The Clock House - Ripley

The Clock House High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AQ
British

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7-course tasting menu £85 per person

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Menu

Average

Main course: £30
Food spend: £65

Opening hours

Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:30
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
4.7
(based on 640 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (16)
  • private dining (156)
  • views (26)
  • breakfast (2)
  • dinner (428)
  • child friendly (9)
  • trendy (31)
  • value (92)
  • luxury (348)
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  • romantic (284)
  • business (122)
  • lunch (411)
  • large parties (27)
  • al fresco (23)
  • By Sally F from Hook
    1 December 2018

    A delightful experience throughout, from the pre-visit courtesy call to the complimentary sweets which accompanied coffee. The service was exemplary: friendly. knowledgeable, unhurried, and attentive without being intrusive. We three friends meeting up for a pre-Christmas lunch had the set lunch of four courses. This is the sort of dining where there is not a lot on the plate but each dish contains unusual, interesting and exciting combinations of perfectly prepared ingredients and you can be confident that whatever is on the menu will be delicious. Our choices included smoked haddock with pickled turnip which sounds a bit odd but was exquisite; a dessert of gingercake lifted from the ordinary with a range of embellishments including caramelised pumpkin seeds; half a dozen British cheeses with membrillo, dabs of pear and saffron chutney and truffle honey. The venison was cooked to perfection - soft, pink and full of flavour. The duck confit in the celeriac fondant was a delicious surprise. There is a vast winelist from which we chose an Argentinian malbec which was excellent and reasonably priced. We departed after a couple of hours of full on enjoyment - and The Clockhouse is firrmly on our returns list.

  • By Don R from Beaconsfield
    8 November 2018

    Everything was up to usual high standard*

  • By Laurence M from Basingstoke
    1 November 2018

    A fantastic Tasting Menu, matched by excellent and friendly service. I'd say the bar prices were a little high, but did not detract from the overall experience. Will look for another excuse to visit.

  • By Joy T from Oxfordshire
    25 October 2018

    We loved it all - particular favourites were the scallop, the turbot and the wine flight. The flavours really did complement every dish. Thank you also for the birthday surprise sweets at the end. Wonderful service too. Overall this will be a meal that we will always remember. Thank you.

  • By Colin G from Nr Reading
    24 October 2018

    Th ClockTower Restaurant is a very fine experience. The dining room I find discretely opulent yet relaxed with a subtle but friendly colour scheme. The food is very fine yet I would suggest the portions are small - The waiters very courteous, helpful and I felt welcome

  • By Paul V from Normandy
    17 October 2018

    Amazing food... every mouthful a delight. A highlight of the evening was the service ! Outstanding- the best I have ever experienced!

  • By Julie F from Surrey
    13 October 2018

    Very professional service - struck just the right chord. Food was overall delicious although very limited choices (two per course) for Saturday lunch. Fortunately, there was something we wanted for each course. The only thing we didn’t like was the complimentary appetiser of pig’s ear. Tried it, but the texture and taste were not good - let’s be honest, eating pig’s ear is just wrong! Wine was first class and served well. A relaxing and pleasant experience.

  • By Adam C from London
    13 October 2018

    Attractive restaurant; very good food; good service; but an unacceptably overpriced winelist. Wine by the glass (which was a curiously small pour) was the same price as retail for the bottle.

  • By Neil A from Guildford
    12 October 2018

    My wife and I came for a special birthday lunch.----we ended up having the 7 course menu + wine tasting We were not disappointed----indeed we thought it was the best meal we have EVER had!!---and we've been to the Clock house (and Drakes) about 8 times. All the staff were knowledgable, delightful, and pleasantly professional

  • By Brian A from Farnham
    3 October 2018

    The Clock House has stripped out pre-starter, pre-dessert, coffee and petit fours from its set lunch menu (unlike Sorrel at the same price). Food was inventive, flavoursome and well-presented. Seasoning was a little erratic on my grey mullet main course. Staff were helpful, friendly and professional

Restaurant Location Map
The Clock House - Ripley
The Clock House High Street, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AQ