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The Petersham, Covent Garden, London,

The Petersham, Covent Garden

4.4
4.4
1203 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian

An elegant refined, a la carte restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden, The Petersham is a culinary oasis in a fast-paced urban environment.
During spring and summer months, tables flow out on to Floral Court, giving diners the opportunity to eat and drink al fresco.
Respecting the Slow Food philosophy of Good, Clean and Fair, the menu offers simple, seasonal and sustainable food with a focus on quality ingredients and Italian flavours. Suppliers have been carefully selected during food buying trips, with family owned and run Haye Farm supplying poultry, eggs and organic fruit and vegetables to all Petersham Nurseries restaurants. Drawing inspiration from Boglione’s Richmond family home, Petersham House, the interiors demonstrate a charming elegance.

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Booked 58 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, British, Organic

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Wed 12:00–15:00
    Thu–Sat 12:00–14:15
    Afternoon Tea
    Thu–Sat 15:00–17:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7305 7676

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Fabrizio Ladanza

  • Private party facilities

    Set within The Petersham, our Private Dining room offers a sophisticated dining experience for up to 40 guests surrounded by a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere overlooking Floral Court. Drawing inspiration from the family home, Petersham House in Richmond, the interiors demonstrate the Boglione’s passion for contemporary art, Murano glassware, understated grandeur, combined with our dramatic floristry scapes, Petersham restaurant offers an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Respecting the Slow Food philosophy of Good, Clean and Fair and the traditions on which Petersham Nurseries Richmond was founded, The Petersham focuses on the finest seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours. Guests can hire the entire restaurant exclusively for events up to 120 guests. Alternatively, for a more intimate event, we have our beautiful Private Dining Room set within The Petersham, complete with its own private entrance.

  • Private party contact

    events.coventgarden@petershamnurseries.com: 020 7305 7676

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Cross Street

    King's Street

  • Parking Details

    If possible, it is best to avoid driving to Covent Garden as parking is very restricted. If driving, it is essential to remember to pay the Congestion Charge. The charge can be paid online, in selected shops and petrol stations, by post, by SMS from your mobile phone or by phone on +44 (0)20 7649 9122.

  • Public Transit

    We are located between Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations. For assistance with planning your journey, please speak to a member of our team on 020 7305 7676

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

All of our ingredients are carefully sourced with the utmost importance on quality, provenance and being chemical free. Most of our meat, eggs and vegetables are sourced from our family farm in Devon, this means that we are able to offer plot to plate dining in the heart of London as well as being sure of the organic certification of the produce and the welfare of the animals. All our fish and seafood is sourced ethically from the British Isles through sustainable methods

Appetisers

  • Crispy Petit Violet Artichoke and Lemon£13.00

    • The Petersham Garden Fritto£13.50

      • Smoked Mackerel with Lemon Croquettes and Horseradish£10.00

        • Chicken Liver Parfait with Baby Onions and Toasted Sourdough£9.00

          • Cornish Crab Salad with Agretti and Sourdough£11.50

            Starters

            • Beetroot, Pear and Cornish Quinoa Salad£12.00

              • Potato Gnocchi with Peas, Lemon and Ricotta Salata£22.00

                • Asparagus Risotto£23.00

                  • Pecorino Toscano Fondue with a Broad Beans, Aparagus and Radish Salad£18.00

                    • Beef Tartar with Oyster Mushroom, Quail Egg and Cashel Blue£16.00

                      Mains

                      • Cornish Cod with Mussels, Peas and Broad Beans Guazzetto£31.00

                        • Dover Sole alla Mugnaia£74.00

                          for 2 guests, with choice of sides

                          • Braised Haye Farm Pork Shoulder, Wild Garlic Mash and Giardiniera£31.00

                            • Beef Fillet, Jersey Royals, Puntarelle and Ancohives Salad£39.00

                              • Marinated Courgettes, Macco di Fave and Sun-Dried Tomatoes£23.00

                                • Pan Seared Tomino Cheese, Rainbow Chard and Walnuts£24.00

                                  Sides

                                  • Cornish Potatoes with Garden Herbs and Zisola Olive Oil£8.00

                                    • Petersham Spring Leaves Salad£6.00

                                      • Sautéed Beans£8.00

                                        Last updated: 14 April 2022

                                        What 1,203 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                        4.4
                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.3Food
                                        • 4.5Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 3.8Value

