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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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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went with friends to this pretty nursery outside of Richmond. Lovely flowers, plants, pots, gardeners' gadgets, etc. - all at incredibly high prices. Then we sat down on rickety old chairs at rickety old tables in a Miss Havisham's greenhouse-ish setting and proceeded to order our lunch. At any rate, the appetizers (starters), as well as the main courses... More

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have to this excellent restaurant a number of times over the last few years, and eaten from each of its chefs. The meal today was completely excellent, in fact as it always has been. The place is stunningly beautiful, as long as you 'get it' and are not predisposed to moan about the floor etc. We have eaten at... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit at the restaurant (not the teahouse) .... Food was very good, the service was lacking despite our attempts to highlight the poor service.No dedicated server for a party of eight, and more so the manager was completely oblivious after we politely told her about the wait and follow on service. Staff was friendly, but the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Met friends on an overcast morning at around 11am to sit and shiver in the nursery. (not my idea of fun). Friends all climbed into the cakes which looked ok if you like cake (I don't) and also I do not like getting my own water glasses and water and everything else. I like to be served when I go... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Petersham Restaurant is in the Petersham Nursery and while essentially a women's luncheon spot, it is still worth a visit. Beautiful people, beautiful and delicious food, and beautiful flowers and trinkets. Take the family for a glorious experience (if the weather is good).

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having visited for the first time a year ago I have returned regularly to the Nurseries . Our last visit( predominantly to visit the shop) we had a wonderful lunch from the tea house- imaginative and freshly prepared- the setting is peaceful and staff do not hurry you along- Yes occasionally the dishes are a little pricey for a casual... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The answer is yes! We had lunch in the Tea House - not the Cafe (that's for another time!). An extensive choice of salads, of the highest quality and very reasonably priced. We followed it up later with tea and cakes - again, excellent and very good value. OK, the tables and chairs are rather ropey, but with food of... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

A friend recommended here as an interesting place to visit but we were very disappointed. Pleasant enough walk through the Meadows and along the Thames to reach the Nurseries, but in my opinion they are totally overrated. We ate in the café and it was OK,no more than that, expensive for what it was. The most disappointing was the poor... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We knew it was going to be expensive as we were a group and had a fixed lunch price of £55 per person. We had hoped the food would match the price! This was just so very disappointing! The food was not better than any local upmarket pub and on top paying more than the best restaurants in central London... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We always enjoyed Petersham Nurseries for the style, selection of food and easy atmosphere. This however was spoiled by the 10 pence at the bottom of a half eaten bowl of soup and then the other items were either slightly burned or oddly, under cooked / cold when it should be warm. Shame, nice place, great idea but sadly needs... More

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