Book a table with Quandoo and explore one of the south east's most exciting culinary cities. Guildford's restaurants include options from all parts of the world, with casual dining and formal options peppered throughout this vibrant city. Whether you’re looking for somewhere in the centre of Guildford, or you'd like to find a table in villages like Burpham or Compton, Quandoo will have the perfect option for you. Guildford's restaurants scene is still below the radar for many people outside the region, but it's booming right now, so be sure to explore the options by making a dinner date today.
One of the great things about dining at restaurants in Guildford is the range of traditional British dishes, using locally sourced ingredients. If you’re heading out into the Surrey countryside for a weekend walk, you can schedule a stop at a country pub, where acclaimed chefs whip up delicious roasts and desserts like sticky toffee pudding. Back in town, there are English bistros putting their own mark on time honoured meals, some wonderful places to savour an afternoon tea, and cafes that redefine favourites like the full English breakfast, coupling them with first-class coffee. It's a great time to explore British cuisine, and Guildford's restaurants are fine places to do so.
This corner of Surrey is also extremely cosmopolitan. There's a large European population who work in London and a well-educated local community with adventurous tastes, so it's not a surprise that Spanish, French and other European cuisines are on the agenda here. Tuck into a three course French masterpiece, starting with onion soup, following on with confit duck or beef Bourguignon and rounding it off with a mouthwatering souffle. Or perhaps pile your plate with tapas like patatas bravas, meatballs, padron peppers and calamari. And, when you round it all off with a vintage wine from the cellar, Guildford's European restaurants offer a superb dining experience.
Restaurants in Guildford are also excellent places to explore the regional produce of south east England. Surrey has some superb cattle farms who specialise in purebred varieties, meaning that fresh, tender steak is of extremely high quality here, and paired alongside local vegetables, poultry and dairy, it’s safe to say that Guildford’s restaurants are some of the most ethical and sustainable in the country. All these local ingredients go into producing delicious Argentinean-style steaks, flavoursome Asian noodle dishes and fiery curries from the delicious curry houses throughout this burgeoning area.
There are some truly exceptional Asian restaurants to try in Guildford, so if aromatic soups, fiery green curries and expertly prepared sushi sounds good to you, it's time to make a booking. If it’s Thai you’re after, why not opt for lemongrass fish, or spicy chicken cooked with bamboo shoots in a coconut infused sauce? For a lighter shout, go for Japanese and try prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce, fresh sashimi or expertly made sushi rolls. Of course there’s curry houses a plenty here, and you can fill your boots with tandoori chicken, rogan josh and chicken korma at the exceptional Indian restaurants in Guildford. It's the kind of city where global food is being embraced in a big way, so there are always plenty of options.
Another attraction of the restaurant scene in Guildford is its proximity to London. The city is just 40 minutes away from London by train, putting it within easy reach of day trippers. Why not make a day of it? See the castle, visit local stately homes like Hatchlands Park, see the modern works of art at the Watts Gallery and stroll in the Surrey countryside, before ending the day at a first-rate restaurant. When the big city becomes too much, Guildford and its restaurants are an oasis of calm and beauty, and they are well-worth the trip.
If you need a fitting location to celebrate a little one’s birthday, there are American diners serving burger towers, fries, milkshakes and plenty of BBQ ribs. If you’re getting together with friends or colleagues, you'll find European and Asian restaurants with a relaxed atmosphere and dishes to suit everyone's palates. There are perfect places for romantic dates, and country retreats where you can zone out, feast on local produce and relax enjoying the company of your loved one. No matter the occasion, you’ll find the perfect Guildford restaurant to suit, each and everytime.