Petersham Nurseries has prevailed after an epic 18-year battle with Richmond Council that threatened the future of its famous greenhouse restaurant. “We’re very happy,” said a spokeswoman for the restaurant, “everybody can keep their jobs.” Richmond Council had sought to impose restrictions on evening opening which the restaurant maintained would have undermined its viability as […]

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Petersham Nurseries, the famously bucolic restaurant in a garden centre on the edge of Richmond Park, has appealed against a council order that would block evening opening. The move is the culmination of an astonishing 18-year stand-off between the restaurant and Richmond Council involving protracted negotiations but no prospect of agreement. The venue has now […]

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This March the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) will launch its fifth annual awards – now named the Food Made Good Awards, sponsored by Nestlé Professional. The accolades are a chance for restaurants and the food service sector to showcase their sustainability achievements. Managing director of the SRA, Mark Linehan, says that recent years have witnessed […]

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The weather being so glorious and the next bank holiday in sight, we thought we’d bring you a selection of great dining spots in London parks. That way when you’re done with your leisurely stroll, game of tennis or you’ve finished reading a book in the sun, you can pop to a nearby restaurant for […]

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