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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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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's certainly aiming high, no doubt with a star on its mind. Lovely venue, but a weird / unbalanced menu. All 4 of us chose the same starter and main initially, but swapped a few around for interests sake. Mackerel starter was nice enough. Pork main (5 ways type thing) was okay, but no more and the other fish mains... More 

Thank BigBobW4
Purley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot fault anything about this restaurant except the lack of heating. It is even cold in summer due to lots of stonework and tiled floors. Last night we attended a piano recital and candlelit supper. It was a cold rainy night and the Dysart fire was lit but it only provides heat up one end of the room the dining... More 

Thank 469bunny101
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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584 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super dooper in my book. A quality establishment that takes its food (and wine) - and customers - seriously. Good amuse bouche bite size canapés - such as polenta with lemon - to get your juices going. Then the main events - scallop sashimi with truffle followed by wonderful, perfectly cooked skrei cod (so lovely - succulent and translucent). To... More 

1 Thank Chris F
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take some friends for lunch here. Our last visit was around 2 years ago. We were 4 adults, one toddler and 2 small dogs. The restaurant was very quiet for Saturday lunchtime and one table with a family left without ordering, presumably due to the menu prices and lack of sensible children's options. This happened again before... More 

Thank MuttleyCrue72
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I've encountered the staff at the Dysart twice. On both occasions they have displayed a distain for customers that I haven't experienced anywhere else! I have tried to make a reservation for my fathers 70th birthday recently. The horror that was met with the suggestion that we might bring children to the restaurant was absolutely bizarre and incredibly condescending. I... More 

1 Thank danhyde1976
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Last time we came in 2011 staff were rude and food wasn't up to scratch. But things have indeed changed and this weekend I was very impressed. Good variety and value for money would sum up the experience. The polite staff were helpful and the decor is pleasant.

Thank CharlieTW1960
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

When we reserved a table for three (celebrating our daughter's acceptance in to her preferred high school) we were pleasantly surprised to receive an advance call (it is difficult to get a Saturday table so, book early!) and the Dysart Restaurant representative asked if it was a special occasion...glad they asked (delightful, tasty and decorative dessert as a gift from... More 

1 Thank Stephen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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