Experience our new restaurant
The Petersham Restaurant has reopened today (Wednesday 18th January) following an extensive redesign.
The new design takes inspiration from the natural environment and surrounding countryside, which combines with our famous floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the River Thames. The colours are inspired by the stunning early morning, misty river vista that can be enjoyed from the restaurant itself.
Designed by London-based firm Kanvass, deep blues and soft greys are brightened with the strategic placement of mirrors, which bring the natural daylight into the room and reflect the changing tonality and warmth of the light throughout the day.
Every table in the 70-seat restaurant can take in the stunning views of the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows, whilst guests enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and fantastic food.
Tris Hillier, Managing Director of Kanvass Design said: “As a Richmond resident for 12 years there was a deep connection with the signature elements to this wonderful property that we wanted to enhance. The restaurant views of the river were our core inspiration, ever aware of the impact of the changing seasons and its affect on the interior. We are delighted with how it has worked to bring light and life into the space.
“Kanvass has a real affinity with The Petersham – my father was a landscape artist and painted the view many years ago, capturing the early morning mist across the river which served as a significant influence for the eventual colour palette. Incredibly, our lead designer Sophie Bicknell’s mother, Janet McDougall, actually designed the original restaurant, so it’s now the second generation of designers working with the second generation of the Dare family.”
Greville Dare, managing director of The Petersham Hotel and Restaurant said: “The new restaurant design is in keeping with the classicism of our majestic Victorian hotel building, and the essence of the restaurant which our guests know and love remains the same. What the refurbishment has done is breathe new life and modernity into the space, fully integrating the fantastic views, which we hope both our existing and new customers will embrace.”
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, with menus created by head chef Ade Adeshina that present seasonal, local produce in a modern British style.
Experience the new restaurant for yourself – book your table online or call 020 8939 1084.