The Dysart Petersham
135 Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 7AA
Ranked as the 55th best restaurant in the UK in The Good Food Guide 2015, and a founding member of JRE UK (Jeunes Restaurateurs), the family-owned Dysart Petersham is dedicated to comfort, quality, hospitality and freshness. Seasonal and local ingredients are showcased across the menu, from the canapés that are served at the start of the meal, to homemade bread, and the ever-changing selection of petits fours. Owner Barny Taylor and his team are passionate about their work and create an impeccable dining experience. The diners’ comfort is of the utmost importance, with tables comfortably spaced apart and attentive hospitality from the staff. The inspiration behind the cooking comes from France, Asia and, not least of all, the local area and its produce. Signature dishes include charred mackerel with kombu-braised daikon, ginger and Champagne, wild sea bass accompanied by lemon celeriac and green chilli and kaffir lime sauce, and Longhorn beef with confit heritage carrots and miso mustard sauce. Don’t be surprised to find locally foraged mushrooms on the menu, or foraged elderberry cordial beside a diverse and unusual selection of beer and wine, locally sourced and chosen to match the cuisine. Great-value set menus, a dedicated vegetarian menu and a six-course tasting menu offer something for all budgets and palates, while the wine dinners invite visitors to explore new pairings.