The Dysart Petersham

4.7
456 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Creative Cuisine
The Dysart Petersham has recently undergone a complete interior refurbishment, bringing back to life as many of the original Arts and Crafts elements of the building as possible to set a stylish and comfortable atmosphere.

Our menus change with the seasons as well as always holding a few of our signature dishes, freshly cooked to order by our Head Chef and his team, emphasising freshness, well balanced flavours, ethical sourcing and country values. We have a garden and a forager who provide local Petersham grown produce to our chef.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Closed all day on Monday and Tuesday, apart from Bank Holidays.
Closed on Sunday evenings apart from concert evenings.
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Phone number
020 8940 8005
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kenneth Culhane
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Opposite the pedestrian entrance to Richmond Park in Petersham Village
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Entertainment
Good music is a special feature at The Dysart Petersham. Live classical and jazz musicians play every week on Friday and Saturday and we also present a series of Sunday evening classical and jazz recitals, taking place usually on the first Sunday of every month. For more information on performances or performing, please call Barny on 07967 481 625
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 456 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

This is a charming venue with creative cuisine, skilled cooking and attractive presentation. The wine and food service was very good and the special occasion was recognised with a surprise at the end of a lovely meal. The prices are fairly high, but worth it for a special occasion. The portion sizes are quite modest, which suits us, but may not suit hungrier diners.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding lunch in every way. Attentive but discrete service, fabulous food including looking after one of our party who was dairy and gluten free, great wine list, gorgeous dining room. Love it. Get there ASAP! You’ll be very pleased you did.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

The Dysart has become a favourite restaurant for a monthly lunchtime visit. The food, service and ambiance are unsurpassed. Every time we go, it is always a "special visit"

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food is top notch as is the setting. We will go again

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Excellent imaginative food. 3 course menu very good value and lots of lovely little extras like bread, home made, amuse bouche and petit fours as part of menu.
Lovely waitress as well!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

It has been several years since I visited the Dysart and was pleasantly surprised and impressed with the super menu; the friendly and welcoming service and the wine list. There is not an abundance of good restaurants in Richmond so it is great that we have found one!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This restaurant has a gorgeous calm atmosphere, lovely natural light, beautiful decor. The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The customary warm welcome to a relaxed and enjoyable meal.
The menu- not too long- provides a range of good choices, and prices.
Everything comes very well presented and supplemented by delicious bread and small bites.
Only criticism- we tend to eat too much!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Relaxed evening with delicious tasting menu

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Lovely for a leisurely lunch ,seasonal food and a good wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Really excellent food. Cosy atmosphere and very charming team!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Michelin star quality food, epic wine list, superb service!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was a truly wonderful experience from start to finish. We were vusiting to celebrate a birthday, and the staff were friendly and attentive without hovering, and the food quite simply sublime. The amuse-bouches were tasty and original, and then two of us began with the creamy and delicious oxtail risotto, which was creamy and flavourful, heavy on the oxtail and light on the rice, so not glutinous and over-filling as risottos often are. The third member of our party had the onion soup, which was a wonderful comfort food on a snowy night, frothy and luxurious. For the main course, two of us had guinea-fowl with fennel sauerkraut and spaetzle and the third had the duck with chocolate, cherry and coffee sauce, both of which were beautifully cooked and presented. We shared a side dish of colcannon that was so smooth and tasty that we ordered another bowl. For the puddings we had the mango with chocolate parfait, Valrhona chocolate cake and coconut and kaffir lime leaf sorbet, and the Matcha crème brulée with miniature chocolate and sesame cakes - both of which were a combination of complementary flavours and again exquisitely presented and, while small portions, more than adequate. The meal was rounded off with a complimentary platter of excellent petit fours with a 'happy birthday' message decoratively written in chocolate for the occasion.
The bill for three starters, three mains, two side dishes and two puddings for three people (plus three glasses of champagne) came to just under £200, so in no way cheap, but well worth the cost. We will definitely be returning.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

