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The Petersham, Covent Garden

4.4
4.4
1113 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 23 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, British, Organic

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue, Wed 12:00–15:00
    Thu–Sat 12:00–14:15
    Afternoon Tea
    Thu–Sat 15:00–17:00
    Dinner
    Tue–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

Experiences

  • The GUT Detox Menu

    £45.40 per person

    11 Jan - 12 Feb 2022
    THE GUT is a wellness platform, focusing on the interconnection of planetary and human health through retreats, dining experiences, talks and workshops. THE GUT has designed a detox menu to help you reset after the festive season, as part of their BREATH DEEP series hosted at The Petersham. 5 Courses menu at £40.00 / person ( additionnal 13.5% service charge will be added to your bill)

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Appetisers

  • Jerusalem Artichoke and Chanterelle Crema Cotta£9.00

    • Beetroot, Pear and Cornish Quinoa Salad£12.00

      • Cabbage Fritto with Lemon and Garden Herbs£13.50

        • Smoked Mackerel with Lemon Croquettes and Horseradish£9.00

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

            • Beef Tartar with Wild Mushrooms, Quail Egg and Cashel Blue£12.50

              Starters

              • Duck Plin with Wild Mushroom, Fennel and Miso Broth£18.00

                • Cime di Rapa Risotto with Scallops£26.00

                  • Lobster with Coco Beans, Samphire and Bisque£22.00

                    • Roasted Pigeon Breast with Blue Cheese, Broccoli and Leeks£20.00

                      • Slow Cooked Egg Yolk with Potatoes and Mushrooms£18.00

                        Mains

                        • Cod with Clams, Tarragon and Sprouting Broccoli£32.00

                          • Braised OX Cheek with Chianti Classico, Purée di Patate and Zisola Olive Oil£24.00

                            • Monkfish Glazed with Vinegar, Hazelnuts and Artichokes£28.00

                              • Haye Farm Lamb Cutlets with Carrots and Baby Leeks£34.00

                                • Onion Squash with Puntarelle, Black Olives, Chilli and Lentils£26.00

                                  Sides

                                  • Cornish Potatoes with Garden Herbs and Olive Oil£6.50

                                    • Petersham Winter Leaf Salad£6.00

                                      • Sprouting Broccoli with Chilli and Garlic£8.50

                                        Last updated: 6 January 2022

                                        What 1,113 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                        4.4
                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.4Food
                                        • 4.6Service
                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                        • 3.8Value

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                                        1. GW

                                          GrantW

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          A very pleasant experience. The food was beautifully presented but for us, it was the outstanding service and friendly staff that really made it. Thank you. We’ll be back!

                                        2. HS

                                          HotSilver

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and ambience! Exceptional service and pairings on the tasting menu!

                                        3. J

                                          Jenn

                                          Kent

                                          7 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing! Everything was perfect…delicious food, wine pairings spot on, service was so friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the tasting menu. Can’t wait to go back!

                                        4. JG

                                          JamesG

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 11 January 2022

                                          overall4food5service5ambience1

                                          These are strange times in Covent Garden; we were one of only three tables in use. The service and food were excellent. The following evening we dined at Joe Allen's which was full and buzzing. Again, excellent food and service so why the difference? Could the answer be that the Petersham was twice the price of Joe Allen's?

                                        5. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Mum’s birthday

                                        6. e

                                          erasha

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 8 January 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          Options for vegetarians are a little limited, mostly starters, but what they do offer is of a high standard. Very pretty setting and lovely staff.

                                        7. V

                                          Veggies

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 6 January 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          Great service / delicious food. She there is no bar area

                                        8. KS

                                          KirkS

                                          Kent

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 31 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          New Years Eve Menu with Jazz Trio

                                        9. N

                                          Noura

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 31 December 2021

                                          overall3food2service3ambience3

                                          Went for the tasting menu however wasn’t at all worth the price, food was ok, a bit too bland. If you wanna go for a testing menu I would probably pick another place. Atmosphere and staff was nice

                                        10. MA

                                          MaxwellA

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 December 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          The food was top tier. Weak dessert options, consider scrapping it all and having fresh options, otherwise this is in my top 10 restaurants to eat at. Well played.

