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, serving lunch and dinner, with pre and post-theatre menus.
We are unable to reserve outdoor tables, however, when you are making a reservation we are able to request a table in the courtyard, please note whilst we cannot guarantee anything we will try our best to fulfil the request.
We had a wonderful evening. The design of the reastaurant was great, very relaxing ambience.
Service quick and professional, food great. We will definitely go back.
The location is super nice but our risotto was so salty to be hardly eatable! Starters are very nice and surrounding is magnificent!
Wonderful restaurant, excellent food and great service
Beautiful setting and decor, but very difficult to find! The staff were delightful but (and maybe I chose badly) the food did not live up to the setting. It was rather bland and uninspired. I will return, for the gorgeous setting, and hope we have better luck with the food....
We spent weeks choosing a “hot” gem of a restaurant for our anniversary, the pictures and reviews convinced us Petersham Nurseries is as Hot a can be. I can’t imagine how or why this place got any positive buzz at all - besides the overall decor and “floral court”, everything was a massive letdown.
The focaccia was lazy and watery, the risotto bland, the sirloin for 2 was mediocre quality and the raspberry tart over cooked and sandy. The service managed to be bizarrely intrusive with the head waiter marching around our table with his hands behind is back in a drill sergeant manner AND to add the final touch the restaurant was almost empty and the staff started clearing set tables while we were seated. What a waste of our time and money, not to mention the millions that went into building this place, a real shame
Phenomenal service, couldn't have been kinder. We were looking for some breakfast menu options so they went across the courtyard to see if there were any seats in the less formal cafe, then brought us the other menu so we could decide whether or not to switch. We decided to stay and were very happy with our delicious, seasonal menu choices.
Great atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and attentive service. Only downside was the pricey wine list. Most bottles were over £50 and fairly average. Wouldn’t stop me going again though!
Great pre theatre menu, very friendly and quick service and lovely atmosphere. We loved it.
Second time at the really lovely restaurant and it hit the make again. Excellent service, beautiful and creative food, great wine choices and a fairly priced menu. I think this is really one of the prettiest restaurants I’ve been to.
Fabulous food in lovely surroundings. Went for a birthday lunch. Very enjoyable
we loved it
I took my sister here for her birthday and we had a magical evening. The gnocchi and No'groni's were delicious.
Really Lovely meal, seasonal ingredients and attentive staff. Just such a lovely spot in London.
Quite pricey but lovely ambiance and great food. Nice to find somewhere new in Covent Garden which comes up to scratch.
Fresh food, attentive service, and good recommendations for wine. We went for dinner and now I definitely want to come back for afternoon tea. The decorations are beautiful.
Friendly and professional service backed up with well executed Italian inspired cuisine in a light, verdant and well curated environment. The Richmond experience has travelled successfully to the West End.
Another very good outing to Covent Garden and the excellent fresh food from Petersham.Great risotto and also Gnocchi with lobster followed but very well cooked monkfish.Again a bottle of the good but rare to find Pietranera from Sicily and great service.
Wonderful afternoon tea. Refills offered without asking. Very filling. Any leftovers wrapped in beautiful box and ribbon.
Really enjoyed our meal here. Pre-theatre menu was good value and the food was amazing, really good quality, fresh food with lots of taste. Staff friendly & attentive.
Having booked this for an anniversary dinner, to say I was disappointed is an understatement. I had been recommended this restaurant by a colleague, however what we experienced was not remotely how they described their visit. Throughout our meal we were ignored, to the point where both tables either side received their mains, desserts and coffee before we had received or mains, not to mention constantly waiting for our wine as this was placed no where near our table.
The starters were delicious, however we waited close to an hour for our mains and in the end gave up and got the bill and left. All in all a terrible experience and such a disappointment.
Terribly slow service and very overpriced. I had the lamb and the stew was quite indelicate and over powering. The lamb was done well. The chocolate/olive oil pudding was amazing.
Staff were friendly but service was incompetently slow and confused. They also said they were so so busy when I turned up in person (probably trying to make the place Sounders popular than it is), but there was plenty of space and online so we ended up going.
Overall, a place that’s not worth the fuss but a good option for pudding.
Gorgeous setting, nice food but not sure it's worth the price tag.
Three of us dined and at first the service was very good, slightly bordering overly attentive but as the restaurant filled up, it did take some time to flag someone down. Not a fault on the staff though as when we did manage to flag one down, they were great, there are perhaps just not enough to cope when at full capacity.