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                                        1. RP

                                          RachelP

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Puddings a bit disappointing Good wine list and cocktail selection

                                        2. PL

                                          PatrickL

                                          London

                                          5 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall2food2service4ambience3

                                          We went to the Petersham for a birthday dinner on a sunny Saturday evening and all had the tasting menus. The beef course was quite good, although the beef was a little bit chewy, and the dessert was superb. However, the other courses were all generally a bit disappointing for the price of the meal (£90 a head for the food). They lacked favour or were a bit lukewarm. The wines, all Italian, were nice and the sommelier had tonnes of enthusiasm. There were a few free tables which was surprising for a Saturday evening. It's a nice venue but I'd say they need to up their game on the food if they want to continue charging premium prices.

                                        3. D

                                          Debbiedoll

                                          London

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service was impeccable and the environment was inspirational.

                                        4. KF

                                          KerryleeF

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall1food1service3ambience3

                                          Food was overly salty and every dish on the tasting menu was Courgette. Really not impressed

                                        5. MP

                                          MindyP

                                          Essex

                                          17 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          17 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Such a beautiful setting, been waiting for ages to go and it didn’t disappoint!

                                        6. C

                                          Cjohnj

                                          London

                                          21 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          21 reviews

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Not my first visit. Beautiful room. Asparagus risotto & pork shoulder were just delicious. Lovely easy going staff. Highly recommend.

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall2food5service1ambience4

                                          Great food let down by poor service and very grumpy staff. A smile would so help occasionally

                                        8. GC

                                          GeorgeC

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                          overall2food2service4ambience4

                                          The venue is great and the outside tables will be even better when it gets warmer. The service was attentive and discreet. I ordered the beef fillet which came rare as requested, the Jersey Royals were massively over cooked and mushy. I ordered their “baked” cheesecake which was not like any baked cheesecake I have had before. It wasn’t unpleasant, but not baked and mass produced. Then I asked for the bill. I was charged £1.50 for tap water and on top of that the total was over £100 for just me. I resent being charged for tap water and if you are going to charge such high prices the food has to be perfect - it wasn’t. I shall not be returning I am afraid.

                                        9. MB

                                          MateoB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We celebrated our anniversary at the Petersham in floral court. We knew the moment we walked in that we were in a special place. We both ordered the beef fillet with a side of beans and the flavours were out of this world. By far one of the best meat dishes we have ever tasted. This was also accompanied by a bottle of red which was paired beautifully by the sommelier who clearly knew what he was talking about. As it was our anniversary, they had written a nice message on the desserts plates which was a nice touch, but the hidden gem was when they came with their own Polaroid camera and took a snap of both of us. They arrived with a photo in a car wishing us happy anniversary. This was going above and beyond! Overall the entire experience was flawless. The ambiance was second to none. The restaurant was full but the noise levels were low. I would certainly recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience something special.

                                        10. L

                                          Londoner2018

                                          London

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                          overall4food4service3ambience5

                                          Received different info about what the chef could do to create a gf option. First waitor was super helpful, the second when I asked for the option she was a little difficult and told me it was t possible.

                                        11. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                          overall5food3service5ambience5

                                          Went for lunch with a couple of friends to celebrate their birthdays and the restaurant kindly arranged for a dessert treat to be sent out for each of them. The restaurant is beautiful and the service absolutely brilliant. Hadn’t seen these friends in ages and didn’t feel rushed at all - a relaxed and delicious lunch. More on the pricey side but perfect for special occasion.

                                        12. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 6 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service.

                                        13. MC

                                          MisterCod

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 May 2022

                                          overall3food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food, great decor, laughably over-priced food.

