We are very pleased to be able once again to welcome you to The Dysart Petersham.
During lockdown we:
- reviewed the ingredients, dishes, menus, wines and other drinks that have been most popular with our customers, before and since we won our Michelin Star
- kept in touch with our favourite suppliers, including the English Vineyards that for some time now have provided an interesting choice of outstanding wines
- planned our Summer menus and wines around these
- reviewed our cellar; very much at the forefront of our minds were wines that bring out the best of our dishes and dishes that bring out the qualities of the wines, as well as ensuring we have interesting wines, apéritifs, cocktails and digestifs perfect for a welcome and renewed sense of celebration and conviviality.
All can now be enjoyed on Wednesday evenings too for dinner, in response to much prompting from customers. Wednesday dinner service is now open for bookings, along with the other days. Click here to book a table.
Some things have changed
As part of our planning for reopening after lockdown, part of the new way in which we are managing the spaces generally to more than meet Government requirements to address COVID-19, we have made a few changes at the main bar to help protect our customers.
There are glass screens at each end of the bar, separating it physically, but not visually, from each end of the restaurant. Bar stools have been removed and the bar is now only used as the hub from which the drinks are prepared for guests already seated at their table. No drinks are served directly at the bar. This helps create a much more open space at the entrance and more open circulation throughout.
For our physical and management measures to address as best we can COVID-19 please see here
Most things have not changed
Barny and Kenneth take the same care in choosing the highest quality produce they can find, adding depth, subtlety and layering of aromas and flavours, both in food, and in drinks.
Both use ingredients from garden, our farmer suppliers, local wild lands, fresh and preserved in our kitchen.
Many traditional, yet now quite unusual, herbs are used in our drinks. Yet simple staples still reward us. Elderflowers, in abundance round here, are reduced and served with fresh lime and soda. Elderberries are cooked to a syrup and served for a Kir Royale. Raspberries are made into a Collins with Snow Queen vodka and fresh lime juice.
It is possible to drink well and distinctively here with soft drinks, without alcohol, because of our commitment to purity and quality in production values and the advantages of layering with flavours from herbs and fruits.
Our wine list has over 200 interesting bins. Some are chosen for their combination of quality and approachable price, some carefully chosen as the very best examples of “the bottle for that special occasion”.
All our favourite winemakers share our love of quality, character and natural methods of husbandry and production– and are prepared to go that extra mile to achieve it. Many are quietly producing their wines on organic, or biodynamic principles.
The steady progress in the quality of English wines has allowed us to offer some of the best of our Nation’s wines, including Kenton, Nyetimber, Ridgeview, Nutbourne, Hush Heath and Shawsgate vineyards.
We have nothing on our wine list simply for name; each item is there because of individual character, or to compliment food.
We create our list of wines by the glass to make a meal here that little bit more special and affordable an experience.
The feeling of inspiration when tasting a wine, then a dish, then tasting them together to find that the combination is far more than the sum of the parts is something we value very highly, and can be experienced with our tasting menu, or by individual recommendations from our team.
The addition of Coravin has allowed us to offer, and customers to enjoy some exceptional wines.
Several high profile commentators have described our list as “priced very kindly” (Andy Hayler) and “an ungreedy wine list” (Marina O’Loughlin).
We bring the same approach to our choice of apéritifs, cocktails, spirits and beers. All styles are represented, from Scottish single malts to Japanese malt whisky and sake and with an outstanding selection of unusual and delightful vodkas and gins, each with its own distinctive character. We have beer pairings with our tasting menu, drawing on our specialist beers.