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 and understated grandeur.
Pre-theatre menu: 2/3 courses £29.50/£32
Set in the heart of Covent Garden, The Petersham offers a pre-theatre menu, served from 5pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Petersham is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal before the theatre, ballet or opera. Diners can choose between two courses for £29.50 or three courses for £32.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 12 people
Starts: 7 January 2019
Ends: 1 April 2019
Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-18:30
The Petersham was disappointing.
The restaurant is probably better visited in the summer on a sunny day or a balmy evening. In February it was a cold and echoing room.
The food is nothing special and, for what it is, overpriced in comparison to other Covent Garden restaurants.
Service was slow and indifferent.
An Amazing setting and location in the heart of Covent Garden. Great for dates and business lunches alike.
The service is a bit slow however and the portion are quite small
But otherwise the food is delicious and the staff very attentive
Excellent pre Opera venue !
Food ok, surroundings nice, wine good. Overpriced
This was very disappointing, I absolutely loved the Petersham Nurseries but this could not have been more different. The food was very good, but the service was so slow and they couldn't have cared any less about us and the staff were just so inattentive. Very upsetting as we spent a lot of money to eat here.
Won't be going back again.
The pre-theatre menu was excellent with swift and friendly service. The only detractions were the noise level and very bright lighting.
Beautiful setting and delicious food. They were very accommodating with my request to surprise my mother for her birthday which was much appreciated. Attentive but not intrusive staff.
The restaurant is beautiful and a lovely atmosphere for a Saturday lunch, the menus and decor all stunning. I was a little disappointed with the welcome on arrival, the maitre de looked me up and down before asking if I had a reservation and our waiter looked consistently put out whenever we asked a question or requested another glass of wine, for such a beautiful restaurant and excellent food and ambience the snobby feel these two staff members gave us was a let down. That said, other waiters/waitresses who weren’t serving our table and on occasion checked on us, were pleasant and friendly so maybe we just had bad luck. It’s quite pricey and the portions are not overly generous, but everything was delicious and served beautifully.
tucked away off the street- make sure you let guests know so they can find you- beautiful blooms and details in the decor inside and out- menu has a number of items you would be happy to eat- portions are not huge so you can manage a starter and main - always popular on the weekends
Just amazing!!! Five of us had traveled from all over the UK to meet up. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful!!!!
Food was good, service sporadic but the atmosphere didn't match the standard of the food
Love that you allow dogs, which is a huge attraction. The seasonal fresh cooking is also a plus and the atmospheric interior decor
Beautiful restaurant in a quaint and romantic setting hidden from the busy streets of Covent Garden. The food was excellent, portion size was good. Consider adding sides to add to the meal if you’re feeling super hungry. Highly reccomend this location for a romantic meal. Only negative comment - which is nothing to do with the restaurant - was a very young couple sat close to us who didn’t stop taking stages selfies on their iPad, which was offputting
Wonderful decor and service at The Petersham Covent Garden. The food was delicious and presented very attractively which always goes down well. Great mid-week restaurant venue and we felt the staff were really attentive, our glasses never went empty. Would highly recommend!
Lovely food for a special occasion - limited cocktail choice. Basically 5 billinis, a few spirits and then a huge wine list but not a cocktail list to speak of.
Second visit here and again service very slow, plenty of staff but all a bit dithery and you find yourself trying to get their attention.
Offer of a bread basket - we accepted and then it never arrived. When bill came we had been charged £3.50 for bread. Was removed when we pointed it out but for the quality of food, prices and decor you would expect service to be top notch, unfortunately it could be better.
always love this place! a paradise in the center of London!!!
Absolutely loved The Petersham. Took my Mum there for her Birthday for a pre-theatre treat and the pre-theatre set menu was amazing. The food was presented beautifully and the service was amazing. They even did a small birthday dessert for my Mum. I will absolutely be coming here again!
