The Petersham

4.2
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£41 and over
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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 daily 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.

Specials

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 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: January 6, 2020

Ends: April 6, 2020

Availability: Sun-Tue 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-8:00PM
Wed-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-9:30PM

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: January 6, 2020

Ends: April 6, 2020

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

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DD
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed a three course lunch after the Cirque De Soleil 11:30 performance. Our visit was easy and relaxing with plenty of choice from the A la Carte menu. We have dined here before and will again!

The Petersham
Responded 5 hours ago

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

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MT
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere and interior design. Staff was very nice. Start was good, main was very good (we had the turbot) but pudding let us down (we ordered the pavlova, the merengue was too hard with very little sauce/berries). The menu is quite pricy therefore we would expect all the dishes to be on point.

The Petersham
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the service, We’re disappointed to read that same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great!

The Petersham
Responded 3 days ago

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

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overrated and overpriced. Nice atmosphere and surroundings but not worth the cost.

The Petersham
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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RL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

A very nice place with excellent service and surroundings, but the food let it down.
Missing items from the menu, rushed and poor atmosphere on the night

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the service, We’re disappointed to read that the food and same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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C
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

What a shame. I was so looking forward to going to The Petersham at Covent Garden as I like the Richmond one.
The service was terrible. No smile or welcome when we arrived. Waiter and waitress were so inattentive and grumpy. What have you done to them to make them so unhappy. Not worth a visit

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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S
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Great food. Disappointing service. We were greeted with a sigh and told they’d given our table away despite the restaurant not being near capacity. Food was slow particularly for our table - a table of three that arrived after us came, ate three courses, paid and left before we’d been given the bill which then arrived and had charged us for 4 people instead of 2- despite the lovely visuals of the restaurant I was very disheartened by some staff members rude approach. As someone who has spent years working in hospitality I’d expected better from a restaurant of this standard. Sadly I wouldn’t recommend.

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the food, We’re disappointed to read that the service did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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HK
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pre-theatre menu is really good, delivering top quality food with brisk service and at a reasonable price. No doubt that we will be back again.

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 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

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Starters excellent, waiting staff well informed, polite and attentive, main courses were okay but not excellent - good ingredients (pretty light on meat for £36 venison) but somehow couldn’t bring together to a very high standard. Or at lest a high enough standard for the price.

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 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. We'll share your comment regarding the food with the chef. Kindest regards The management team

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TS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant in a central location with great ambience and decor. We booked the pre-theatre menu at £29.95 for 2 courses and the food was good quality and tasty but a bit overpriced in my view. The wine list is seriously overpriced too so I wouldn't rush back but for a special occasion or romantic night out it'd be a good choice.

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We’re disappointed to read that same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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VN
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Lovely decor. This is about it. Food disappointing.

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. Best regards The Management team

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a pre-theatre reservation and was seated at one corner of the restaurant where we could have a good view of both the indoor and outdoors.
Great service from the moment we stepped in - love the location - slightly tucked away, mysteriously feeling like we’re walking into a garden centre.
Good wine & cocktail selections.
Food menu was seasonal and served up delightfully fresh.
Great cooking - loved it, would return.

The Petersham
Responded on January 15, 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

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Really poor service. Waited twenty minutes for them to take our drinks order, and that was only after asking them twice. Ruined a special pre theatre dinner as then we were very rushed. Food was ok but the fish alternative on the set menu wasn’t great.

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Kindest regards The management team

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d
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

On the evening of the 30th Dec were 4 celebrating our 30th wedding anniversaries as a pre-theatre supper so it was difficult to complain without spoiling the mood however it was an appalling meal.
The setting was very pretty and festive though the flowers really needed refreshing.The service was 'OK'- nothing more-certainly not festively welcoming.
The food as a pre theatre supper menu looked good on paper but in reality the unappealing bowl of risotto was poor- tasteless, gelatinous rather than creamy.
The vegetarian chickpea and pumpkin was inedible. The desert was fab thank goodness as I was still hungry.
As for the wine list- don't expect anything for less than £47 a bottle which was a little pretentious given the quality of the food!
Such a shame when London dining is just such fun. Was seduced by the decor!!

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training and develop our menu to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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A
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, prompt service, good atmosphere. Portions are a little bit too small.

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 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. We'll pass your comment to the chef regarding the portion size. Kindest regards The management team

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CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place for a special occasion.
Knowledge staff. Good menu options. Good portion sizes

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 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

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DD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and service and attention to food allergies!

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 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

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d
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We were dinning pre theatre. We waited over 40 minutes for mains that never arrived. We left. They comped us for the staters and drinks. They were never able to explain why we didn’t receive our main courses.

A
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Great service. Food was good but not five star good.

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 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

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VP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not for afternoon tea, it’s a nice place to visit the shop but the food at afternoon tea and the tea selections was a total let down

The Petersham
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and drinks! What a lovely Christmas Eve late lunch!