An impressive lunch and excellent vegetarian menu. Good space between tables. Log fire added to atmosphere, as did large forsythia vase! Only improvement: first and main courses could have been just slightly hotter.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was incredible. We were particularly impressed by the range and creativity of the vegetarian options. The ambience was perfect for a special birthday lunch for my mum. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the whole experience was perfect —special without ever being stuffy, delicious food and wine and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Exquisite food. It seems to get better here all the time. My starter of Oxtail risotto was divine - very little rice (so not too carby) - instead lots of flavours of oxtail and marrowbone. Creamy, rich and intense. Perfect as a prelude to any of the mains. I loved the halibut Palermitano (with tastes of Sicilian lemon) - well cooked and well seasoned. The service is lovely - professional without being formal. And the venue roomy and relaxed but with a refined air about it. Not cheap. But worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wood burner, quiet enough for conversation, attentive service, altogether a good experience. Excellent, as always.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Best food ever. Very very nice................,..........................
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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The food and service were amazing. We will be back very soon!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and the service very good. The food wasn't as good as other times we've had lunch here. We won't be coming back because they don't allow buggies in the restaurant, so not very family friendly. They say this is because they don't have enough space, which is not true. They allow dogs, though.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Once again a lovely evening at the Dysart. We had the tasting menu which is fantastic - well balanced, fresh, inventive without being ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Staff very attentive yet unobtrusive, food tasty and interesting, wine likewise. Fully deserves the description "fine dining", and will be going again soon to have another delightful meal/experience.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great welcome, great food, and quietly efficient service throughout.
Staff always go the extra mile to make a visit into an ocasion, even when a casual meal at short notice.
And the food always has extra twists too with inventive sauces and accompaniments; as well as the dependable recurrence of freshly baked soda bread.
All most enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Divine! Enjoyed a special Birthday dinner here and everything was perfect. The food was delicious and innovative (and the presentation stunning). Wine selection and pricing outstanding. Claudia could not have been any more helpful or friendly. A perfect meal enjoyed with live music in a romantic setting... I couldn't have wished for more! I'd recommend the venison and wild stone bass with Sauce Jacqueline.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Given the reviews we’d read we were disappointed with the quality of the food. The venue has promise but for the prices charged the whole experience needs to be considerably enhanced.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Visually, stylish, posh pub venue. Dishes that compete with the best restaurants of London. Unusual and surprising tastes delivered by a kitchen committed to creative cooking.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Pricey and the portions are nouvelle style but worth it.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The Dysart? Quality and style in beautiful settings. Small menu but beautiful inventive food.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Barnaby and his team go to great lengths to ensure each occasion at The Dysart is something very special !!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We were celebrating both a wedding anniversary and a birthday so it was a special occasion for us.

The menu had plenty of choice and the kitchen was able to adapt some to items to special dietary needs with apparent ease.

Good, well-prepared and presented food.

The cheese board is outstanding.

The English sparkling wine made a delicious aperitif and the other wines were excellent and well-presented (decanted red wine for example).

A most accommodating and helpful maître d' (Barney) who looked after us in an exemplary way.

Although we spent quite a lot of money on this meal, it was a special occasion and we were happy with that, but if you stick to the set menus we can have a very good meal for quite reasonable sum.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Dysart. Beautiful venue and surroundings, the staff were lovely and we loved the food. We'll definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The Dysart has a very talented chef who produces some gorgeous dishes. Some have an Asian influence, such as the charred mackerel with comb-braised daikon, ginger and champagne sauce. Others are more conventional, but over many visits here I have been impressed with the consistency. The dining room has a fire and well-spaced tables, and the service is friendly. Highly recommended. As a bonus, there is an unusually kindly priced wine list.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

The Dysart is a warm friendly place where you can relax, confident that food and atmosphere will not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

I am very happy to report that following a previous visit that had not lived up to expectations, we were invited back and the service and quality of food was once again exactly what we have come to expect.

Thankfully, I have no hesitation in once again singing the praises of the food and recommending The Dysart Arms to friends.

Thank you for reminding us why we enjoy your restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

excellent meal - a Petersham gem. Friendly waitstaff

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

fantastic venue and waitress and beautiful venue. great day and will def revisit

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Exquisite taste combinations. Don't go if you are in a hurry as you want to savor every bite. This was our first lunch at the Dysart and it's great value if you are looking for a cheaper option and want the same dinner experience. It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed looking out on Richmond Park. We love The Dysart and feel fortunate it is so close to us.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. excellent food, beautifully presented. The service was prompt, cheerful and helpful and the wine we chose was delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious food in a beautiful restaurant. The quality of food is superior and the service very attentive. We had a table by the fireplace so it was very cosy. It’s an old building with plenty of character but fully modernised inside. Great location, just across from Richmond Park where you can go for a stroll after your meal. Plenty of parking available on site.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great good and great service

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