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“beautiful setting amongst flowers,plants and objects for the house”

Petersham Nurseries Cafe
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $142
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A charmingly casual yet sophisticated restaurant, set within a glasshouse. Brimming with fragrant bougainvillea and jasmine, draped with indian blinds and decorated with antique furniture, mirrors and paintings. Respecting the slow food philosophy, the café serves seasonal, italian inspired food.
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great atmosphere, in the middle of the countryside! Dreamy lights everywhere.
The food was a little disappointing. Repetitive and not cooked enough. Not my favourite. Sorry!

Thank bzzziebee
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I had a lunch here purely because I had read about it and wanted to try. The majority of the clientele were ladies who lunch, however, that only added to the ambience of the place. The food was tasty and well presented. The staff professional, without being to intense. Certainly worth a special occasion.

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Thank davcol_1
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the meal and service. Chicken starter very tender with good combination of flavours, but then had to wait nearly an hour for main. Server did apologise and offered a free glass of wine but as I was driver that day it didn't really compensate. My main was sole and it was served with whole toasted almonds on top which were real tooth breakers. Accompanying Petersham salad was a very small bowl of tomato and cucumber and the side of potatoes had been roasted earlier in the day and reheated as they were rather soggy. Passed on dessert as it was 4pm (arrived at 12.15) and as most other diners had left, we felt the atmosphere was losing appeal. We had two guests from Australia with a special request to visit the restaurant after reading rave reviews in their national paper. Their conclusion - overpriced and really not Michelin star quality.

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Thank Roalja
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Eclectic setting, marvellous food and attentive service. Yes it's not the amazing value but the food is fantastic and the dining experience well worth the money.
Amazingly fresh "in season" ingredients make this restaurant a must visit venue.

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Thank PezzerW4
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We had lunch at Petersham today, having lived in this area for years I have never used Petersham Nurseries and I never will again.

Sadly, as with so many other restaurants, they operate on their long gone reputation.

Food was ok but £14 for 3 scallops and £28 for half a fillet of sea bass was outrageous given the dreadful service.

I don't mind paying these prices at top Michelin restaurants but when you wait 30 minutes for the starter and 40 minutes for the main course and the staff have no concept you are even waiting until we crossed the restaurant to find a waiter, then I feel this is 'over-egging' it slightly.

Petersham, it's time to review the offering

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1  Thank Heather B
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