Petersham Nurseries Cafe Richmond

4.5
1763 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1763 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food eaten with muddy feet 😆

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Strongley
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, lovely wines, delightful staff but expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ingredients, beautifully cooked. Interesting menu, five great options per course. Lovely staff. Ace

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A wonderful lunch, delicious food and very attentive staff.

JT
JudithT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch lunch yesterday. The lemon sole was delicious

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GordontheGourmet1
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and excellent service!

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christian
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in the uk, I’ve never had a bad time there

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Someonewholikesfood
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Disappointing in a lot of ways. Service was friendly.

SM
SueM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Not up to their usual standard however fish dish saved the day it was delicious. Can only put fall in standard down to being after New Year, COVID and lack of kitchen staff.

MS
MichaelS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the second time we have visited Petersham Nursery for New Years Lunch. WE love the ambience, the service, the food...and this year did not disappoint. My lamb was a little dry, but apart from that, all excellent

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Darren
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Food is so well seasoned, unfussy but full of flavour. Our waitress, Florence, was a delight. Loved the festive touches. Petersham Nurseries never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most superb way to end 2021 - incredible food in the most beautiful setting with outstanding service. Petersham Nurseries never disappoints!

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TracyD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Tasteless and overpriced so disappointing as the staff were great wouldn’t have minded the price if the food lived up to expectations but sadly it didn’t they really need to not rely on the ambiance of the place

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Catnat
London
80 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect for a special occasion. Lovely wine selection.

SM
SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant - and very pretty with all the Christmas lights. The tables are not too close together so you do not feel you are sharing anyone else's conversations. Food was lovely, service a little slow, but that was fine as the food was filling and it was nice to have a little space between courses.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

BM
BaMo
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really special place to eat. Excellent food and service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect - lovely decor and Christmas feeling especially with the Bellini

KR
KarenR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, stylish ambiance, great staff and service. Star reputation is well deserved.

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Manoop
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are always amazing. I would recommend it to anyone. The wine list is also superb.

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vipMARYP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Anniversary lunch - with the 3 grown up kids! - and a gorgeous festive feel!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Over priced, for money spent. Disappointing quality and portions and not what I would expect having been before. Fixed price Christmas menu was only choice and not communicated before arrival.

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vipPixie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere but we found the food below average and it’s over priced. I also had an upset tummy all evening so it was a terrible experience overall.

JM
JuneM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. Thoroughly recommend.

KC
KarenC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Such a beautiful experience for Christmas

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Anonymous
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly magical. Food tastes amazing, so fresh, and the ambience is second to none.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault it. Simply outstanding. Not a single thing wrong.

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SimonN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a smart but casual setting, a bonafide local gem

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Farmer
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail in a unique setting. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to come back again.

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roger
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It's a special restaurant in a green house within garden center. For those who like nature environment dining, it's a very special setting. Otherwise, feel a bit over priced.

BM
BarbaraM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful meal, would absolutely book again.

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Janeo
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great setting to have a meal.Foods interesting and delicious. Fantastic staff friendly,helpful.All good

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Sylvenk
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very lovely place and food was good. we had a beautiful day there.

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johnp
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in good portions. Nice atmosphere. Staff warm and welcoming. Covid precautions operating.

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AmandaL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderfully bespoke. Delicious food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

AG
AbiG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were rushed from the moment we got in there as we’d booked a table at 3:30pm and it transpired that the kitchen was going to close in 10 minutes. When we’d finished one course, it was immediately swapped in for the next. No breaks in between and our plates from our previous course hasn’t even been cleared.
Would not recommend.

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Womble
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly, relaxed service in lovely surroundings.

JM
JMC2424
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food but unnecessarily overpriced. Couldn’t get a small glass of red wine for less than £11

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Cityeater
London
60 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful evening - surroundings were so inviting and the food nd service were great. Really outstanding

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It’s a beautiful setting, though we asked to move tables. We were an early booking of two, but cheek by jowl with a table of four. Too close for our liking at the moment, at first they said there was nothing although asking another server he was very helpful in finding a quieter table immediately. There is no place quite like Petersham and the meal was generally tasty, the main course and pudding were excellent. The purée with one main course bore a very close (identical?) resemblance to one used in one of the appetisers and although very nice didn’t need it twice in one meal. Just to repeat, the staff were very friendly but it felt like a conveyor belt and perhaps more staff were needed. Also too crowded for us currently, we would have appreciated more separation or even a table in an outside area.

FAQs

Petersham Nurseries Cafe Richmond is rated 4.5 stars by 1763 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.