The best thing we had was the appetiser of the kale fritti with chilli and lemon, and the starters were also pretty good. The mains were disappointing though, where we ordered a sharing steak platter and the roast chicken. The chicken flavours were lovely, but the chicken itself was tough, so much so that my normal knife found it difficult to cut off pieces. Luckily with the steak, the portion size was huge - they recommend for 2 people to share, but you could get away with 3 or even 4 sharing! Unfortunately only about half to two thirds of the steak was really edible as a good quarter was pure fat, and the edges were overcooked that they were too tough to cut through, let alone try to chew. The accompanying sides to the steak were lovely, particularly the salad, it was just really unfortunate that we found a live caterpillar writhing about in the salad. So overall the food was nice, good in some instances but not amazing.
All in all, I'd so go at least once for the experience and the beautiful setting for a special occasion.
Quite expensive for bland tasting food. Nothing tasted so good that it reflected the price and so I felt that it wasn’t good value. Wine list is great, service is excellent, ambience and setting is beautiful. The produce and ingredients are also good. If the food, the actual cooking of the food was improved then this place would tick all boxes. Prices need to come down a bit to reflect the quality that you are sending out, the quality of the cooking I mean, not the quality of the ingredients or produce.
Dry much enjoyed Petersham.The sole fillets main course was excellent and as one of my favourites reasonable White whines is Pietranera from Sicily and they had it on the list,that was a big plus.Noise levels can be a challenge when wanting a business conversation esp if situated near a big party table.service was excellent.
Beautiful, everything so good and tasty in a dreamy calm atmosphere
Beautiful summer setting with a real blend of inside/outside garden feel. Stunning flower arrangements reflect the roots of the restaurant. Nice menu, very pretty food and long and expensive Italian wine list. Efficient service although only the sommelier stood out as being especially helpful. Tap water was served warm and so we asked for ice. Starters of egg yolk ravioli with truffle arrived with solid egg yolks and had to be sent back to be remade so that were runny as intended. Main courses of chicken and lamb were pleasant. Overall a lovely setting but could be improved to make it feel like decent value for money given re extremely high prices - £90 per head for 3 courses plus 2 glasses of wine each.
The food was disappointing. It lacked flavour and although it all looked very pretty, it was actually plain. The hummous was average, the salad had no dressing, the roast vegetables needed salt or slower cooking - they were acidic and plain. The polenta was great but the truffles tasteless. The pickled pumpkin with the burrata was interesting and worked. Generally though we were underwhelmed. The Richmond place is a different class, much better, which is a shame because it's a very a pretty restaurant and in central London it would have been welcome.
Wonderful place to eat and very special food! I recommend going there and have a gorgeous meal alone or with friends!The environment and the quality of the food are so pleasant and comfortable!Really amazing!!!
Had a beautiful set menu pre theatre last week. Cannot fault anything from greeting to service to food and wine and very affordable set menu. Will definitely return.
Wonderful decor and atmosphere, great food, pleasant at table service- but we waited almost AN HOUR for our main course! Which was such a shame and left a feeling of not loving the place in the way I wanted to
A lot of servers but not a lot of attention to service unfortunately...
The perfect place for a birthday lunch celebration. We sat outside in the autumn sun. A busy yet peaceful and cosy ambience where we could talk and enjoy the pretty surroundings. The food was very tasty - good menu - three of us sharing the lamb shoulder (which was ample) and our other guest chose the Trout which looked equally delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The Wines are on the expensive side but the Bellini’s are divine. Overall a very enjoyable experience and we all said we would definitely return. The Birthday Girl enjoyed it too!!
The Petersham feels like a hidden garden oasis in the middle of Covent Garden. Great ambiance and class...service could sometimes be more attentive/friendly...the cooking is good and true to the quality of the ingredients, but a bit expensive for what you actually get. What's standout here is the beautiful and unique feel of this place. It's romantic, country, and yet high-end in its own way. Worth it for a special occasion in the heart of the city.
Lovely setting especially in the summer, the food is for the most part good.
Great ambiance wine list food sommelier a great help good service but adds up
Beautiful setting of trees and flowers, and delicious food.
Good ambient atmosphere
Lovely setting for a very tasty meal. The service was wonderful, such attentive and kind staff. They also made an effort to bring out a birthday treat for my friend.
When I came in through the shops as there is nothing to say that the restaurant is a different door I was completely if ignored - again no signs to say where the front of house for restaurant was . When I eventually found it and told staff about signage there was no apology and a diffident girl told me I had come in the wrong way . Rude !
It was A very pleasant meal and the dining areas most attractive . I thought I had reserved the pretheatre menu which at 5.15 I was not offered so the meal was then very expensive . Also we were told that the starter dishes were very small so we then ordered the shared lamb in addition and it turned out to be too much food . Then we were shown the pre theatre menu at the dessert stage .
Very annoying and I was not impressed and felt ripped off .
Shame but staff training is important and it lacked a maitre di . Not good for a classy place . Overall disappointed IMG_8992.jpeg
Wrong starters brought
Main course of grouse served on a cold plate
Quickly went stone cold