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Petersham Nurseries Cafe Richmond

4.5
4.5
2016 Reviews
£41 and over
European
Petersham Nurseries is a lifestyle destination that includes a plant nursery, an elegant greenhouse restaurant offering set menus for all diners, a shop selling exquisite antiques, homewares and gifts and a teahouse offering wholesome seasonal dishes and homemade cakes.

It is a place of calm, away from the bustle of London, that respects and is in tune with nature and positive living.

The Boglione family, who own the nurseries and live in the adjoining Petersham House are rooted to their blend of British and Italian culture which remains at the heart of the business and is reflected in the style of the food that is served. Petersham Nurseries Café is inspired by what is growing in our kitchen garden and by the produce supplied to us by our sister company, Haye Farm.

Whilst maintaining their passion for simplicity, flora, fauna and responsibly sourced produce they have created an unparalleled setting just outside of central London.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    020 8940 5230

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We are currently taking private event bookings.For further information please contact the events team via email - events.richmond@petershamnurseries.com

  • Area

    Richmond

  • Cross Street

    Petersham Road

  • Parking Details

    As parking on Church Lane is extremely limited, we encourage people to leave cars at home and travel to us by walking, cycling, or taking public transport where possible. Please drive slowly and with care for pedestrians.

  • Public Transit

    The closest train station is Richmond Station which is a National Rail and Underground station on the Waterloo to Reading line and District Line. From Richmond Station it is a leisurely 25 minute walk along the Thames, or a short trip on the No. 65 bus which departs frequently from the bus stop outside Richmond Station.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • South West London

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  1. RG

    RossG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great service but I had to send my main meal back because it was cold (steak) And when the new one come back it wasn't special.
  2. SP

    SashaP

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful location and the quality of food is very good but I feel that the prices are just too expensive. £60 for a 2 course meal with the portions being a very average size and a very small portion of sides, the additional £7- £8 for any further sides! I would say that the ambience and general quality of food is great but prices need to be cheaper- its not a Michelin star restaurant at all!
  3. C

    Clares

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have wanted to come here for a while and it didn't disappoint. A great place for a special occasion.
  4. F

    Fede

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful venue. The sole was fantastic! The steak was OK but I've had better I have to say. The service was really good and attentive, but we waited for the mains for a long time (over 45 minutes). As the venue is lovely we didn't mean mind that the wait. I'd definitely go back
  5. EC

    EileenC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unique venue. Very enjoyable. Would be greater still to have more parking but staff help as much as they can…..
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Good left on incorrect tables and extremely slow and staff had no idea who had ordered what
  7. J

    Jje2020

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    We have been for lunch a few times in the past and absolutely loved it. We even had our wedding reception here. But the service for dinner was awful - ran out of the starters we wanted, served us raw dough, drinks forgotten, melon and ham without the ham - and the food was disappointing. They cancelled our bill which was a nice gesture. But we had been looking forward to a nice meal for a while and I would rather have had that than our money.
  8. DC

    DouglasC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch under the vines in a lovely atmosphere with excellent food and very good service. A special place to visit with much to see and do.
  9. RW

    RosW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quirky but beautiful setting. Interesting menu, good food, good service and a unique experience. Good for celebrations as well ! Caters for all ages. Not cheap but excellent quality for the price.
  10. JW

    JohnW

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal, we look forward to returning.
  11. A

    Ariane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Exceptional location, great food and lovely atmosphere
  12. M

    lesleyM

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute treat. Beautiful surrounds, fantastic staff and food incredible.
  13. AJ

    AnneJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, wonderfully peaceful garden restaurant. Food and service excellent. Loved it & highly recommended.
  14. SR

    StuartR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a blissful lunch - a special way to spend a summer lunchtime
  15. C

    Catarina

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space is amazing, the food delicious and the staff super nice!
  16. KK

    KingKong

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting for a Sunday lunch. Food was spectacular (although expected for the price) and ambience very pleasant. Service was not as slick as it has been on some occasions, but not a huge detractor. Only complaint about the table we had was that it backed on to the glass conservatory where the smaller cafe is based - and seemed to be the area where old trays were being piled and discarded - which we could both see and hear, and which detraced a little from the magic. This could be an easy fix.
  17. M

