9 of the best places for a spot of brunch in Surrey
PUBLISHED: 14:24 21 March 2019
Forget lunch, sunny weekends in Surrey are about a stroll in the countryside, followed by a long and delectable brunch. Here’s our pick of the county’s best local offerings to get your taste buds tingling
This delightful spot in the heart of Weybridge is a tea lover’s dream. Opened in 2016 by a mother and daughter team, the café has a quirky 1920s theme and offers a substantial breakfast/brunch menu including avocado toast with poached egg. Most importantly the delicious food can all be washed down with anything from a large selection of green and herbal teas to seasonal favourites.
7-9 Church Street, Weybridge, KT13 8DE
Once upon a time two ladies at opposite ends of the country shared a vision to open their own tea shops. Seventy five years later their granddaughters came together to turn their dreams into a reality, and thank goodness they did! From the hand-knitted bunting in the window to the mis-matched crockery and original decor, this cosy café is nothing but warm and welcoming and that’s before you’ve even glanced up at the extensive menu. Using locally sourced food, the mammoth full English (or veggie option) with home-made bubble and squeak will never disappoint but for the real Beryl and Pegs experience opt for the salt beef hash sandwich.
17 Holmesdale Road, Reigate, RH2 0BA
Located in a former school building, constructed in 1847, owner Miep Mienes’ family have lived in the premises since it was turned into cottages in the 1950s and subsequently converted into a café by his father. Taking pride in serving traditional English fare, the menu is fuss free, featuring a hearty range of brunch options. If you’re up for a challenge, opt for the Old School Feast - double eggs, sausage, bacon and hash browns and beans or tomatoes for just £8.95!
Longcross, Chertsey, KT16 0DP
Famous for its super smoothies and mouthwatering milkshakes, brunch at this little gem on the High Street will not disappoint. Taking inspiration from our neighbours across the pond, the menu is substantial and features everything from eggs Benedict to a stack of American-style pancakes. Mini versions of all the favourites are available too, making it a perfect weekend family retreat.
27 The Street, Ashtead, KT21 1AA
More than just a brunch spot, The Pilot’s Hub is a 1930s-themed brasserie and coffee house located at Hanger 9, Redhill Aerodrome. Affording views across the airfield, diners can while away the hours soaking up the relaxed atmosphere, while enjoying a tasty bite. Favourites include the MTOW (Max Take-Off Weight) full English, Sausage Barrell Roll and Leek and Mushroom Burger. The perfect place to pop to on a sunny day as there’s plenty of outdoor space.
Hangar 9, Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, RH1 5JY
Good, honest, home-cooked food is what you can expect to enjoy at this fabulous find. Having owned a bakery for more than 10 years before opening The Green Rooms, the dynamic husband and wife duo responsible have taken traditional brunch options and added a twist, thinks eggs Benedict with extra black pudding, seared steak sandwiches with caramelised onions and a show-stopping afternoon tea alternative loaded with miniature foods including beef wellington and filo tarts.
Plum Cake Corner, Needles Bank, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8DZ
From the café connoisseurs, who bought us The Dabbling Duck in Shere, The Speckledy Hen is a vibrant cafe brimming with character, which has literally thought of everything to make your visit top notch. With it’s relaxed home-from-home feel, the walls are adorned with signs and gifts to buy, as well as jars of chutneys, pickles and jams - all made on the premises. The mouthwatering Saturday brunch menu features all the favourites. Oh and your well behaved four-legged friends are welcome too!
The Old Forge, Shamley Green, Guildford, GU5 0UB
Taking its lead from the kitchens of California, Limeyard serves up delicious West Coast inspired treats. The weekend brunch menu is packed with classics and modern twists including the signature buttermilk chicken, huevos rancheros and Coca-Cola glazed rack of ribs. Even the sides of sesame slaw and buttermilk onion rings will have you dribbling and wash it all down with a mimosa or bloody mary. Who needs a holiday?!
Two Rivers Retail Park, Staines, TW18 4UP
A relatively new kid on the block, Okomoko is an already popular vegan café that opened in April 2017. More than just great food and a friendly atmosphere, this trendy spot has created its own community. Want to join the club? Pop in for some scrambled tofu, falafal, onion bhaji or coronation chickpea. There are also daily specials and the ultimate cream tea.
18 Downing Street, Farnham, GU9 7PB
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