The Petersham

4.2
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
799 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£41 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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. Alongside lunch and dinner, enjoy a delicious pre-theatre menu served from Monday to Saturday between 5pm and 6.30pm and a spectacular afternoon tea served 3pm – 4.30pm every Thursday to Sunday.
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.

Support The Petersham during COVID-19

Buying gift cards helps local restaurants pay for staff and bills.

Buy a gift card

Special Offers

Tasting Menu: £60

A showcase of the à la carte menu, enjoy six courses that focus on the finest seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours. There is also the option to add a paired wine flight. The entire table must go for the set menu; you cannot combine a few guests dining from the set menu while others dine from the ALC menu. Not redeemable with any other voucher.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 7 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 6 April 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon-Tue 12:00-15:00 17:00-20:00
Wed-Sat 12:00-15:00 17:00-21:30

Pre-theatre menu: 2/3 courses £29.50/£34

Set in the heart of theatreland, enjoy two or three courses with dishes that focus on the final seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Cancellation Policy: For parties of seven people or more, the cancellation policy is 48 hours’ notice. The cancellation fee is £50 per person.

Valid For: 1 - 7 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 6 April 2020

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM

What 799 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was sublime, even the vegetarian options which can sometimes be a but unimaginative. The setting is very pretty, both the dining room and courtyard. Decent atmosphere even though numbers were clearly down given the corona virus issue. It is expensive, there's no getting away from it, but it was delicious - we all need a treat, try it!

TS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food1service2ambience2

Our food was very mediocre the polenta was sloppy, snd all our food was very unflavoursome. We wouldn’t mind the price if it was quality and delicious but it wasn’t. So disappointing.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely lovely Sunday afternoon! The staff was awesome and the food as well! I love the ambiance! Highly recommended @naiarbras

AA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and decor. Perfect for a birthday lunch and surprisingly baby friendly. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive. Highly recommend.

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and beautiful ambience xxx

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
DH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening with delicious food. We will go back

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Lovely restaurant and atmosphere. Food and drinks were very good but a little overpriced. Service was frosty and unwelcoming.

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience, I’m disappointed to read that same aspects of your visit with us did not meet your expectation and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. I would like to discuss further with you, if you kindly can contact our GM marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom in the meantime I hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

Report
OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening meal, the ambience and service were spot on and complimented by food which tempted visually and met everyone’s wishes on the palette, not an easy thing as some of our group are very demanding people.
The staff could not have done more and everyone in our group of 6 is planning a return visit, perfect for many types of dining and would have no hesitation in recommending The Petersham.
Congratulations to the team there for their execution, it shows that from front of house through to kitchen and servers the whole team are united in delivering an excellent experience. Thank you all for a memorable evening, aiming to return soon.

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
AM
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with very attentive waiting staff and great quality food

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
EC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would thoroughly recommend The Petersham Covent Garden, we had the pre- theatre set menu, the service was excellent, attention to detail superb and fining dining at a very reasonable price.

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Lovely restaurant however not a great choice if you have allergies.

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience, I’m disappointed to read that same aspects of your visit with us did not meet your expectation and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. I would like to discuss further with you, if you kindly can contact our GM marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom in the meantime I hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

Report
AO
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the decor and ambiance.
Delectable 3 course meal.
Need to come back and try the ala carte .

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
NR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A beautiful place to relax with a friend or loved one
I will definitely return

P
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal in a beautiful setting. We had the tasting menu which was fantastic. One of the courses was slow coming out of the kitchen but this was dealt and compensated without us even having to mention anything so 10/10 service. Waiting staff all very friendly and chatty. Really enjoyed was would 100% recommend!

