10 of the most romantic restaurants in Surrey

The outdoor dining area at The Watermill has stunning views over Box Hill

The outdoor dining area at The Watermill has stunning views over Box Hill - Credit: The Watermill

Light the candles and pour the fizz – here are some delightful ideas for romantic dining in Surrey...

The Latymer, Bagshot
Another of Surrey’s Michelin starred restaurants, The Latymer is hidden away in the famous ivy-clad hotel, which is a romantic destination in its own right and is also home to one of the best spas in the country. In another word: bliss. exclusive.co.uk/pennyhill-park/food/latymer

The Sun Inn, Chobham 
Fans of French food are sure to be impressed by the new menu at the recently refurbished The Sun Inn. It's packed with seasonal favourites such as creamy tartiflette, coq au vin and pain perdu, with an extensive wine list. We say start with a glass of Lanson before moving on to the chateaubriand for two. suninnchobham.com 

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Stovells’s, Chobham
Located in a beautiful historic building just outside the centre of Chobham – Stovell’s has made quite an impression since its arrival in Surrey. Grab a barrel aged cocktail and unwind in the bar before moving through to the slow ceilinged restaurant to wine and dine your partner for the rest of the evening. stovells.com

The Watermill, Dorking
For a classic country pub experience, head to The Watermill, which has recently been renovated with a revamped menu that celebrates British produce (roast grass-fed Romney lamb rump and slow-cooked ox cheek are just two of the mouth-watering mains on offer). If the weather’s mild, take a seat in the outdoor dining area, which offers views over Box Hill, complete with roaring fires and covered seating. thewatermill-dorking.co.uk 

A venison dish on the Valentine's menu at Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room

A venison dish on the Valentine's menu at Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room - Credit: Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room


Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room, Egham
For a meal to remember, book a table at Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room at Great Fosters in Egham. The menu is updated daily to make the most of what’s in season, but example dishes include sashimi of scallop with tomato, Thai basil caviar and yuzu granita – no wonder the place earned a Michelin star within four months. alexanderhotels.co.uk  

Duke of Wellington, East Horsley
If hearty pub fare makes your heart sing, the Duke of Wellington will fit the bill nicely. Fuelled by top quality food sourced from British farmers and producers, the menu changes with the seasons and there are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options aplenty. Kick-start proceedings with a passionfruit martini. dukeofwellingtoneasthorsley.co.uk 

Mulberry, Horley
Located in a 16th century Elizabethan manor house, over-looking a medieval moat and immaculate gardens, the Mulberry at Langshott Manor is packed full of historic charm and a romantic setting for couples all year long. They serve freshly prepared food, made by talented chefs – so you know you’re in safe hands. alexanderhotels.co.uk/langshott-manor

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The Restaurant at Lythe Hill, Haslemere
The leafy green countryside and hills surrounding Haslemere have long been famous for having attracted George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Conan Doyle and Tennyson to their bounty. In the Wildebeest Restaurant & Bar, enjoy old-school classics alongside new creations. lythehill.co.uk/food-drink

Kinghams, Shere
It doesn’t get much more romantic than supper in a 17th century building in the picturesque village of Shere. Highly commended at the 2018 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards, Kinghams has a long-standing reputation and the dining room oozes charm with low ceilings, oak beams and a roaring fire. Oh, and the food is fantastic. kinghams-restaurant.co.uk

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond
With a reputation as one of Surrey’s most interesting eateries, the award-winning Petersham Nurseries has become a mecca for the famous, attracting the likes of Richard E Grant and Madonna. The idyllic setting, coupled with a delicate rose prosecco and delicious lunch, is nothing if not romantic. petershamnurseries.com/dine/the-cafe