                                        11. D

                                          Donatella

                                          London

                                          27 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on 30 December 2021

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          Beautiful setting, garden like in central Covent Garden. Totally adorable staff, engaging , attentive, full of charm. Original menu, accent on vegetables and spices, subtil combinations. Some memorable dishes ( lobster with coco beans! Best green salad ever!) Perfectly cooked monkfish and lamb. Pigeon was a disappointment: tough...(but tasty)

                                        12. AG

                                          AllanG

                                          Kent

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Wonderful oasis from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. Fabulous setting and top quality service and food. Not cheap but you certainly get what you pay for. will go again.

                                        13. W

                                          ariannaW

                                          San Francisco

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely loved every bit of it! It was a low key late lunch with my fiancé to celebrate our anniversary and the staff made it feel very special. Food is delicious, wine recommendations were spot on and very impressed with the sustainability and ethical standards applied to growing and sourcing of the produce. Will be back!

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 December 2021

                                          overall3food3service3ambience5

                                          A very mixed experience. The starter was wonderful, the maincourse hopelessly under seasoned and the dessert was inedible. The service started off very attentive but then we were left for long periods and no offer was made to rectify the dreadful dessert. Would have expected better for the price and would certainly not be returning

                                        15. VH

                                          ViviH1234

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 December 2021

                                          overall1food2service1ambience3

                                          Food was mediocre. And I must mention that our server was very uncooperative, slow and never once greeted us nor smile. When we asked him to take a photo for our group, he walked away and came back like 5 mins later ! But I must qualify that the rest of the service team was great and very friendly.

                                        16. C

                                          Clara

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 20 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent quality food and service. Highly recommended. Must try ox cheek.

                                        17. D

                                          Diner

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 18 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Igni could give it 6 stars I would. Stand out things were the most beautifully decorated terrace, Murano glasses, fresh interesting flowers on tables. And also our waiter "Peter" was so very funny.

                                        18. r

                                          rosiec

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 18 December 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          Great service and ambience! We had a lovely lunch. I am a Vegan and our waitress was compassionate, confident and knowledgeable about the menu which gave me reassurance :-)

                                        19. E

                                          Erik

                                          London

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on 16 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Our visit to The Petersham really went beyond our expectations. All the dishes we tried were delicious and beautifully plated and the ambiance was great. Will be back!

                                        20. MW

                                          MW14

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 December 2021

                                          overall2food2service4ambience3

                                          The customer service was excellent . However the food was really below average. The smoked mackerel appetiser was deep fried and the inside was completely mushy. The main course of cod plus sauce was tasteless and took ages to arrive. The desert and main course portions were meagre. The side dish of potatoes were the only item on the menu worth the price. I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant at all.

                                        21. m

                                          matta

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 15 December 2021

                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                          Starters brought out before drinks. Bread for the table didnt arrive until after we had finished the starters, despite asking twice. The rabbit starter was cold and the broth lacked any flavour. The lamb main course was fatty and unrendered. Really disappointing.

                                        22. BC

                                          BrendanC

                                          London

                                          30 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          30 reviews

                                          Dined on 14 December 2021

                                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                                          Beautiful restaurant, food to match.

                                        23. a

                                          amaraka

                                          London

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on 13 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Outstanding the service was impeccable so friendly and efficient. The food was superb. The decor particularly at Christmas was breathtaking.

                                        24. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Raleigh

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 11 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great service and excellent wine and food pairings!

                                        25. EM

                                          ElizabethM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 11 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The staff were terrific, charming and kind. Answered all our questions about the art on the walls - as well as our questions about the food. Presentation very elegant. Food delicious. Lovely Christmas decor. We also appreciated the Birthday sorbet for my sister! Definitely the place for a special occasion.

