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Dine In These Gorgeously Romantic Restaurants in Surrey

Long lunches, dining by candlelight, gazing into each other’s eyes and feeling like there is no one else in the room… These are some of the most romantic restaurants in Surrey for couples looking for somewhere special

It’s not just Valentine’s Day where when love is in the air. Special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays means there’s always a good opportunity to flex those romantic muscles.  Or perhaps you both just fancy ‘date night’. Instead of stopping in with a takeaway and bottle of wine, surprise your other half, get the gladrags on, and try some of these amazing romantic restaurants in Surrey.


Al Boccon Di’ Vino, Richmond

Step inside this traditional Italian, and find yourself an intimate corner, but don’t expect to gaze at each other over the menus. At Al Boccon Di’ Vino there are none. Instead, be wowed by the chef’s choices including an array of delightful Venetian dishes of pasta, meats and cheeses, accompanied by fine wines – red or white! A warm welcome and an eccentric atmosphere makes for a fun romantic night out…


Kinghams, Shere

Shere is known for its chocolate-box qualities having been brought to the world’s attention in the Hollywood romcom The Holiday. And nestled in this picturesque village is the Kinghams – a contemporary British restaurant that has a welcoming ambience and a beautiful 17th-century setting. Diners can feast on seasonal dishes locally sourced from roasted pigeon breast with braised carrots, spiced date compote and hazelnut to black forest gateau with griottines cherries and kirsch sorbet. Afterwards, stroll hand in hand and discover why Shere is so popular…


Positano, Guildford

Sip wine in this elegant wood-panelled restaurant nestled in an impressive red-bricked Elizabethan buidling. Cuddle up to your partner on the comfy ruby red banquette seating and be overwhelmed by the award-winning menu which serves up authentic Italian dishes pastas, pizzas and salads. Don’t miss the prime filet of sea bass cooked in a white wine and cherry tomatoes sauce or the succulent thinly sliced Veal escalopes cooked in a rich Marsala wine. Positano is cosy and intimate, and a great place for a romantic meal.


The Petersham Hotel, Richmond

Watch the sun set and take in the gorgeous views across Petersham Meadows and right down to the RIver Thames in The Petersham Hotel’s award-winning restuarant. With panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and a cosy but relaxed atmosphere, the Petersham restaurant serves up uncomplicated dishes with fresh and seasonal produce in a modern British style.


The Tudor Room, Egham

Settle into timeless elgance at Tony Parkin’s Michelin-starred restuarant at Great Fosters Hotel. Have pre-dinner drinks first in the Terrace cocktail bar before heading into the intimate Tudor Room – there are only 20 tables. Feast on classic dishes with a modern twist including venison with sep truffle and beetroot and a delectable apple crumble with cinnamon ice cream.


Roz Ana, Kingston

Roz Ana offers regional Indian specialities and for the amazing price of just £26 for a four-course chef’s menu. In the contemporary and chic setting, favourites include Goan-style pork belly vinha d’alhos and Southern Indian mooplah beef curry. And don’t miss the fresh king scallops seared with garlic, pepper, coriander and served with lotus root crisps.


Sorrel, Dorking

Step inside the 300-year old Grade II listed building, and be impressed by Sorrel’s low beams, modern interior and little nooks, perfect for those looking for an intimate evening. Michelin-starred chef Steve Drake has been wowing critics and diners alike with his wonderfully creative yet simple dishes. Sip chilled local English sparkling wine before feasting on an epic nine-course tasting menu including duck with ras el hanout and chocolate and olive oil ganache.