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9 romantic eats in Surrey

Planning an intimate dinner for two? Here are 9 of the most romantic spots for dining out in Surrey.

The Clock House, Ripley

For fine dining without the fusty formality, it has to be the Michelin-starred Clock House in Ripley.  With menus ranging from a great value set lunch, plus a la carte and a seven course tasting menu, focus is on taste, using simple and sometimes unusual flavour combinations. The grand Georgian building and elegant and stylish interiors, make this a winner in the special occasion stakes. And if you wanted to make a night of it, book in to the luxury B&B Broadway Barn which is right next door.

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The Clock House, High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AQ. Tel: 01483 224777.


The Running Horses, Mickleham

Start of with a brisk jaunt around Surrey’s picturesque Box Hill, then snuggle up by the fire or in one of the cosy booths with stylish zinc tables and wonderful lantern lighting for a romantic bite to eat. The kitchen focuses on traditional rustic dishes – while exposed beams and timber panelling alongside warm lamps and lanterns lend a wonderful intimate and relaxed feel. The pub also has five stylish rooms, plus a cottage, for those who want to stay the night.

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The Running Horses, Old London Road, Mickleham, Nr Dorking, RH5 6DU. Tel: 01372 372279.


Kinghams Restaurant, Shere

If it’s true romance you’re after, it’s hard to beat a 17th century cottage in one of Surrey’s prettiest villages – Shere. With low ceilings, timber beams and a blazing wood fire, the dining room at Kinghams, oozes character and charm. This year the restaurant celebrate’s its 25th birthday – which is testament to it’s longstanding reputation for quality.

Kinghams, Gomshall Lane, Shere GU5 9HE. Tel: 01483 202168.


The Queen’s Head, East Clandon

This quintessentially English pub is tucked away in the cute little village of East Clandon and serves hearty British fare. The pub is divided into rooms, and decorated in a quirky but cosy style. And if you can bag a spot by the fire, you’ve got your V-Day made.

The Queens Head, The Street, East Clandon. GU4 7RY. Tel: 01483 222332.


The White Horse, Hascombe

This 16th century pub nestled in the Surrey Hills is a delight. Book a table for two in The Dining Room where head chef Valentino Gentile offers a tasting menu as well as an à la carte selection of interesting and seasonal dishes. For a more relaxed vibe, cosy up in the pub.

The White Horse, The Street, Hascombe, Surrey, GU8 4JA. Tel: 01483 208 258.


The Cricketers, Cobham

With inglenook fireplaces aplenty, cosy nooks and comfy armchairs to settle down in, The Cricketer’s has a distinctly romantic vibe. The open kitchen lends a theatrical touch, and something a little different for V-Day.

The Cricketers, Downside Common, Cobham, KT11 3NX. Tel: 01932 862 105.


1877 at De Vere Wotton House, Dorking

If you’re looking for somewhere really special to go this Valentine’s Day, you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere more jaw-droppingly impressive than the 1877 Restaurant at De Vere Wotton House, just outside Dorking. The 17th century mansion house is set on a sprawling estate – and as well as the fine dining restaurant, there are also luxury rooms so why not stay the night?

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1877 Restaurant at De Vere Wotton HouseGuildford Road, Dorking RH5 6HS. 


The Barley Mow, Englefield Green

With plenty of snug nooks, squashy sofas and comfy chairs, the Barley Mow is a great option if you’re looking for cosy this Valentine’s Day. Food is French influenced – so you if you’re not speaking the language of love, you can certainly be noshing on the cuisine.

The Barley Mow, Barley Mow Road, Englefield Green, TW20 0NX. Tel: 01784 480 210.


The Inn @ The West End

Fab food, stylish rooms and a killer wine list (including it’s own exclusive ‘Labradouro’ range) – The Inn at West End nails all three. If you don’t know it West End is a cute little village, just outside Woking, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The restaurant is small, intimate and cosy.

The Inn West End, 42 Guildford Road, West End, GU24 9PW.


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4 comments on “9 romantic eats in Surrey”

  • Peter Chubb February 9, 2018

    How did you evaluate these 10 dining places – or is this more an aditorial? How could you leave out The Withies at Compton??????

    • amberevans February 9, 2018

      Hi Peter, and thanks for your suggestion. The Withies is undoubtedly cosy (it featured in our recent cosiest pubs guide), which makes for a romantic pub, too. Our romantic choices come from pubs and restaurants the Muddy team has visited or knows to be super romantic. It’s certainly not an exhaustive list – I’m sure there are many more romantic spots throughout Surrey and we’d love to hear about them – so fire your suggestions at us.

  • Lenka March 7, 2018

    Hi, you don’t have to travel far to find a romantic place with great ambience! Yes, there is it! Newcomer Middle Eastern restaurant Kookoo in Surbiton/Tolworth has got loads to offer…lovely seating with cushions, candles and great grilled food and some lovely Middle Eastern dips and exotic flavours….

    • amberevans March 11, 2018

      Ohhhh. Thanks Lenka. I’ve recently heard about this. I can’t wait to check it out. x


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