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77 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JU

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  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey
  • Sorrel - Surrey

Wonderful combination of flavours and textures, a truly fabulous culinary experience. I loved the fact that many ingredients are locally sourced, and it was nice to be invited to have a look at the kitchen.

Teresa 16 June 2018
from London

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From acclaimed chef Steve Drake, Sorrel specialises in creating stunningly presented dishes, filled with bold imagination. The menus constantly evolve with the changing seasons, while the restaurant setting is filled with historic British charm, and features rustic exposed wooden beams alongside other original features.

The Sorrel menu celebrates seasonal British flavours, and uses carefully sourced ingredients from the local area, and further afield in the UK. Game dishes include Norfolk quail with tamarind, rhubarb and grapes, while fresh seafood delicacies are showcased with options like scallops with apple and celery cannelloni and cucumber ketchup.

Carefully chosen wines from the sommelier at Sorrel in Dorking perfectly complement the bold, imaginative menu. For dessert, there are unique creations such as hibiscus poached pear with cardamom, goats' milk and crystallised gin.

Combining bold, modern British recipes with a classically styled setting, Sorrel is a 5-minute drive from Dorking West Rail Station.


77 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JU

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4.8 ((((( (based on 174 reviews)
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  • lunch (118)
  • luxury (102)
  • romantic (92)
  • private dining (64)
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  • value (33)
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  • ((((* 17 June 2018 by Wilf from Dorking

    Fantastic restaurant. Can’t quite get the service to a matching standard. Shame. It is not consistent. The menu needs to change and develop more. We have been several times and would like to see a greater change in the menu as the year progresses. We would 100% recommend sorrel. Superb

  • ((((( 16 June 2018 by Teresa from London

    Wonderful combination of flavours and textures, a truly fabulous culinary experience. I loved the fact that many ingredients are locally sourced, and it was nice to be invited to have a look at the kitchen.

  • ((((( 14 June 2018 by Martin from Guildford

    Amazing experience, we absolutely loved everything about our visit. From the warm welcome at the top of the steps on entry through to our departure, we couldn’t have wanted for anything else.
    The staff were so attentive, happy and brimming with enthusiasm that our first impression was of a great place it must be to work.
    The food blew us away. We have dined in many Michelin Starred restaurants, but none have been so friendly or willing to make the customer experience so good.
    We had the 9 course tasting menu which was sublime. It would be far too difficult to name a favourite but if pushed, the fish course was so delicious. Cutting through the dusky brown mushroom powder to reveal the white of the fish beneath was truly theatrical. A stunning dish.
    We will return.

  • ((((( 9 June 2018 by Wendy from bramley

    As near perfect as you can get, food/wine/service/ambience.

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Sue from Gomshall

    Everything was perfect. The food was to die for and the service was impeccable - very attentive but not intrusive. Everyone was knowledgeable with a hint of humour.
    It is impossible to pick a favourite course as they were all wonderful - such attention to detail showing real artistry. I really enjoyed the ‘amuse-bouches’ which gave an insight of what was to come. The acknowledgment of my birthday was done tastefully and with a light touch which was perfect. Thank you.
    I would also mention that as an IBS sufferer I always visit restaurants with slight trepidation for any after effects but no need to worry at Sorrel. I ate absolutely every morsel with no repercussions. I think a first for me and I’ve eaten at many top restaurants in London and around the world. I’m thinking no cream or too much spice/onions with absolute 100% cleanliness.
    Thank you so much Steven Drake and your magnificent team and I look forward to returning for another celebration

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Elaine from Weybridge

    Excellent evening at Sorrel. Food and ambience snd service all 5 star, But why Dorking?

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Emilie from Guildford

    Amazing fine dining experience with first class service in a smart and stylish setting. Every dish is a work of art, with careful attention to detail and perfect combination of flavours, textures and colours.

  • ((((* 28 May 2018 by Elizabeth from Dorking

    The 9 course menu is well conceived with perfect portion sizes and amazing flavour combinations that are fresh and thought provoking but without being provocative for the sake of it. Our favourite courses were the swab pigeon with ceps etc, the John Dory & the blackberry waldorf: exquisite flavours and textures. We did however feel that the service let down the cooking: while one waiter was professional, the other waitresses were informal and flustered, forgot dish names & ingredients several times and mixed up cutlery with the neighbouring table. Fine if you’re in a chain restaurant but I’d expect the service to be slicker in a restaurant of this quality charging these prices. Hopefully this will improve and we will return: refreshing not having to catch the last train home from London and having a high end dining experience within walking distance.

  • ((((( 27 May 2018 by Susan from Epsom

    We had high expectations and they were totally fulfilled. Wonderful food accompanied by great service

  • ((((* 22 May 2018 by John from Tadworth

    Excellent food ingredients and interesting combinations of flavours. Only downside was the pace of service. It took too long to take our order but once it was underway it was fine

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