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The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop, Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD The upside: A historic pub bought back to life in a thriving community The downside: Purely selfish; but its a hike from where I live The flipside: A perfect feel good destination in the heart of Surrey A 17th century Inn with its own … Continue reading

Natter Cafe

Natter Cafe

67 St. Johns Street. Farncombe, GU7 3EH  An award winning cafe where owner Kay has created a wonderful eating and meeting space, for the local community. The Upside: Gorgeous coffee, freshly prepared traditional all day breakfasts, contemporary salads, savouries and freshly baked cakes. The downside: This café is so busy you need to book in … Continue reading

Waters Edge Dine at the Wetlands Centre Horsell

Waters Edge Dine at the Wetlands Centre Horsell

Heather Farm , Horsell Common, GU21 4XY The upside: Delicious, locally sourced and well executed food The downside: If it’s busy service can be slow because everything is made fresh to order! The flipside: A lot of the food here comes from the proprietors own farm and is picked within hours of arriving at your table! Newly … Continue reading

The Richard Onslow

The Richard Onslow

The Richard Onslow, 113-117 High St, Cranleigh, GU6 8AU An established dining room with a seriously creative menu from independent pub group Peach. The upside: A gastro-pub with a outstanding unique menu which wanders outside the norm! The downside: Struggling here…. The flipside: Top marks for energetic creative management! When I was contacted by the … Continue reading

Tante Marie Restaurant

Tante Marie Restaurant

For the well-heeled young in post war Britain who weren’t suited to academic life it was often a choice (for young ladies in particular) of learning secretarial or cooking skills. On the cooking front selection usually came down to two venues in England, the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in London or the Tante Marie Culinary … Continue reading

Bourne Valley Garden Centre Farm Shop & Restaurant

Bourne Valley Garden Centre Farm Shop & Restaurant

Woodham Park Road, Woodham, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3TH A delightful farm shop, restaurant and garden centre which although slightly off the beaten track is more than worthy of a detour! The upside: You’ll find fresh produce, an English cheese counter, fresh bread, artisan products and a great range of gluten free ingredients and goodies. The … Continue reading

Carluccio’s Caffè

Carluccio’s Caffè

Wolsey Place Shopping Centre, Woking Shopping, Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 6XX Great Italian coffee, delicious menu and gourmet food shopping bang smack in the centre of Woking The upside: A credible place for stylish eating in the town centre with three gold stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Assocation The downside: It’s no longer independently … Continue reading

Little Barn Café

Little Barn Café

Stacey’s Farm, Thursley Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6DG The upside: Creative cooking using some lovely local produce too! The downside: The café is shut on Mondays and just from 10.00am-2.30pm on Sundays. The flipside: One of the most delicious and unusual menus for a small café in the county! If you want a gorgeous … Continue reading

Henry’s Grill

Henry’s Grill

48 High Street, Esher, Surrey KT10 9QY Sustainability is high on the menu here from British sourced ingredients to using local trades people plus utilising up-cycled fixtures and fittings! The upside: Genuinely friendly staff and Members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association The downside: The large menu might be off-putting but they do make almost everything in house … Continue reading

Yumn Brasserie

Yumn Brasserie

66-71 Southend, South Croydon, CR10 1BF A slick newcomer in the up-and-coming South End restaurant quarter of Croydon serving classy east west food in an interior designed space The upside: Expertly executed, Western and Asian dishes from Yumn’s Indian chef who trained in classic French cuisine. The downside: I wish I lived a bit closer; … Continue reading