Surrey is one of the most prestigious counties outside London, where people are in a fortunate position to be able to enjoy a meal out on a regular basis. Surrey is packed with lots of beautiful restaurants, whether you fancy a quick meal, a casual outing where you can choose one of your Mini Dresses that you sourced from or a more formal sit down dining experience. The types of eateries are countless, offering cuisines from around the world in a range of surroundings, so let’s check out the five best dining places in the area:

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Drake’s Restaurant

Owned by Steve Drake, this one Michelin star dining room in Ripley has been attracting guests with its wide selection and passionate, creative menu for years.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse in Kew is a one Michelin starred place to experience delicious French cuisine with a hint of Spanish and Italian taste. It is considered slightly more expensive than the average but the good food and great service compensate for a special occasion.


Rewarded by Waitrose Good Food Restaurant of the Year, with four AA rosettes, Stovell’s located in Cobham offers modern European fine dining with a Mexican twist.

The French Table

This Restaurant of the Year 2015 is family-run and can be found in Surbiton. In addition to the French menu, it also offers wine tasting and cooking courses.

Abinger Cookery School

This out of the ordinary place in Abinger Hammer gives one reason to stand out of the crowd: they use watercress as a main ingredient.

To top up the experience, instead of using the traditional transport services, there are other alternatives to approach the venues in the county.

Food hygiene should be a factor when selecting where to eat. It is imperative restaurants have the best standards. According to the Food Standards Agency food hygiene does not indicate whether the food is of a good quality but whether the hygiene of the place and the preparation of the food reached the required level on the day of inspection.

In Surrey there are only three restaurants rewarded by Michelin star. One of them is the Drake’s restaurant and the other is The Glasshouse. They both deserve their place on the award chart.