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The Dysart

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135 Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AA, England
+44 20 8940 8005
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've only visited once. The food was undeniably delicious but the price tag was big. Given I have not returned I suspect I've decided the cost benefit analysis has not worked out! But if you're happy to just splash the cash then you won't be disappointed in the food. Certainly I would advise this over Petersham Nurseries as the food... More 

1 Thank rosalynt779
Twickenham England
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dysart is a superior restaurant with a an ambience that is unmatched nearby. Each table has a huge amount of space which contributes to a relaxed atmosphere. When we visited for dinner there was a pianist playing charming tunes. The Dysart seems able to offer you a table with a more flexible timing that some nearby restaurants that force... More 

Thank tallmark
Royal Berkshire
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131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set menu has small portions, odd combinations that do not always work. My main course pork was served lukewarm on a bed of lentils. We were offered extra soda bread by the waitress but charged for the second portion. Good cocktails to start and a reasonable wine list. Cream tiled floors and dated open plan layout make for a noisy... More 

Thank eyequackess
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was the first time I had been to The Dysart. We had an 20.00 booking on a Saturday night. On arrival, I Ioved the fairy lights, it made the building look beautiful. We were greeted (they knew my partner) and shown to the table. The restaurant was very empty, I found the wicker chairs slightly uncomfortable and was disappointed... More 

Thank Dippy1981
Fairfield, CT
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I had originally spotted this restaurant in a Forbes magazine article, prior to our first trip to London. Our dining experience did not disappoint. The atmosphere was homey and warm. A blazing fire and a talented pianist added to the ambiance. The food definitely was incredible. My wife and I dined on the tasting menu. Hers was more vegetarian oriented.... More 

Thank LuxTravel_8
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

In my view the best food in Richmond / wider area. Tasting menu is great, staff super friendly. It is however a high end restaurant (albeit in a relaxed decor setting)...you wouldn't find kids / dogs etc being allowed to run around the fine dining restaurants in central London, so I'm not sure why it's a surprise to some reviewers... More 

Thank LionBroke
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We have been going to the Dysart since our now 6 yr old son was a toddler. He has always been welcomed in the restaurant by all the staff. If you want a children's menu which includes pasta and chicken nuggets, this is not the place for you. But if your children enjoy well cooked meat and fish they will... More 

Thank TBK14
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Where to start? Staff - immensely welcoming, smart and professional. Friendly without being over familiar and obviously well schooled. Service - given the above one is not surprised that the standard of service is outstanding Food - well presented and very tasty, All good. All of the other diners were clearly enjoying their food. Location - immaculate and beautifully clean.... More 

Thank Alex K
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here for dinner last month on a Thursday evening. We were very impressed. The place is visually stunning with elegant decor. I ordered off the three course tasting menu - every course was fantastic and flawless. The little touches such as the petit four and amuse-bush really were lovely. My partner ordered off the main... More 

Thank melissapeachess
Frome, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a perfect place for a celebration. Quality was superb ; creme caramel perfect, beef was so succulent and tender. very attentive team looking after us and not too rushed and quiet..

Thank Mark H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 8005
The Dysart Petersham is family owned and run. Everything about The Dysart Petersham, its initial restoration, approach to food, drinks and service, commitment to quality ingredients and responsible sourcing, concern for tradition, garden, is driven by a guiding family view and firmly rooted in the shared values of Manager, Barny Taylor, and classically trained Head Chef, Kenneth Culhane. Both are constantly inspired and re-invigorated by our beautiful, country, surroundings in this village and the changes it sees through the seasons. They are supported by a wider team, front of house and behind the scenes in the kitchen and by gardener and forager, bringing delights to us at unexpected moments. Both love the moment when new ingredients arrive each day, freshly gathered to influence the dishes. Together, the team is passionate about food and wine, sensitive to the increasing need, understood naturally in earlier years better connected with nature, for ethical treatment and welfare of animals, thoughtful and natural cultivation of plants, the value of old varieties and breeds, the richness that wild herbs, flowers and plants add and the wise use of resources. Both are keen communicators. Both want to make guests happy. Barny is never happier than when showing our nature board, explaining the ingredients, the flavour balances, the cooking methods, sourcing and traditions to those who want to listen - and why a particular wine is so good with them, often a surprising wine, but has the sensitivity from experience to know when guests simply want to enjoy the company, the food, the wine, the hospitality - the occasion.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?