When it comes to finding fantastic-quality restaurants that serve up a wide range of delicious dishes, Surrey is a county that in no way falls short of providing exactly what you’re looking for. From Farnham Park to Limpsfield Chart, the citizens of Surrey and beyond are spoilt for choice with an array of delightful options. Read on and we’ll present you with five diverse dining destinations in Surrey that you won’t want to miss out on.
As one of the top 60 restaurants in The Good Food Guide 2015, The Dysart Petersham delivers only the best when it comes to hospitality, comfort, quality and of course, taste. A glimpse at the menu is enough to excite even the most discerning of diners, with a diverse range of dishes drawing inspiration from across the globe. Among these exquisite options are juicy mackerel with kombu-braised daikon, ginger and Champagne, and wild sea bass accompanied by lemon celeriac and green chilli with a tangy kaffir lime sauce. Many ingredients sourced from the local area are incorporated into the eclectic combination of offerings, including flavoursome foraged mushrooms and wild elderberries which are pressed into a fine, refreshing cordial. With a range of different tastes and budgets in mind, The Dysart Petersham is guaranteed to provide something for everyone.
For those seeking delicious food at an affordable price, The Hampton is undoubtedly the place to go. Brazilian chef Geo Bassani Lima ensures the menu is brimming with creativity and his efforts have not gone unnoticed, with the gastropub receiving acclaim for the last three consecutive years. Among the menu’s range of offerings, be sure to give the goat’s cheese panna cotta, enhanced with beetroot and walnuts a deserved try. The succulent Welsh lamb rump, artfully served atop a bed of Parmesan risotto, comes highly recommended, as does the deliciously satisfying gnocchi with Scottish salmon, chorizo and mussels for the seafood-lovers amongst your party. If you’ve room to spare, why not indulge in The Hampton’s variety of homemade ice creams. With a fantastic choice of plates on offer, it’s unsurprising that The Hampton remains a consistently popular destination to eat out within the local area.
Situated in the heart of Sandhurst, The Village Inn is a traditional pub that’s immensely popular with locals and tourists alike. The roaring open fire entices many a guest to come and warm their cockles when the weather gets chilly, while the garden seating area is in frequent use during the summer months. A versatile menu ensures that The Village Inn caters for everyone, whether they are visiting for a simple snack, a filling three-course meal, or anything in between. Among the list of heartier dishes available are the tempting roast Scotch sirloin, South Downs leg of lamb with fresh rosemary and garlic, and the Somerset pork loin accompanied by crackling. Weekends are when The Village Inn really comes to life, showcasing a variety of entertainment acts, all of which will ensure that your visit will not be forgotten in a hurry.
With health and fitness being a multi-billion pound industry within the UK, The Willow Health Restaurant and Bar have found a true niche in the foodie market, aimed at those who prefer healthy food but aren’t keen to compromise on flavour. With nutritional value at the heart of their ethos, the team at The Willow guarantee that each dish is packed with benefits for your body through the use of wholesome, locally sourced ingredients. Free-range lemon and garlic poussin and a fantastically fiery Malaysian rendang curry are just a few of the many scrumptious main courses on offer, while the flourless dark chocolate cake is unashamedly decadent and example of the many dishes that are created with dietary restrictions in mind, including gluten- and dairy-free options. With dishes that bring a harmonious mix of the best tastes and nutrients to the table, The Willow is proof that healthy food can still be tasty food.
Few restaurants can boast the welcoming and lively atmosphere that the family-run Ciao Italia has gained popularity for. Benefitting from a recent refurbishment, guests can enjoy the fantastic cuisine on offer in a comfortable setting that oozes Mediterranean style. Ciao Italia’s passionate team of chefs ensure that the menu provides delicious, contemporary Italian dining, with the likes of pan-fried sea bass, creamy mashed potato, samphire and salsa verde included in an extensive selection of meals which are sure to tempt your taste buds. Affordability is a key factor in the huge popularity at Ciao Italia, with a two-course meal starting at an amazing £14.50. Along with fantastic value for money and equally great grub, the restaurant also hosts regular jazz nights throughout the year.
For even more fantastic dining options, why not check out the other fabulous restaurants in the latest Surrey Food & Drink Guide below?