Have had afternoon tea here twice and was amazed both times. The servers are happy to explain different teas and go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. Ambiance is lovely, from the tea tray to the decor everything is thought through. More food than we could eat despite how yummy it was!
not for the price - hugely over priced - provides a real disappointment food wise - but the ambience was really lovely!
Great attentive service, lovely food, helpful staff (inc sommelier).
Failed to get anywhere near expectations. Overrated overpriced and totally underwhelming. Signature main sloppily presented and overcooked. Other mains mixed comment but venison tough. Service ok but no real ownership and kitchen definitely taken eye off ball. Hard earned reputation in real danger of disappearing. Wines not worth the prices charged. All in all hugely disappointing.
excellent location, food/wine and service. Highly recommended.
What a beautiful place. Fine art and flower arrangements. Food matches the class of the environment. I would highly recommend it in comparison to all the other fine dining experiences we had in London. Bravo.
Beautiful décor and some good food but really let down by the vegetarian choice -only one option (which for somewhere like this seems bizarre) and it was so small with just two little artichokes on a small slither of Jerusalem artichoke puree, that in my opinion barely constituted a meal.
The non vegetarian options however fared much better and the set menu is good value. They also had a great wine selection and the courtyard is beautiful for al fresco dining in warmer months.
We arrived easily on a busy Saturday but we were warmly welcomed. The table was ready and we enjoyed delicious cocktails with no rush to order. Noise level is very high in a busy room which was a pity. Food was very good and gluten free was not a problem. Wines were specially good
Sister in town with 4-year old nephew. After a trip to the Royal Opera House we needed a place to share dinner with a friend and her 3 year old. The Petersham was perfect. While very accommodating to children, the restaurant is no way feels like a 'family' spot with all the trappings of kid-focused spots. Instead, it has a sumptuous ambiance and a lively buzz that allowed for the wiggles of children to just be part of the bright, flower-filled, colourful restaurant. While buzzy, it was easy to carry on a conversation. We went early (kids!) and took the pre-theater menu: portions were surprisingly large for the price and all very delicious. Don't miss the desert!!
We had an excellent pre-theatre meal at the Petersham. Beautiful setting in Floral Court in Covent Garden, such a lovely oasis amidst the bustle of Covent Garden. On arrival at the restaurant, we were asked what our time pressure was and which theatre we were going to, so that they could ensure we had our meal in time for our show, as they were aware we had booked the Pre theatre menu. Excellent and friendly service from all the staff, great ambience and we loved the big plants in the restaurant. Very good food and recommendations from the sommelier for the wine. We would definitely be back, especially in the summer, to be able to dine at the outside tables.
Very accommodating friendly staff . A perfect place for a girlie lunch .
Beautiful restaurant. Staff very friendly as knowledgeable. Enjoyed the set lunch menu. Will definitely go again!
Fabulous food, beautifully presented and impeccable service from friendly staff
Beautiful place to have dinner. Perfect choice if you are celebrating occasions. Food was very nice tho I think a little bit salty for me, but staffs are very friendly and helpful. Overall was very good!
Food was delicious and presented nicely. Great ambience too. Overall great place to catch up with friends
Excellent lunch. Far too much for one. I just managed. Generous portions always welcome.
Booked as I’d heard great things about the Richmond restaurant. We needed a pre-theatre menu and it didn’t disappoint. Great value and really lovely food in a great setting.
The room set up is lovely, playing on Petershams botanical heritage with plants and individual table settings - as we arrived at our table there was a very nice floral bouquet from the table setting.
Menu is simple and fresh, based on good quality ingredients well executed. Service was attentive, had a great wine recommendation. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Will be going back.
A very expensive evening for very mediocre food. Venue was nice but needs more lighting at entrance.
Food and service were great. Easy, relaxed vibe.
Fantastic. Great service, lovely atmosphere and a beautiful setting. Really recommend.
Divine Sunday lunch. Highly recommend Fresh and organic meats and vegetables. Good value