Best restaurants in Woking

Many people live in Woking and commute into London because of its central location, and what does a busy day of work make for? A hungry, rumbling belly. So, if you need some inspiration, you’re in luck. There are many great places to eat in Woking, and plenty of them have won awards. We’ve sifted through all the eateries in the area, from award winning fine dining to quick but comforting grub, to create the ultimate list of the best restaurants in Woking. Whether it’s a special occasion, or a midweek dinner - you’re sure to find your match.

Updated on 04 June 2024

There is great diversity when it comes to restaurants in Woking. You'll see lots of options with beer gardens, rooftop restaurants with stunning terrace views, and even some that sit on The River Wey. If you’re on the hunt for an intimate date destination, you’ll find that some of Woking’s best restaurants come equipped with multiple accolades and a romantic atmosphere. And if you’ve got a veggie or vegan dining with you, you'll also be impressed by the number of options that will offer plant-based menus.

Located just over 20 miles from London in Northwest Surrey, the Woking we know today spread from the area now known as Old Woking - a former Romano-British hamlet which boomed as a market town in the 17th century. Today Woking is a commuter town. But if you really get to know it, you’ll find plenty of things to do. Maybe you’re planning to spend the day treading down the Saturn nature trail, or visit the floral displays at RHS Wisley before finishing up with a cold beer and pub classics. Or perhaps you’re planning a trip to The Lightbox gallery and a late lunch. Whatever you’re planning, the best restaurants in Woking are primed to deliver.

Côte Woking

Côte Woking

26 Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6EN

Serving everything that’s modern and French, Cote Woking has everything you need to round off an afternoon exploring the town. Think modern Parisian interiors, French-focused food, and an excellent wine list to boot!

Under £30
French
Talbot Inn

Talbot Inn

High Steet, Unknown, Surrey, GU23 6BB

Found within a renovated 15th-century coaching inn, the Talbot restaurant is a modern space with open log fires and a stunning copper ceiling. It’s a versatile menu, with stone baked pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and perfectly seared steaks.

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Red Lion Horsell

The Red Lion Horsell

123 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4SS

Found in Horsell, The Red Lion is a grown-up gastropub with a terrace garden, and open fire. The menu focuses on casual quality dining with a focus on local ingredients, and comforting global cuisine.

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
Bird In Hand

Bird In Hand

Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NL

Committed to seasonal produce and local ingredients, Bird in Hand is an independent gastropub with rustic charm and a relaxed but refined atmosphere. Expect an elevated menu of glorious small plates, sharing platters and comforting mains.

£30 - £49
British
The Inn at Maybury

The Inn at Maybury

Maybury Hill, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8AB

A quintessential gastropub just outside Woking, The Inn at Maybury offers a cosy atmosphere to unwind and partake in a great selection of pub grub, real ales, lagers, wines and classic cocktails.

£30 - £49
Pubs
British
Latino Ristorante Italiano

Latino Ristorante Italiano

2 Harland House, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HW

An Italian restaurant minutes from the New Victoria Theatre, Latino offers all the classic dishes and affable service one could desire from an Italian. With democratic pricing and a pre-theatre menu, it’s a win-win.

£30 - £49
Italian
The Gosling

The Gosling

Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5NL

The true measure of a restaurant is its standing amongst locals. The Gosling has that - and more. It’s got all the hallmarks of a perfect date destination - modern romantic interiors, European style, and a menu bolstered by British produce.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
The White Hart - Woking

The White Hart - Woking

The Green, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0LP

Settled in Pirbright, The White Hart is a stylish pub with low rafters and characterful red brick charm. The team have nailed it with a menu of seasonal English pub classics and inspired modern dishes.

£50 - £79

We’ll admit, when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime restaurants, Woking is overshadowed by the breadth of restaurants in the capital. Fortunately, if you take a short train trip you can celebrate in style at one of the most fancy restaurants in London.

However, if you’re interested in celebrating in your home town, but without the fuss of the post-merriment cleanup - why not check out our interactive list of all the private and group dining rooms in Woking? Simply select the filters to refine your results.

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