21 insta-worthy places to eat in Surrey
Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food! Thank us later.
The Bailiwick, Englefield Green
The Bailiwick has been setting the Surrey foodie scene alight since it opened on the edge of Great Windsor Park in Englefield Green earlier this year, led by Steven Ellis and his wife Ami. The interiors are undoubtedly gorgeous, but the food is the real star.
The Drumming Snipe, Mayford
The challenge here will be which of your courses to Insta from the stunning plates of pickled, baked, cured and flame cooked food from the hands of star-studded chef Jamie Dobbin. Interiors vibe is relaxed, handsome elegance.
Tsaretta Spice, Twickenham
This modern fine dining Indian restaurant sits in the vibrant riverside quarter of Twickenham, and offers Indian tapas as well as an à la carte menu. There’s also a selection of insta-worthy cocktails, all served against a backdrop of simple and stylish interiors.
Café Chai, Banstead
If rustic and vintage vibes are your thing, you’re going to love Café Chai on the High Street in Banstead. You’ll be torn between snapping the stunning interiors and the gorgeous plates of home made artisan food. We say? Do both!
The White Horse, Hascombe
This popular gastropub is a real foodie gem – with a slew of awards under their belts including Best Destination Pub and Best Restaurant in the Muddy Awards. It’s easy to see why…. cool and chic country vibe – check. Gorgeously creative food – check. And fabulously friendly staff – check. Nothing here not to love! Get snapping!
The Stag on the River, Lower Eashing
Set in a stunning riverside location, the Insta opportunities are plentiful at this charming and historic 18th-century inn. Inside there’s character galore – think stone flags, rustic beams and open fireplaces. Food is fresh and locally sourced. And if you want to make a night of it, there are seven stylish bedrooms to rest your head (after you’ve ‘grammed it, obvs!).
The Castle Inn, Farnham
Expect quintessential English vibes at this spacious and bright town-centre pub. The interiors are vibrant and fun, keeping many of the original features of this period building but throwing in contemporary and vintage touches. It’s the right side of stylish without being too try hard.
This brand new restaurant in pretty Haslemere offers up a fusion of Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines – gorgeous food that looks great on the plate. Just remember to snap your shots before you tuck in. Interiors have a minimalist Japanese vibe.
The combination of colours and textures makes Middle Eastern food particularly good for the Gram. Muddy Award-winning Lebnani in Reigate, led by Yalla Yalla founder Jad Youssef, offers up a menu of what it calls Beirut soul food – mezze plates and dishes from the charcoal grill. Shoot first, eat second.
The Japanese Grill at Beaverbrook, Leatherhead
Beaverbrook is a cornucopia of Instagram shots just waiting to happen – from the Coach House Spa to Sir Frank’s Bar. But it’s The Japanese Grill with it’s plush interiors and covered terrace overlooking the Surrey Hills that has our IG fingers twitching. Add to that the art-on-a-plate that is the Japanese food – and it’s Insta perfection.
Petersham Nurseries, Richmond
The ceiling is brimming with fragrant bougainvillea and jasmine – what more do you need to know? Okay, food is seasonal and inspired by the kitchen garden. Totally insta-worthy.
A café and interiors store all rolled into one – need we say more? As well as a visual feast, your guaranteed excellent coffee and a delicious pastries and savoury treats.
Water views are always a winner when it comes to Instgram, and when it’s combined with cool cocktails and an almost secret spot – tucked away on the Thames Ditton Marina – it’s even better.
Charlie and Ginger, Leatherhead
This independent coffee house brings a big dash of urbane cool to the heart of Leatherhead, with interiors fit for a glossy and coffee so good it’ll have you going back for seconds.
Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond
Classic, classy and cool, the Bingham Riverhouse right on the banks of the Thames in Richmond is an insta queen’s dream spot. A boutique hotel – with insta-worthy rooms if you fancy an overnighter – start with cocktails on the Riverside Terrace before dinner at the Steven Edward’s Restaurant. Don’t mind if we do.
One One Four, Teddington
Food that looks too good to eat and interiors that will leave you wondering how you can achieve the same look at home… say hi to One One Four, a popular neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Teddington.
63rd + 1st, Cobham
Channelling cool Manhattan vibes, this restaurant and cocktail bar opened its doors in Cobham this year
Hillfield at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot
Hillfield is the brand new restaurant at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, where the menu offerings are all about being hyper-local, seasonal and sustainable – all served in a stylish Insta-ready setting. And if you fancy staying over, the rooms at Pennyhill are all super swoony too.
This modern Italian restaurant has recently had a spruce up, and it’s Insta-ready a rearing to go! And you’ll get some of the best pizzas here for miles around – made in the traditional way and cooked in a wood-fired oven.
The Ivy Castle View, Guildford
It’s the Ivy, innit! And that means extravagant, slick and tremendously glam – which makes fab Insta-fodder. Food too, is rather theatrical – you’ll likely find yourself filming the arrival of the melting chocolate bombe and posting that on your Stories too.
The Spaghetti Tree, Warlingham
This entirely alfresco restaurant is beautifully styled – oozing a laid-back cool Californian vibes, with a hefty injection of glam via the private dining pods. The restaurant hopes to have its indoor space open for bookings next month – no doubt offering more Insta opportunities. Watch this space.