Enjoy a stroll around Dorking and find the delights of the culinary world within walking distance. Dorking is a market town that invites you to sample the fruits of the sea, the finest produce from local fields and England’s best fare, mixed with a sprinkling of international tastes. Whether you are looking to have a refreshing cup of tea – perhaps a slice of cake, enjoy a glass of best bitter, the best pub lunch or the sophistication of a fine restaurant, it’s all here served in the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills. The world has become a smaller place and whilst you will find in Dorking all that England has to offer from Cornwall to Surrey, there are opportunities to experience the pleasures of India, Italy, China, Malaysia, France, Thailand – just to name a few.
Visit the local markets, discuss with the butcher the difference in quality of meat, take a trip to the farm or the Dorking farmers market and select your own fresh meats and vegetables or pop into a local produce shop. Dorking certainly has the pearl of the oyster.
The first Café Rialto (Italian) opened in 2001 at South Street, Dorking and very soon became popular for its food, drinks and service; it has subsequently opened in Fulham and Battersea. The venue offers freshly prepared dishes using seasonal produce in a chic and delightful setting.
Tel: 01306 742885
The Dorking Brasserie (Indian, Bangladeshi) in Junction Road offers quality Indian cuisine, catering to the discerning diner. Restaurateur Ali is particular about what he serves his customers. The subtle lighting creates a warm and inviting ambience and friendly personalised service adds to this brasserie’s appeal.
Tel: 01306 742448
Originally established in 1965 – New Curry Garden rapidly became popular, especially as it was one of very few restaurants serving genuine Indian/Bangladeshi Cuisine in the Surrey region. The restaurant has attracted a vast number of people – from the local residents of Dorking and the neighbouring towns/villages to well known politicians and film stars; among their famous customers have been the late Oliver Reed, one of Britain’s all time great film actor who used to be regular diner (and drinker we assume) and the Sultan of Oman, who still has his take-out for the family.
Tel: 01306 880222/889648