This is a restaurant that is located in an old mill, with the mill wheel still in situ. The setting is very nice and there is a river (Whitewater) flowing through the grounds as well as a boating lake (complete with swans and ducks around). They also have croquet facilities as well as an outdoors and indoors children's play areas. The indoor play area is sort of a kids dungeon (a padded cell in the basement) where they tend to place noisier family type parties.
Food is good and service is friendly. The menu includes ribs and burgers as well as more British and continental dishes.
The atmosphere is lively and when I visited, it was very busy, but not excessively noisy though. It tends to get quite busy especially at weekends, so it is advisable to book. Prices are a little above pub type restaurants.
Mon - Thu 11am to 10pm
Fri - Sat 11am to 10:30pm
Sun and Bank Holidays 11am to 9:30pm
Thai Lord is run by a charming couple called Mr and Mrs Roong who are in their 50s or 60s or something. It offers authentic Thai cuisine that has not been adapted to appease the local tastes unlike many other places. The style of cooking is from the central Thailand, with emphasis on Bangkok. Dishes are mostly medium in spicy strength although they can be adapted according to taste, if necessary.
The interior is traditionally Thai with lots of elaborate wooden artefacts.
Starters around £4, mains about £7-£10
Set menus and take away available
Lunch 12 Noon-2.30pm Sunday - Friday
Dinner 6pm-11pm (7 Nights a week)
Favorite Dish: Mixed Starter (Sateh, Toong Tong, spring roll, fishcake, Goong Hom Pa and Kamom Pang Na Moo)
The Plume of Feathers is set in a 500 year old hostelry that still has old oak beams and inglenook fireplaces in place. Apparently, there is also a ghost in the pub... They offer pretty wide menu with innovative modern cooking such as guinea fowl, rack of lamb, char-grilled steak and duck breast. There is a proper restaurant bit in the back as well as a bar in the front and the menus for these two bits are different. The bar menu is more a traditional Pub Food. In summer, they also do BBQ's. They serve wines, champagnes, real ales and cocktails. The pub gets crowded in the evenings and at weekends, with the locals crowding the bar. Booking is highly recommended at weekends.
All food is homemade and prepared from local fresh ingredients. I had a very nice salad with salmon and herbs and their glutein free chocolate dessert from the bar menu. The food was very very nice. The kitchen is open Mon-Sat 12noon-2.30pm & 7pm-9.30pm. Sun 12noon-8.30pm.
2 Patio Areas
Parking for 30 cars
Coaches Welcome (by appointment)
Switch / Cash Back & Credit Cards accepted.
Accommodation available (Call for full details).
Mon-Sat 11am - 3pm & 6pm - 11pm.
Sun 12noon - 10.30pm.
The Lobster Pot opened its doors in May 2005 in a renovated pub that was empty for quite a while before that. Although Lobster Pot looks like a pub from outside, it’s really a highly specialised fish restaurant. Their menu includes over 30 starters, 25 meat, 20 fish and 12 vegetarian main courses. It is almost difficult to choose from so many choices on offer.
The food is very good and you can tell that is freshly produced there and then when you order it. None of that "Let’s just unfreeze and microwave it" business. Their meat is sourced locally and they prepare all their desserts themselves on the premises. Local real ales are an added bonus.
Regular theme evenings such as Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian as well as St Georges etc.
They also do so called 'Early Bird Discount' which entitles you for 10% discount off any meal ordered between 6 pm and 7 pm (excluding drinks).
Lunch for 4 (including 3 beers and 3 soft drinks) was just under £60
Favorite Dish: Although it is a pub specialised in sea food, chicken is my number one choice in most restaurants. I had butterfly chicken which was very nice. I loved their Tiramisu which wasn't on the menu.
There are at least three other places in Farnham that do very similar menu as Prezzo (pizza, pasta, risotto, salads and chicken meals). They are also similarly priced, so when I had a chance to try something else than your average Pizza Express or Chez Gerard, I decided to try Prezzo instead.
