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La Goccia

4.1
774 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

Bottomless Prosecco and a spread of some signature dishes £45pp

Oct 18, 2020-Dec 13, 2020·Sun 12:00-16:00

Bottomless Sundays at La Goccia! Free flowing Prosecco and a spread of some of our signature dishes , including our squash Risotto with Gorgonzola Dolce and Chargrilled Pork Chop with Nduja Butter , Capers and Rosemary... £45 per person.

London Restaurant Festival: 3 Courses with a glass of Prosecco £30pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 15:00-18:00, Wed-Sat 15:00-18:00

Early Bird Menu. 3 Course Set Menu with a glass of Prosecco £30 per person.

Half price drinks from our Aperitivo drinks menu

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun 15:00-18:00, Wed-Sat 17:00-20:00

Aperitivo Hour: Half price drinks from our Aperitivo drinks menu.

What 774 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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3.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible, you have to try the squash risotto. Also the drinks were half price and were amazing too. However, we arrived at 5:30 (15 minutes before our booking was) and within 10 minutes of sitting there they said the kitchen was about to close and the bar was too. This wasn’t said on the website and we felt very rushed, only able to have one drink. So, it was a great, vibrant restaurant - which meant we wanted to stay longer but we were rushed out.

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LeaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favourite local restaurant. The food is consistently good. The bottomless brunch on a Sunday if great value.
Staff could be more friendly and warm to really enhance the experience.

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Maximilian
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Brilliant location, good food, but the service is so poor that it forfeits its potential. Disappointing.

SL
vipStephanieL
London
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely ambience. Starters were great but the pasta dishes we got were all abit dry and bland.

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lizh
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always wonderful food and wonderful service. always!

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farshad
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great . I love this restaurant anyway, I have been here many times . The only thing is , the people who work there should be more attentive .

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vipFoodie
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fab meal in this beautiful courtyard restaurant. It proved to be great spot to meet our friends as it's outdoors. It was a cool evening but thankfully La Goccia's outdoor heaters proved more than adequate. The service was friendly, professional and obliging as it has been in the past (thanks again Johan!). The Tapas-styled food was, as in the past, vibrant and delicious and remains reasonably priced. The wine menu is somewhat limited but caters well to most tastes and budgets. We will be back again for sure!

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Breezles
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I enjoyed the ethos of the restaurant. The food was excellent quality and well made.

The service was a little slow and it was incredibly hard to attract the attention of anyone. It took me over 10 mins to get anyone to talk to me about my reservation. That said, it didn't ruin my experience and I would recommend dining here.

The anchovy and sage is recommended. Delicious.

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AlecB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere, food and staff were lovely but I just wonder whether service could have been better for the price. Several times we were searching for someone to either order more plates or refill our glasses. I can't remember the last time I poured our own wine from the chiller at any restaurant.

Overall a lovely experience but perhaps a little complacent on the night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was worried before turning up that we wouldn’t be able to have a table outside as we were two households, but our table was available to us. We were celebrate a double birthday, and ended up getting the bottomless brunch - which we didn’t realise was available on the menu. The food was lovely and the service was very friendly and staff were happy to top up our bubbly! We were never rushed or told that our bottomless had finished which most other places would do.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant.

Great to eat outside. Staff so kind and friendly .

This is my third visit and I will be coming back .

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Madhur
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place I have been to in the last 9 months!

CJ
vipCJkingsclere
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and the service professional and on point. I would say that it is a little on the pricey side but the overall experience is very enjoyable and you are in the middle of Covent Garden in the most beautiful courtyard! The small plates are imaginative and very tasty. My pasta was a little bland, however my husbands Squash Risotto was delicious. We shared baby squid, anchovies and stage and some lovely Bresola to name a but a few of our small plates and they were all delicious. Really good Italian wine list and some very imaginative cocktails. I loved my Negroni! Overall a very lovely, leisurely lunch!

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Joey
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff went above and beyond and made the birthday celebrations extra special. Great night and vibe.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Took 45 mins for the first place to come out and the rest of the meals coming at staggered times.

Behind the table was where they kept all the spare cutlery, cups and had the waiter constantly reaching over us to get to these.

When asked to be moved to a free and explained the reason, had a rude response.

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Wantbetterservice
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. Truly first class food. But every time I ordered a glass of wine, it arrived after each course had been eaten. This was despite me say no further than 15 feet from the bar and me being able to see how busy the bar tender was. He wasn’t in the slightest. I’d have far rathered wander over to a bar with all the wines open and I serve myself and then settle up afterwards. So many restaurants think we want to be served - but this only works if the service is good. If not, just leave it to me. I’ll help myself. Or better still, I’ll BYO and then I can happily serve myself when I want to.

