This picturesque market town is regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK, and a thriving culinary scene plays no small part in its appeal. Whether you favour classic European fine dining or pan-Asian flavours, Godalming has restaurants to tickle your taste buds. So after a stroll along the River Wey or a wander through the town centre with its listed buildings dating back to Tudor times, why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch or evening meal? With Quandoo, it's easy to book yourself a table at some of Godalming's best restaurants.
A number of Godalming's restaurants draw their inspiration from the Continent. For lovers of traditional French cuisine, there are places like Côte Brasserie. Centrally located on the High Street, this elegant venue delivers time-tested recipes including Breton fish stew, duck with cherry sauce and steak tartare laced with cognac – and how about a refreshing peach compote or crème brulée to finish? Or if you prefer Italian cooking, there are establishments such as Barbaracca on Wharf Street, which specialises in hearty Sicilian dishes – try the roast pheasant wrapped in ham or the venison ragu.
If you prefer British cooking, Godalming has restaurants that cater to you too. The Charterhouse Arms on Deanery Road is just one local option for a tavern-style experience. Expect gourmet fish and chips, pies and pasties and lots of superior pub grub. Or if you fancy eating somewhere just outside town, there are several great country inns in the vicinity. For instance, The Star in Witley is worth visiting for the earthy, rustic charms of its pumpkin soup, mushrooms stuffed with walnuts and Stilton slow-roasted lamb.
Godalming also has many restaurants rustling up Thai recipes. Thani Moon on Bridge Street and Pandan Leaf on the High Street are but two that should be on your radar. In both cases, the emphasis is on a wide choice of curries fragrant with coconut, sweet basil and lime (the beef jungle curry makes a good medium-hot choice). For a starter, you might consider the lentil soup or fried king prawns, and you can also count on there being a decent selection of noodle dishes such as vegetarian pad see ew with mushrooms and prawn pad mee leung.