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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
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Boring food but great service

I've never visited Restaurant from obvious price range reasons, but I am regular to the cafe part. I must say the food is becoming slightly boring , same menu every year if not worst-quality wise. It has been my favorite place to visit for a long time but I feel like if something won't change I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Oscar F
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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
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've never visited Restaurant from obvious price range reasons, but I am regular to the cafe part. I must say the food is becoming slightly boring , same menu every year if not worst-quality wise. It has been my favorite place to visit for a long time but I feel like if something won't change I will have to stop... More 

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TWICKENHAM
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a charming venue for afternoon tea and cake or morning coffee,but don't bother eating in the restaurant.Petersham Nurseries is exactly that-a smart garden centre. The cakes are delicious and tea is of the leaf variety and comes served in a proper tea pot. Restaurant food is overpriced and nowhere near as good as when Skye Gyngell used to... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had dinner here as a couple a long time ago. Now back as a family of four we decided to have lunch at the nursery. Although not for all, we liked the informal atmosphere of eating in a greenhouse. Staff was helpful and friendly - even when we had an unconventional order of dishes. Between the four of us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I visited petersham nurseries on valentines weekend. I must say I was disappointed. The restaurant was full so I've decided me and my family will eat in the cheaper option which is the Tea house. The atmosphere is lovely and very different then any other place I've been to, but the food was less then average. Overcooked lentil without taste... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I am local to the area and heard about this place many times. so we decided to give it a try and see what's it all about. Yes, the atmosphere is lovely and very different but the food was disappointing, the meat was overcooked with very little of it. The bread was awful! Also, I have to say the service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I didn't take time to read through the reviews, but was surprised it wasn't rated higher on TA. I'm guessing that's because it's on the expensive side (£20-£25 mains) or because it's not a 'typical' restaurant (surrounded by flowers and dirt floor). Well let me tell you - there's no doubt in my mind the Petersham restaurant was a unique... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Hello there , I like to share a unique experience i have got just last Sunday. It was my first experience at Petersham a friend of mine sagest to me this special place This place it is very special for people low nature. I have visit all Petersham :the shop and the garden shop are really beautiful, everything was display... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a very original eatery near the river. It has a country feel since the floors are hoggin. Lunch can be taken in one of several greenhouses on an eclectic mix of "outdoor" type tables. Worth a visit after a walk across the meadows from Richmond. Dogs are welcome and the plant shop is fascinating. This review is for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Today we unexpectedly had lunch at the Petersham Nurseries Cafe. A part of me doesn't want to tell you all just how wonderful it was, but it would be unfair to the staff, who deserve much praise. The cafe is housed within one of the greenhouses, an eclectic and beautiful setting. The service was spot on - friendly but professional,... More 

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London
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Judging by the other reviews I clearly don't get this place. Have visited both the café (which is not café - its a lunchtime restaurant) and the tearoom. The restaurant is situated in a greenhouse sort of building with mud floor and basic furniture with plants about the place. Its not especially comfortable and as a previous reviewer said you... 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?