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Celebrating Surrey Day 11 May

Whether you’re in the mood for traditional British, Mediterranean, East Asian or classic favourites, or even upscale Michelin dining, you’ll find it in Dorking. From Sunday roasts to classic pub favourites, Dorking is a welcoming spot to unwind and enjoy great food. 

We like to think of Dorking as the place full of heritage with heart.

Locals and visitors alike rave about the atmosphere and carefully curated seasonal menus featuring locally sourced ingredients. It's a top choice for all occasions – from romantic getaways to weekends with friends, Dorking is a must visit for cyclists, hikers, families and everyone who loves the great outdoors.

Restaurant week is the perfect time to indulge in seasonal dishes, specials and uniqueness that defines Dorking, crafted by amazing chefs. Book directly with our restaurants. To celebrate Surrey Day and Dorking Restaurant Week, our restaurants are curating amazing offerings - check them all about below.

Win Prizes for joining us during Restaurant Week

Aside from the amazing food, experience and ambience, everyone wins during Dorking Restaurant Week.

Tag us at @hellodorking or email us directly by 17th May 2024.

Who's joining in?

We will be offering our Sri Lankan menu:

A free bottle of Sri Lankan Lion Lager with a starter and main course from our Sri Lankan menu. 

We are also holding the early bird price of £15 for our Sri Lankan Sunday buffet during restaurant week if pre-booked - all you can eat and up to 2 children can eat free with 2 adults, which is on Sunday between 12-3.

WEDNESDAY : Breakfast Club : Enjoy a HolmeStores Breakfast (or Vegetarian Breakfast) and a tea or coffee for £15. Available 8:30am - 3pm. Mention ‘Breakfast Club’ to our team or include in your reservation notes. 

THURSDAY : First round on us! Book a table for evening pizza and get your first drink on us when ordering a pizza or salad. Available from 6pm. Last orders 8:30pm. Please add ‘Restaurant Week’ to your reservation notes. 

FRIDAY: Free Coffee Friday! Enjoy a coffee on us when you order a meal from our all-day brunch menu, featuring our own HolmeStores house blend, roasted exclusively by Surrey Hills Coffee. Available 8:30am - 3pm. Just mention ‘Restaurant Week’ to our team when ordering.

SATURDAY : Boozy Brunch. Enjoy 20% off mimosas and beer-on-tap when ordering a meal from our all-day brunch menu. (Featuring Gin Kitchen and St Ives Brewery) Mention Boozy Brunch when ordering with our team. (Max discount : two drinks per customer) 

Book today at www.HolmeStores.com 

Calling All Cake Lovers in Dorking!

Are you ready to embark on a scrumptious journey during Restaurant Week? 6th - 13th May

Putty Cakes is thrilled to be a part of this celebration, and we've got something special just for you!

Introducing our irresistible Cake Tasting Menu: Treat yourself to 5 mini cakes for just £5! With 8 delicious flavours to choose from. From classic favourites to bold new creations, there's a flavour for every craving.

But wait, there's more! If you’ve not had enough of our cakes, you can enjoy an extra 10% off when you stock up to take home or eat in our cosy coffee lounge.

And for our returning customers, we've prepared a delightful surprise. Simply grant us permission to showcase your love for us on our social media, and when you visit during the week, enjoy a complimentary hot drink on us!

But that's not all! Join in the excitement with our "Which Cake is Your Favourite?" poll and put your taste buds to the test with our "Can You Tell Which Cake is Gluten-Free?" challenge. It's a chance to engage, explore, and indulge in all things sweet!

Don't miss out on this incredible cake extravaganza during Restaurant Week. Spread the word, tag your friends, and let's make this week a celebration to remember!

Tuesday: Burger Night

A choice of burgers accompanied by fries and your choice of a pint of beer or a glass of wine. £18

Wednesday: Mussel Night

 Succulent mussels paired with fries and available with your choice of cream and garlic, tomato, and Thai green curry sauce. 

Each serving comes with a glass of wine to complement the flavors.

Price £17

Thursday: Steak Night

Indulge in a luxurious three-course steak menu, crafted to satisfy your culinary desires.

£30

Special Wine Offer:

Enhance your meal with a bottle of our house wine for just an additional £20.

Restaurant Week Dining Discount (Tuesday to Friday)

What’s on Offer: Enjoy a 20% discount on all food items for both lunch and dinner sessions. Please note, this offer cannot be combined with other promotions.

Lunch Specials (Tuesday to Friday)

Opt for our specially curated two-course or three-course lunch menus, perfect for a midday treat.

