Oh, Christmas (Chocolate) Tree! Winter Wonderland At The Petersham Restaurant

This Christmas, there’s nowhere better in London to celebrate the festive season as one of the capital’s most spectacular hotel restaurants, The Petersham Restaurant in Richmond, is serving a magical line-up of indulgent festive feasting alongside guaranteed snowfall AND a giant Christmas tree – made entirely of chocolate!

Taking seasonal dining to the next level, The Petersham’s talented Head Chef Jean-Didier Gouges has carefully created a 1.2-metre-tall Christmas tree using 15kg of chocolate to display hand-crafted edible chocolate baubles to be served as part of the festive menu. Guests can tuck into the stunning (and delicious) chocolate creations surrounded by The Petersham’s unique and spectacular snow display guaranteed to fall during lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, creating the perfect winter wonderland. For that extra dose of festive cheer, guests dining for lunch will also be treated to a surprise visit from Father Christmas!

With its stunning and snowy backdrop of floor-to-ceiling views of the River Thames and surrounding Meadows, the Restaurant provides a magical setting to celebrate with family and friends and enjoy Head Chef Didier’s’ carefully curated three-course set-menu. Highlights include festive seasonal favourites such as rolled and stuffed Norfolk turkey breast with all the trimmings, duck a la orange, dover sole and the vegetarian pumpkin and sage tortellini, as well as an array of delightful desserts such as an indulgent Christmas pudding with brandy and crème anglaise, and the spectacular and playful chocolate “bauble”  – picked straight off the chocolate tree!

The Petersham Restaurant’s three-course set menu is priced at £55pp and the snowfall takes place during lunch, dinner and during the Afternoon Tea service, with a surprise visit from Father Christmas at lunchtime.

For that perfect festive treat, The Petersham’s Festive Afternoon Tea is available from 2nd to 31st December, where guests can tuck into seasonal themed home-made cakes and pastries for £34.50 pp.

For larger bookings and Christmas parties, The Petersham offers guests a unique and sophisticated space for private dining hidden below the Restaurant. Alongside a bespoke three-course festive menu, guests will be treated to a glass of bubbly on arrival, tea and coffee, mince pies and an obligatory Christmas cracker. The Private Dining Christmas package is priced at £89 pp.

For more information on all the Christmas offerings at The Petersham Restaurant, please visit:



The Petersham Restaurant
The Petersham Hotel
Nightingale Lane
TW10 6UZ
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