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“Great Sunday Lunch”
Review of The Dysart

The Dysart
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Actually I haven't been for a while but it's a firm favourite for a Sunday lunch especially after a walk in Richmond park and I know the chef is passionate about locally produced and seasonal food. Always had a very good Sunday lunch here and I've always had to book, you'll be lucky to get a table by just turning up. I recommend.

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Thank Donal H
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Having met the proprieter of this establishment his rudeness condescension and arrogance were so extreme that I didn't bother to cross the threshold. One of the most unpleasant misguided individuals with an overrated impression of himself that I have ever met. Go somewhere where the service is customer based. Avoid this place!!!

16  Thank Catie W
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

really recommend! wonderful environment very pleasant staff and very good food. For me the standout parts of the meal were the delightful and delicious canapes that were brought out while waiting together with the bread (nettle roll and yummy Irish soda bread).
I had a parsnip soup that was tasty but not outstanding and a very good venison. The dessert (burnt honey cream) was my least favorite course, but coffee and chocolates were very good.
all in all I really enjoyed the meal. I would recommend and look forward to going back there again next time I stay in Richmond

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Thank Johanna B
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Valentine treat. Veg tasting menu sounded good but expensive. First three courses very goog then DISASTER. Sent FOURTH COURSE back as in edible!!! Wouldn't risk going again £180 for two including £30 discount for returned food!!

4  Thank simonneeds
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Dysart dining room is beautifully decorated and very welcoming. It is always busy so we booked to celebrate two birthdays. Whilst we enjoyed ourselves the piano playing was quite an intrusion if you have been given a table nearby. The food was what I would call 'nice' but definitely not memorable. The prices are a bit steep for this quality of food. Two of us had the variations of pork, which was quite tasteless and a bit fatty. Probably wouldn't bother again.

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1  Thank Silverhighway
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