I went there for the first time in August 2007 and I must say that I enjoyed the restaurant. I am a fussy eater because of several food intolerances, but I was able to find a suitable meal on the menu and the waiting staff was very helpful in telling me whether there was either dairy products or glutein in the meal that I had set my eyes on. The food was of a high standard and the menu included more than just 3 main course salads.
You'll be glad to know that every time you go to this restaurant, you'll get whatever you order made in the exactly same way as before and will probably taste exactly the same as well. This is because Gulshan still employs the same chef as did when it was established in 1989. I was wondering why…
The restaurant doesn't look much from outside as it is set in a row of buildings housing an electric shop and laundrette outside the town centre, but it is the nearest one I go to and I think they're great. The dining area is only very tiny. There is seating up to 50. The room is divided into smaller private alcoves. The Sunday Buffet lunch is a bargain at £6.95 for adults and £3.50 for children.
Bookings are advisable. They also do take away meals.
Favorite Dish: I've got many favorites such as 'Chicken Biryani', 'Chicken Tikka', 'Tandoori Mixed Grill', 'Vegetable Dhal'. I think they're great. The meat is good quality, very tasty and
The nice little pub is located in a converted historic mill along a river. The water wheel is still working and can be viewed inside the pub. They have a large beer garden overlooking the water. I would imagine it’s very popular wedding reception venue and they have recently acquired a civil wedding license.
Service is very friendly and generally fine except that they just do not do table service (not even the drinks when you are having a meal), which is the most ridiculous thing about this place. It’s a pity that the food was pretty average.
Monthly BBQ and Hog Roast in the garden.
Food is served
Friday and Saturday 12pm-10pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm (Sunday roast from the carvery between 12pm-3pm)
This pub is set in the middle of a roundabout(!). It's easy to miss it when you ride on the roundabout and the noise of the traffic and the exhaust fumes from the cars can be a bit off putting, but this is pub is great for real ales (including many local beers), fresh, good quality food and friendly staff. The whole pub is non-smoking due to the recent law banning smoking in all public places. The little sheep figures for table numbers are rather cute! ;-)
The menu consist of the usual pub favourites to some more exciting varities and specials of the day. All of the food is fresh and very well presented. The dessert menu is rather impressive with lots of cakes and choclaty things. Prices are competitive with a main meal costing between £8 and £15. There is also a good selection of wine and some interesting imports such as South African cider.
The pub has a large outside seating area at the front (facing towards the traffic) as well as a secluded rear garden. Food served (Monday to Friday 12-2.30pm and 5pm to 9.30pm), Sunday roast (12noon to 4pm). Booking is advisable, especially at weekends.
Facilities: TV, fruit machines, dogs & children allowed, late licence, credit cards accepted, cash machine, car park, wireless internet access, air-co, coach parties welcome, disabled access
I have visited the Darjeeling a few years ago. I can't remember much about that visit except that there was nothing wrong about the food, service or anything else. I visited the restaurant again more recently and did not find anything wrong this time either.
The resturant was recently extended to the neighboring property that used to function as a Chinese take-away. Because of this, they now have substantially more seating. There is also a real sitar in one of the corners of the dining room to which I had an unlimited view and couldn't keep my eyes off. What a great idea! Unfortunately, I left my camera phone a home, so I couldn't get any photos of it.
Instead of choosing from their menu, this time I had whatever was served in their Sunday buffet. The food was very high quality and there was about 9 dishes on offer, including the usual dishes found in every Sunday buffet i.e. two types of rice, chicken tikka masala and vegetable curry. Other dishes included some chicken starter and a vegetable and a lamb main. In addition, they brought a plain naan bread to you at the table and there were some poppadums available as well.
