GOOD FOOD Recommendations

Here are some suggestions about where to eat in the area around Surbiton Croquet Club, with a few ideas about very good places a little further away. They are all based on visits we have made but we have also taken account of TripAdvisor reviews. We have given them a star rating (1 – 5) based on value for money. Prices are for modest choices of food and modest amounts of alcohol.

Part I – within a 10 minute walk of the club:

*** Prithi (Indian) (£20/25) 285 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 7AB - 020 8399 0030

http://www.prithicuisine.co.uk/

Opening hours: lunch and dinner every day. Specials Sunday to Tuesday 18.00 – 19.30 £10.95 and Wednesday evening five course banquet £11.95.

**** Sarab (Persian) (£20/25) 284 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 7AQ - 020 3719 0498

http://sarabpersianfood.co.uk/

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 18.00 – 23.00 Friday to Sunday 12.00 – 23.00. Go for the mixed meze and the mixed grill to share. Portions are Texan. Now licensed (old hands will recall the happy days when it was BYO).

*** Bulgarian House Restaurant (£25) 294 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 7AQ - 020 3417 8050

http://www.bulgarianhouserestaurant.co.uk/

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 00.00 Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 01.00.

Bulgarians eat tapas fashion so food may appear to be out of sequence. Service is “relaxed”. Bulgarian red wine served in tea mugs will surprise you. Very popular with Bulgarians.

*** The Royal Oak (English pub) (£15) 261 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 7AA - 020 8390 5376

https://www.facebook.com/theroyaloaksurbiton

Beer £4 a pint. Excellent pub food and a garden in the summer. Kitchen closes at 21.30. Dog friendly. Very handy.

**** Langley’s Brasserie (£30/40) 158 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6HE - 020 8390 7564

http://www.langleysrestaurant.co.uk/

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 18.00 to 22.00 Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 15.00 and 18.00 to 22.00 Sunday 11.00 to 15.00 (it is claimed that the bar is open all night Friday/Saturday).

Fun place with very good food and atmosphere. Have a cocktail if you can afford it.

**** Il Positano (£25/30) 165 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6AW - 020 8255 6768

Opening times (very restricted) Tuesday to Saturday 18.00 to 22.00

Very popular family restaurant (the owner plays tennis next to the club) booking recommended.

*** The Prince of Wales (pub) (£15) 117 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6AL - 020 8296 0265

http://www.princeofwalessurbiton.co.uk/

Recently refurbished Fuller’s pub. Beer £3.80 per pint. Good pub food. Kitchen closes at 21.00.

**** Thai Secret (£30) 110 Ewell Road, Surbiton KT6 6HA - 020 8972 1166

Opening times: daily (except Sunday 12.00 to 15.00 and 17.30 to 22.30. Sunday 12.00 to 22.30

*** sorante Sorrento (£30) 379 Ewell Rd, Surbiton KT6 7DE - 020 8390 6921

http://www.ristorantesorrento.com/

Opening times: Monday to Friday 12.00 to 14.30 and 18.00 to 23.00, Saturday 18.00 to 23.00, Sunday 12.00 to 18.00.

Especially good value set lunch.

**** Broadway café (£5) 66 Tolworth Broadway, KT6 7HR - 020 8399 3114

Opening times: Daily 07.00 to 20.00 except 08.00 to 20.00 on Sunday

The place for breakfast although there are others nearby.

**** Superfish (£12) 25 The Broadway, Tolworth KT6 7DJ - 020 8390 2868

http://www.superfishuk.co.uk/branches/tolworth/

Opening times: Monday to Wednesday 11.30 – 14.00 and 17.00 to 21.30, Thursday to Friday 11.30 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 22.00 and Saturday 11.30 to 14.30 and 17.00 to 22.00.

Fine chippie next to the Travelodge.

Part II – a bus ride away

***** The French Table (£45) 85 Maple Rd, Surbiton KT6 4AW - 020 8399 2365

http://www.thefrenchtable.co.uk/

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 12.00 to 14.30 and 19.00 to 22.30 (18.00 on Saturday)

The best eating place in Surbiton by some distance. Good value lunch menu but evenings can be pricey if you lose control. 281 bus to Maple Road.

**** Pisces (fish and chips) (£12) 3 Central Parade, St Marks Hill, Surbiton KT6 4PJ (near Surbiton station) - 020 8399 0956

Opening times: Monday to Friday 11.30 to 14.30 and 16.30 to 22.30. Saturday 12.00 to 22.00.

Top chippie opposite Weatherspoons. 281 bus to Surbiton Station

*** The Coronation Hall (£?) St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton KT6 4LQ (opposite the station) - 020 8390 6164

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-coronation-hall-surbiton

Wetherspoons and therefore the croquet players‘ favourite – opposite the station. 281 bus.

**** The Antelope (pub) (£7) 87 Maple Road, Surbiton KT6 4AW - 020 8399 5029

http://www.theantelope.co.uk/#theantelope

Opening times: Sunday to Thursday 12.00 – 23.00 Friday and Saturday 12.00 – 23.30.

Superb pub and worth the journey on the 281 bus to Maple Road. Beer brewed out the back by a Kiwi from Mount Maunganui. Rustic furniture and muzak on vinyl discs.

**** Pho Hoi An (£15) 34 Surbiton Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2HX - 020 3538 0901

Opening hours: 11.30 to 21.30 (22.00 Friday and Saturday) closed on Sunday

Tiny place with delicious Vietnamese food. Booking advisable if more than a couple of you. Buy different dishes and share. Buses 281,406 or 418 to Surbiton Road/Penrhyn Road. In the student quarter. BYO.

**** fish!kitchen (£20/25) 58 Coombe Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7AF - 020 8546 2886

http://fishkitchen.co.uk/fish-kitchen-kingston/1948184

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12.00 to 22.00

Top class chippie and closer to Norbiton Station. Changing menu of fish dishes. K2 bus to Station Road.

**** Trattoria Calabrese (£30) 66 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 2AD - 020 8546 6968

http://www.trattoria-calabrese.co.uk/

Opening times: daily 08.00 to 23.00 closed on Mondays

Slightly scruffy but delightful Italian – some of the best italian food in the area. K2 bus to Station Road.

Kingston upon Thames lots of eating places in Kingston; many of them chains but that doesn’t mean bad. There is a particularly nice seam around the Rose Theatre and the riverside. For an exciting Boho lunch, try either the street food of many nations in Kingston market place (not Sundays) or the artistically scruffy café in the Rose Theatre. Buses 281,406 and 418 to Eden Street.

Tea and coffee and cakes? If that’s what you are looking for in Surbiton, try either the Pickled Pantry (opposite Wetherspoons Coronation Hall) or the Press Room (between the station and the Clock Tower

George Noble
June 2016
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NF 23/04/17


Updated 23.iv.17
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