The Petersham Hotel
The Petersham Restaurant is set within a stunning 4-star hotel, proudly overlooking the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows. Built in 1865, The Petersham is rich in history, yet progressive in approach, offering first-class hospitality.
In 1978, The Petersham was purchased by the Dare family and this year, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary of ownership.
The Petersham Restaurant is unique, benefitting from panoramic views of the famous bend in the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows. Gaze out at the view from every table and enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere, exceptional service and exciting food.
Newly appointed in October 2017, Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges brings a wealth of creative experiences to The Petersham Restaurant. Since joining The Petersham Restaurant, Mauritian-born Jean-Didier has transformed all the menus with his unique cooking style that encompasses modern and constantly evolving techniques.
Jean-Didier’s cooking style is ‘all from the heart,’ which revolves around his passion for uniting flavour, colour, and history into every dish. Diners can expect showstopping dishes that are intrinsically connected through sight, smell, taste, touch and sound.
Every aspect of Jean-Didier’s food has a special element to it, even down to the recipe development, where dishes are solely created through his inate ability to remember flavour and fragrance and visualise intriguing combinations.
Jean-Didier merges The Petersham’s rich history with modern cooking technique to create new, seasonally changing menus. The restaurant serves Breakfast, A la Carte, Fixed Price, Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch.
As a chocolatier, Jean-Didier has designed a dessert menu which combines exemplary skill with beautifully matched flavours. Diners can expect to be both surprised and wowed by the ingenuity of cooking techniques and flavour combinations.
The Petersham Restaurant also serves a traditional afternoon tea where guests can delight in delicious sandwiches and sweet treats with a glass of Petersham Champagne or delicately flavoured teas, all while enjoying one of the best views in London.
In January 2017, The Petersham Restaurant undertook an extensive redesign. The new interior takes inspiration from the restaurant’s stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The rich colours are inspired by the peaceful early morning river vista that diners can look over from the restaurant itself.
The Petersham Restaurant holds 90 covers and serves lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and Sunday Lunch all year round. The restaurant also has a luxurious semi-private dining room, The Alcove. The space can host up to 12 diners and offers privacy with the atmosphere of the main restaurant. The Alcove can be reserved without a room-hire charge for eight guests or more and is perfect for those special occasions.