We have only gone to The Dysart in perfect weather, those days of an English spring or autumn when the sun is warm but there is a pleasant nip in the air. On such days, it is difficult to imagine anywhere better near London than the Dysart. Its garden, although near a road, is sufficiently enclosed by vegetation to create a totally rural but sophisticated setting. This is not in any way to belittle the cuisine as that is faultless. Flavours are expertly combined with imagination and great flair. The presentation and the colours are those of a restaurant of the highest standards. The ambiance and the hospitality are closer to that which one would enjoy as the guest of a gracious and generous host. Although there has been an inn on this site since the 18th Century, the Dysart is pure Arts and Crafts and charmingly so. The interior retains the feel but without the sometimes excessive and oppressive patterns of that movement. There is good taste throughout....and in every possible connotation of the term.
The Dysart is not inexpensive and your costs for two with service will be about a hundred pounds for lunch. We have not been for dinner. Nevertheless, I still give this restaurant five stars for value for money. The Dysart is not lunch but an culinary experience and more besides. It will leave you glad to be alive and with a spring in your step. Few restaurants achieve that and fewer still with such effortless elegance and charm. Superb.