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La Goccia, London,

La Goccia

4.5
4.5
1355 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Petersham Nurseries interpretation of Italian ‘cichetti’ is showcased within La Goccia, a vibrant and accessible restaurant offering an extensive menu of small sharing plates. The emphasis on seasonality is key to the lunch and dinner menu that changes regularly. An open grill and a wood burning oven adds an element of drama and theatre to the ambiance, as food is prepared in front of diners. During spring and summer months, tables flow out on to Floral Court, giving diners the opportunity to eat and drink al fresco. La Goccia Bar has a lively and botanical atmosphere, serving nature inspired cocktails. A perfect meeting point which overlooks Floral Court, the interior reflects the ever-changing seasons and inspirational floral displays in the courtyard beyond.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30–16:00 Sun 11:30–18:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7305 7676

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    La Goccia is a vibrant restaurant with an open kitchen, wood fired oven, large grill and dining bar. A section of the restaurant offers semi-private dining for up to 30 guests. This space sits under the kitchen, which keeps the atmosphere vibrant and the backdrop exciting and guests are invited to choose from one of our set menus.

  • Private party contact

    events.coventgarden@petershamnurseries.com: 020 7305 7676

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Child Friendly

  • West End London

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. A

    Angel

    London

    33 reviews

    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Lovely location however the food wasn’t value for money. For 3 drinks and 3 small sharing plates it was over £100, I left still hungry and quite shocked at the price of my bill
  2. DW

    DeborahW

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time for my birthday get together with a few friends. The food was lovely, we had to order more burrata as it was so good. Had plenty of cocktails and loved sitting outside in the pretty courtyard. Fabulous waiter. Thank you!
  3. D

    Debhen

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience good food and service
  4. HB

    H6371B

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding dining experience. We went twice - for the incredible food, the amazing service, and the beautiful ambiance!
  5. MK

    MarianneK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great courtyard setting for a summer lunch. Tasty food, good service and relaxed atmosphere.
  6. DD

    DeborahD

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside, it was very pretty. We didn’t find the menu very easy to understand, the choices were very brief with little explanation. The vegetarian choices were mostly accompaniments with fennel risotto as the only real main choice. The dishes came up as they were ready but we waited over an hour for one dish so we were unable to have it as our show started at 2:00 pm, we booked a table for 12:00 so thought we had plenty of time. When we arrived it was pretty empty but it quickly filled up, I feel we were forgotten once it became busier. The desert menu was given to us after we asked for it but there was no time to order and eat it. The bread and oil was lovely and all the dishes we had were delicious, the lack of vegetarian options will prevent us going again.
  7. SF

    SallyF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal a special thanks to our wonderful waiter who explained the dishes and was super helpful. I wish all service was this good!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Time limit on table was 2 hours which is usual and I understand but the service was REALLY slow - 30 minutes after we arrived we still hadn’t ordered. I had to ask twice for drinks and then when we ordered pudding we were told we had 15 minutes and would have to move. If you put a limit on the table you need to be more on the ball with the service.
  9. BG

    BrooklynGirl

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and even better food. Highly recommend for pre theatre supper.
  10. R

    Rogeydou

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Definitely a place to stop off and relax in the middle of busy Covent Garden - lovely courtyard. The food is excellent always and the service particularly friendly. My only grouse is a general one: I'm getting totally and utterly fed up with the number of restaurants that serve your food 'tapas style.' It's sold as trendy but I don't want to eat my meat or fish before my pasta. I suspect it has more to do with the convenience for the kitchen than any actual benefit for the customer. La Goccia are not alone in this but, hopefully, this will be the start of a campaign to row back the wave!
  11. CW

    ClaireW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to meet friends for light food and lovely setting.
  12. SF

    SallyF

    Hampshire

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely setting. Food good but not outstanding. Service was friendly but, like many other restaurants at the moment, they appeared to be short-staffed: on arrival we had to wait quite a while before we were even acknowledged by someone - not a great start. This was compounded by being reminded (v politely) an hour and twenty minutes later that we would have to vacate our table. We were aware that the slot was for an hour and half but a shame that we had to spend a fair amount of it waiting to be seated.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Excellent food and a great menu to choose from. However : - music too loud inside (we asked twice to have it turned down - front to house staff clear stressed and therefore abrupt with us and other customers - not told of the time limit on our table Overall a very poor experience.
  14. TB

    TomB

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great early evening meal with the family prior to the theatre. Staff lovely and attentive. Food excellent as always. Prices fine. Would highly recommend
  15. IK

    IanK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was fine. Food is very good, although the cost of lots of little plates creeps up on you!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration occasion
  17. ID

