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Summary

£91
 ££££
2
Average
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like being in the country, but without leaving London”: this year-old ‘lifestyle destination’ in a new Covent Garden development – spun out from the Richmond garden centre’s famous shabby-chic restaurant – comprises a shop, florist, deli, cicchetti (Italian small plates) bar and a main restaurant. It’s a lavish investment from the Boglione family, with a “beautiful atmosphere”, but the food is “only just about good enough for the prices”, while the “disorganised and chaotic service requires some serious work”. Still, for a romantic lunch on a summer’s day in the centre of town, its flower-filled courtyard is hard to beat.

Summary

£91
 ££££
2
Average
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like being in the country, but without leaving London”: this year-old ‘lifestyle destination’ in a new Covent Garden development – spun out from the Richmond garden centre’s famous shabby-chic restaurant – comprises a shop, florist, deli, cicchetti (Italian small plates) bar and a main restaurant. It’s a lavish investment from the Boglione family, with a “beautiful atmosphere”, but the food is “only just about good enough for the prices”, while the “disorganised and chaotic service requires some serious work”. Still, for a romantic lunch on a summer’s day in the centre of town, its flower-filled courtyard is hard to beat.

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Enchanting decor” – very “calming and relaxing”, considering it’s so central – is a major highpoint of this ambitious newcomer from the Boglione family, which is part of a very attractive new development in Covent Garden. It repeats a lot of the DNA of their original venture – Richmond’s famously romantic, shabby chic Petersham Nurseries – although the punchy prices for its “refined and elegant” dishes have so far inspired less controversy here.

Summary

The Boglione family, owners of Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries, venture into central London, with this newcomer in the courtyard of the ‘Floral Court’ new CapCo property development between Floral Street and King Street. The menu is primarily Italian-led and when it’s warm you can eat alfresco. They are also opening a deli, and adjoining bar and small plates restaurant, ‘La Goccia’.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
40
No trainers
100

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £35.00 £42.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£18.00 £28.00 £6.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £45.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 13.50%
Floral Court, off Floral St, London, WC2E 9DJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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