Sunday, June 22, 2008

Petersham Nurseries

I've heard a lot about Petersham Nurseries and Skye Gyngell's restaurant. So, we looked out of the window this morning and thought we'd give it ago. We got there at 11am, just as the gates were opening, and headed straight for the Tea House where we had a choice of a least eight different home-made cakes, of which we chose two and one of the egg mayonnaise and rocket sandwiches (£3.95). We spent ages sat round one of the many gorgeous, rickety old tables in the green house eating our cake before looking in the restaurant and deciding unanimously to ask whether maybe there was a spare table for lunch. It was the tower of Champagne flutes and the sign for Apricot Prosecco that did it for me. But sadly, no room and currently booking four weeks ahead. Having looked at the prices, Roasted Wild Sea Bass with Borlotti, Chard & Salmariglio, £26.00, probably just as well. Scrap had a quiet snooze on a bench then we took a little walk along the river, back through the woods and finally headed home for our own seasonal British lunch of globe artichokes with lemon butter.

6 comments:

Fiona Beckett said...

It's a shame you have to book so far in advance for what should be a casual drop-in sort of place. Prices are a bit scary too, I agree. What we did when we went a year or two ago was have two starters. Gorgeous place though . . .

jackie said...

aw that scrap is such a beautiful boy

Silvana said...

He might look sweet but he's really, really, really, really, really naughty! Especially today when I was looking for a birthday present in the expensive shop on the high street!

Rob said...

is it someone's birthday?

Tony said...

Its a great place for a tea and cakes, especially on a Summer's day, but must be the most expensive garden centre in the world.

Bush Mummy said...

Oooh Silvana - I might just have to go.. food and gardening in one place.. i'll be like the proverbial pig in S***. Thanks for the tip.

BM