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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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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: 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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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 53
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  • 24
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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
Good but expensive

The food is great. Staff friendly although the wine service was a little slow with our main courses arriving before our wine. My one comment is it's super expensive...and it isn't fine dining it's great and brilliant quality but not fine dining level so the price isn't warranted. To be honest I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
AndreaC75
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Norwich, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My mum, husband and I went to the cafe at Petersham Nurseries for lunch this week. It was a wonderful experience. We had no problem booking a table and they were very flexible when I needed to push back the time. We asked if we could bring the dog to which they replied, we love dogs! This was lovely to... More 

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london
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A friend suggested we come here for lunch as she had heard good reports of it. We found the food quite boring and expensive for what it was. We thought the "shabby chic" decor was pretentious. I have to say that the staff were friendly and helpful but the restaurant was packed full of families with noisy children which did... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been looking forward to this for some time. We had a weekday lunch. Great location we had a very pleasant walk from Ham House car park along the river. Staff were very friendly and relaxed. I got the impression some were quite new as our waiter was not great at opening or serving wine. Food was stunning. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Came to Petersham for a family lunch and was not disappointed. A really gorgeous setting with stunning flowers dotted all around the restaurant. The food was so fresh and really delicious. Great wine list, and we had some superb home made blackcurrant bellini’s to kick off with. Felt like home from home, and would definitely visit again.

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Hampshire
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123 reviews 123 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here last weekend. It was a special birthday and this restaurant was really special. Wonderful food. great menu choice and the service was excellent. The staff definitely go the extra mile to be friendly and very welcoming and best of all to be really efficient and all know exactly what they are doing. Such a unique experience and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The food is great. Staff friendly although the wine service was a little slow with our main courses arriving before our wine. My one comment is it's super expensive...and it isn't fine dining it's great and brilliant quality but not fine dining level so the price isn't warranted. To be honest I wouldn't go back because of that but great... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous venue for a birthday lunch, especially on a sunny day. Food was fresh and delicately flavoured - even the bread and oil was something to savour. Found it very romantic and the whole restaurant was very fragrant and quietly buzzy. The only disappointment was that my boyfriend had organised for the staff to bring a candle on my desert,... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?