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Petersham Nurseries

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Off Petersham Road | off Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7AG, England
020 8605 3627
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Today
11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Place for Garden Lovers

Unique setting where seasonal fresh and local food is served in a lovely old glasshouse surrounded by plants. A lovely place though a bit overpriced!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
CarlaColumna123
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Cologne, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
373 reviews 373 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Unique setting where seasonal fresh and local food is served in a lovely old glasshouse surrounded by plants. A lovely place though a bit overpriced!

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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This place has a wide selection of plants and the palms are stunning if a bit expensive in comparison to other places And a nice walk down to the Thames

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Nowhere better for a special occasion meal when the sky's blue and the sun's shining. We sat under the trellis in the 'cafe' (which is a bit of a misnomer as it's a Michelin-starred restaurant). Expect clay floors, rustic tables and mis-matched chairs and food sourced locally and decorated with Petersham's blooms. It's a wonderful spot, albeit pricey (most starters... More 

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Hampton, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Is it me? The whole place looked like a jumble sale - pieces of furniture I would have thrown onto a skip, selling for hundreds of pounds! Rusty tables and chairs; mouldy ornaments; used terracotta flower pots - I suppose it is "Shabby Chic", but really... I just don't get it. Outrageous prices for very average quality food ( we... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Worth a visit to see how the whole place is set out....it really is beautiful. The food prices in the main restaurant were insane & the tea shop offerings were equally ridiculous ...£8 for a tiny bowl of soup. The cakes were reasonable, but overall pretty underwhelming. It's a shame because with a bit more imagination the tea shop could... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a great Sunday lunch at the Petersham Nurseries, excellent food (thumbnails Portions)... Miniatures portions placing much green to make the dish look reasonable, good service and the atmosphere was great, dreadfully expensive ruinous process that is likely to lead to ruin the restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A lovely place to eat surrounded by the fresh scents of a variety of plants and flowers however the staff in the restaurant were very laissez-faire and unhelpful and the member of staff in the shop was extremely extremely rude. The food was fresh and healthy but only tasted ok and was very over priced. My afternoon lunch at petersham... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was unlucky enough to go to the nursery for tea Having noticed loads of cushions in the restaurant part of the nursery.I asked a member of staff if I might have one as seats are hard metal and highly unsuitable for someone to sit on with a crumbling spine She told me it was a separate business,but I explained... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My friend Karin and I took a wander to Petersham Nurseries, a place I love and enjoy visiting when I'm in London. It looks so beautiful, just like a photo-shoot. The plants and flowers and general decor are all very inspiring. For lunch she chose the shepherd's pie and salad and I opted for rigatoni in a creamy tomato sauce... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Having visited here a few times previously, I looked forward to another trip last week. Still a very inspiring place but what a shame about the staff! Apart from a very friendly and helpful gentleman in the plant area everyone else was extremely rude and so miserable. Deciding on coffee and cake we were greeted by a very rude girl...dry... More 

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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 0 - 99
  • Cuisine: Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?