The county of Surrey, it's a stone's throw from London but has every bit the feel of the relaxing, picturesque villages that fill it. Basking in beautiful countryside, there's something for everyone, boutique shops and desirable golf clubs make up this stunning part of the south east and it's made quite a name for itself with award winning restaurants and romantic hotspots. Dating in Surrey is a lover's playground and whether you're thinking of first date ideas or celebrating an occasion with someone special, we've lined up the most romantic restaurants that Surrey has to offer.
Stovell's - Chobham
Delivering clean, fresh tasting food that is exciting to experience, allowing each element of the dish to sing without fuss.
The Stovell's are a husband and wife team with a history rich in culinary experience. Located in a stunning 16th century tudor farmhouse, this unique setting will instantly set you up for a brilliant evening ahead. The Stovell's opened their restaurant in 2012 and have been making history since, recently placed in the top 100 of the Waitrose Good Food Guide the contemporary european cuisine is sustainably sourced and cooked to perfection by the highly skilled chefs. Every dish is presented with intricate detail and your experience at Stovell's will leave you with a truly refreshed concept on contemporary dining. Also making their own gin; developed, distilled, blended and bottled at Stovell's, the culinary duo also lead with their drinks menu and it comes as no surprise to hear of their latest achievements of Readers Restaurant Of The Year, South East - The Good Food Guide and 3 AA Rosettes. The a la carte menu offers mouth watering main dishes that include crisp pressed suckling pig, nose to tail lincolnshire rabbit and wood oven roasted Magret duck shawarma to name a few. Those of you wanting to indulge a sweet tooth are recommended to try to the baked dark chocolate dessert. This restaurant delivers above and beyond all expectations and makes the perfect date night to spend with your special someone. For more information and to make a reservation - visit the website: Stovells
Drakes - Ripley
Featured in the top 100 restaurants in the UK, Drakes has consistently held a michelin star every year since its opening and makes for one of the most romantic restaurants in Surrey. The restaurant is housed in a stunning georgian building and has been decorated in a contemporary and luxurious style. In the warmer months, the restaurant boasts a beautiful garden which can be enjoyed by all. The menu options set Drakes apart and highlights how the evening is an experience; flavour discovery, flavour journey and a la carte are just some of the menu options available to you. Owners Steve and Serina are proud to emphasis their produce is locally and regionally produced and they seek the best quality from within the UK. The delicate flavours make for exquisite dining; the pork cheek, raw scallop, parsnip crackling and gribiche is just one of the recommended starters and for something sweet to end your experience; the lavender, stem ginger, blueberry, raspberry piura chocolate, hazelnut milk sorbet can't be passed. If you're looking for excellent food, a discovery of taste and a romantic atmosphere- this is your place! The lunch menu changes every month so you'll always be in for something new and different. The restaurant has won 'The Best Restaurant in Surrey 2015' and with award winning chefs keeping guests happy time and time again, it's no surprise. The attentive staff work with such charm they float by with an air of elegance. No doubt, a fantastic place to go for a romantic meal, no matter what the occasion. Booking is essential, to reserve a table and find out more visit:Drake's Restaurant
Michael Wignall at The Latymer
Chef Michael Wignall is the culinary genius that's behind the The Latymer kitchen, his excellence in creating, cooking and executing revolutionary dishes lies within his skill and ambition, he describes his work as "complex and carefully crafted", he holds two Michelin stars and if that's not enough reason to pay the restaurant a visit, let us entice you further! The restaurant is found in the lavishly magnificent Pennyhill Park and with grand staircases and deep velvet upholstery decorating the room, the feeling of importance and magical elegance is noticed from your first few moments in The Latymer. As with our previous reviews of Drakes and Stovell's, the menu choice presents evidence that your time at the restaurant will be a tasting experience and journey. You can select a three, five or seven course menu. Each dish hopes to present something new for example, the dish of smoked eel cigar and jelly, Japanese cucumber, watercress, torched apple and gel. You and your date certainly won't be stumped for conversation when each dish curates this much attention! The dress code, respectfully mirrors the atmosphere and it's asked you dress in a smart attire, the perfect opportunity to impress your date. Compared to the previous restaurants, The Latymer is far more spacious and plush with french themes underlying in the delivery and excursion of each dish. Romance is definitely in the air at Pennyhill Park, the rolling countryside looks idyllic and the building itself is laced with ivy. As The Latymer is partnered to The Pennyhill Park hotel, it could be a truly romantic visit, as an overnight stay on the grounds will be a real treat for any special occasion. For bookings and more information, please visit: Michael Wignall at The Latymer
Bel and The Dragon - Godalming
Nestled in the picturesque market town of Godalming, Bel and The Dragon offers an evening of fine dining that will make for a romantic date night setting. Formerly a church built in the 1800's, the incredible architect has been respectfully restored and the interior reflects the quality and charm that your evening will ensue, the short walk to river Wey acts as a cherry on top for a romantic evening stroll. Head chef Ronnie Kimbugwe creates classic British dishes with a welcome twist and sources ingredients locally. The open kitchen acts as a culinary theatre to the diners, giving you a more in touch experience. Making this the perfect place for a pair, the menu offers dishes to share such as a succulent salt baked saddle of lamb or a tender west country rib of beef. In the warmer months the Bel and The Dragon boast their beautiful terrace area and their famous green egg barbecue, weather permitting provides some mouth watering dishes like succulent char grilled chicken and organic honey mustard sausages. The bar area is brilliant for indulging in their cocktail list; try some of the classics or experience their signature 'Elderbubble' or 'Bloody Caesar'. The atmosphere is a lot more laid back than the previous restaurants and far less intense when it comes to the culinary experience, somewhere you can enjoy more of a casual date night. The relaxed setting brings a sociable and exciting feel to your evening. To find out more and arrange a reservation, visit the website: Bel and The Dragon
Bluebells Restaurant - Sunningdale
Bluebells restaurant makes an excellent date night location. The attentive staff will kick your evening off with a warm and friendly welcome, many of their waiting careers being to a michelin star standard ensure you're looked after throughout the course of your evening and their professionalism is noticed immediately. Owner John Rampello and head chef Adam Turley bring Bluebells a new menu every three months which is influenced by seasonal changes and sustaining fresh local produce. An exquisite a la carte menu suggests Tenderloin and belly of Blythburgh pork or delicious pan fried, line caught wild sea bass. For ending your evening with something sweeter, you won't be disappointed by the options that are available. The presentation of every dish shows the level of detail the talented chefs work by. In addition to their mouth watering menu, Bluebell's boast a fantastic wine menu, with a huge variety of options and notable favourites from New Zealand, Bordeaux and South Africa and of course, for a romantic evening you'll be directed towards the champagne options! The modern interior certainly has an air of romance and the atmosphere brings relaxed dining to a formal setting which is great for any occasion. This restaurant brings the exclusivity of Drakes with more of a relaxed setting and it can be seen as the best of both worlds when you're looking for a romantic restaurant to impress your love without breaking the bank. To make a reservation and find out more you can visit their website:Bluebell's
Great Date Venues
These top 5 restaurants are certainly worth discovering on a romantic date in Surrey, the picturesque countryside is laced with award winning chefs creating spectacular dishes. A classic romantic dinner date is a timeless way to enjoy the company of someone special and much like these restaurants promote, experiencing a culinary journey will make your date stand out from the rest and make it truly memorable. Our picks are not only based on delicious food menu's but ambience and atmosphere as well as a friendly service so whether it's a first date or a celebration, enjoy a romantic meal for two and fall in love in Surrey.