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On the site of Little Dudley House, the third solo venture from well-known local chef and Roux scholar Steve Drake (of Drake’s on the Pond and Drake’s).

survey result

Summary

£138
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunning every time!” – Steve Drake’s “romantic” 40-seat four-year-old is one of the most commented-on restaurants in our annual diners’ survey, and “consistently delivers a memorable stand-out experience” showcasing the chef’s “incredible craft and invention”. “Top-class” service is “delightful” too. And “for such quality the price is terrific. It’s not cheap but if you want quality you need to pay accordingly!”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You begin to wish you could dine on the amuse-bouches alone they are so good, and then along comes a stunning meal and contentment reigns!” – Steve Drake’s “brilliantly presented and superbly tasty cuisine” delivers consistently “wonderful and creative dishes” at his “lovely if slightly formal” 40-seater, with fans crossing the county to get here. Now two years old, it still feels like a relatively new arrival here since he relocated from Ripley. “Staff are invested in the place” too – “they have a detailed knowledge of the plates, are helpful and engaging without being fussy and intrusive”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You begin to wish you could dine on the amuse-bouches alone they are so good, and then along comes a stunning meal and contentment reigns!” – Steve Drake’s “brilliantly presented and superbly tasty cuisine” delivers consistently “wonderful and creative dishes” at his “lovely if slightly formal” 40-seater, with fans crossing the county to get here. Now two years old, it still feels like a relatively new arrival here since he relocated from Ripley. “Staff are invested in the place” too – “they have a detailed knowledge of the plates, are helpful and engaging without being fussy and intrusive”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The move from Ripley has worked” and Steve Drake is producing “phenomenal” cooking in his new 40-cover yearling – “an outstanding venture that maintains and even exceeds his former high standards”. “Stunning, innovative dishes are meticulously prepared” and “he conjures up amazing flavours” (e.g. “beetroot, Douglas fir, sesame and goats’ cheese packed a refreshing punch; tartare of venison with smoked egg yolk and orange purée was a rich smoky creamy mouth adventure; pre-dessert of carrot tobacco with coconut ice cream and lime gel was one of my top ten desserts; but just wait for the blackberry Waldorf!”). “Service is top-notch and the environment warm and friendly”. Top Tip: “a very good value set lunch menu”. Also “parking is tricky, so allow some time if you cannot get into the small adjacent car park”.

For 31 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

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Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code
40
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £50.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Lunch only 7
Menu2 105.00 Dinner only 9
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
77 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JU
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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