Located in the attractive market town of Dorking, Red Bar & Lounge is a food-lover’s paradise, offering exquisitely presented food of the highest standard. Whether you’re meeting friends in the lively bar, dining al fresco, or enjoying food fit for a king in the restaurant, there’s something for everyone.
Owners Eric and Lorraine have sourced the finest local produce, and friendly, attentive staff will guide you through the fantastic selection of starters and mains on the set and specials menu. For a mise en bouche we were treated to mouth-watering asparagus velouté, and tempura asparagus and carrot purée. To start, I opted for the panko-crumb halloumi with harissa mayonnaise, Secretts salad and chilli and lemon dressing. My partner chose the seared scallops on cauliflower purée, crushed peas, pancetta and pea shoots. For the main course we enjoyed the delectable pan-fried sea bass with crushed Jersey Royals, carrot purée, asparagus and wild mushroom cream, and the equally tasty pan-fried duck breast with spinach, broad beans, celeriac purée, girolles, Port jus and sage crisps. My raspberry frangipane with orange crème fraîche and rhubarb compote, and my partner’s baked vanilla cheesecake with coconut ice cream provided a wonderful end to the meal. A superb wine and cocktail list, including a selection of over 25 gins, completed our Epicurean experience. With great wine, local ale, friendly service and food that’s hard to beat, Red Bar & Lounge is a must.