La Goccia

4.4
865 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 865 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MyriamS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!!!

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vipMadMan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was ok and some cases v ordinary
Nice place though

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VickyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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MadeleineD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !

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vipLovemygrrub
London
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Pricey for what the food is. Good service though!

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LenkaC
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TamsinJ
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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MATHU
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at La Goccia, the environment and ambience was sooo beautiful and made us feel like we were on vacation to Italy. The little tasting plates were so yum and great to have the opportunity to try a variety of dishes.
The cocktails were also really nice.
Would highly recommend and would love to come back again.

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liverpoollover
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch outdoors at La Goccia. It was busy, but service was attentive, but not overly so. The place serves Italian like tapas dishes, some of which seemed quite overpriced. We found we typically needed 2-3 dishes each and we all had our own dessert. The food was very tasty and at the end I felt nicely full, but not bloated or stuffed, which is always a good thing!
Cocktails and wine, as always in London, was very overpriced, so consequently we only had one glass each!
Overall, we enjoyed our long-overdue meet up. We were supposed to only have 1.5 hours at the table, as we were a party of 4, but as we’d chosen to eat at 3.30 we were not rushed at all and were there for almost 2 hours.
I would recommend, but be advised that all the dishes on the menu are quite small (tapas sized dishes!).

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eeeee
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy meal, with nice blankets and heaters too! Thankyou!

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vipFoodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience was amazing . Wild garlic risotto lacked seasoning.

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RoshniM
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time visit here and I absolutely love the food and ambience. Its one of the best places for Al fresco.

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vipMarlene
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food in a beautiful setting.

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Joanna
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, friendly helpful staff, good food. Probably the best place if you are forced to eat outside.

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Alee98
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I wouldn't recommend La Goccia as I wasn't happy with their service or the food. We tried a variety dishes and none of them tasted particularly good, especially when you consider the price point.

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CarolineD
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely venue to eat outside, which we had to under the Covid restriction rules. Very good friendly service, attentive and explained the various dishes.

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Foodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue, beautiful garden, top ingredients and very good service even if the place was packed

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SophieI
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food was amazing. Heating was really inadequate so the cold temp took the edge off our experience.

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ChloeH
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for good food and drinks with a beautiful courtyard in Covent Garden. Great selection of cocktails.

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vipNRowe
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food but slightly overpriced even for Covent Garden

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vipDineWorld
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated the birthday of a friend we hadn’t seen for almost 6 months due to the lockdown (and her being stuck in the US). Received a warm and professional welcome on arrival by the staff and our server was kind enough to ask if we were celebrating anything.

When the birthday girl arrived, we were presented with 3 complimentary glasses of prosecco which was a generous touch.

The extensive menu consists of varied sharing plates which we all enjoyed, favourite being the ravioli and the asparagus. Most of the pasta dishes come al dente, so bear that in mind. Very good wine menu with lots of options.

The staff were attentive but unobtrusive. The setting is perfect for small groups and couples, with chimineas conveniently placed and blankets on request.

Looking forward to returning. Many thanks to the staff for looking after us. Thanks also for the birthday dessert treat for the birthday girl!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, we were delighted to be able to go out and enjoy “al fresco dining”. Having also enjoyed many occasions at Petersham Nurseries for dinner, we were excited to try out La Goccia. Overall the experience was great. My one small complaint would be the fried baby squid were a little cold when served and unremarkable. By contrast, the garlic risotto, the beef tartare and spaghetti with asparagus were all delicious.

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geoff
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

lovely setting. Ok with the small portions, BUT the potatoes al forno were soft and cool, the humus was pretty average, the chicken dishes were good as were the croquettes. The deserts were really poor. The dark chocolate mousse was runny and not dark and the apple and almond tart was really cold and the pastry soft as if it had been frozen and then left out to thaw.

The service was only so so and we had too constantly try to catch our servers attention to pour wine - and indeed to order a second bottle.

Could be teething troubles but unlikely to return

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Alex
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The whole experience felt incredibly rushed and it felt as though the waiters/waitresses were trying to whisk the dishes away when they had not yet been finished

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Laura
Dublin
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food! Can’t wait to go back!

FAQs

La Goccia does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

La Goccia is rated 4.4 stars by 865 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.