La Goccia

4.5
1316 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 1316 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
6 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
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
3 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
2 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

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MargotW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Really fresh and tasty. Lovely venue and great service. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The Hostess was and is very rude. We are regular clients because the food is fabulous but it leaves a very bad impression to be treated so rudely at the door. The first and last impression of a restaurant is the Hostess. Management should take a closer look.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. The food was lovely and the service was great. Would recommend and go again.

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ZiadR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything from the food to the ambience to the service

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Expensive for amount of food you get

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PeddlerPegg
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A real surprise to find somewhere so close to Covent Garden that felt like it was far from the hustle and bustle. The food was superb; nice to have the different courses keep coming. Lots of options for vegetarians too.

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal and great cocktail list. Strongly recommend!

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Jonny1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great all the way. We chose to sit outdoors and the only discomfort was there was only one heater way down the other end which meant we were eating with our coats on.

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VioletaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go, I am never disappointed!
Excellent service, friendly and welcoming staff and incredibly delicious food!
Dishes are not big and I'd recommend around 4-5 for two people.
I've been there a few times anf will definitely go back.
My friend who's never been there before absolutely loved it.
Downside: at times can be a bit noisy inside and conversation might prove difficult but don't let that put you off

Must go!

FAQs

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

La Goccia is rated 4.5 stars by 1316 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.