Best restaurants in Farnham

You’re here because you want to find out about the best restaurants in Farnham, and we should start by saying that this list contains some of the most special occasion restaurants you could choose to dine in. But we’ve also included restaurants that are the best at what they do for other reasons, whether its family dining or casual fare. Farnham is a beautiful market town with plenty of charm and a laid back and peaceful atmosphere. That being said, some of the best restaurants in Farnham serve up pioneering food that's certainly not to be sniffed at.

Updated on 18 June 2024

Whilst most restaurants in Farnham sit in the mid-range price category, there are a number of restaurants that require a slightly higher budget, offering chef's table experiences and tasting menus. Generally speaking, Farnham restaurants make up a diverse culinary scene showcasing cuisines from around the clone from traditional English roasts to French brasserie menus and value-for-money Thai food. Some of the best can be found in hotels with extensive grounds and historic pubs, serving top-quality Surrey and Hampshire produce.

Set in the Surrey countryside between Basingstoke and Guildford, Farnham is just over 35 miles from London - making it an ideal getaway from the pressures of city living. You’ll find boutique shops championing local artisans, and a wealth of independent restaurants and bars. But apart from the modern entertainment, there’s a wealth of culture and history to explore here too. Popular Farnham attractions include Farnham Castle which boasts a 900-year-old history and Waverley Abbey - a 12th-century monastery of the Cistercian order which is impressive even in its ruined form. Located on the River Wey at the western edge of the North Downs, many of Farnham’s best restaurants are well-positioned to cater to foot-weary walkers.

The Mulberry Bar & Kitchen

The Mulberry Bar & Kitchen

Station Hill, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8AD

A family run bar and restaurant, The Mulberry is a popular spot for casual pub fare and moreish bar food. From fish and chips to bangers and mash - along with camembert and chicken wings - all the greats are present and correct.

Under £30
Pubs
British
Bel & the Dragon Farnham

Bel & the Dragon Farnham

Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2LD

Settled in the Surrey Hills, just outside of Farnham and equipped with a garden and terrace area, The Bel & Dragon is a spacious dining room with a local reputation for brilliant gastropub food and elevated British classics.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Jack and Alice Farnham

Jack and Alice Farnham

4-5 Town Hall Buildings, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7ND

Located in the centre of Farnham, neighbourhood spot Jack and Alice serves home-cooked fare from breakfast through to dinner. Spread across two floors, it boasts a stunning roof terrace that’s open all year round.

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Castle Farnham

The Castle Farnham

5 Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7HR

A no-nonsense gastropub, The Castle Serves pub favourites and daily-changing specials alongside a curated drinks list. Produce is sustainable and locally sourced wherever possible, and don’t miss its courtyard garden, which is a haven during the warmer months.

£30 - £49
Bistro
Cote Brasserie Farnham

Cote Brasserie Farnham

26 Lion and Lamb Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7LL

Clean, classic French fare just off the high street? Yes, please. Cote Farnham serves an approachable menu of modern French brasserie dishes and great wines. Plus, the cobblestone terrace makes a great summer spot.

Under £30
French
Giggling Squid Farnham

Giggling Squid Farnham

67-68 Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7LN

Situated in a characterful old building with bare brick walls, Giggling Squid brings a delectable taste of Thailand to Farnham. It’s family-friendly, with plenty of veggie, vegan, and gluten-free options to enjoy.

£30 - £49
Thai
Borelli

Borelli's Bar Restaurant

Borelli Yard, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NU

In business since 1987, Borelli’s Wine Bar & Grill is a tranquil independent restaurant regarded as one of Farnham’s best kept secrets - until now. Perfect for casual Mediterranean lunches, evenings of great wine and tapas, and weekend drinks with friends.

Under £30
International
Wine Bars
The Bush Hotel

The Bush Hotel

The Borough, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NN

With a restaurant legacy dating back to 1618, the restaurant at The Bush Hotel has all the pedigree and modern flair one could wish for. Envision elevated classics - Sunday roasts, fish and chips, and afternoon tea.

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
British
Bars
Afternoon tea
Hotel Bars

If you’re still on the hunt for a spot offering an occasion-worthy atmosphere, why not consider hiring an exclusive room? We’ve collected all the private dining rooms in Farnham, along with some helpful filters to narrow them down.

Although there’s much on offer in Farnham itself, it’s sensible to consider some London options, too. We’ve done our homework on all the best London restaurants with great views, and, if you’re keen to work up an appetite beforehand, just take a peek at our guide to things to do in South Bank - most of them walkable from Waterloo Station.

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