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Food and Drink Features

Living in England’s most densely wooded county, it’s always a pleasure to witness Surrey donning its autumn finery. Here’s some of the best places to do just that - plus a few pub pit stops to enjoy on route!

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With The Great British Bake Off back on our screens the nation is falling in love with baking once again. Head pastry chef at Pennyhill Park, Sarah Frankland, tells us about what it takes to make it as a professional

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After a glittering ceremony at G Live Guildford on 13 September, we announce the winners of the 2018 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards

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With growing conditions to rival that of some of the best Champagne houses in France, the south east’s sparkling wine production is booming. We excusively introduce a newly-formed collective of five vineyards aiming to place Surrey firmly on the map

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The 2018 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are fast approaching, with the ceremony taking place at G Live Guildford on 13 September. We’re delighted to announce our finalists…

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As cosy Autumn firesides beckon, thoughts turn to convivial indoor gatherings and seasonal gifts. Garry Milner explains the inspiration behind his Ashtead whisky emporium and bar, Liquid Gold

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We visited Squires Kitchen in Farnham to learn some tips from Surrey’s master chocolatier

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Previously the private chef to the Mauritian president, Jean-Didier Gouges became head chef at The Petersham Restaurant in Richmond’s Petersham Hotel in October

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We round up some of the top destinations for an expertly-mixed cocktail in Surrey

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10 of the best Surrey gins

Thursday, April 5, 2018

As Guildford hosts its gin festival in April 2018, Duncan Hall investigates the distillers, small batch producers and brands which call Surrey home

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Nominations are still open for the 2018 Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards. Below we meet the judges tasked with identifying the county’s best culinary and hospitality talent who tell us about their ultimate Surrey dish and tipple

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The ultimate grazing platter for two

Monday, January 29, 2018

Jenna Elsby from Chapel Lane events talks us through this recipe for the ultimate grazing platter for two - a perfect sharing dish for Valentines

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Jenna Elsby from Chapel Lane events talks us through this recipe for potted smoked trout with lemon, dill and toasted flatbreads - a perfect sharing dish for dinner party starters

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Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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January 25 marks Burns Night; an evening celebration of the great late Scottish poet Robert Burns. Many venues in Surrey will be hosting an array of celebrations to mark this cultural tradition, with more than enough haggis to go around. We pick our top events taking place in 2018

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Jenna Elsby from Chapel Lane events talks us through this recipe for Pink Peppercorn & Rosemary Crusted Fillet of Beef - a perfect dish for dinner parties with enough for leftovers.

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Whether you enjoy a classic gin and tonic, a shaken not stirred martini or something altogether more adventurous, there’s never been a better time to be a lover of all things gin in Surrey. Here’s a selection of the best distilleries, from world conquering to exceedingly micro, on our doorstep

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It’s been there or thereabouts on Surrey Life’s must-visit list for so long that the only surprise is what took us this long. Matthew Williams settles into Esher’s The Swan Inn, hot on the heels of their Tom Kerridge supper club

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Recipe: Moroccan inspired lunch

Monday, December 18, 2017

Gather your friends for a Moroccan inspired lunch

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Recipe: Marquise au Chocolat

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Surrey’s oldest French restaurant, La Barbe in Reigate, celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. As part of the birthday celebrations, La Barbe has created this recipe for Marquise au Chocolat; a French classic perfect for celebration dinners

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