                                        14. JB

                                          JackieB

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We went with a virgin experience voucher. The staff were friendly and efficient. Loved it

                                        15. KB

                                          KemiB

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 1 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service was impeccable. Would recommend and certainly be back

                                        16. HG

                                          HannahG

                                          Brighton

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fabulous meal in a beautiful setting with excellent staff

                                        17. P

                                          Pickard

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 April 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          A lovely evening where we were looked after so we’ll by the waiting staff and especially the Transylvanian sommelier who was very personable. Tasting menu and wine flight were perfect for such a special birthday meal.

                                        18. A

                                          Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasaaaaaaa

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 28 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Beautiful surroundings and gorgeous food. Excellent wine too

                                        19. L

                                          Ladieswholunch

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 27 April 2022

                                          overall2food2service4ambience4

                                          Overpriced and portions minuscole, we left feeling disappointed.

                                        20. MH

                                          MeghanH

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 27 April 2022

                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                          Beautiful setting in quiet courtyard. Delicious food - seasonal ingredients well prepared. Nice portion sizes- not too big and not too small.

                                        21. S

                                          Slutcat

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 26 April 2022

                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                          Open table asked me to review before I had even arrived. Rude

                                        22. E

                                          Eloise

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Definitely recommend this restaurant and looking forward to booking a table on the terrace when it's good weather. Service was impeccable, food was delicious, setting was beautiful and wine well received :)

                                        23. EB

                                          ElkeB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 25 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our favourite restaurant for special occasions . Excellent all round . A real treat. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday really special .

                                        24. SW

                                          SWills12345

                                          Oxford

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 April 2022

                                          overall3food5service5ambience5

                                          For what my friends and I had, it was extremely overpriced. Furthermore, they charged for bread on the table and we were charged for still water when we asked for tap. I would not go again unless there was a significant reduction in the price or a discounted menu.

                                        25. BB

                                          BellaB

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 April 2022

                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                          Great food. Wine choice is excellent. Staff tends to forget about the client who sit outside on the terrace but otherwise service is good when you can get their attention. Tasting menu should have more choices.

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 22 April 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience5

                                          Beautiful setting, slightly limited menu although wide choice of antipasti and starters compared to mains. Extensive but very expensive wine list. My main was tiny (cod) compared to fellow diners who ordered a meat dish. Had to order a side to supplement.

                                        27. L

                                          Lizzie

                                          London

                                          31 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          31 reviews

                                          Dined on 22 April 2022

                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                          Beautiful dining room and nice food.

                                        28. LU

                                          LUIS

                                          Mexico City

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 20 April 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                          I was dubious to make a reservation here since I had read so many bad reviews. However, I did go to dinner and had a nice time there. Food was perfect, service by this Italian girl was very nice, and the wine list was looong. Location was lovely.

                                        29. D

                                          David

                                          London

                                          13 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on 20 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Hidden gem

                                        30. FL

                                          FleurL

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 19 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          A wonderful culinary experience, great ambiance, wonderful service and brilliantly convenient location.

                                        31. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                                          overall1food4service1ambience2

                                          Service was terrible. Very rude and rushed us through our meal. Not the experience you would expect for an expensive meal. We mentioned our concerns and nobody said anything.

                                        32. D

                                          Dosappointing

                                          Yorkshire

                                          4 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                                          overall2food2service1ambience3

                                          I would never normally leave a bad review of anywhere, particularly after what the hospitality industry has gone through in the last couple of years, but I also appreciate that reviews are hugely helpful to other diners… The Petersham has been on my list for a few years and I finally made it there yesterday evening. Sadly, I really regret it. The starters were lovely and fresh, but our main courses were cold. When I questioned this with our waiter, he told me that was how they were supposed to be (for context, we had the pork and the cod). He then walked away before we could discuss further. It was a polite question and we didn’t ask to send the food back, we were surprised, especially as the mains are around £30 each, not a premium for London, but enough to warrant the food at least being hot. The service was generally poor, the same waiter topped up my water glass and then spilled water all over the table and left it there. It was a very odd atmosphere and quite confusing in honesty. There are many other restaurants in Covent Garden that are far better value for money. Maybe we caught them on an off night, but sadly, I won’t be returning to check.

