but special enough to feel like a treat. Highlights included scallops and fried squid.

KC
KathrynC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as ever! Great to be back. Thank you for making us feel so special again

Kathryn and Josie

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AnnaH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really cheery and helpful waiter. Food is delicious but value for money isn’t their best feature.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was a little bland and portions very small and over priced. Very disappointed

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MariaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely time here - setting was perfect on a sunny day, service excellent and food was interesting. I agree with a lot of other reviews that the food is overpriced (and service at 13.5%??!!) but overall I gave it 5 stars as we had such a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Outside table with a lovely atmosphere. Between two people around 6 dishes is more than enough! Small portions but very filling. Defo will go again!

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vipHannahF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is expensive but worth every penny. fresh plates of food and i cant wait to go back!

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GeorgeW
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great all round. perefct settiong food, cocktails and good service.

AV
AshleeV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambience to have a catch up with friends. The foods are super nice and light, not too heavy. Staffs are welcome and accommodating my needs as the weather was super hot.

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vipSVS1
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and outstanding service in a buzzy atmosphere

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vipsonki1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One down side: when I booked the table for 12.00pm , I was not told that we would have to return the table at 1.30pm and was a bit surprised we had such a limitation. Luckily we were able to enjoy the space until 2pm, but then got moved inside so we could finish our wine. The service was friendly and accommodating.

PD
PaulD
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was expecting more, I have had food from the Petersham Nurseries before which was excellent but I have to say that the food was only ok despite the £60 a head we came away with and only one bottle of wine on the bill.

EM
EricM
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates. Organic creative and lots of vegetables

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jules
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful courtyard cool even though it was 30 degrees. Good was fantastic.

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NanaL
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Based on reviews I had high expectations, however, service and food were most disappointing. Hospital meal equivalent.

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Mellie
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings. Staff were attentive, helpful in explaining the dishes and friendly. The food was delicious especially enjoyed the coccoli.

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Wilf
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed meal outside, fun staff great sharing plates perfect for a summer afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Bottomless brunch was excellent

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SabrinaM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!! Really recommend La Goccia for fresh, seasonal, delicious food.

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FoodieFanatic
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Although some courses were excellent - some dishes were a bit under seasoned. Can’t fault the service as the woman serving us was too notch. A nice place to eat and unwind but I’m not sure we would be running back.

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Shannon
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at La Goccia was an absolute delight! The food had so much flavour, the tomatoes and burrata tasted like sunshine, I was very impressed with the food quality. Especially thankful to Andrea the Bar Manager and Micheal who looked after us so well. Massive thank you to the whole team, we were so pleased with how we chose to spend our day off so we will certainly be back again!

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AmericaninLondon
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic birthday dinner out on the terrace - definitely eat outside if you can! It's such a lovely setting, in the thick of central London you're transported to a lovely quiet courtyard with beautiful greenery. We went on a very hot day, but the courtyard is nicely protected. Cocktails were great, the food was divine, and the service was great. It's a small plates concept so we got to try a bunch of things - highly recommend the burrata and the ravioli. Overall a very special evening - we will hopefully we back!!

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Handbag
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came as a big party to celebrate my sons 16th birthday and had a really lovely time: our waiter was great and fun, the food was excellent and the surroundings cool and relaxing!

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Taggy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Quite expensive average food nice surroundings but nothing special

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JackR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, lovely food and lovely people.
They have a nice outside area and amazing food. Will want to revisit.

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Taggs
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love it here. We have never been disappointed and out waiter was tremendous. Unfortunately I didn’t get his name. 💚🇮🇪☘️

LM
LynneM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful waiter full of helpful advice on the menu and wine.

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loish
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful setting for inventive, fresh Italian food. Will be back ASAP!

GD
GiuliaD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location, it was all perfect for a nice evening

PM
PaigeM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place, the food was great and we enjoyed sitting outside. I recommend!

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JoniT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The place is lovely. The food was a little off, and the tiramisu both bready and had the tasteof stale fridge.

FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Goccia is rated 4.5 stars by 1116 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.