The Petersham Covent Garden

Silver Award
Afternoon tea, Italian

The Petersham Covent Garden
The Petersham Covent Garden
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Silver Award

This “stunning” offshoot of Richmond’s Petersham Nurseries has gained plenty of attributes since its arrival in Covent Garden – namely a wine merchant’s, café-bar (La Goccia), florist’s, delicatessen and sun-dappled courtyard. The business started in 2004 as a shabby-chic garden centre but is now a ‘lifestyle brand’, with The Petersham (the complex’s more formal restaurant) at its apogee.

The venue looks gorgeous, a World of Interiors centrefold of abundant cut flowers, Murano glass, artworks and glistening chandeliers. The courtyard area is somewhat less convincing, the presence of passing shoppers compromising the idyll. However, it only takes one Rose Petal Prosecco to shake off the feeling of dining in a mall, while the menu will transport you to Italy by way of an English country garden.

The kitchen observes the seasons with gusto, which means serving pea, lovage and quinoa tartlets in spring and introducing broad bean hummus to heritage radishes in midsummer. Starters of artichoke risotto or sopressini pasta with beef shin ragù, lead naturally into mains such as salt-baked hake (to share) or roast Haye Farm chicken with polenta, radicchio, calcot onion and sage, while seasonal sides always include the Petersham garden salad.

Readers are also enamoured of pretty desserts such as blood orange jelly with Cocci vermouth and winter violas, while a plate of clementine and rosemary truffles makes the perfect finale. Sadly, living the dream here is an expensive business, so dip a toe in first with the pre-theatre menu and order carefully from the all-Italian wine list.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, Italian
Glamorous, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Romantic, Special occasions

Special offers from The Petersham Covent Garden

Pre-theatre menu: 2/3 courses £29.50/£34

From: 1 October, 2019
To: 11 November, 2019
Max: 8
Set in the heart of Covent Garden, The Petersham offers a pre-theatre menu, served from 5pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Petersham is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal before the theatre, ballet or opera. Diners can choose between two courses for £29.50 or three courses for £34.
Availability: Daily 5:00PM-6:30PM

London Restaurant Festival: The Petersham tasting menu £60

From: 1 October, 2019
To: 31 October, 2019
Max: 12
A showcase of the à la carte menu, enjoy six courses that focus on the finest seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours. There is also the option to add a paired wine flight.
Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-9:00PM,Fri-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-10:30PM

Location for The Petersham Covent Garden

27-31 King Street, London, WC2E 8JB

020 7305 7676


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11.30am-12M

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