                                        26. GJ

                                          GJS27

                                          1 review

                                          1.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 December 2021

                                          overall1food1service1ambience2

                                          A disappointing experience. Overpriced, ordinary food. Poorly pitched service.

                                        27. MC

                                          MarikaC

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 6 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food, outstanding service, great location. Not on the cheap side, but worth it

                                        28. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 6 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Outstanding in all areas especially the staff Very nice feel to this restaurant

                                        29. DB

                                          DaisyB

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 December 2021

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          The Christmas decorations at the Petersham were lovely and it was quiet so easy to chat. The food was average. The staff were mixed.

                                        30. MC

                                          MollyC

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 December 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          Excellent service - and nice birthday touch with the dessert plate!

                                        31. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely loved it!

                                        32. P

                                          Phantomdiner

                                          Dublin

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 4 December 2021

                                          overall2food2service2ambience4

                                          Nice setting, but pushy waiters and overpriced food. Many better options in the area.

                                        33. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Manchester

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                          overall5food4service4ambience3

                                          Lovely staff, very attentive, would highly recommend!

                                        34. KL

                                          KateL

                                          London

                                          4 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                          A beautiful venue and the cocktails were delicious. Unfortunately the food did not match the price this time. The desserts were basic, the fig and toffee dessert was totally dry. The wine was ok but over-priced. I am happy to pay for amazing food but this was not I am afraid. I am sorry, I don't usually write negative reviews but I would actually like my money back this time.

                                        35. TN

                                          TeresaN

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Hd the loveliest food and time with exceptional service in a beautiful setting. Really missed the shop!!!! Was so looking forward to a meander round the shop amongst all the Christmassy baubles n gifts. Please bring it back. Covent Garden needs it!

                                        36. SG

                                          SakuraG

                                          London

                                          2 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 December 2021

                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                          Beautiful restaurant however the service was a mix of attentive and sloppy. Our extra portion of gluten free bread came burnt (!) The food was good however slightly disappointing considering the mouthwatering prices and especially if you compare with other smaller, newer restaurants in London’s competitive food scene.

                                        37. v

                                          vwaves

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 2 December 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a lovely pre Christmas/Birthday outing here. Excellent service. It is such a lovely place to visit with beautiful decor and the garden setting outside. A real find in busy Covent Garden area. The staff were lovely and delicious food.

                                        38. a

                                          amcox

                                          London

                                          3 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                          Restaurant was wonderfully festive for Christmas. Table a little chilly as near the door and was quite loud. However food and service absolutely fab!

                                        39. B

                                          Beeble1983

                                          London

                                          12 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          12 reviews

                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Phil the waiter that hosted & attended to us gave my friend & I exceptional service! His menu recommendations were fantastic. He provided humour, charm & fun to a really special evening. The cuisine & restaurant interior are impeccable & he elevated our experience x 10. Role modelling service! We both were visiting for the first time & look forward to returning because it truly was a fabulous evening in every way:)

                                        40. F

                                          Fran

                                          London

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 November 2021

                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                          The food was good but the portions were extremely tiny. The prices seem exorbitant compare to the size of the main dishes. Also, a few complementary chocolates or petits fours would be really appreciated, especially at Xmas time. Françoise Doose-Lee

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                                        The Petersham, Covent Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 1113 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.

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                                        Booked 23 times today
                                        Experiences are available.
                                        Google Map for The Petersham, Covent Garden

                                        2 Floral Court Covent Garden London, WC2E 9FB

                                        • Cross Street

                                          King's Street

                                        • Area

                                          Covent Garden

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Lunch
                                          Tue, Wed 12:00–15:00
                                          Thu–Sat 12:00–14:15
                                          Afternoon Tea
                                          Thu–Sat 15:00–17:00
                                          Dinner
                                          Tue–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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