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Emlyn Restaurant at Burford Bridge Hotel

At the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking, RH5 6BX

(((() British
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
Main course: £15
Food spend: £30

This was our first visit. The restaurant was tastefully furnished and the food was of an excellent standard. We particularly liked the starter of brioche with mushrooms & rarebit with watercress.

Peter 14 December 2018
from East Grinstead

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Found within a certified ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, Emlyn Restaurant at Burford Bridge Hotel offers an array of exceptional British food with international accents. Located at the foot of the beautiful Box Hill, Emlyn offers a frequently changing menu, creating adventurous dishes using classic ingredients.

On the Emlyn Restaurant menu, guests will find the likes of black bream with cauliflower, coconut, tempura oysters and ponzu dressing. Meat dishes may include lamb with courgette purée, spring beans, semi-dried tomatoes and yuzu. Classic strawberries and cream is enlivened by a champagne consommé, clotted cream and basil sponge.

A wide selection of old and new world wines are available at Emlyn restaurant in Dorking. Guests can dine in the relaxed restaurant, or out on the vast al fresco terrace, overlooking 3 acres of landscaped garden.

Boasting a fruitful history, Burford Bridge Hotel has played host to established guests including John Keats, Admiral Nelson and Robert Louis Stevenson. Emlyn Restaurant in Surrey is located a 7-minute walk from Box Hill & Westhumble Train Station.

Emlyn Restaurant at Burford Bridge Hotel

At the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking, RH5 6BX

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Customer reviews for Emlyn Restaurant at Burford Bridge Hotel

4.4 (((() (based on 72 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (41)
  • dinner (33)
  • afternoon tea (20)
  • luxury (18)
  • value (18)
  • private dining (14)
  • views (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • business (10)
  • large parties (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • child friendly (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • ((((( 14 December 2018 by Peter from East Grinstead

    This was our first visit. The restaurant was tastefully furnished and the food was of an excellent standard. We particularly liked the starter of brioche with mushrooms & rarebit with watercress.

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by Stephen from London

    Arrived early to sit outside in the sun. Checked in and staff would bring menus outside to peruse.
    Spaces between tables ideal. Decor clean and fresh. Menu extensive, Wine list less so.....
    Excellent service.

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Derek from London

    Excellent dining experience, great food, amazing service: professional and friendly.

  • ((((( 4 October 2018 by Anne from Dorking

    Fabulous service and friendly staff. Lovely relaxing surroundings. Thoroughly recommend!

  • ((((* 2 October 2018 by Chloe from Kent

    The waiting staff were very friendly and professional.
    The presentation of food was great and it was tasty too.
    All in all a great experience

  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Hannah from lod

    We had a very lovely family afternoon tea at the Emlyn lounge. The sandwiches and cakes were lovely, we all enjoyed them.

  • ((((* 15 August 2018 by Jerry from Fetcham

    Very nice meal. All courses were delicious and well presented

  • ((((( 10 July 2018 by Russ from Dorking

    Exceptional restaurant with fine food, excellent service and in a beautiful environment. Expensive, but worth it. Only criticism was the menu. I've never been impressed by large menus - a reduced choice speaks volumes, but this is just too restricted. Main course was steak or chop plus just four other choices (from memory - a chicken, a fish, Vegan and Risotto. Check out the menu before booking would be my advise. Not many guests so ambience was lacking

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Tom from Leatherhead

    Very good / most enjoyable. Maybe a tad slow. Waiter excellent. Food - ditto. Nice feel to the whole place.

  • ((*** 27 June 2018 by Katherine from Dorking

    Food was lovely, Service was shocking.
    Hotel was hosting a wedding on the afternoon we were there, seemingly not enough staff were left covering the rest of the guests who weren't at the wedding. Service was very slow and bordering on rude on occasion. Tried to sit 6 of us round a 4 person table because she couldn't be bothered to rearrange another table. Didn't serve the table properly by ensuring she delivered the right drink to the right customer - just dumped them all on the table for us to distribute. Similar with the afternoon tea stands when they arrived - no explanation of what we had or checking of allergies [given that one had Peanut butter might have be a wise idea] no cutlery for the desserts that needed them... All the food was really lovely. Great fresh bread for the sandwiches and the scones were still warm. Desserts in the majority were equally great.
    We were there a long time due to circumstances with one of our cars, so would have been appreciative of an offer for more drinks hot or cold but for about the last hour we were there we didn't see any staff, in fact we had to hunt for someone to ask for the bill. When we pointed out we hadn't added any service charge as we didn't feel we'd had service that justified it, the staff member looked somewhat surprised but at no point apologised. We left feeling very disappointed.
    If you're booking might be worth checking if there's a wedding on and if there is steer clear.

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