La Goccia

4.5
883 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 883 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlishaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice place, but over priced for what you get. Food is not bad but not great

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant with outside dining. Delicious food and wine!

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MicheleC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Busy vibe and pretty but food is poor and quite disappointing. Service was rather aloof and not worth the money. Nothing remarkable

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MelodyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very beautiful restaurant and delicious food. The pasta is just decent but all other dishes are fabulous

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AnisaB
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

There is a variety of dishes to choose from, good size and served beautifully. I liked the ambience and the staff was helpful. However there was a small error with our order, they corrected it immediately. There is not a wide variety of wines, for an Italian place I would have expected more white wines. Overall La Goccia is a very nice restaurant that I would return

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff amazing. The courtyard was gorgeous and sheltered. Would thoroughly recommend.

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ANASTASIAM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Excellent location, great amazing atmosphere.However, felt really awkward as the waitors kept taking our dishes from the table before us having finished. Felt under pressure to leave even though we knew that the booking was for 1.5 hour.We felt unwanted after one hour,like everybody was in a rush.Would definitely recommend it for the location and the food but not for the service.

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Raisa
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from the entire team. I took my friend out for a birthday lunch and the Goccia team even brought her an ice cream with a candle and Happy Birthday message, so lovely. Thank you!💗

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for drinks and nibbles with friends.

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HelenP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience with current covid restrictions. Warm and dry on a very wet and windy day.

I did think “one scallop” served in a sharing plate restaurant was poor and over priced

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing! Most beautiful setting and friendly service

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Fiona
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience - would absolutely recommend perhaps for a special occasion as you have to spend quite a bit to get the most out of it. The menu is comprised of small plates and we had 5 between two of us which was just right, and two cocktails each. The 12.5% service charge is annoying but can’t claim this is the only place that does it. At least the service was excellent!

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ClaireW
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really lovely setting in the courtyard with a full cover and heaters.
Was just a little dark under the brown tented area.
We sat next to a fairly boisterous group which we were fine with.
Food was delicious.
We had to ask twice for service - once for wine and again to order food. Again this was fine as we wanted to take our time.
The food does arrive very quickly once ordered so pace yourselves as you could be in and out in half an hour!
And there are a few extras we were offered which are not on the menu, e.g. focaccia and this seems to vary depending on who is serving you.
All in all, a lovely experience, felt very safe and secure in this oasis of the Covent Garden melee.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing, presented beautifully and great ambiance

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katherinec
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch! Relaxed good atmosphere and great food

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GeraldineS
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely fresh food in great courtyard with fabulous trees in huge pots.
Good service.

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Prnz
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent. Ambiance is calm, social distancing observed. Comfort is priority but service charge was expensive.

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MyriamS
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really nice! The atmosphere was really nice and the waiter at the end of the dinner gived us one dessert and was written Happy anniversary beacuse was the anniversary of me and my boyfriend so we really appreciated!!!

JB
JB2111
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor terrace and delicious food! Really friendly staff.

MM
vipMadMan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was ok and some cases v ordinary
Nice place though

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VickyB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for my boyfriends bday - food was lovely and the service was great. Outdoor set up was brilliant and it was nice and warm next to the heater. Staff all very accommodating - thank you, will be back!

MD
MadeleineD
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spellbinding experience at one of London’s loveliest spots. I’d wanted to try La Goccia for SO long. Proper bucket list stuff. It lived up to every expectation and more - food was divine, service impeccable and setting just gorgeous. The coccoli (deep fried balls of focaccia dough) and the ravioli stuffed with burrata in a sage and butter sauce both genuinely changed my life. Not a joke, just a fact. La Goccia, I’m in love.

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LindsayP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delightful service, and really great food. Only issue was the cold weather as we were outside but that's our fault!

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AartiR
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !

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vipLovemygrrub
London
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table not available at booked time but got complimentary proscecco. Not given Apperitvo drinks menu (2 cocktails for 1 ) had to ask. However, service and food very good. Great outside dining venue.

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MarciaM
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anything you choose will be excellent. I especially enjoyed the asparagus pasta; grilled cuttlefish; wild garlic risotto; the fried baby squid.... basically everything I ate was delightful!

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JessicaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place food staff ambience a really wonderful experience would go back snd highly recommend.

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Anna
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Pricey for what the food is. Good service though!

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LenkaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and atmosphere. Will be back!

TJ
TamsinJ
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food and really lovely warm table!!

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Annalittle
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with friends, the restaurant was beautiful, food delicious and service absolutely impeccable- the staff went above and beyond to create a wonderful experience.
Highly recommend and we’ll be going back soon.

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vipdsjm
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely outdoor setting! Can’t wait to go again!

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Stef
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and friendly efficient service in a beautiful setting :)

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vipNicolaD
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sharing dishes in the heart of Covent Garden. Will be back.

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AndreiaH
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great team, environment and food! Will definitely be back!

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AgataB
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have a booking for our dinner with one year old baby. They were really helpful with providing some food for our 10 months old even if they don't have any baby menu. Great spot for a lovely meal in Coven Garden, very friendly staff and beautiful plants and flowers around the tables. I will definitely book it again!

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Annie
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, service was very attentive. Great touches such as the blankets to keep us warm outside. I’ve been a few times in the past and definitely will return.

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hannahmr
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La goccia is a beautiful restaurant with good food. Would be great for groups and special occasions.

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Coventgardener
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Simply put, waiters were rude and brash including the host

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IanH
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the only negative was the cool temperature which of course is not controllable. Service was very good , attentive but not obtrusive. Staff clearly happy to be back. We will return in the summer.

FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Goccia is rated 4.5 stars by 883 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 reservations at the moment.