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All 122 Richmond-upon-Thames Restaurants

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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Viterbo, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I read many previous reviews on this restaurant ,and I stand in the middle. I visited it for the first time 3 years ago when it got its first Michelin star (2011). Then I had a light a light lunch with a second course of fish. The dish was well presented and fresh but not amazing. Still, I loved the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a review of the cafe, not the restaurant. We visited as a mid-point to our bike ride, having a salad to share along with some cake and tea. The salad and cake were tasty. We hoped for some espresso drinks, however their coffee selection is very limited. Bike parking is decent if not a little crowded. The ambiance... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

...or so it seems when you are sitting in the shabby chic of a furnished greenhouse a couple of hundred metres from the road, eating some of the best food you're likely to enjoy unless you regularly use Michelin-starred restaurants. I went here for a late lunch with my wife and daughter to celebrate the latter's birthday. We were not... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Have been to this cafe quite a few times over recent years. My last visit was with a friend and our children in August. It's always been pricy for what you get but wow - now it's quite astronomical. A small tub of judes' ice cream: £3 (5 times as much in the supermarket retails for under £5. One vegetarian... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There is nothing to add about the atmosphere of this place. It's really special and nice. We have only tried the cafe place not the restaurant. The food is basic and good but not excellent. Mostly various salads, quiches, soups and cakes. However, the portions are extremely tiny and the price tag is astronomical. It stands in no relation to... More

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Rome
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Entering this nursery you can feel immediately that a special experience is about to happen! The nursery in itself is full of beautiful plants and flowers and is made with that english touch that makes it seem natural but it's actually well studied. Then you come to the cafè where to have an aperitif on small tables among all the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited Sunday lunch 4 adults, 4 foodie tweens, on various friends recommendations. Overall very disappointing... 1. Service. Lacking. A waiter had to be flagged for each water / bread / food request. There were a good number of servers wandering around, but of the 'I am ignoring you' variety. Nothing was offered eg. Water / drinks on arrival. We asked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

With prices this high the management really should spend a bit of money on hiring experienced waiting staff rather than a bunch of kids who know little or nothing about the food bring served. Portions are small and the menu short and good luck finding something reasonable on the wine list for less than £40. A shadow of its former... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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