Guide MICHELIN 2020


(510 Reviews)
77 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JU
A la carte menu


Main course: £35
Food spend: £55

Opening hours

Tuesday & Wednesday: 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:00

Restaurant description

Holder of 3 AA Rosettes and winner of the AA Restaurant of the year 2018, Michelin-starred 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Sorrel
(based on 510 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (84)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (398)
  • entertainment (23)
  • large parties (13)
  • lunch (321)
  • luxury (307)
  • private dining (157)
  • romantic (266)
  • trendy (45)
  • value (67)
  • views (3)
  • By Mark N from Guildford
    9 November 2019

    Ultra cool dining experience based on impeccable technique, imaginative dishes, fine ingredients and great flavours. All presented beautifully by a calm, professional front of house team. Even had a chat with the man himself when we arrived. A gem of an asset to the Surrey dining landscape. Congratulations to Steve and the team.

  • By Bill B from Dorking
    8 November 2019


  • By William F from Hindhead
    6 November 2019

    Excellent. Food was delicious and service excellent.

  • By Wendy M from Reigate
    6 November 2019

    My Husband and I had a wonderful meal. The food was outstanding as was the service, we were made to feel welcome yet special. The ambience was classy but comfortable and every dish was a delight. Our server was very passsionate about every detail and it made for an extremely enjoyable and memorable dining experience.

  • By Philip T from Ockley
    5 November 2019

    Great food and fabulous service (well done Maya!). Will return soon for the full tasting menu...

  • By Sunya A from Cobham
    5 November 2019

    Food excellent- service good. When I rang and explained that we were celebrating my partners Birthday and was it possible to have a small Birthday cake I was told that you could not do this but you would organise something. The something was Happy Birthday written on your menu. I was disappointed! However we enjoyed our lunch - it was quite original. We will certainly come back. Sunya Allèn

  • By Jane G from Camberley
    2 November 2019

    Very welcoming. Timing of dishes perfect. We found the Italian sommelier wonderful. friendly and warm but very attentive making sure we were well looked after in terms of our drinks but we never felt the need to order more than we wanted. What I like about Sorrel is.that one is relax and enjoy the dining experience and the food without being "hovered" over. Everything is just perfect.Thank you.

  • By B K from Dorking
    2 November 2019

    The food was superlative. Service less so. Why? My chair was pushed towards me and knocked my calves to begin with. No rapport between us and the waitresses/waiter.

  • By Maria F from Dorking
    2 November 2019

    Excellent meal, truly worthy of their Michelin Star.

  • By Val T from Dorking
    30 October 2019

    Great to be taken to the kitchen to see the incredible concentration of the chefs. Food was wonderful as were all the staff, especially our waitress Tess. An excellent unforgettable evening

Restaurant Location Map
77 South Street, Dorking, RH4 2JU