The Petersham

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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 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.

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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: January 6, 2020

Ends: April 6, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-3:00PM
Mon-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: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-6:30PM

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P
London
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 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 March 8, 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
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 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 March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and beautiful ambience xxx

The Petersham
Responded on March 9, 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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DH
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

The Petersham
Responded on March 9, 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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P
1 review
Dined on March 5, 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 March 9, 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.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 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 March 9, 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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AM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with very attentive waiting staff and great quality food

The Petersham
Responded on March 9, 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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EC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 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 March 9, 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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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience3

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

The Petersham
Responded on March 9, 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.

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

The Petersham
Responded on March 9, 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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NR
Kent
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

P
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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 March 4, 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

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DL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 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 March 4, 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

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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 March 4, 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

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J
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 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 March 4, 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

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c
London
1 review
Dined on February 29, 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 March 4, 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

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W
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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 March 9, 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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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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 March 4, 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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 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 March 4, 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

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 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 February 25, 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 February 28, 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

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KN
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Food is good but very small portions for the cost

The Petersham
Responded on February 26, 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

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NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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 February 26, 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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 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 February 26, 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

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B
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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 February 26, 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

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful seasonal food and attentive table service

The Petersham
Responded on February 26, 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

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Steak very tough. Bad

The Petersham
Responded on February 26, 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

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 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 February 20, 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.