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Supper club and wine
We love a supper club here at Muddy, and we’re particularly excited about this one – especially since we have an exclusive Muddy code that will get you a 20% discount. The hottest new gastropub opening in Surrey – The Victoria in Oxshott – is hosting a pop-up dinner next Thurs 24 March in partnership with Oldenburg Wines.
There will be a five-course dinner cooked by Matt Larcombe – the maestro formerly at the stoves at Heston Blumenthal’s pub The Crown at Bray – served with five especially selected wines from Oldenburg Winery.
The menu includes salt baked celeriac with confit egg yolk and creme fraiche, roasted salt marsh lamb with confit ‘hot pot’ potatoes, and for pudding, a spiced milk chocolate mousse with blackberries and stone axe Sirrah. Salivating at the sound of that? I certainly am!
Cost is £135 per person including dinner and the wine flight – but with our exclusive Muddy code – TVO20 – you’ll get 20% off. Book by emailing email@example.com.
London House to Maison
Former Masterchef: The Professionals semi-finalist Ben Piette, who formerly ran London House restaurant in West Byfleet with his wife Lornette Piette-Valentine has opened a new restaurant in Farnham. Maison is an intimate six-table restaurant inside the 15th Century Wrecclesham House, once home to the actress Liza Goddard. It’s a beautiful building, and the inspiration for the restaurant’s name, Maison. The restaurant is on the ground floor and offers a cosy dinner party vibe with a tasting menu and just one sitting each evening. Food is modern European with French influences. Maison is open four days a week.
Megan’s opens three Surrey restaurants
Neighbourhood restaurant Megan’s is opening three new outposts in Surrey this year – with new restaurants coming to Guildford, Richmond and Weybridge. There are already branches in Chiswick, Surbiton, Wimbledon, and most recently Kingston (which opened only last month) alongside several London branches. Megan’s is a friendly local cafe / restaurant channelling a Mediterranean vibe. It’s open for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks with a menu that includes a Turkish brunch feast, mezze boards and grills, and ‘posh’ kebabs.
The Hoxton Bakehouse continues its march into Surrey, with the opening of a bakery in Guildford. It’ll be the eight incarnation of this popular artisan bakery across the south-east and the second in Surrey alongside a branch in Farnham. Famed for their fresh-baked croissants, caramel brownies, signature sourdough and cinnamon buns, the bakery also caught the attention of top shelf restaurants and now supplies 60 hotels and restaurants including Angela Hartnett’s Lime Wood, Chewton Glen, The Pig, Four Seasons and The River Cottage, among others. No date has yet been announced for the Guildford opening, which will take over the space which was occupied by Jones the Bootmaker in Market Street.
Madhu’s Brasserie, the high-end Indian brasserie which opened in Harvey Nichols at the end of last year, is coming to Richmond. The restaurant group, which started as a family-run catering business 40 years ago and cooks for more than 350 events each year and includes the Royal family and a raft of Hollywood A-listers among their clients. Prince Charles is said to be a big fan as is Michael Douglas. Madhu’s Brasserie in Richmond will offer up a menu of signature dishes made from secret family recipes – Punjabi cuisine with Kenyan influences – including dishes from the tandoor oven and the robota grill. Madhu’s Brasserie opens on the corner of Sheen Road on Wed 6 April.
The business of beauty
Where one door closes another opens – and in Godalming we’re saying a sad farewell to Rose and B Beauty (which you may also remember as Polished), but a big hello to Lottie Loves Beauty. The bespoke beauty salon, which already has a branch in Guildford, will be opening in Moss Lane in mid April offering a range of treatments including manis and pedis, waxing, massage, facials and lash and brow treatments.
When it comes to luxury holidays, we’re lucky to have bespoke travel agent Haslemere Travel on hand to help out – especially now that managing director Gemma Antrobus, has been crowned Luxury Travel Designer of the Year at the TTG Luxury Travel Awards. Haslemere Travel has been planning holidays for clients for almost 35 years, and works with some of the most exclusive and prestigious hotel and resorts around the world. Congratulations Gemma!