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Petersham Nurseries

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Dine With Dog
Bowl Provided
Setting: City oasis
Cuisine: British and Italian influences
Paws: All welcome

Petersham Nurseries is delightfully dog-friendly, bloom-filled oasis set amid the hustle and bustle of the Capital in Richmond. A charming place to while away the time and escape the busier parts of London – whether taking in the flowers, picking that perfect plant, browsing the antiques, or munching on some tantalising treats – this is a tranquil haven to be enjoyed with fido by your side. Your dog is sure to adore the greenery smells all around, while you mull over whether the The Teahouse will be your pick today, or if only the main restaurant, Petersham Nurseries Café, will do. If you’re lucky, the manager’s Shih Tzu will also be there to give you both a waggy welcome.

Bookings are taken in the main restaurant but not in The Teahouse.

 
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Food and Drink

At Petersham Nurseries

Wander around the Nurseries’ gorgeous plants and peruse the antiques and gifts galore; perfect for working up an appetite – and an appetite is a must here! No trip would be complete without sampling one of the gastronomic delights in either Petersham Nurseries Café (café by name, but restaurant by nature) or The Teahouse.

Dine in the casual yet refined restaurant, set within a beautiful glasshouse building. Bougainvillea and jasmine are all around, and antique furnishings work to great effect. The foodie heritage from the previous Michelin stared chefs at Petersham Nurseries Café continues, with exceptional offerings based on English culinary work, influenced by the team’s love of Italian flavours. Menus change regularly but include dishes such as saffron gnocchi with mussels, peas and flowers, and grilled leg of lamb with globe artichokes, Marinda tomatoes, chilli and chart. Set menus are sometimes available and start from £55.

Bookings are taken for the restaurant; we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more every day but still sumptuous fare, try The Teahouse. Seasonal food, homemade cakes and pastries are served here, along with loose leaf teas. An Italianate menu is on offer at lunch, including dishes such as marinated artichoke salad with pea and pea shoots and garden herbs, or Petersham sausage with borlotti beans, tomatoes and oregano.

Doggy delights

Dogs can explore throughout here, with the only out of bounds area being the serving section in The Teahouse. Make sure you carve out the time to explore this hidden, nature-filled gem together.

By day

In the summer months you can also dine alfresco in the restaurant, while The Teahouse enables you to eat outdoors all year round.

From dusk

The Nurseries are normally closed in the evenings, but supper clubs are held on a handful of days throughout the year, with seasonal menus served amid the flowers and twinkling lights.

The extra bits

Private events can be hosted in Petersham Nurseries Café, The Teahouse, or you can hire the whole venue should you wish.

Essentials

  • Cuisine: British and Italian influences
  • Petersham Nurseries and The Teahouse: Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm
  • Petersham Nurseries Café: noon to 3pm from Tuesday to Sunday
  • The Teahouse serves lunch from noon until all is sold out. Cake orders are taken from 10am to 4.30pm.
  • Tea, coffee and sort drinks are available from the Teahouse on Mondays
  • Pups will love being able to explore this green wonderland with you
  • For a real treat for fido, combine with a trip to Richmond Park

Where We Are

LOCAL AREA

Just a few minutes’ walk from the Petersham Gate entrance to Richmond Park, exploring this royal park perfect compliments a visit to the Nurseries. This majestic and expansive park, filled with deer (so keep a long lead in hand) is a wonderful open area for dogs to explore. Read our guide for more information.

If waterside walks are more your thing, head down to the Thames for some waterside walking with our dog. Petersham Nurseries is adjacent to Petersham Meadow within London’s historic Arcadian Thames landscape that runs along the river from Hampton to Kew.

Alternatively, head into Richmond to explore this historic borough. For inspiration see our dog-friendly London destination page.

For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.

LOCATION AND CONTACT

Address: Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane (signed posted ‘St Peter’s Church’), Off Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AB

Hit the road

Should you decide to drive, leave a little extra time as the roads can be busy in and around this popular borough and royal park. One parking option is to use Marble Hill Park, before taking a quick trip across the river by ferry. Parking options vary by day of the week, with more options available at weekends (read more here). Alternatively, park in Richmond Park and enjoy the stunning surrounds, and then mosey on to Petersham Nurseries.

All aboard

The closest overground and underground station is Richmond, served by the District Line on the tube. Richmond Station is approximately 25 minutes’ walk away. Jumping on the number 65 bus along the Petersham Road will get you within a few minutes’ walk of the nurseries.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

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