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Petersham Nurseries

Off Petersham Road | off Petersham Road, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7AG, England
020 8605 3627
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Price range: $0 - $99
Cuisines: Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
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306 reviews from our community

56% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Petersham Nurseries restaurant after having wandered around the garden centre and having eaten cake in the cafe a few times before. On the day of our lunch, the weather was quite hot and humid, and upon arrival we asked whether we could sit in the beautiful garden. However, we were told that the weather forecast had predicted... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This restaurant is situated in an outstandingly beautiful location, completely as I had expected. Arrive early to enjoy the stunning flowers and plants. My plaice was £27.50 and came with a hair from the kitchen. The occasion is always spoiled to a certain extent when this unfortunate hygiene lapse occurs, and I would expect a small gesture on the bill.... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Four of us marked a significant birthday with lunch at Petersham Nurseries. It's a charming place that plays to all the senses; the ambience is simply unique. Two of us had been here previously; that they were keen to return helped allay some of the fears aroused by enough negative reviews to instill doubt. There are two sides to every... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We dined here with friends on a Saturday night and whilst the evening ambience of the greenhouse lit by fairy lights was most alluring, the food and service was somewhat lacklustre. Aperitifs and appetizers were thrust upon us before all guests had arrived but the remainder of the service was slow and generally absent. No further wine or drinks were... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visited Tea room twice on Wednesday and Friday in last week of July with a couple of friends from New York.The place is very charming , my friends loved it and really admired the whole idea of having restaurant and cafe inside the conservatory. That was the only ''plus'' of our visit. Food was so overpriced, looking old and... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Five stars. Phenomenal food. Magical location. Style and class in spades. But if you're on a budget the bill will probably spoil it for you. Be prepared. And as long as you are prepared, enjoy it - thoroughly.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from a day out with my son to Petersham Nurseries in Church Lane off Petersham Road, Richmond. I love going to Garden Centres and/or Nurseries and my daughter recommended this one, even though I live in Hertfordshire and this is miles away. But I was not disappointed. We were in a small car thankfully because when you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited (again) for my mothers birthday. It was very hot and all the tables had been moved outside which was lovely, the tables were beautifully decorated and we sat right by the fountain. The service was 'nice' but lacked the professionalism which has characterized previous visits eg we had to remind staff about requests for water and for bread.... More

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Mandurah, Australia
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286 reviews 286 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You queue with a tray for the cafe, unlike the restaurant alongside. Then sit either inside conservatory or outside. All very casual. Good salads and quiches etc. NZ Dicksonia ferns in the humid atmosphere alongside shabby chic chairs and tables. Outside glorious sweetpeas, dahlias and agapanthus! Beautiful!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've decided to post this review as I've been burnt too many times by Petersham nurseries. This is probably the best forum for it. I don't usually complain and like to give a place a couple of chances to redeem itself, in this case it hasn't and we have spent a lot of money with them. We booked it for... More

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