Snow is falling, all around us – if you head to The Petersham this winter, that is.
I think we can all agree that Richmond is a rather charming spot. But this winter, our admiration for Richmond is set to increase exponentially, as one restaurant takes seasonal dining to the next level. In what essentially amounts to a Christmas miracle, The Petersham Restaurant will be surrounded by falling snow from December 1st, gently tumbling to earth as you tuck into your meal.
It’s set to be a real winter wonderland, as well as a handy backup in case we’ve already had our snow quota for 2018. Diners will be treated to two snowfalls during the lunch and dinner services, and one during afternoon tea. Happily, since the display is outside, the snow won’t end up in your food and temper your enjoyment. A rather charming way to enjoy the sights and excitement of snow, without the biting cold and wet socks that habitually follow.
The food will no doubt help the experience, too. Stuffed Norfolk turkey breast, slow cooked featherback steak, and pumpkin and sage tortellini will keep you hale and hearty during the snowfall. I’d advise you to try and time your dessert with the falling snow, as The Petersham’s chocolate bauble – a hand-crafted chocolate sphere, filled with orange mousse, and topped with hot vanilla rum and caramel sauce – will make a stunning accompaniment. It’s seriously tasty festive fare; Christmas dinner is snow joke, after all.
Location: The Petersham Restaurant, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ. Nearest station is Richmond. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: multiple sittings, find them here. The snowfall is set to run December 1st-24th.
Price: the three-course festive menu will set you back £45.
More details: on their website.