    IsabelaD

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    They sat us in the worst table right in front by the door, ppl kept walking in and leaving the door open we got very cold. Then half way trough our meal I saw there was lots of other tables available and the place is actually huge, why did they sit us there? Was too late to ask to change. Food was VERY average, they kept forgetting about us we had to keep calling them to order, they NEVER cleared out our table and the waiters (apart from one very nice one) were both very coarse and borderline rude. Average cocktails as well, very pricey and tiny. We had a good time because we were in good company, but the place in general is very inattentive, I would never go back.
  18. CL

    ColinL

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The small plates food offering here is sublime, great service . I do find the orientation of the space a bit strange but overall its a joy to eat here.
  19. e

    evaz

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you. Great food and fabulous atmosphere and service. Very enjoy
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my favorite meal in London. The romesco cauliflower was phenomenal. The mushroom risotto was delish. It was February and too cold to sit outside. Next time I’m there in good weather I’ll definitely book a table in the dreamy botanical garden.
  21. IA

    IanA

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Best dish was beetroot’s with nuts. Rest was ok but nothing special.
  22. AV

    AdriV

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is cosy and warm, the staff is really attentive and dedicated to the guests having a good evening. I really like the size of the portions which makes the dinner casual, and EVERYTHING we tried was good. I recommend this place my eyes closed.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, excellent service.
  24. JK

    JulieK

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we have been hear. The food was fabulous and service outstanding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic Food and lovely service!
  26. ZL

    ZoeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience here the food was incredible and the staff were so friendly. I was with my grandparents and my grandpa has very bad hearing so we requested to be moved to a more quiet table and they were very helpful and found us a really good spot. We had a lovely time and I will definitely be coming back here as often as possible!
  27. GC

    GillyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food excellent and different. The roast squash and burrata especially good!
  28. IK

    IanK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good, interesting food. Sharing model worked well with portion size.
  29. R

    Rachel

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious Waiter was great 2nd time there and will be back again

    La GocciaResponded on 4 January 2022Dear Rachel, We're so happy to hear you've enjoyed yet another visit to La Goccia and so enjoy reading your kind comments. Your feedback has been shared with the team. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Don't forget to try our new cocktail menu! Kind regards, La Goccia Team

  30. LD

    LindaD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A lovely restaurant and good food but we felt intimidated by the waiter pressuring us to order more dishes, noticeably the most expensive on the menu - made us feel uncomfortable and it was very embarrassing. It spoilt what would have been a lovely birthday celebratory lunch.
  31. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service from our waiter. Nothing to much trouble. Even singing Happy Birthday

    La GocciaResponded on 4 January 2022Dear Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm regards, La Goccia Team

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, lovely setting and good service.
  33. c

    christinad

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant afternoon lunch ...felt very safe and table was in a nice area in the bar Excellent service ,food, and ambience
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Goccia is now one of my favourite restaurants in London. And our waiter Kelvin was incredible, absolutely fabulous, knowledgeable, helpful, kind and funny. He absolutely made our meal and we couldn’t thank him enough. The only thing I would say is the outdoor area needs more heaters for winter.

    La GocciaResponded on 4 January 2022Thank you for your lovely comments, they have been shared with the team. We do hope to have you back again soon. Don't forget to try our new Aperitivo menu! Warm regards, La Goccia Team

  35. LG

    LondonGals

    Leicestershire

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Reasonably tasty but nothing special and really not good value. Setting was nice and service was fair.
  36. l

    lesleyc

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our table had been given to someone else even tho I’d confirmed booking as requested. V difficult to find as google maps had no idea!
  37. H

    Helscw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was a lovely place, looked beautiful. Good delicious albeit expensive for the amount. Main issue was being rushed - literally finished within an hour and we were told we needed to leave as they had more guests. We had the table for 1.5hrs but to have 3 people ask us to basically leave was a bit of a shame
  38. l

    lowregister

    London

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty and interesting food in a pleasant location.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal with excellent service. A particular mention to Richard for looking after us so well. We will definitely be back.
  40. EM

    EmmaM

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, served by a very friendly and welcoming person! Absolutely beautiful space too. Would highly recommend if you like to share food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • 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

FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Supper London.

La Goccia is rated 4.5 stars by 1355 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for La Goccia

1 Floral Court, London, WC2E 9FB

Additional information

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30–16:00 Sun 11:30–18:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 16:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, British

  • Dining style

    Casual 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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7305 7676

  • Private party facilities

    La Goccia is a vibrant restaurant with an open kitchen, wood fired oven, large grill and dining bar. A section of the restaurant offers semi-private dining for up to 30 guests. This space sits under the kitchen, which keeps the atmosphere vibrant and the backdrop exciting and guests are invited to choose from one of our set menus.

  • Private party contact

    events.coventgarden@petershamnurseries.com: 020 7305 7676

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