RestaurantsSurreyEsherKT10

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Summary

£64
  £££
3
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Food TV staple José Pizarro’s first outfit outside the capital – and first gastroboozer (with rooms) – is set in “a not-completely-obvious location” in the Surrey ‘burbs. Reviews were slightly muted this year: while most praised the “great modern Spanish food” (including “fabulous tapas”), others noted a lack of atmosphere (“wouldn’t be hard to make it feel a bit more intimate”).

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£59
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4
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3
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Tapas supremo José Pizarro’s first foray outside the Big Smoke brings his “lovely Spanish fare” to this “relaxed former pub” in the Surrey suburbs near Esher Common. “The food seems to get better every time we visit”; and is equally suited to “bringing the whole family” or a “romantic tête-à-tête”.

Summary

£54
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4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “terrific outpost of José Pizarro’s empire” – his first outside central London and his first gastropub – brings “a little bit of Spain to Surrey”, with “wonderful tapas, attentive but unobtrusive staff and a relaxed ambience”. The Spanish chef bought the pub, near Esher Common, three years ago from Claude Bosi of Bibendum.

Summary

£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Esher needed a really good restaurant and this is it!” – star Spanish chef José Pizarro took over this “very smart pub” near Esher Common in March 2019, purchasing it from Bibendum’s Claude Bosi, and replaced its menu of pub classics with “wonderful, new Spanish tapas fare”, plus some Hispanified British dishes. For parties of 8 or more, you can order a ‘feast’ of suckling pig or turbot.

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2 Hare Lane, Esher, KT10 9BS

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José Pizarro at The Swan Inn Esher Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of José Pizarro at The Swan Inn Esher Restaurant in KT10, Esher by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of José Pizarro at The Swan Inn Esher restaurant.
Niels A
Yes, just a local pub. But owned by JOSE PI...
Reviewed 2 months, 16 days ago

"Yes, just a local pub. But owned by JOSE PIZARRO, Michelin chef in London. This place is mainly Spanish tapas. We love the Iberico Ham. well worth a detour."

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A M
Amazing family relaxed sunday lunches...
Reviewed 7 months, 17 days ago

"Amazing family relaxed sunday lunches"

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Simon E
Best food for miles around. I especially li...
Reviewed 8 months, 14 days ago

"Best food for miles around. I especially liked the pork rib paella. Very good outdoor spaces, with cover and heating"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £22.00 £0.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.85
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%
2 Hare Lane, Esher, KT10 9BS
Opening hours
Monday
Tuesday11:30 am‑6 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑6 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑6 pm
Friday11:30 am‑9 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑6 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑6 pm

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