    Manuela

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We had booked this restaurant for a going away party for two of our dearest friends. The first disappointment was discovering the restaurant only offers a very expensive fixed menu (at £90 per person), something that it is not sufficiently clear in my view on its website. It should be highlighted. Once our friends arrived, it took my husband to get up to grab our waitress to come and take our orders, otherwise nobody was paying attention. The restaurant had run out of the wine of our choice. The starters (a small portion of fried vegetables and very tiny pieces of melon and equally tiny morsels of prosciutto) arrived 40 minutes later, the first of a series of slow delivery of our dishes. Again my husband had to get up to check on the main course, the kitchen was struggling, apparently they were having hard time coping with all the tables they booked and there had been a wedding in the morning. The whole dinner (3 courses) took 2 hours and 20 minutes, and it was not our choice to sit for this long. The portions were ok, and the quality of the food was also fine, but not exceptional. It does not justify the hefty price. To apologise for the slow and inattentive service, which we were charged for, the manager offered free coffees and digestive drinks for all, which at that point we did not take. We were left wondering how a restaurant can offer such poor service and slightly more than average dishes for such a price. We would not go back.
  18. FE

    FussyEater

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very nice location. Food was good but took ages to arrive. Service was haphazard. Pricing for a three course meal at 90 + compulsory service charge - lunch seems a lot better value than dinner.
  19. FS

    FredericaS

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    My family of 6 went for dinner at Petersham cafe in December last year just before Christmas and we had a fabulous time so we thought we’d go again to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary (2nd marriage) We were deeply disappointed by the menu and food this time. As vegans and vegetarians there was very little choice and what was on offer was far too oily and rich. Not a bitter leaf salad in sight which we all absolutely loved last time. My mother ended up having 2 sides as a main course of a bowl of potatoes and a bowl of tomatoes. I had to plead for some bread and nuts as my dinner was also very inadequate. We waited for over 40 minutes for our starters which isn’t good enough. At £90 a head x 8 this was uncomfortably expensive for what we got..
  20. NC

    NickyC

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful place to go, and spend time in; truly scrumptious eats (inspirationally so); excellent wines and a delightfully charming team - just a little more expensive than I thought (for lunch)… but the perfect birthday treat.
  21. S

    Surbiton

    London

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We had a very poor experience. The table was too close to others, tucked in to the corner on the left as you walk in. Food very average for the price, poor selection of side dishes, either potatoes or tomatoes. Table next to us so noisy with one guests constant loud laughter. We had to time our conversations around the noise. We felt like we had been to a music concert after. Beautiful looking restaurant and great if you are seated near the fountain in the middle, but based on my experience I wouldn’t recommend it or go back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh produce , generous proportions - great value for money!
  23. JW

    JohannaW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, perfect on a warm summers day. Food and service are wonderful
  24. KO

    KerryO

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolutely favourite restaurant. Service is speedy & on point. They always make every visit a memory. The only criticism I have is to make more of a guests birthday then just a candle in your dessert,
  25. ST

    SuzT

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent ambience and beautiful surroundings. Service was very good but struggled with An option on champagne. For very good but the artichoke was hard so would not recommend
  26. MA

    MAGGIE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely setting. Simple classy Italian-style cooking.
  27. N

    Niels

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely to sit in the 'open' part , next to a lemon tree! Food was super - unbelievable in those minimalist facilities. And very friendly service.
  28. PM

    PaulineM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Slightly disappointing. Forgot it was a birthday celebration.
  29. JR

    JeffreyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant experience with excellent food added to a nice time looking at all the plants.
  30. KI

    KIRSTYB

    Perthshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely location and fresh produce. Was very busy so service was slow but our waitress was very attentive. Salmon was delicious. Very aware and understanding of food allergies
  31. M