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
DL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The venue is just lovely. The menu was good. The service was appalling. The bread arrived after the starter was cleared. The main course was delayed by an hour. One of the vegetables order arrived as we finished the main course. The place did discount the bill but we had traveled from Dublin to celebrate a family event. What a disappointment . Deirdre Lyons

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent experience at The Petersham Restaurant. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience and food, I was very disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit did not meet your expectation or the standard of care that we wish to provide to all our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies. If you would like to discuss your experience, please do contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom Kindest regards

Report
OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The quality of the food was well prepared and the restaurant is nicely designed. However the service was a bit frenetic and the staff not very well trained. The biggest complaint was the value of that food. For a £36 main of venison, the portion was less than 70grams. Two tiny morsels on a large plate. Not well presented. I door with the staff, and they were disinterested and unhelpful. We were there for a romantic evening, so we didn’t want to make a fuss, so it was truly disappointing. I would have gladly paid more for a proper portion. Left hungry with a damper on the whole evening.

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent experience at The Petersham Restaurant. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience, I was very disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit did not meet your expectation or the standard of care that we wish to provide to all our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies. If you would like to discuss your experience, please do contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom Kindest regards

Report
J
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had the pre theatre menu which was good value and good size portions although the menu choice was slightly limited

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
c
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

we had to re re order a few things, the service was a bit slow. The overal experience was good but the sides came after we had finished our mains. The Tea pots took forever to come The bread we had to order after being sat 40 min

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback, I would like to apologise for the poor standard of service you received when you dined at the restaurant. I would like to reassure you that it did not reflect the standards of service that we wish to provide our guests at The Petersham restaurant. I would like to discuss your comments with you, if you could kindly contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom Kindest regards

Report
W
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first visit to The Petersham. The restaurant is in a lovely setting and well decorated inside. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, without rushing us and the quality of the food was excellent. We intend to return to sample more dishes.

The Petersham
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday. The food and service were fantastic. We had one side dish that we didn’t really like and it was removed from our bill without question. Overall Ambiance added to the experience as well.

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team and for choosing The Petersham for your special celebration. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Experience didn’t live up to higher end positioning and pricing. Restaurant is noisy. Service could have been better. Had the tasting menu, mostly good but some definite misses. Bad idea for a later reservation.

The Petersham
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback, I would like to apologise for the poor standard of service you received when you dined at the restaurant. I would like to reassure you that it did not reflect the standards of service that we wish to provide our guests at The Petersham restaurant. I would like to discuss your comments with you, if you could kindly contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom

Report
J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service was a bit slow but the sommelier was great. Over all a bit expensive but fine if you have something to celebrate. Just need the proper occasion.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for the pre-theatre menu with my fiancé to celebrate my 30th birthday. The meal was incredible and service was outstanding - I was made to feel very special :)

The Petersham
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team and for choosing The Petersham for your special celebration. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
KN
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Food is good but very small portions for the cost

The Petersham
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
NB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Billed as 'Fine Dining' the experience fell short on a number of fronts. The wines are as overpriced as many establishments in the West End and the food whilst goodish was nothing to enthuse over. But it was the service that let them down. Placing the right dishes in front of diners is just a fundamental part of a restauranteur's craft and they haven't cracked it. Poor show.

The Petersham
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for your feedback, I would like to apologise for the poor standard of service you received when you dined at the restaurant. I would like to reassure you that it did not reflect the standards of hospitality that we wish to provide our guests at The Petersham restaurant. I would like to discuss your comments with you, if you could kindly contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother’s birthday and they made the meal really special, giving recommendations and advice on what works best with the food. They also placed us in the back with our own little table off to the side of everything so it felt a little more private - not sure if that was intended or not but it made it more special. All in all an amazing place to eat and celebrate!

The Petersham
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team and for choosing The Petersham for your special celebration. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
B
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful setting, but didn't think the pre-theatre menu was very good value. Also, not a lot of choice on the menu. Service was ok. Our waiter was a bit arrogant, a bit too quick and not very attentive. Seemed to be too busy elsewhere. The sommelier was very good and helped us to select an excellent, although quite pricey wine.