All in all very pleasant experience. the staff was very friendly and attentive. The buffet lunch for two was £19.90 and the drinks (bottled still water and a pint of coke) £4.50
What a charming name.. I could put you straight off if you really think about.
I have been here a few times. It delivers alright quality food and has a nice enough atmosphere at the bar as well as the restaurant bit itself. It is nothing mind pogging, but you know that the quality is there though. There are currently 62 Slug and Lettuces across the UK. All of them are on, or just off the 'high street'.
The menu inclues the favourites such as fish & chips, burgers, chicken dishes, lamb shanks, salads, vegetarian dishes, pasta etc. Their speciality are shared platters which are pretty impressive.
They also pride themselves on ethical values. Their fish and shellfish come from sustainable fish sources and have been caught in a legal and professional manner without upsetting their reproductive or natural habitat and without causing harm to other marine life (e.g. only line caught tuna). All ingredients are sourced from local suppliers wherever possible (e.g. fruit and vegetable suppliers are chosen in an aim to support the local market and insist that the veg is chemical free and produced in a natural manner; their chips are made of Lancashire Maris Piper and the burgers from ground Aberdeen Angus beef). All meats served are reared in a natural environment, fed on a vegetarian diet and slaughtered humanely.
Favorite Dish: On my first visit to the restaurant I had Cajun chicken without realising it was going to be as hot as it was (I like my food pretty mild), and thinking that I can handle it. I couldn't, so I had to swap it with my partner. The next time I got it right though. I ordered chicken salad if I remember right and it was very very nice.
This restaurant is not exactly in Farnham, but I didn't want to create a whole new page for the town, Fleet, where it is in, so I included it in here.
They used to do a great buffet on Sundays. However, those days are long gone. Now they just serve dishes off the menu and a bit of downside is that it is rather pricy - the starters are around £4 and main courses between £8.50 and £16 (maybe even more). In many cases this does not include the rice which is about £3.
the reason why they can charge so much for curry is simple: the cuisine is Northern Indian. It is very different from what you get from your average curry house in town. The dishes are not sweet, but they are HHHOT!! The influences are drawn from Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. These cities form the so called 'Golden Triangle' of northern India.
Delhi is, of course, the home of chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken. Agra is known for its kebabs, biryanis & kormas and Jaipur's speciality are lamb kebabs, mixed vegetables and dal tarka.
Favorite Dish: The buffet was great, but they no longer seem to have it. I went for a safe option of Chicken Tikka Biriyani and even so I found it rather hot, but nice. At £12.50 it was rather pricy though (you would normally pay about £7.50 or £8.50 in most places).
France is really a hot thing in the UK. For some reason all the finest eateries are either French or Italian.. or whatever else except British!! ;-)
Maison Blanc is open from morning (not too early though) to early evening, so you most probably going to get something to eat there at lunchtime or maybe in the afternoon. Peculiarly they recruit staff in France although it operates in the UK. According to their website, over 80% of their chefs and the majority of their shop staff are French. Well, didn't know that before although I did suspect something.. ;-) In additon, they import many of their specialist ingredients from France.
The range of products includes viennoiserie, savouries and pâtisserie. The first traditional Boulangerie ~ Pâtisserie ~ Chocolaterie was opened in Oxford. They have shops (with salon de thé) in London and a few locations in the South East. In addition to the above they have very nice salads, and sandwiches. Everything is very beautifully presented.
Favorite Dish: Tiger Prawn salad with sweet chilli sauce
The cafe is actually part of a chain, but you would never know that unless you ran into another Café Rouge somewhere else. The charming deco is French/continental both in and outside. The sign to the loos are in French, there are French/Belgian posters on the wall and the menu is in French as well as in English. The athmosphere is relaxed and the waiting staff is well dressed (black clothes, no trainers, no jeans). They do nice breafast/brunch, lunch and dinners with scrambled eggs on the menu. The cuisine is understandably entirely French. Very milky coffees.
Favorite Dish: Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon