Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Surrey
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Surrey restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 403 restaurants in Surrey and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Surrey restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. The French Table French restaurant in Surbiton 85 Maple Rd - KT6
“Eric and Sarah Guignard continue to command a loyal following with their innovative modern French cuisine, relaxed and friendly hospitality and carefully chosen wine list” at this long-standing bright spark in the ’burbs: “a surprising find” (if a “cramped” one) for first timers, providing “amazing value in the heart of suburbia”. As one of Surrey’s better restaurants, it commands a much-more-than-local clientele: “we travel for at least one and a half hours by car/taxi then train to eat here; if we lived closer we would dine at TFT at least twice a month”. Top Top – “lunch is a steal that’s well worth braving Surbiton for”.
2. The Glasshouse British, Modern restaurant in Kew 14 Station Pde - TW9
“A five-star experience” – this posher-than-usual neighbourhood haunt, by Kew Gardens tube station is “the lowest profile in the Chez Bruce stable”. Arguably “the dining room itself is a little uninspiring, but it has a good atmosphere when it’s full”, and the operation generally shows “similar care and professionalism” to its siblings, down to the “expert cuisine”; “well chosen, affordable wine list”; and “top cheeseboard”. After a rocky patch, long term fans feel it’s “sprung back to form”, but scores have yet to hit their old highs here, and a more representative view is that “it’s not as superlative as it was, but of very high quality nevertheless”.
3. Le Salon Privé French restaurant in Twickenham 43 Crown Rd - TW1
“Excellent French food prepared by an Italian chef” – Gianluca di Monaco, who trained under the great Pierre Koffmann – wins solid ratings for this “very pretty” St Margaret’s bistro. Its prix-fixe menu offers “excellent value and choices”, ensuring it is “always busy”. Top Tip – “good venue before the rugby at nearby Twickenham”.
4. Meejana Lebanese restaurant in Weybridge 49 Church St - KT13
2018 Review: Limited but positive feedback on this ten-year-old Lebanese (which also has a Kensington sibling), praising its high standards, including enjoyable mezze, lunchtime wraps and more substantial fare.
5. Mezzet Dar Lebanese restaurant in East Molesey 39 Bridge Rd - KT8
2019 Review: “An unusual blend of cuisines that really works” – this café a short walk across the bridge from Hampton Court mixes Spanish and Lebanese inspirations in its tapas dishes, and inspires positive (if limited) feedback.
6. The Royal Oak British, Modern restaurant in Twickenham 13 Richmond Road - TW1
At Hippo Inns we want to ensure our pubs are one of a kind within the neighbourhood. Just a short stroll from Twickenham station and you’ll arrive at The Royal Oak. Spread over two floors, downstairs you’ll find a classic, relaxed pub complete with wood fire and sp...
7. The Clock House British, Modern restaurant in Ripley The Clock House, High Street - GU23
“A sublime experience” – Serina Drake’s “lovely” converted Georgian house is a “delightful building in a lovely village” which provides “fine dining, but without the associated pretentiousness”. Fred Clapperton’s deft but un-gimmicky cuisine is credited with many “exceptional” meals here, aided by the attitude of the “friendly and personable staff”. “It’s particularly gorgeous in the beautiful walled garden on a warm day”.
8. Steven Edwards Bingham Riverhouse British, Modern restaurant in Richmond Upon Thames 61-63 Petersham Road - TW10
“A super-pretty location” helps make the dining room of this Richmond boutique hotel – rebranded last year as the Bingham Riverhouse – “unbeatable for a special meal”. To accompany the “lovely ambience”, and “great views over the Thames”, the food is an attraction in itself: “the menu reflects the seasons well and is always delivered to a high standard”.
9. Dastaan Indian restaurant in Ewell 447 Kingston Rd - KT19
“Perfectly executed north Indian food” from a pair of former Gymkhana chefs has made this apparently-modest, outer-suburban curry house a site of pilgrimage, despite its “bizarre setting just off the Ewell bypass”. “The food is in pretty much perfect inverse correlation to the location”, and “sets a new benchmark for Indian food and service” – no wonder it’s “booked solid”. Top Tip – “the lamb chops alone are worth the Uber”.
10. Mezzet Lebanese restaurant in East Molesey 43 Bridge Rd - KT8
“A lovely local restaurant” serving “fresh well-cooked Lebanese food at sensible prices”, and whose owner “always remembers your name”; spin-off Mezzet Dar, blending Spanish and Lebanese tapas, is nearby.
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