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Drake's Restaurant

The Clock House, High Street, RIPLEY, GU23 6AQ

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. This is not a hard place to track down among the timbered houses in this well-heeled Surrey village - just look for the Georgian red-brick house with its landmark clock and gorgeous walled garden. The place has a light, understated feel offset by the rustic wood of doors and window frames. The kitchen presents an eclectic offering, driven first and foremost by considerations of flavour. There are some unusual juxtapositions at play here - but confidence, technical wizardry and good judgement mean that they work well together and each leaves a clear impression on the palate. Choose between two to four courses on the carte, otherwise 'Discovery' and 'Journey' are the two whole-table taster options, the latter opening intriguingly with cauliflower, hazelnut and caper berry, before Jerusalem artichoke alongside veal sweetbreads, watercress and cep biscuit. After a fish course such as brill with cucumber ketchup, lemon thyme and kohlrabi, it might be pheasant with apple cannelloni, celeriac and Wiltshire truffle. A pre-dessert, perhaps of rhubarb and custard, prepares the way for the grand finale uniting pear, cinnamon and hibiscus.

Further information

Tel: 01483 224777
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email


Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 1 wk Jan, 2 wks Aug, 1 wk Xmas & after Etr
Days closed for lunch: Tue

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Number of seats: 40
Steps for wheelchair: 3
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £28.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M25 junct 10, A3 towards Guildford. Follow Ripley signs. Restaurant in village centre
Nearest station: Woking, Guildford

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