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Petrichor at the Cavendish London

#289 of 17,953 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
St. James's
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81 Jermyn Street | 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JF, England
+44 20 7389 3534
17:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was on the first floor in this tucked away hotel near st Jame's Square. I had a pre-theatre dinner here before and really enjoyed it. Hence when I spotted they were doing a 2 for 1 offer on their duke and duchess afternoon tea I quickly booked it. The afternoon tea set was served in two sections: first,... More 

Thank AnnieWCL
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit for tea at Petrichor in a year and my impressions from the first visit were more or less confirmed. It is a very central location as the Cavendish is just a few blocks from Piccadilly Circus. This time I got a seat in the lounge instead of the restaurant which was all to the good... More 

Thank Per J
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know what to expect but had heard the food was very good. From the start the staff were exceptional introducing everything with their enthusiasm that was clear they had for working there. I had a collection of dishes and had certain flavours that were more of 'experiences' than just food. We all have our top 10 things in... More 

Thank Ben Y
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Petrichor with a group of friends. From the very beginning the staff was super attentive. We had a selection of dishes that we shared as we wanted to try as many dishes as possible. Every single one was to die for, from the delicate flavour of the scallops to the cod with avocado and taramasalata. The wagyu... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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485 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying at the hotel and thought I would try the associated restaurant rather than venture out. I was really pleased with the ambiance and also the varied menu. I went for the set menu which was great value at under £30 (including a glass of bubbles)! Nice service, good view and tasty food. Beetroot salad to start, cod... More 

Thank foodie_wanderlust
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

....seems to be an important feature at this smart restaurant in the heart of the West End. My Ham Hock terrine was decorated like the Sydney Opera House with slivers of cucumber. The sliver of terrine must have been cut with a very sharp knife. Main course of Skrei Cod was a small pile in the middle of the plate... More 

Thank Jeremy B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We booked afternoon tea and got a 2 for 1 deal. The presentation boxes for the desserts were novel and the quality of food very good. It was quite quiet but this didn't detract from the atmosphere.

Thank John E
west midlands
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181 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for afternoon tea very good welcome and lovely relaxed surroundings very attentive warm welcoming staff . They use good quality bags not loose leaf tea The savoury selection was very fresh tasty and perfectly presented The pastries and cakes again good quality bannoffie my favourite .... the scones Or should I say scone was the let down only one... More 

Thank Robbie/stourbridge
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Above all else, the staff's service was impeccable. From receiving us all the way through the meal, they were professional while discrete creating a great atmosphere. The a-la-carte menu has some great fish selection at reasonable prices,and perhaps the only limitation is the portions aren't necessarily huge (although you won't leave hungry). The interior is decorated nicely and makes for... More 

Thank DarioSheff
PetrichorRestaurant, Manager at Petrichor at the Cavendish London, responded to this review

Dear Dario Thank you for your lovely feedback. My team and I are humbled by your comments and will definitely boost our morale. I can ensure that we will keep on working hard providing great food and service. Looking forward to welcome you back at Petrichor Kind regards Roberto De Vivo Food and Beverage Manager More 

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394 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The staff surpassed themselves last night with us being in a hurry to get to a show. They swiftly served out delicious chicken and the Welsh lamb hotpot. The taste and blend of herbs mixed with the meats were excellent..... We could not fault it all. As always superb all round for the fourth time!

Thank ScotinEngland
PetrichorRestaurant, Manager at Petrichor at the Cavendish London, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely feedback. My team and I are very energized by your comments. I am especially happy that we have managed to accommodate your request for speed service and we have delivered. Looking forward to welcome you back at Petrichor Kind regards Roberto De Vivo Food and Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Jermyn Street | 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7389 3534
  • This restaurant is at The Cavendish London
Petrichor at The Cavendish London is a stylish Piccadilly restaurant, serving contemporary, 2AA Rosette awarded British cuisine and a great value pre-theatre menu. Situated on the first floor of The Cavendish London hotel, Petrichor has an enviable view overlooking the exclusive boutiques and galleries of Jermyn Street, St. James's and Piccadilly. Here, Head Chef Nitin Padwal and his team use the finest seasonal and regional produce to create monthly changing menus of delicious modern British cuisine. From the indulgent British breakfast to the casual a la carte lunch and dinner menus, Petrichor is committed to using only sustainable, locally sourced produce. Coupled with the high standards of customer service, these homemade dishes are the highlight of the memorable dining experience you will enjoy at Petrichor.

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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