Flack: (Saving) on Expenses - Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Reviewer: Jo Hartley, PR account director, Hills Balfour

What is it good for?

Benefiting from an 'informal yet luxurious' feel, the restaurant is surrounded by shabby chic garden furniture and is a quiet spot ideal for client lunches. The food has Middle Eastern influences while also drawing on European training.

Signature dishes

Expect to see dishes such as baby courgette flowers with dukkah and tomato shankleesh salad or grilled rabbit with chorizo, parsnip skordalia and grumolo verde. Desserts include lemon posset pavlova with labneh and crushed raspberries.

Who's the boss?

Petersham Nurseries, owned by Gael and Francesco Boglione, is set at the foot of their home, Petersham House. Greg Malouf has joined as executive chef for the summer.

Tips please

Book well in advance, as this is a popular spot for business and leisure lunches alike.

What's the damage?

Sample set lunch menus during the week offer three courses for £28.50.

Petersham Nurseries, Church Lane off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AG. 020 8940 5230.

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