RH
RoemenHuis
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed happy hour- which made us the happiest of customers.. beautiful service, ambience and service was exceptional- even when we changed our mind on our order, we were graciously obliged and made to feel that no request was too much trouble. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

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ElisabettaM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sister’s birthday on Sunday at La Goccia and we couldn’t be happier. The quality of the food was amazing and the fresh products they use made all the difference. We’ll be going back for sure

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Freddie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience4

The location and environment is great with a nice vibe. The food was good, not exceptional, but not average and the choice of wine and cocktails are great. However the service was pretty lax, possibly because we were in a corner little out of sight but even when drinks were ordered they were slow delivering

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Katieh888
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere, service was super friendly and helpful when they were there.. but getting them to serve you was difficult, we ended up only having 2 drink throughout a 3 course meal as we just weren’t asked anything, took a very long time to have our orders taken.

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Sarah
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant- delicious food and excellent customer service!

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LeanaP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended La Goccia by a friend and we were not disappointed Great food and service. When there you must try Sicilian vine Zisola

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PaulineW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time we have visited to eat here, although have shopped here for treasures before. Food was very tasty and staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. Will definitely come back next time we are in London. Very pleasant evening here despite the heavy rain!

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trix
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great gluten-free options on the menu and they are very accommodating with turning a dish gluten-free (with GF bread and pasta) or dairy-free. Delicious food.

GF
vipGeoffreyF
Bath
12 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost perfect- only criticism is that the tables are too cluttered and too small for small plates

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Fran
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious food, lovely courtyard with fairy lights. Service was a little slow - it took a while to have our order taken

JL
JuanL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

A nice place to have an appetitive, but not nice to have a proper dinner.

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CareyC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor courtyard setting (with some heaters for the autumn day), especially for members of the party nervous about eating inside during the Covid crisis. Service was attentive and good, food was lovely with a good choice. The wine list, even the one we were advised was the "house" option, was very expensive. Perhaps just one cheaper option could be provided?

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Bbbb
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extensive menu but perhaps a tad overpriced for what you get. Think you are maybe paying for the brand here rather than what's on the plate. A very nice evening regardless with a friend, and the cocktails were delicious!

JL
JoLlalala
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service superb
Food really good , lovely sharing concept , great cocktails good covid consideration felt safe and looked after
Will be back

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Mackers
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The courtyard garden area has always attracted me to try this restaurant.

We were poorly advised by the waitress to each order 3 small dishes each, plus a main dish for lunch. I appreciate the need to up sell at present but in the end it actually detracted from our overall experience.

The staff were however attentive in every other way, which is why I rated the service highly.

The squid, Zucchini’s fritters (an oily, heavy fried version of tempera), plus the La Goccia chicken speciality (over cooked fried chicken) were all disappointing. The Burratta was delicious but when we ordered bread the portion seemed rather mean.

The seafood linguine was dry, which was kindly removed from the bill. The braised linguine was tasty but by then my appetite had been spoiled by the earlier oily dishes.

We ate at three restaurants last week and was very much looking forward to our booking at La Garcia, which was well below the standard of the other two restaurants, which were at a similar price.

I hope this feedback helps.

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Dutchy
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The location is wonderful and so is the decor. Sadly we felt the food was a let down.. the fried baby squid is mainly fried (and very greasy; fried food doesn't have to be dripping in fat) breadcrumbs, the lamb chops had very little flavour themselves and the dipping it came with was in contrast super hot with loads of chilli. It wasn't bad, just not great either which we had hoped it would be.

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KarenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a lovely venue, a green gem in a quaint London street. Quite magical in the patio area. It’s food credentials make it even more appealing. The food was all tasty & nicely presented. Generous portions & two to three sharing plates each seems to hit the ‘satisfied’ mark. Pity it’s bedtime at 10pm these days!

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful find, thanks to some Instagram recommendations, I am so pleased I booked this for my colleagues and I. A real gem and beautifully delicate and delicious food and cocktails, thank you for making us feel safe too during Covid times.

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vipLesley
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place food fab - Martin is so nice

SJ
SueJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiting staff very welcoming. Beautiful decor both inside and out. Food is exceptional.

KH
KathleenH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely place to have a catch up with friends. Food was lovely and staff was friendly. Nice slow pace meal lovely if you’re out side in a sunny day. Cocktails were expensive apart from that everything else was fabulous.

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KimA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very nice place in Covent Garden. The tiramisu is AMAZING.

IG
IndiaG
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, really delicious. Plates were quite small but great food. Cocktails are pricey and not so great. The waiters don’t pay much attention and we had to wait for a long time before we got the bill.

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NicolaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting outside. On the whole the food was tasty. The fried squid and courgettes were a little over battered. Good service.

FAQs

La Goccia is rated 4.1 stars by 774 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.