Surrey’s best restaurants
Whether you're looking to indulge in fantastic French food or Surrey's best curry - we know just the place.
If you love a mezze, you’ll to love Meejana. This award-winning Lebanese restaurant in swanky Weybrige offers authentic Middle Eastern cooking and a great cocktail menu. On a Saturday night, the baby grand is fired up, with resident pianist Pasqual tinkling the ivories
La Barbe, Reigate
Excellent French restaurants are few and far between in Surrey – but this one in Reigate is well worth travelling for. Everything here is classically French, right down to the waiters. It’s a cosy and intimate restaurant, with space for larger groups and private dining.
The Clock House, Ripley
For a special celebration, it’s got to be the Michelin-starred Clock House in Ripley. This is unashamedly grown-up dining, but without the pretension. The separate bar adds a touch of Hollywood glamour, and is a great spot for a night cap.
One One Four, Teddington
In the heart of Teddington High Street, this stylish restaurant and bar is a fabulous find. Run by a husband and wife team, you’ll get contemporary dining in a relaxed environment. The food is fresh and seasonal, and this is paired with an eclectic drinks menu. Perfecto.
■ One One Four, 114-116 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8JB
The Gallery Restaurant, Denbies Wine Estate
Fine food, fine wine and a view to die for over the estate's 265 acres of vineyards and across the South Downs. What’s not to like? Make a day of it by booking a winery tour, or pick up some gifts for Crimbo in the gift shop.
The Salt Pig, Dorking
A stylish and cosy cocktail bar and restaurant in a pretty Grade II-listed building on West Street in Dorking. And it has a private dining room - so perfect for getting a group of friends together. Despite the name, there’s also a good veggie offering.
■ Salt Pig, 2-4 West Street, Dorking, RH4 1BL
This top Indian restaurant is run by two former head chefs at Mayfair's Michelin-starred Gymkhana. Don’t be deceived by the humble suburban location - this is wow-factor Indian dining without having to trek to the posh parts of London.
■ Dastaan, 447 Kingston Rd, Epsom KT19 0DB
Lock Bar and Kitchen, Runnymede-on-Thames, Egham
It’s hard to beat the gorgeous riverside setting of The Lock Bar and Kitchen, the AA-rated restaurant at The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel and Spa. And with plenty of hotel rooms and a spa, you could make a weekend of it.
No 97, Surbiton
This little gem of a restaurant is possibly Surrey and south-west London’s best kept secret - a small restaurant with a late-night gin bar downstairs. Food is fresh and fabulous. A set Christmas menu is available.
■ No 97, 97 Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6 4AW
1887 at Wotton House, near Dorking
The 1887 Restaurant at Wotton House certainly makes a jaw-dropping first impression. Set in within the exquisite 17th century mansion house, a few miles out of Dorking, it’s ideal for getting big groups together at Christmas.
The White Horse, Hascombe
The White Horse has a wonderful restaurant, The Dining Room, set within the charming 16th century village pub. Food is fabulous, and there’s cracking wine list. There’s a special festive menu, and you can book for large or small groups.
The Ivy Castle View, Guildford
It’s hard to beat The Ivy's mix of cool retro glamour and the stunning views out over Guildford Cathedral. Add to that a top food and drinks menu and you’ve got yourself a fab combination. There's also a private dining room, if you want to push the boat out.
The Victoria, Oxshott
A carefully chosen wine list and a cracking selection of craft beers, compliments the French inspired menu at this Whites Brasserie gastropub and makes it just that bit more special. There’s a special menu for Christmas parties and Christmas Day.