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Off Petersham Road | off Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7AG, England
020 8605 3627
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Petersham Nurseries Caf�� in west London is a pilgramage-worthy dining...
The Petersham Nurseries Caf�� in west London is a pilgramage-worthy dining destination for every serious lover of great food. The dining room is set in a heated, plant-filled Victorian greenhouse with an earth floor, colourful artworks and mismatched vintage furniture. Loved by A-listers and hipsters alike, this is an idyllic place for lazy weekend lunches, discreet mid-week meals and super chic events. The short menu changes weekly - five starters, five main course dishes, simple desserts and one cheese - and the wine list includes some brilliant French and Italian labels. A true original, the Petersham Nurseries Caf�� is a must for all culinary thrill-seekers.
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  • 120
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    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 58
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Is charm enough?

What makes this place attractive is a combination of the particular style, the location and a reasonable attempt at providing decent food. The site has 3 facilities: the garden centre, the cafe and the restaurant. I'm talking here about the Nursery Cafe in the main. The people who really like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
akc42
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went for the complete menu, including appetisers, and were delighted by everything. The deep-fried zucchini flowers were a great start. Our two different salads had the best tasting beetroot and tomatoes we think we have ever had. The mains, one Brill one pork, were satisfying and tasty too. We shared a pudding and a dessert wine. The service was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'm a foody and am NOT in the business of writing nasty or mean reviews but I am prompted to write this one because it's been a long time that I have felt so strongly about my lunch experience - I have been to Petersham two or three times before and it is just going down hill every time I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you like natural places and the real taste of vegetables, this restaurant is definitely for you. I had the tomato and mozzarella salad, and I can tell it was even better than the ones I've had in Italy. The grow their own tomatoes, and it truly tasted so pure and fresh. Long time I haven't had the real taste... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

What makes this place attractive is a combination of the particular style, the location and a reasonable attempt at providing decent food. The site has 3 facilities: the garden centre, the cafe and the restaurant. I'm talking here about the Nursery Cafe in the main. The people who really like this place love it. Perhaps its in part because they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent and well-presented food- probably some of the best quality I have had in the UK. It is a bit on the expensive side though, but the quality justifies that in my mind. Very good and professional service. There is both a restaurant and a café there and we ate at the restaurant. Most of the seating is outside which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We dined in the greenhouse style restaurant, seated on old chairs with new cushions at weathered old antique dining tables. The floor is just soil and stones. The roof is polythene, green netting and climbing plants. It's an enchantingly beautiful place with no intrusive music or concrete walls and sharp corners to amplify the conversation...and then there was the food!... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great place to visit for drinks in the week as not too busy. We had a tiddler with us and toilet facilities were very good which was a bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First, the elephant in the room: as many reviews have noted, this is a very expensive restaurant. You're paying for the ambiance, the quality of the ingredients, and the service, but even after that it feels like a very pricey lunch. The setting of the restaurant is beautiful. We walked from the Richmond tube station to the restaurant along the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an okay meal but the Dover sole was undercooked and the fish stew was meagre. Kids dishes were ok but no more. The casual self service part is much better - have had many lovely meals there.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place is just beautiful and a perfect little hidden gem for you to sit back and relax in. Granted the food is a little expensive and the plants too, but the environment and attention to detail makes it more of the experience that you are rewarded with. It's definitely the most tranquil garden centre I have ever been to... More 

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Additional Information about Petersham Nurseries

Address: Off Petersham Road | off Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7AG, England
Phone Number: 020 8605 3627
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 99

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Off Petersham Road | off Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: 020 8605 3627

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 99

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Petersham Nurseries Caf�� in west London is a pilgramage-worthy dining destination for every serious lover of great food. The dining room is set in a heated, plant-filled Victorian greenhouse with an earth floor, colourful artworks and mismatched vintage furniture. Loved by A-listers and hipsters alike, this is an idyllic place for lazy weekend lunches, discreet mid-week meals and super chic events. The short menu changes weekly - five starters, five main course dishes, simple desserts and one cheese - and the wine list includes some brilliant French and Italian labels. A true original, the Petersham Nurseries Caf�� is a must for all culinary thrill-seekers.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?