Seven Hills Road South, Cobham, KT11 1EW
Though only 25 minutes from London, the acres of woodland and lush grounds surrounding the Hilton Cobham make this hotel seem a world away. Get away from it all and discover a real treat in the form of their stunning premier restaurant, the Mediterranean Grill. Finished in olive and aubergine tones, beautifully complemented by sumptuous leather and textured fabrics, the interior presents a decorative feast for the senses. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the contemporary, well-stocked bar before progressing into a dining area that’s divided into several parts, with intimate booths and atmospheric pendant lighting. The Mediterranean Grill serves simple grilled dishes inspired by the cuisine of southern Europe, with a nod to cuisine from North Africa and the Middle East too. The likes of spicy harissa chicken skewers and fried calamari with aioli sauce make admirable starters. Delicious main-course options such as braised lamb shoulder with soft polenta and vegetables are sure to please the palate, as is the fruits de mer linguine, which comes in a fragrant Provençal sauce. Whatever you choose, you can be sure of fresh, enlivening flavours on every plate. Elsewhere in the hotel, the Lounge Bar offers light bites, fresh pastries and sandwiches, and between 2pm and 5.30pm guests can look forward to traditional afternoon tea. There’s also breakfast served daily and al fresco dining on the outside terrace during summer months.