Sunday, June 22, 2008
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.