11 Restaurants to Book Now in SW London & Surrey
11 Restaurants to Book Now
Get ahead of the hoards with our guide to 11 restaurants to book now in south west London and Surrey
The Japanese Grill at Beaverbrook, Leatherhead
Beaverbrook Hotel has an air of elegance amongst the rolling Surrey Hills countryside. And while the hotel has several dining options it’s their Japanese Grill which has proved a continuous win with guests. With ingredients fresh from the gardens, there is a wide range on offer for fans of this Asian cuisine – tuck into their popcorn shrimp with spicy mayo & ponzu for instance. Meanwhile, enjoy the breath-taking landscapes of the estate from your seat as east meets west on your palette. Whether a sunny winter’s afternoon or snowy evening, you’ll be sure to find the atmosphere delightfully warming.
Trinity, Clapham Common
Situated in the heart of Clapham Old Town, Trinity’s core ethos is a dedication to seasonal ingredients, something which has earnt it its Michelin star among other accolades. On the menu you’ll find second course platters such as Scallop Dumpling with Warm Buttered Crab and Bisque, or Turbot Matelote, Braised Cabbage & Purple Sprouting. All are plated to perfection and the setting is stylish and sleek.
The Alexandra Pub, Wimbledon
Putting on a spread of typical British pub fare, the Alex in Wimbledon is your go-to option for decent grub. Go for a homely pie and gravy or a hearty roast to complete your winter weekend. Aside from British pub food, the menu showcases fresh and seasonal ingredients cooked by talented resident chefs. Take to the roof for a visit to the loft bar where a heated patio makes for great socialising territory with friends.
Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room, Egham
Located in Great Fosters, a luxury country house hotel in Egham, the award-winning Tudor Room is revered for its use of first-class ingredients – many of which come straight from their kitchen gardens. Promising to take guests on a unique gastronomic journey in an inimitable setting, diners can excite their taste buds with a selection of tasting menus, with current dishes including Orkney scallop with cauliflower, cucumber & horseradish, and fallow deer with onion, puntarella, sweetbread, lingonberry and venison sausage. Guests will be treated to excellent service in a historic dining room full of character.
The Ivy Brasserie, Cobham
For an all-day dining experience which delivers on impeccable surroundings and a menu that has been delighting Ivy customers for decades, The Ivy Brasserie Cobham is a firm favourite. The vibe is chic meets leafy suburbs with Chesterfield sofas, fine art, and huge outdoor area perfect for sipping drinks with friends or loved ones. The Ivy is a popular spot for brunch – with dishes such as Lobster scrambled eggs and chicken Milanese with truffle. Head to their Wimbledon Village restaurant for more dining delights and perhaps some celeb-spotting.
Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
Idyllically situated overlooking Wandsworth Common, Chez Bruce is a high-end French brasserie offering a taste of the continent. The interior is understated, with a minimalist white colour scheme that only draws more attention to the flavours on the plate. The menu is quintessentially French, with a quality cut of meat or fish alongside tempting sides. Pick from the traditional Chateaubriand with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce, or opt for Wild mushroom arancini with onion and thyme velouté, Waldorf dressing and Jerusalem artichokes. There is also a function room upstairs where private parties can enjoy food in an intimate setting with views over the green.
Brinkley’s Kitchen, Wandsworth
A contemporary restaurant with an open-plan layout awaits. The food is modern and eclectic, with Mediterranean influences as well as East Asian touches to the menu. The interior is light and airy with plenty of light flooding in from the nearby Common, and there is a delightful patio area with a roof that opens during the summer months. There is an excellent cocktail bar at the heart of the restaurant which offers an extensive and inventive cocktail menu.
The Giggling Squid, Wimbledon Village
Cosy up at this inviting Thai restaurant, offering up plates packed with zingy Thai flavours to the heart of Wimbledon Village. Visitors to the Giggling Squid can enjoy classic dishes in a small plate tapas style or go for generous sharing platters. The interior of this Wimbledon restaurant adds to the customer experience, with a colour scheme complemented by a pretty floral display.
Bellevue, Trinity Road
For Francophiles residing in Wandsworth, Chef Pascal’s Bellevue is a top choice. It serves up classic, seasonal French cuisine as well as a few surprises. You’ll find traditional escargots, fois gras and magret de canard on the menu alongside dishes with a modern twist. It also has a wide range of French wines and choice of cider from the Brittany and Normandy areas. Set in a former greenhouse, it offers diners a chic and relaxing setting to eat and drink. With earth-tone interiors such as brown-panelled wood and pale green banquettes, it delightfully reflects the tone and ambience of the nearby common.
The Good Earth, Battersea
A standout Chinese restaurant that is thoroughly deserving of its reputation. The restaurant offers healthy and authentic meals with a traditional Chinese spice that brings a real taste of China to south west London. The setting is sophisticated and sleek and elevates the eating experience to a fine dining evening of food. Pick from popular favourites including steamed sea bass with spring onions and ginger, the sautéed fillet of monkfish, or ramp up the spice with a birds-eye chilly recipe for Shanghai chilli chicken. With restaurants across the area, from Wimbledon to Richmond, diners are never too far from their Good Earth fix.
Family favourite Bill’s has announced the festive overhaul of its Reigate branch for households looking for a meal alongside uplifting décor. Guests can expect to enjoy a variety of new cocktails, alongside some Christmas twists on the new menu and colourful Christmas neon-inspired installation. With other branches including Putney High Street and Richmond, you’ll be sure to spot some seasonal touches across their restaurants.