The saying is that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but let’s face it we all love a good meal and after a month of detoxing after Christmas, I think we have all earnt the right to indulge in some fine dining, so take a look at our pick of the best fine dining spots in and around Surrey.
La Barbe – Reigate
Situated on Bell Street opposite the wonderful Priory Park in Reigate, La Barbe offers a range of the finest French cuisine in the region with a modern twist.
The atmosphere is informally elegant and French through and through, from the genuinely friendly staff to the decor and, most importantly, the delicious food and drink.
Their chefs produce an exciting new menu every season with an emphasis on local fresh and flavourful ingredients providing a range of French dishes with a twist bringing the flair you’d expect from Reigate’s own corner of France.
Find out more about La Barbe at https://www.labarbe.co.uk/home
The Tudor Room – Egham
Michelin Star restaurant The Tudor Room is situated at Great Fosters in Egham and offers a fantastic dining experience that will leave your taste buds wanting more.
The Tudor Room is a richly decorated dining room, boasting silk-lined walls and a dominant seventeenth-century tapestry, and with just seven tables you won’t need to worry about being overcrowded as you work your way through their tasting menu.
Chef Douglas Balish changes his menus according to the seasons and his food demonstrates his passion for simple cookery with intense flavours.
Find out more about The Tudor Room at https://www.greatfosters.co.uk
Sorrel – Dorking
Found in the heart of Dorking on South Street, Michelin Star restaurant Sorrel’s aim is to share their approach to modern fine dining, and Chef Steve Drake uses his experiences from some of the best kitchens in the world to do this.
Inspired by simplicity, discovery and the ingredients themselves, Sorrel’s menus constantly evolve to follow and reflect the seasons. Steve Drake believes passionately in an open kitchen philosophy sharing his ideas and creative process and the cooking with the guests and openly with talented young chefs.
Find out more about Sorrel at https://sorrelrestaurant.co.uk/