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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

■  Meejana, 49 Church Street, Weybridge, KT13 8DG
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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.

■  La Barbe, 71 Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7AN
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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.

■  The Clock House, High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AQ
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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 Gallery Restaurant, Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA
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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

Dastaan, Epsom

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.

■  The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel and Spa, Windsor Road, Egham, TW20 0AG
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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.

■  Wotton House, Guildford Road, Dorking RH5 6HS
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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 White Horse, The Street, Hascombe, Godalming, GU8 4JA
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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 Ivy Castle View, Tunsgate Quarter, 98-110 High Street, Guildford, GU13QY
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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.

■  The Victoria, High Street, Oxshott, KT22 0JR
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