RestaurantsSurreyShereGU5

survey result

Summary

£60
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3
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in a delightful village” in the Surrey Hills, this 17th-century red-brick cottage now houses a “delightful restaurant” where the “mild Moroccan influence on modern British food makes for a superb dining experience” (“I live in London and go specially”). “The staff cannot do enough to make your meal enjoyable – and that includes the charming owner”, Jack Forrest Foster.

Summary

£56
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3
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3
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Leafily located in the Surrey Hills, this cute-looking, converted red-brick cottage has been a restaurant since 1993, and has been run by Jack Forrest Foster since 2019. The odd reporter sees its slightly old-school menu as “a last bastion of nouvelle cuisine” but feedback overall rates it decently well all-round.

Summary

£56
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3
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3
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3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A feature of restaurant guides such as this since 1993, Paul Barker's seventeenth-century red-brick cottage is a real asset in this attractive Surrey village, with daily fish specials and “excellent summer dining al fresco” – and, given the heated gazebo, also in less clement months.

Summary

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous cooking in a characterful building”“an attractive 17th-century red-brick cottage once known as the Hangman’s Cottage”“in a pretty (but busy) Surrey village”: chef-proprietor Paul Barker has built a legion of fans for his “real food” over more than 25 years. With a heated gazebo, it’s “perfect for al fresco dining in the English countryside”.

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Restaurant details

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Kinghams Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Kinghams Restaurant in GU5, Shere by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Kinghams restaurant.
Paul F
Wonderful experience. Found the venue on a ...
Reviewed 1 months, 7 days ago

"Wonderful experience. Found the venue on a review site. Booked a table, must admit it was 75 minutes drive away, but oh so worth it! Small bread "loaf" cut into four for us. Crumbly and delicious. We deliberately chose different dishes for each of the four courses to try as many dishes as possible. Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. Highlights are hard to identify, though I never thought I would have a liver parfait as good as Hestons, I was wrong. Special mention for the mock cocktails but my goodness the roast potatoes were quite exceptional too. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Very clean toilet. Met chef at the end of the meal, what a delightful passionate chef. Well worth the trip for some frankly quite exceptional food."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.40 £20.40 £0.00 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.50
Filter Coffee £3.45
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Gomshall Ln, Shere, GU5 9HE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:15 pm

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