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Summary

£99
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A classic ‘rus in urbe’ venue – this lavish, flower-filled destination in a still-new-feeling Covent Garden development channels the charms of the well-known Richmond Park plant nursery in its two restaurants, interiors shop and florist. A “nice place”, undoubtedly, but one too often accused of serving “tiny, overpriced portions” of modern Italian food.

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.

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The Petersham Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Petersham Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Petersham restaurant.
Clifford B
Disappointing when bearing the Petersham mo...
Reviewed 8 months, 11 days ago

"Disappointing when bearing the Petersham moniker. Not even a decent shadow of the Richmond based home port. Unlikely to return unless improvements occur."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.50 £29.00 £26.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £2.50
Floral Court, off Floral St, London, WC2E 9DJ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
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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