Guests who mention 'Dorking Restaurant Week' when booking can enjoy an exclusive, seasonal curated dish. They will also receive Sorrel's signature miso fudge to enjoy later, along with a special branded gift to take home. To celebrate Dorking Restaurant Week, Sorrel has curated a special dish exclusively for their guests. This exquisite creation features fresh, in-season asparagus paired with the wonderfully earthy Bosworth Ash soft goat cheese, pickled shimeji mushrooms, toasted buckwheat, and delicately seasoned with dried scallop powder. They will also receive their signature miso fudge to enjoy later, along with a special branded gift to take home. Simply mention "Dorking Restaurant Week" when booking to enjoy this unique culinary experience.

With its breathtaking setting and warm, welcoming service, this year’s inaugural Restaurant Week promises a memorable culinary journey.

Dorking Businesses - get involved here.

Meet the incredible businesses joining us for restaurant week

Putty Cakes

The Queens Head

Tikkanation

Two Many Cooks

Sorrel

Harts at the Courtyard

Basil and Susan Doha - Mullins House

Mullins Coffee Shop

Old House at Home

The Old House

Cosy Moose

Cosy Moose

Arrack

Aroma

Swirl Wine Bar

Swirl Wine Bar

Rialto Lounge

Rialto

burgundy and black

Burgundy & Black

Arto Restaurant

Arto Restaurant

Louise Holme - Express Article

Holmestores

The Kings Arms

Kings Arms

Dorking is a food enthusiasts dream, with a whole host of cuisines to satisfy your mood. From Michelin stars to dining under the stars, Dorking has something for everyone – as well as an array of shops and market stalls to ensure you take some fabulous local fare home with you. We asked a local world traveler (seriously, she's traveled the globe) to share her favourite itinerary with us and here it is, a day-in-the-life of a food and drink enthusiast in Dorking…    

Start your day with a Mullins Coffee Shop breakfast, on a site where food and history combine. It’s the only remaining Pilgrim Home in the whole of the UK, and a beacon of the local and historic life of Dorking Town. Well worth a visit. If freshly baked macarons are your thing, head over to Cosy Moose on Pump corner (they also make wonderful smoothies)! Dorking is also the proud new home to Putty Cakes and Coughlan's Bakery. You really are spoilt for choice here - it is a bit of a bakery haven.

Get in the foodie mood and pick up some of your own fine local produce at the unmissable Dorking Butchery. Alex, Gary and the team have created THE most fantastic multi-award winning butchery for miles. Their outstanding service and first-class produce means that this shop is packed out 24–7. If you’re really lucky, they might have their cheese & marmite sausages on, but if not, splash out on the Cote de Boeuf. It is to die for…

And don’t forget the drinks! Pop into The Vineyard, Dorking’s independent wine merchant, where John and the team stock a variety of wines, gins and spirits. If it’s Saturday there are usually a couple of treats open for tasting too. Or if you’re more of a brewery fan get over to Cobbett’s Real Ales, where you can sample some of Dorking’s finest offerings in their cool micro-brewery at the back - and then buy in the shop to re-sample later!

Or you could head across the road to The Star pub, a real Dorking institution which is tiny, quirky and almost always packed with locals spilling out onto the pavement tables. The King’s Arms is just down the road on West Street and is the oldest, most fabulous spot for live music in the evenings. For more of a restaurant experience, walk a couple of minutes to Rialto on South Street to sample some delicious Italian cuisine for all the family. If you feel more like a local, ethically-inspired menu with a focus on sustainability, freshly sourced ingredients and excellent wine and beer menu, cocktails too, you can’t get better than Holme Stores. This independent local favourite is also a destination spot on the region’s food map. It's a kitchen, a cafe AND a deli.

In the afternoon, take a trip around Dorking’s very own, Denbies Vineyard, home of some of Britain’s award-winning wines. Take a tour, learn about the estate, and then join a tasting session - we love the “Wine and Food” experience. Perfect for locals and visitors alike, we never tire of a wander through these impeccable British vineyards (eat your heart out Bordeaux!).

Dinner in Dorking can go one of many ways; for incredible, fine dining, Michelin star, award-winning food head to Sorrel. Treat yourself to the a la carte or go for the straight luxury of their tasting menus. The food, customer service and attention to detail is spot on. Just make sure you book well in advance! Just down the road is the award-winning and historic Queen's Head, now locally famous for it's fabulous tipi in the back garden. For something a little livelier, there's 45 Dene Street. Tucked away in Dene Street you’ll find incredible flavours in this atmospheric bar and restaurant, and it’s the perfect spot for a relaxed but fun night out.

Or if you just want something a little more spicy and aromatic, take your pick from The Dorking Brasserie, Sang Thai, Chinese Fountain Garden on West Street and Chifan Restaurant. We are also fans of Roosters Kitchen or Arto if you're feeling the Mediterranean vibe.

And finally, if you’ve space for a nightcap or if you want to dance like no one’s watching, you have options: Dance the night away at Knox, enjoy a cocktail or nightcap at The Grape Variety, and finally, there’s the White Horse Hotel on the High Street. Warm, welcoming, with a rich history dating back as far as 1278, what better way to round off your day in Dorking.

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