In a location where few family-owned hotels are surviving, The Petersham in London is an independently-owned hotel business still going strong after four decades.
This year marks The Petersham’s 40th anniversary of ownership under the Dare family, and to celebrate, is bringing back menu staples from 1978 reimagined for the present day.
Since buying The Petersham in 1978, the Dare family have been instrumental in the hotel’s ongoing development and growth.
Forty years, two generations, and some improvements and an ongoing refurbishment later, The Petersham is celebrating its continued success as one of the last family-owned hotels in London.
Greville Dare, director of The Petersham Hotel Limited, says, “Over the past forty years we have ensured a collaborative one-team approach that lies at the heart of The Petersham culture, enabling us to better meet our customers’ needs, wants and desires. Now forty years on, with our eye on the future, we look forward to welcoming guests well into the future.”
As a result of the anniversary, The Petersham Restaurant’s head chef, Jean-Didier Gouges, has added four new dishes to the fine-dining menu, inspired by the restaurants past menus.
Highlights include an innovative take on a ‘King Prawn Cocktail’ – made with citrus pearls, samphire and wasabi and honey mayonnaise – and a ‘Petersham Peach Melba’, served with rosemary, thyme and elderflower syrup accompanied by vanilla ice cream.
The Petersham is also offering rooms for £40 on selected Sundays to celebrate its milestone.