Guide MICHELIN 2020

The Clock House - Ripley

(746 Reviews)
The Clock House High Street, Ripley, South East England, GU23 6AQ


Main course: £30
Food spend: £65

Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:15.

Restaurant description

A charming hideaway in Ripley, The Clock House is an outstanding gastronomic dining establishment in the heart of a scenic village. The Clock House holds a coveted Michelin star, along with 3 AA Rosettes.

Housed within an impressive red-brick Georgian building, The Clock House Restaurant offers beautiful views of the garden from the boutique-style dining room which exudes a light and airy ambience. Oozing flair and finesse, the delectable dishes from The Clock House menu are presented with elegant simplicity and strong flavours from the fresh, seasonal produce.

The Clock House menus include signature dishes such as beef with sweetbread, kohlrabi and Horn of Plenty, or duck with parsnip, bread and Medjool date. Tempting and decadent, the dessert menu at The Clock House boasts dishes including delicious blackberry with hibiscus, apples and shortbread. There is always a good selection of vegetarian dishes, as well as a vegetable tasting menu.

The relaxed lounge area at The Clock House Ripley features local gallery art and drinks are served in the walled garden during the summer. The exceptionally well picked wines also complement the superb menu.

Customer reviews for The Clock House - Ripley
(based on 746 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (17)
  • al fresco (24)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (134)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (509)
  • entertainment (41)
  • large parties (28)
  • lunch (475)
  • luxury (406)
  • private dining (184)
  • romantic (335)
  • trendy (33)
  • value (100)
  • views (28)
  • By S M from Godalming
    11 March 2020

    Such a magical, elegant house to be welcomed into - firstly in the very cosy bar area with an unusual selection of local gins and every possible combination of Fever Tree tonics, then to the dining room which felt airy and intimate at the same time. The waiters couldn't have been more welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable and passionate - we loved our exchanges with them. The food - the reason for being there - was simply stunning. One of the best and most surprising meals we've had in a long time full of ingredients we normally wouldn't select so we had fun exploring one amazing delightful dish and taste sensation after another. Last night was the new chef's first 'outing' and we can genuinely say how 'wowed' we all were. Thank you !

  • By Sam W from Godalming
    6 March 2020

    Excellent restaurant, lovely and relaxed, unpretentious. Best dish by far was the guinea fowl, we will definitely be coming again. Little touches with starter snacks and homemade sweets were fantastic. A great birthday treat.

  • By Keith G from Grayshott
    4 March 2020

    From start to finish the 7-course tasting menu was superb - impossible to choose a favourite course. Service was just right - professional, attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Wine flight was very well matched.

  • By Terry C from Bognor Regis
    4 March 2020

    Lovely building, dining room perhaps a little ‘cold’ in design/atmosphere. Actually was a little cold by the front window at early lunch time sitting. Food wonderful, wine by the glass a little expensive. Staff very friendly and efficient. We experienced a long wait ahead of one course and apologies were offered and a top up of wine to compensate. We look forward to returning in the spring/summer to utilise what looks like a lovely garden. And see how the new chef has settled in. If anything like Fred’s food, it will become a regular destination for us. Well done to everyone and thank you for a fine experience.

  • By Y. S from Weybridge
    4 March 2020

    My third visit to the wonderful The Clock House in Ripley. This time as a birthday treat for my big brother who has not been there before. Needless to say my brother was well impressed and thank you The Clock House for another great hospitality, exquisite meals, and sublime dessert. I can't wait to be back.

  • By Michael J from Walton-on-Thames
    28 February 2020

    Excellent, fully justifying its Michelin star. The best quality meal I've had for a while.

  • By Mike C from Staines
    27 February 2020

    Food and service were excellent. However, the restaurant was extremely cold again. Overall rating reflects this.

  • By David K from Guildford
    27 February 2020

    Amazing meal the 7 course taster menu was beautiful, the flavours from the first mouthful were so special. Presentation was first class

  • By Sarah G from Woking
    22 February 2020

    Pretty building, well spaced tables and pleasant staff. Ultimately you go to eat and the 7 course tasting menu we ordered was overpriced.

  • By Norma C from farnham
    22 February 2020

    The dining experience was great - well paced, delicious and beautifully presented food, with perfect attention to detail. All dishes were favourites. The staff were attentive but not overly so and came with a welcome sense of humour.

Restaurant Location Map
The Clock House - Ripley
The Clock House High Street, Ripley, South East England, GU23 6AQ