About Lemongrass - Guildford

There’s a reason why Lemongrass is so famous around Surrey and West Sussex, and it’s not just thanks to the plant where it takes its name. Found in several locations including in Lewes, Chichester, Rustington, Horsham, Crawley and Petersfield, Lemongrass is something of a legend in Southeast England. The Compton – just near Guildford – branch of the restaurant is massively popular, drawing in diners from far and wide just to sample their range of Thai tapas, hearty curries, satisfying soups and mains. Found at The Harrow on The St. in Compton close to Compton Village Hall, Lemongrass is perfect for your next big outing, and even features a range of fine wines, beer and cocktails to complement your dishes. Book today to enjoy a meal at this popular local hotspot.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm


Lemongrass - Guildford
62 The Harrow, Compton
Guildford GU3 1EG

Menu Highlights




Fish spiced with curry paste and mixed with chopped lime leave, long bean and served with sweet chilli relish and ground peanut


Deep fried marinated king prawn in a light crispy batter. Served with sweet chilli sauce


Deep fried soft shell crab in light battered accompanied with black pepper sauce and served on bed of lettuce

Chef's Recommendations


Deep fried fillet of sea bass topped with famous fragrant Thai green curry


Chargrilled assorted seafood in Thai herbs and served on the sizzling hot plate with hot and spicy seafood sauce


Tender braised lamb shank with Thai massaman curry sauce, potatoes and onion. Topped with cashew nut and crispy red shallot



The famous fragrant Thai green curry cooked in coconut milk with bamboo shoot, fine bean, courgette, green & red pepper, fresh basil and aromatic selection of Thai herbs with your choices of chicken, beef, lamb, prawn or vegetable


Strong Muslim influence food from the furthest south of Thailand. Made with dry spices such as cumin and cinnamon, while other Thai curries are made using Thai herbs. The curry is cooked with coconut milk, potatoes, onion and topped with dried shallot and cashew nut with your choice of chicken, beef, lamb or vegetable


Panang is a type of thicker, semi-dry red curry, cooked with coconut milk, green & red pepper with your choice of chicken, beef, lamb or vegetable

87 Lemongrass - Guildford Reviews

87 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
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K S.2 months ago · 4 reviews

The food is outstanding and the service has always been top notch. Lovely environment for a fabulous evening out

Demi C.7 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food. The service could be improved but overall I was very impressed. We had 2 starters and 2 mains and it came to £35. Cheap and cheerful.

Cheryl H.7 months ago · 3 reviews

Authentic Thai food in a lovely setting and charming staff. Lovely food as always, thank you.

Emily S.7 months ago · 1 review

The food was delicious, the service was friendly and very helpful, they were able to recater the menu for taste preferences and everyone was very happy. overall an excellent experience and we will be returning in the future.

Sean C.8 months ago · 2 reviews

We enjoyed our meals at Lemongrass Guildford, in the Harrow Inn, Compton. Parking was easy on Saturday lunchtime. The staff were welcoming and attentive without being obtrusive. There is a good selection of starters and mains and the portions were generous. My starter of veggie rolls with a dipping sauce was tasty but my main of tofu and veggies needed a sauce to give it more taste, so I would choose a different dish next time. My wife’s red Thai curry was excellent, full of flavour. Others in the party were also very satisfied. There’s a selection of desserts and I enjoyed the pistachio ice cream this time and my wife could manage a coffee. Unfortunately no soya milk which could easily be rectified. For 6 of us for mains, 2 starters, various glasses of wine, and desserts the overall cost was about £115, including 10% service charge. We’ll go again.

Roger B.a year ago · 1 review

Fantastic food wonderful service and at prices that are quite reasonable. Very welcoming staff well presented food and a huge menu choice. I can highly recommend this as a place to really enjoy a meal. The only negative is that the entrance and wash rooms have a number of uneven and oddly placed steps that need careful negotiation to avoid tripping - this does need fixing.. The area is located close to Watts gallery which is well worth a visit and there are a few very lovely country walks that raise the spirit and could be a great starter for lunch.....

Sally K.6 months ago · 1 review

We arrived early for a pre theatre meal and were very kindly allowed to go into the “closed” restaurant and peruse the menu over drinks. Charming service with waitresses who were prepared to give you time and conversation. Of course, we were the only customers present, so there was no sense of anyone being too busy for you. Food excellent. Lovely atmosphere. The only reason a 5 was given for rating and not the 6 is that we felt the toilet set up needed looking at again....very small, shared washbasins with the gents, and considering the size of the restaurant, may need looking at. Many thanks for an extremely pleasant experience, nonetheless.

Sue H.a year ago · 3 reviews

We received a warm welcome on arrival and were seated quickly. The food was fabulous and the service was very good. We were taking friends to the restaurant for the first time and we will all certainly be going back - thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Maria F.9 months ago · 1 review

Food was amazing! It was all so fresh, even the garnishes were beautifully crisp. Service was very good too and value for money excellent! They all obviously love what they do and put their heart and soul into it. I will definitely be going back.

Gordon L.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent Thai food with efficient cheerful service. The "tapas" style menu was a great way to try a variety of new dishes among a larger group. Will certainly return in the near future. Very good value with all of us leaving feeling full for under £ 15 a head including drinks.