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If y’all’ve been following our Life Writer Laura Nightingale on
Surrey Live
for the last decade, you’ll know she is a huge foodie.

She loves going out to eat with family and friends whether for a quick cuppa and slice of block, Dominicus roast with all the trimmings or somewhere fancy to become dressed up for.

Surrey has and then many brilliant restaurants, cafés and takeaways, and it’due south fair to say, she has a lot of favourite places to consume and drink.

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People always ask her for her recommendations, so we’ve made a list of her top picks for places to dine in Surrey, plus a few she hasn’t got to however but which are highly rated past others.

From plush fine dining eateries and elegant spots for afternoon tea, to humble pubs and spicy back-scratch houses, here are 41 places to tick off in 2022, and what Laura says about them.

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1. Latymer at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot

With a Michelin star and four AA Rosettes, look exquisite tasting menus and a memorable experience.

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two. The Tudor Room, Bang-up Fosters, Egham

This is some other one of Surrey’south Michelin starred restaurants and the food and atmosphere is phenomenal.


three. The Dining Room at Beaverbrook, Leatherhead

Not simply volition the grand edifice of the luxury hotel impress you, its Japanese eatery will accident y’all abroad.
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4. Sorrel, Dorking

The vii and ix course tasting menus at the Michelin starred restaurant, showcases Steve Drake’south ingenious cookery.

5. The Clockhouse, Ripley

I oasis’t been for a few years, but the fine dining Michelin starred spot is beautiful.

6. Stovell’s, Chobham

This award-winning hidden jewel is a real treat for food lovers.
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Afternoon tea

vii. The Tea Terrace, Woking

You’ll feel similar you’re in a fairy tale at The Tea Terrace. The café is bright pink, you can dine in a life-size Cinderella carriage and there are 8 different flavoured scones to cull from.

8. Hillfield Bar at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot

Indulge in the quintessentially British tradition in 5 star luxury.

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9. Smashing Fosters, Egham

Enjoy tea and scones by a pretty moat in the grounds of a majestic hotel.


Laura Nightingale at The Tea Terrace in Woking

Cafés and takeaway

10. Brasil Vegano Café, Guildford

Tucked abroad from the town eye, information technology is inspired by the Amazon Rainforest and 100% vegan.

11. Green Rooms of Godstone, Godstone

The thick wedges of homemade cake here are incredible.

Food from effectually the world

12. Pho, Guildford

It’s the healthiest restaurant I’ve ever been to, yet the carte is total of comfort food. Winning combination.


13. Thann Thai, Cherstey

Tucked behind a library is a restaurant specialising in authentic, handmade Asian cuisine using fresh, traditional ingredients.

14. Gaucho, Richmond

Located on the banks of the River Thames is the best Argentinian steak firm I’ve ever been to. It may be on the cusp of Surrey, but it’southward worth travelling to.
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15. Saffron Summer, Chessington

Republic of guinea fowl banjara, wild boar vindaloo, achari venison…the meats here were certainly more exotic than our trusty chicken and lamb dishes.
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sixteen. Fetcham Tandoori, Leatherhead

This back-scratch firm is brilliant. As well as offering archetype kormas and masalas, the chef’s recommendations were out of this earth.

17. Ashuka Tandoori, Merrow

The menu consists of traditional Eastern dishes infused with a Western influence, and so expect an heady fusion of flavours and a mix of your favourite dishes alongside some you lot may not be and so familiar with.
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18. The Ivy Cobham Brasserie, Cobham

It feels very exclusive, the black cod is amazing and if you can, try and get a tabular array exterior in the secret garden terrace.

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The Ivy Cobham Brasserie

The Ivy Cobham Brasserie is beautiful

19. Langton’s, Egham

This gated Surrey restaurant cannot be seen from public view and it’s a hidden gem.

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20. Coppa Society Cobham, Cobham

On the rooftop there are private heated igloos – they are amazing and if you lot volume one anybody will be jealous of you.


21. 163 Bar, Egham

Led by head chef David Wells, who was a finalist of MasterChef The Professionals, expect a fresh European menu and a chic Parisian bistro atmosphere.
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22. Bill’due south, Farnham

The eatery may exist located in a celebrated market place town, but it certainly isn’t dated.
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23. The Lost Boy, Farnham

Inspired by Peter Pan, information technology looks magical and there’south even a underground door at the end of the garden leading to the River Wey.
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24. The Bailiwick, Englefield Green

Specialising in game, the ultra cosy pub sits on the border of a large woodland, making it the perfect postal service-walk pit terminate.

25. The Victoria, Oxshott

With staff from Heston’s The Fat Duck, the food here is inventive, inspiring and cypher like your typical local.
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26. The Drumming Snipe, Woking

This quirky gastro tent has two horse boxes in the garden in which you can dine, as well every bit a huge heated stretch tent and trendy indoor restaurant.


27. The Cricketers on The Green, Pirbright

Yous can eat and potable inside a mod dining room, a beautiful garden, charming terrace or fabulous orangery.

The Cricketers on The Green is located in the pretty village of Pirbright

There were 2 fires at The Cricketers on The Greenish in 2020

28. The Duke of Wellington, East Horsley

This gorgeous gastro pub has plenty of succulent options and the staff are lovely.

29. Red Lion, Chobham

The charming restaurant on the edge of Chobham Common is ideally located for dog walkers.

30. The Wotton Hatch, Dorking

The Surrey Hills land pub serves great Dominicus roasts.

31. The Blueish Ball, Tadworth

The humble British pub has decent portions and three magical chalets in its garden.

32. Queen’due south Caput, Eastward Clandon

This country pub has it all – a big garden, log fires and a tempting menu featuring traditional Sunday roasts.
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33. The Ballast, Ripley

Expect fine dining food in a humble, cosy pub.


Quirky spots

34. Hogs Back Brewery tap room, Tongham

You tin share a 3.5-pint Snorter (glass flagon) of beer or cider and constrict into stone-broiled pizza at Hogs Back Brewery.
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Places I want to try

35. The Kiwi and Scot Café Boat, Woking

Permanently moored at Woking Wharf in forepart of the WWF centre, passers-by can pick upward barista Italian coffee, bootleg bakes and scrumptious brunch dishes from a quirky cafe boat Tuesdays to Sundays.
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36. The Gin Kitchen, Dorking

You lot can enjoy a abysmal gin brunch on a farm. How absurd does that sound?!

37. Geek Retreat, Reigate

On a mission to share a honey for all things geeky, from games and superhero movies to anime and sci-fi, a new venue is opening soon where you tin meet, consume, trade and game.

38. Street Burger, Woking

I am slap-up to requite Gordon Ramsay’s new burger bar a attempt. My colleague Ellie gave information technology a good review.

39. The Sheep Shed at the Botley Hill Farmhouse

Hidden in the depths of the Surrey Hills is an adorable tearoom prepare among sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
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The Pheasant, Reigate

The country pub is currently undergoing refurbishment and is set to open on Jan 20 which is exciting.

41. The Ivy Asia, Guildford

A fancy eating place featuring Asian cuisine is expected to open within the Ivy group this bound.
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