La Goccia

4.5
1010 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 1010 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious choice of small plates, all beautifully presented….fab cocktails (bogof on Sunday 3pm - 5pm) wonderful staff. Beautiful outside seating area and inside sofa area (request either of these areas) great location

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VioletaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hidden gem!
We loved the tapas style dishes and personnel was very welcoming and attentive. Will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and environment! Staff is friendly and helpful! We had a great time ! Highly recommended!

BJ
BillJF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely experience. Very nice venue. Good value. Good location.

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Lfz12
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very tasty food, service was a bit slow. Lovely outdoor seating area.

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AlisonT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great place for lunch, really enjoyed the food and wine, thank you

CS
CatrionaS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In every way, the food, the service the ambiance was wonderful x

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend the tiramisu!!!

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KirstieS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and kind and attentive waiting staff.

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Fridaylunch
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and wine, if a bit expensive. Superb service from Manuel, and the appearance of each dish was well-paced by the kitchen. Outdoor setting was a bit lacklustre as we were expecting a lush and verdant oasis. The torrential rain did not help the atmosphere and on a balmy summer's evening this would have been the start of a great night out.

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lunch42
London
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal with friends - delicious food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around for get together with old university friends.
Shame the weather poured down and the friends at the end of the tables got a little wet!

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paulC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant in a great location, book outside (its covered) if you can

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ShawnD
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and the food was first class. The service was efficient and the staff friendly. My only reservation was the the wine was somewhat over-priced.

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NMFoodie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our booking it was the perfect choice and setting. Food was delicious!

KD
KrisD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Welcome and pace of service was good with good advice from our waiter regarding one’s choices from the menu. Whilst outside tables were all being used the conversation levels were intrusive but not as much as the background music, which seemed quite unnecessary.

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YiannakisT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

its advertised as Italian restaurant very poor menu for a Italian restaurant
food was in small portions paid 145 pounds for me and my 12 year old daughter.

staff could not really explain the unusual dishes for a Italian restaurant
food below average.

great shame as it is in great location with nice ambiance
back to basic tasty real Italian food is what i would recommend to the owners and you will have a gold mine.

MD
MillieD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service. Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed dining here! Will definitely come back!

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Doll
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, beautiful location and setting. Looking forward to coming back again

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Claire
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, lovely ambiance. We had a great time!

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EmmaR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside amongst the stunning flora, a beautiful setting. However, inside is equally as lovely and actually a good idea if this heat continues as it’s air conditioned!
Service was great, very prompt and informative when we asked for more detail on some of the dishes. Everyone was extremely polite.
Food was mainly delicious. The risotto dish and the cuttle fish in particular were just amazing! There were a couple of dishes that were a bit disappointing and I only say this as it is a bit of a spendy place to eat so you’d want everything to be as good as that risotto!
My husbands birthday was acknowledged in such an elegant way by staff without my asking which was a wonderful touch. Overall very impressed.

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GeorgiaG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and we were looked after brilliantly. I was there with my grandmother who was made to feel very special, and it was clear how happy the staff were - one even commenting on how wonderfully the owners had treated them all over the past year. It was lovely to hear.
Stunning courtyard as well.

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TicD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was good but there’s not many options and the portion size was very small for the price

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OpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will go back!

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place. The location is gorgeous and private in floral court surrounded by greenery. Its a very nice place to feel like you are on holiday! The staff were excellent with the service but also with our 15 month old. Recommended for a special occasion.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful summer spot! Loved our coolers and food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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Rach
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was absolutely beautiful, the cocktails were really good, quite pricey but good.
The food was good but not blown away the burrata was out of this world though, I thought the veggie options were so much stronger than the meat dishes.
Service was good however there seemed to be tension in the air they looked stressed, one of our waitresses was really lovely very chatty and made us feel welcome. (Lady in blue tye dye shirt)
I would return and just order veggie options, the ingredients you could tell were top quality.

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SusanW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service impeccable, food delicious and beautifully presented.

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AlexC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice small sharing dishes, maybe a little pricey. Felt like waitress forgot us until they needed the table back and were very attentive. Garden area is stunning.

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HughH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely setting though outside better than in on a nice evening. Great service. Food was fine, though not all of it was all that memorable.

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AartiS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Wine was completely watered down. Ordered a dark chocolate mousse which firstly was milk chocolate and secondly very hard and lumpy - was not at all a mousse!
Service generally lousy with no waiters around, waoted a significant time just for the drinks to arrive.
Would not go back

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Claret
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sharing plates, friendly service, great ambience in an intimate green
garden/jungle space in Covent Garden

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poohbear
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming oasis tucked away in Covent Garden with friendly and efficient staff and delicious food

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FoodForThoughts123456789
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Extremely expensive for what you get, with the food being average. The place and service are great even though at the end of the evening we found a mouse running under the outside’s tables, not nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service and ambience were great, really beautiful restaurant in the middle of Covent Garden. Food was good but the ragú pasta was one of the worst I’ve tried for £14 and a small plate.

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YasminC
Brazil
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best restaurants I've ever been to in London. Everything was wonderful. The place is extremely cozy and charming. I felt a peace in being in this place. Thank you to the staff, very friendly. You must try the chocolate mousse dessert!!!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a beautiful day relaxing in a shaded part of the garden terrace !
The food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect!

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vipSimonneeds
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful ambience and attentive polite smiley service. Food small plates to be shared was very tasty indeed. Quite pricey but you are paying for its position in heart of Covent Garden

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Ssah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience... Will defo return here. My only regret is that we couldn't get a table outside.

FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Goccia is rated 4.5 stars by 1010 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.