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The Little Black Book: Restaurants

  • Salt Pig, Dorking

    Muddy says: A stylish, cosy and inviting cocktail bar and restaurant with a private dining room right in the heart of Dorking.

  • Dastaan Indian Restaurant, Epsom

    Muddy says: A top quality Indian restaurant run by two former head chefs at Mayfair's Michelin-starred Gymkhana serving gourmet signature dishes and classic curries.

  • La Barbe, Reigate

    Muddy says: A truly French restaurant in the pretty market town of Reigate that's been around since 1982 - so it's clearly doing something right.

  • Meejana, Weybridge

    Muddy says: If you love a mezze, you're going to love Meejana. This award-winning Lebanese restaurant in swanky Weybrige is said to be the best Surrey.

  • Sands at Bleak House, Woking

    Muddy says: Situated on the edge of the beautiful Horsell Common, Sands at Bleak House is a chic and contemporary boutique hotel, restaurant and bar.

  • De Vere Wotton House Hotel, Dorking

    Muddy says: This prestigious country house hotel and garden has the wow factor for a wedding, but also offers stylish rooms and a top-quality restaurant.

  • The Talbot Inn, Ripley

    Muddy says: This 500-year-old coaching house in the pretty village of Ripley offers ample history and charm with a stylist 21st century twist.

  • The Gallery Restaurant at Denbies, Dorking

    Muddy says: We've hit the jackpot here - fine food and fine wine with a view to die for over the estate's 265 acres of vineyards and across to Box Hill and the South Downs. Gorgeous!

  • The Clock House, Ripley

    Muddy says: This Michelin-starred restaurant is fine dining without the fusty formality, and a brilliant choice for special occasion dining.

  • Tapas at The Top Bar, Guildford

    Muddy says: A stylish wine and tapas bar on the top floor of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford with gorgeous views out over the River Wey.

  • The Anchor, Ripley

    Muddy says: With 2 AA rosettes and a Bib Gourmand awarded by Michelin, The Anchor on Ripley High Street offers truly creative British fare, carefully selected wines, and real ales from local breweries and beyond.

  • Caldesi

    Inspired by Giancarlo’s rural upbringing in Tuscany, Katie and Giancarlo opened Caldesi in Campagna, meaning Caldesi in the Country, in 2007. The Caldesi’s are passionate about seasonal and sustainable ingredients and use local produce such as game, meat and eggs where possible. They are proud of their authentic Italian cooking and herb garden where diners […]

  • Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

    Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. The hotel opened in 1984, with the restaurant quickly gaining two Michelin stars, an accolade that has since been repeated for an astonishing 30 years. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best […]

  • The Milkhouse

    VILLAGE PUB Situated in Sissinghurst, one of the most picturesque corners of Kent, The Milk House is a village pub at the heart of the community. A former 16th century hall house, with timber beams and a Tudor fireplace, the bar is popular with loyal locals, along with visitors from further afield, offering cask ales […]

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