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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F
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Tad disappointed with The Petersham. We had the pre-theatre 3 course menu, which was great value. However, the starter (burrata, peach and nectarine melee) was ok but nothing special. I was expecting to create mouthfuls of exquisite sumptuousness but instead the main three ingredients did not deliver. The texture was wrong, the flavours were underwhelming. Burrata itself was amazing though. The hake was...ok but the potatoes were under salted and lacked anything other than blandness. The leeks were flavourful and rescued the fish somewhat. We ordered the butternut squash as a side and this was frankly lacking in flavour. The chef had tried to caramelise the outside but to do this you need to use ingredients that can achieve this. Instead it was a mush.
Wine list was very expensive £100 for a decent bottle. Ouch!!
Service was great though.
Our group was disappointed, especially myself. But others I am sure will love the place. Personally, I found the dishes lacking in flavour. Nothing special to be fair.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the service We’re disappointed to read that same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was amazing! Food was delicious and tasty.
Giulia the receptionist was really adorable and the waiters were friendly and attentive.
I look forward to come back and would totally recommend it!

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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TN
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Water was poured with black floaters. Waiter never brought cocktail. Took away bread plates. Then asked if we wanted bread. Brought plates back. Food was fine. Pork was extremely fatty. For the price- I would have expected a better piece of meat and all around better meal/service.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Very plain, unimpressive and under-seasoned food, Poor value for money. Riding high on ambiance alone for business.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambience, We’re disappointed to read that same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Gorgeous setting but service was disjointed and very very slow (more than half an hour to receive drinks). The afternoon tea is lovely but there’s not much substance to it so it isn’t as filling as top hotels despite the price, which made it quite poor value. Allergens dealt with well.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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DS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere food was good staff very friendly

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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LL
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely place for a quiet diner with friends

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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c
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had to ask for our first course plates to be removed and weren’t asked had we enjoyed the meal at the end, not what you expect

a
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Booked for afternoon tea as a treat for my sister but we had to move table as there was a very large Christmas party and it was so noisy and we couldn’t here each other speak .The food was excellent and so was the service as the waiter was very understanding and accommodating

I think you should re think this concept for next year as the two don’t really gel together in the restaurant

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Didn’t feel the price warranted the service given. Thought team were polite and attentive but not to the standard where it’s a 100 a head restaurant.

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Beautiful place, wonderful food (although on the pricey side), terrible service. We had to wait to have our order taken. The wine then took forever. We ordered bread because we were hungry but we had to ask where it was. The food arrived first - we cancelled the bread. Service best described as pleasant but unfussed.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the food, We’re disappointed to read that same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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WD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish at The Petersham was just perfect.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely lunch with a girlfriend. Food was excellent as was the service. Such great surroundings too.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

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

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely venue and staff but the food didn’t match this, overpriced tiny portions

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the service and ambience, We’re disappointed to read that the food did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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ML
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service - friendly attentive staff. I've eaten here before and whilst the food was fine it wasn't as high a standard as previously experienced.

The Petersham
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Whilst We’re pleased to learn that you enjoyed the service, We’re disappointed to read that same aspect of your visit did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves to be able to provide excellent customer service and great food to all our guests so please be assured that your comments have been noted. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The Management team

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Really over priced for very average food. Restaurant is lovely and staff were really nice but food & drink were not worth the £100 bill we had at the end.

The Petersham
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for your review which we've shared with the whole team. We're sorry if the food did not meet your expectation and be assured We've passed your comments to the chef. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love the Richmond Petersham nurseries and have had a pleasant time in Covent Garden in the past . However, whilst the food was good quality this time it wasn't as breath takingly delicious as previous trips - despite the price.

We were not told at the time of booking or upon arrival at 2pm that the table was required at 4pm, it was only once we were served deserts, so felt very rushed out of the joint. Neither were we offered an alternative place to sit so we skipped cheese, coffee and aperitif - a real shame as this was a Christmas get together and we weren't ready to leave.

Overall disappointing this time.

The Petersham
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Birthday. Have eaten before and loved it but they had staff issues that ruined the experience will think twice about going again I am afraid

The Petersham
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write and let us know about your experience. We’re disappointed to read that your visit did not meet your expectation and please accept our apologies. We take your feedback on board and we’ll implement training with our team to ensure customer’s experience will be more efficient. We hope we’ll have the opportunity to welcome you back. Kindest regards The management team

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s
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

beautiful venue,excellent and friendly service. food v good but tooo expensive

The Petersham
Responded on December 16, 2019

Thank you for your very kind review which I have shared with the whole team. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we take on board your comment regarding the food and prices and be assured we will share with the chef We very much hope to welcome you back again soon. Kindest regards The management team

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