Petrichor at The Cavendish London

81 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6JF

British, Organic
Main Course £17
Food Spend £35
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Saturday to Sunday: 17:30 - 22:30

I would highly recommend Petrichor, especially if you can get their star deal.
The service was excellent and the food was well prepared and presented.
Overall excellent value for money with no restrictions on the a la carte menu and no supplements!

Malcolm Sniders 13 September 2014
From Watford

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Proudly showcasing 2 AA Rosettes, Petrichor at The Cavendish London serves contemporary British cuisine and a great value pre-theatre menu. Overlooking the exclusive boutiques and galleries of Jermyn Street, St. James's and Piccadilly, Petrichor is found on the 1st floor of the Cavendish London hotel.

Championing a commitment to serving premium ingredients, Petrichor London sources from local farmers and producers to create monthly-changing menus of delicious modern British cuisine. Head Chef Nitin Padwal blends hearty, home-cooked flavours and unique culinary flair, with Petrichor menu favourites including rich pigeon and venison terrine with elderflower jelly, or sustainable fish pie with smoked cod loin, shrimps and boiled quail eggs.

Rich, autumnal flavours for dessert include panettone bread & butter pudding with drambuie custard, or mulled wine-poached pear with cinnamon mascarpone. An accomplished wine list at Petrichor Green Park showcases fine vintages, alongside an exclusive selection from the Chapel Down winery in Kent.

Capturing the essence of nature through the setting and cuisine, Petrichor restaurant is set in the deluxe surroundings of The Cavenish Hotel. Green Park Tube Station is a 5-minute walk away.

Customer Reviews for Petrichor at The Cavendish London


(based on 232 reviews)

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17 September 2014 by Beverley Easy from London
we had a very nice time, nice not having any background music
17 September 2014 by Melvin Canham from High wycombe
This is a lovely boutique style restaurant - friendly staff, excellent service & quality food at affordable prices. Basically this is a high end restaurant without the high end expense including the wine menu and the staff are pleasant, relaxed and not at all stuffy (a real pet hate of mine). We were particularly lucky because we were able to take advantage of the offer which included a glass of sparkly- very nice too! More impressive is that this was not your usual 3 option set menu far more choices than that and all outstanding quality - all four of the party have vowed to return - well done!
15 September 2014 by Carol Collen from kent
Excellent food and star good value with a glass of champers. Went lunchtime when it was not full so maybe lacked a bit of atmosphere but staff attentive and could not fault it.
14 September 2014 by Barry Martin from London
Had lunch here on the Star Deal which was great value for money as one could choose anything from the main menu. The food was beautifully presented and accompanied by some delicious warm bread with three different types of butter. The restaurant itself was bright and well appointed with music playing VERY quietly in the background - which is always a bonus in my book ! The staff were polite and welcoming and the service was excellent. Overall a very good dining experience. Highly recommended.
14 September 2014 by Mrs Anne Chapman from Barnet
I have never booked an online restaurant deal before and used it to take a friend to lunch. We were given the full a la carte menu (with nothing declared as being "extra" to the deal). The food was superb and the service first-class. We had a wonderful time and were able to meet the chef afterwards to thank him. We can't wait to go again!
13 September 2014 by Malcolm Sniders from Watford
I would highly recommend Petrichor, especially if you can get their star deal.
The service was excellent and the food was well prepared and presented.
Overall excellent value for money with no restrictions on the a la carte menu and no supplements!
11 September 2014 by James Price from Clacton-0n-sea
We had a brilliant meal and the staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and you could choose from the A La Carte menu so the offer was excellent value. Would go again with or without the offer.
11 September 2014 by Theresa Lawrence from Fleet
I took a dear friend to this restaurant to celebrate her birthday. The food was delicious and the staff attentive and charming. This is my second visit for lunch and I would recommend it highly. I shall certainly return again.
10 September 2014 by Pascale Worth from London
We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, very good service too and a nice little touch with a small cake for my husband's birthday. The food was very refined and nice presentation. Will go back.
10 September 2014 by Hannah Salisbury from London
To sum it up - Fabulous. We dined at Petrichor last night and from the bubbles to begin to the desserts (and dessert wine!) the experience was top notch.
Upon arrival we were seated and menus presented, champagne was poured and a trio of butters with fresh baked (warm) breads offered to wet the appetite. I asked to try 2 wines (being indecisive!) there were poured promptly and allowed me to choose a lovely bottle to complement our menu choices. I can highly recommend to Baron Syrah, the wine menu is manageable and well chosen. Just enough variation.
Starters of Smoked duck and roast quail were both sublime. Served perfectly cooked and the presentation was stunning (this was a running theme). The slivers of duck with the poached egg won my vote - well seasoned and delicious.
Mains we opted for the Suffolk chicken which was served ballotine style stuffed with a truffle mix. Very well balanced as the truffle was not over powering and the subtle chicken flavours still came through. Not an easy feat! Irish beef was served medium rare (as ordered) and the knife slipped through the cut. Served on a bed of creamy mash - this is any meat lovers dream dish. Highly recommended.
We ordered sides of hand cut chips and steamed veg. The vegetables had to be sent back as it was overcooked, limp and luke warm. I'm not going to dwell on this as it did not effect my overall opinion of the quality and cooking we experienced. Everyone makes mistakes. It was removed, apologies made and we were not charged.
To finish the baked Alaska was well executed with a crisp meringue however the chocolate avalanche stole the show - I wont spoil the surprise but any chocoholic will die happy after this dish. Stunning!
Thank you to the staff and compliments to the chef - last night was one to remember.

Petrichor at The Cavendish London

81 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6JF

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