The Petersham
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write regarding your recent experience at The Petersham Restaurant. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience, I was very disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit did not meet your expectation or the standard of care that we wish to provide to all our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies. If you would like to discuss your experience, please do contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom Kindest regards

Report
AW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful seasonal food and attentive table service

The Petersham
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards The management team

Report
OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Steak very tough. Bad

The Petersham
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for your feedback, I would like to apologise for the poor standard of food you received when you dined at the restaurant. I would like to reassure you that it did not reflect the standards of food that we wish to provide our guests at The Petersham restaurant. I would like to discuss your comments with you, if you could kindly contact me at marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom

Report
DL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I thought the venue was beautiful but I was disappointed with the menu choices and felt it was very expensive.

The Petersham
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience, I’m disappointed to read that same aspects of your visit with us did not meet your expectation and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. I would like to discuss further with you, if you kindly can contact our GM marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom in the meantime I hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.

Report
j
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I took my girlfriend for Valentines. I chose it as the restaurant in Richmond was one of our best ever meals and, surprisingly, this came up on search for good Italian food, her favourite.
I wouldn't compare it to Richmond as the setting there is very special, but I was expecting the food to be similar in quality. I actually complained about my monkfish starter after searching for any kind of flavour but finding none. The fish simply tasted of water despite the plate looking beautiful.
They didn't have the main I wanted anymore so I was recommended another fish option which was not bad. My girlfriends food was better to be fair, risotto was tasty and pasta also nice.
My review might be a touch harsh, but these days if I'm spending £125 per head I'm used to really loving the food. It may have been a bad night to order fish, but overall I was a little disappointed.

The Petersham
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience /service , I’m disappointed to read that same aspects of your visit with us did not meet your expectation and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. I would like to discuss further with you, if you kindly can contact our GM marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom. Kind regards,

Report
TS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, it was Valentines night and generally restaurants are not at their best those evenings as often the regular guests are not there and the ambience different. This evening felt like it always feels, the level of service was some of the best we have experienced, the food perfectly cooked, timed and served. Together with excellent wines and assistance from the sommelier. Cannot recommend this place more, and the Sicilian staff were amazing. Thank you..

The Petersham
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The Petersham, please look at improving the training of your waiting team. Good service is easy, great service is an art and for the price on your menu, a necessity.

Our disappointment 5/5

The Petersham
Responded on 20 February 2020

First of all I would like to Thank you for your feedback and I would like to apologise for the poor service you’ve received on that day and wish to ensure you that it is definitely not the usual standard of service that we provide to our guests at The Petersham. I would also like to assure you that I have spoken to the entire team to ensure this sort of incident doesn’t happen again I would like to discuss further with you, if you kindly can contact our GM marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom

Report
RB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A beautiful spot to dine, close to Covent Garden. Food and service are excellent, but very pricey. The wine list is a bit of a challenge to decipher, very focused on Italian wine, with "international" options few and expensive.

The Petersham
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food and ambiance were good but the prices of the wines were exploitative. The cheapest bottles were about £45 and most of the wine list was priced at £70 +. Offering very expensive wine is fine but please give customers the option of buying wine at around £20-25 per bottle as with most good restaurants. We did pay for wine at £50 a bottle but we won’t be doing this again. Feeling exploited is never good!

K
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed both food and ambience. Service was outstanding and all of the staff were so helpful and attentive. Love the attention to detail throughout this restaurant, you can tell everything was thought about. Possibly on a pricey side but you do get the value. Food was very good and we had such a great time.

The Petersham
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
FL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really pretty venue. Our waiter was really efficient and very nice. I cannot remember his name but he was from Sicily.
Dover Sole was superb.

The Petersham
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The food was great and it’s a beautiful restaurant but the service was snooty and condescending and really disappointing, especially given the cost.

The Petersham
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. Whilst I am pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the ambience / food, I’m disappointed to read that same aspects of your visit with us did not meet your expectation and please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. I would like to discuss further with you, if you kindly can contact our GM marco.maureddu@petershamnurseriescom in the meantime I hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon

Report
b
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening and our waiter, his third day on the job, was so attentive and lovely, I wish I could remember his name. We loved the decor too. Definitely will be returning !

The Petersham
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report
QM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, high class food, lovely service and easy for a pre-theatre meal nestled in the heart of Covent Garden

The Petersham
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

Report