    Malden

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. This was my 3rd visit to the Petersham Restaurant (not the Cafe or the Tea Room) since October and sadly I was bitterly disappointed. I took my mom and a friend for a birthday lunch and I wish the lunch could have have been better. My pasta Vongole starter was awful and the portion was more a main course then a starter portion. I did not finish it. We ordered a bottle of wine with our meal. No one can to top up or wine. I finished my glass of wine. Still no one came to top up our wine or refill our glasses. Eventually I had to ask someone... To make matters worse our main course was forgotten. Tables around us (that arrived after us) got there main courses as we waited and waited. Over an hour after arriving I eventually had to ask a waiter about our mains... The dishes were then brought fairly promptly, we had the salmon, but I can only say that I could have cooked better at home. There was no apology from the waiter (about our wait for our main courses) and 2 minutes after the dishes were delivered he was over to enquire as to wether we were enjoying our meals. We barely had time to taste it. My feedback on the meal: not memorable at all... I accidentally knocked my glass over after our plates were taken. We had to wait for the table to be mopped up - when the restaurant was already pretty empty as it was almost 4pm. Our flower arrangement and water carafe that had been removed from the table (due to the slight spillage from my knocked over glass) were left on the table next to us... until I collected them and placed them back on our table. I can honestly say that I have had better service at most high street chain restaurants... A friend who recently visited the Petersham cafe also mentioned to me how poor the level of service was and how stale their cake was(!). To the management and owners of Petersham my message to you is "A lot of work needs to be done!" Such a disappointing experience!
  32. IT

    IsabelT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat it is to come here! Wonderful ambience and sublime food - decorated with edible flowers. Unforgettable.
  33. a

    anne

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Set in a beautiful setting. The staff were very friendly. There was a wedding happening at the same time so there was a delay in getting our mains. We were not allowed the explore the garden due to the wedding which wasn't great. I felt it was pricier for the food that was offered.
  34. M

    Maxlox

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    great venue good service very expensive for what has been indifferent food on 2 recent visits
  35. JF

    JamesF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    A wonderful setting and ambience and charming front of house and waiting staff. The food was nice but not of the levels of yesteryear and certainly the price tag did not match what was essentially decent gastro pub grub but no more than that. For the pricing of the Nurseries would recommend the Dysart as the better bet in that locale.
  36. t

    tennisfoodie

    Kanagawa

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The ambiance was great and we really enjoyed our evening, but I think the place should have parking as it's so far out and very difficult to get to.
  37. DN

    DominicN

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The pasta cacio e pepe starter was under cooked (I like my pasta al dente, this was under cooked). The burrata was very good. The main meal sole had an odd though not strong flavour. The chicken main was good but not very good. This came to £65pp without alcohol. You should expect excellence for that. It simply wasn’t. Much better quality for money paid can be found elsewhere. Perhaps nice to go to the cafe, the restaurant isn’t worth the money.
  38. CW

    ClaireW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Lovely location and very interesting menu, but the actual food was disappointing given the price. The starters and desserts were good, but the main course fish was over-cooked and dry and the steaks were charred on the outside and raw on the inside. There were also a few mistakes with the order, although they were very attentive with regards to food allergies. I'd give it another try as it might have just been an off-day.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a delight! Such a special place. I go for a treat each year. It’s one of the few places I go back to again and again.
  40. D

    Dahlia

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I loved the restaurant particularly the décor and all the planting. The food was very good.

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Petersham Nurseries Cafe Richmond is rated 4.5 stars by 2016 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Petersham Nurseries Cafe Richmond

Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, Greater London TW10 7AB

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Petersham Road

  • Area

    Richmond

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:30–23:00

  • Cuisines

    European, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    As parking on Church Lane is extremely limited, we encourage people to leave cars at home and travel to us by walking, cycling, or taking public transport where possible. Please drive slowly and with care for pedestrians.

  • Public Transit

    The closest train station is Richmond Station which is a National Rail and Underground station on the Waterloo to Reading line and District Line. From Richmond Station it is a leisurely 25 minute walk along the Thames, or a short trip on the No. 65 bus which departs frequently from the bus stop outside Richmond Station.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 8940 5230

  • Private party facilities

    We are currently taking private event bookings.For further information please contact the events team via email - events.richmond@petershamnurseries.com

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