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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Confident contemporary cooking at the sign of the clock

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

Located on well-healed Ripley’s pretty High Street, the dining room and adjoining bar here has been jazzed up; all on-cue clean lines and pastel shades of sage and grey set against stripped-back old wall timbers and tall street-side windows, while clichéd white linen reveal its fine-dining credentials. Fred Clapperton’s refined, creative modern cooking revolves around a choice of fixed-price menus, including tasting and vegetarian options. The watchwords here are lightness and flavour, with fresh, confidently engineered, well-dressed dishes that include some unusual combinations; take stunning Norwegian Skrei cod with its melting white flaky flesh, served with carrot, alexanders (horse parsley) and vadouvan (French curry - combined here with crispy puffed rice and lentils). Openers, like wonderful smoked eel, hit a flavour high too, delivered with leek, cockles and horseradish. Finish with white chocolate, compressed pineapple, candied pistachios and chamomile ice cream, while formal-code canapés, petit fours and in-house breads are classy too. (Bonus walled garden for alfresco drinks.)

What's on offer?

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week in January, 2 weeks in August, 1 week at Christmas and after Easter
  • Days closed: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Fred Clapperton

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 7
  • Wines over £30: 200
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £31
  • 3-course lunch from: £35
  • 2-course dinner from: £55
  • 3-course dinner from: £65
  • Tasting menu from: £85
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M25 junction 10, A3 towards Guildford. Follow Ripley signs. Restaurant in village centre.

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Nearest train station

Woking, Guildford
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