                                        33. CC

                                          ClareC

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                                          overall3food3service4ambience5

                                          Beautiful place but food very expensive for what it was. We enjoyed it but not sure whether we would go again due to low value for money.

                                        34. o

                                          ok11

                                          London

                                          24 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on 15 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very nice restaurant with very tasty food and great service. Staff were polite and helpful. I would recommend it for special occasions.

                                        35. NL

                                          NickLondon

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 11 April 2022

                                          overall2food2service5ambience4

                                          I just didn't think the menu and dishes that we ordered were interesting enough to justify the price tag. The food was perhaps a little bland and not exciting or special. To be really honest I think you can get this product for half the price elsewhere. Simple dishes are great but the flavours have to be distinct which they were not.

                                        36. F

                                          Foodie

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                          overall3food2service3ambience5

                                          Lovely atmosphere, but was disappointed with the lack of flavor of the food.

                                        37. D

                                          Daniel

                                          London

                                          4 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          A nice restaurant for a special occasion but overall poor value compared to many similar London dining experiences where food is much nicer and prices are considerably lower.

                                        38. LE

                                          LaurenE

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                          overall2food2service3ambience5

                                          Oh we really wanted to love this and we hate leaving less favourable reviews but the experience did disappoint. The pork arrived cold, the asparagus risotto was so so bland and the artichokes where just a bowl of deep fried crunch. Totally over priced for what we received. However, the mackerel croquets and the cocktails were delicious, but not enough to save the experience! Service was polite but also didn’t seem like they communicated well, as we were asked the same questions multiple times by 4 different employees. Such a shame as it’s a beautiful restaurant with a nice looking menue, maybe we just got them on a bad day!! Their sister restaurant La Goccia next door is much better.

                                        39. JD

                                          JayneD

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 April 2022

                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                          Disappointed not to have the sole available even though later in the evening others were served it. Food was well presented and tasty but didn’t appear to represent value for money. Service and ambience were excellent.

                                        40. SH

                                          SafariHenry

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 7 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Completely brilliant

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitising

                                          • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Contactless payment available
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                          • Staff temperature check required

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                                        The Petersham, Covent Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 1203 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Booked 58 times today
                                        Google Map for The Petersham, Covent Garden

                                        2 Floral Court Covent Garden London, WC2E 9FB

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross Street

                                          King's Street

                                        • Area

                                          Covent Garden

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Lunch
                                          Mon–Wed 12:00–15:00
                                          Thu–Sat 12:00–14:15
                                          Afternoon Tea
                                          Thu–Sat 15:00–17:00
                                          Dinner
                                          Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Italian, British, Organic

                                        • Dining style

                                          Elegant Dining

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking Details

                                          If possible, it is best to avoid driving to Covent Garden as parking is very restricted. If driving, it is essential to remember to pay the Congestion Charge. The charge can be paid online, in selected shops and petrol stations, by post, by SMS from your mobile phone or by phone on +44 (0)20 7649 9122.

                                        • Public Transit

                                          We are located between Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube stations. For assistance with planning your journey, please speak to a member of our team on 020 7305 7676

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive Chef

                                          Fabrizio Ladanza

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          020 7305 7676

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Set within The Petersham, our Private Dining room offers a sophisticated dining experience for up to 40 guests surrounded by a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere overlooking Floral Court. Drawing inspiration from the family home, Petersham House in Richmond, the interiors demonstrate the Boglione’s passion for contemporary art, Murano glassware, understated grandeur, combined with our dramatic floristry scapes, Petersham restaurant offers an impressive backdrop for all occasions. Respecting the Slow Food philosophy of Good, Clean and Fair and the traditions on which Petersham Nurseries Richmond was founded, The Petersham focuses on the finest seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours. Guests can hire the entire restaurant exclusively for events up to 120 guests. Alternatively, for a more intimate event, we have our beautiful Private Dining Room set within The Petersham, complete with its own private entrance.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          events.coventgarden@petershamnurseries.com: 020 7305 7676

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