Few restaurants in Surrey have been adorned with an elusive Michelin Star, but The Clock House in Ripley continues to impress with its extraordinary culinary delights.
Greeting guests with a friendly smile and attentive service, The Clock House strikes a wonderful balance that helps it retain regular locals whilst remaining a destination for those on the Michelin Star trail. Whether you’re dining in the formal restaurant or enjoying drinks in the relaxed surroundings of the beautiful walled garden, its calming and relaxed atmosphere makes you think twice about whether you need to travel into Central London to experience the finest in British cuisine.
Immaculate table linen and a scrumptious pork and piccalilli amuse-bouche set the scene for a two hour feast for the senses, in the form of the lunch tasting menu.
There are some real touches of culinary genius here, with perfectly seasoned meats and fish matched to seasonal and creatively displayed vegetables; sure to please Instagram foodies as it looks too pretty to eat. Particular favourites include the slow cooked duck egg with asparagus and cured ham and Hanger steak with sumptuous smoked beetroot.
With the waiter spending time introducing each course and how it has been perfectly paired to one of a selection of British and international wines, the service certainly matches the food as a truly memorable dining experience.
The Clock House can be hired for intimate weddings and private functions for up to 40 guests, and has a lovely semi private alcove off the restaurant seating up to 10. What better way to spend a sunny afternoon celebrating with friends and family, than enjoying sublime food and service in a private semi-rural setting.
It’s easy to see why The Clock House has retained a Michelin Star for the second year running, plus a host of other accolades.
The Clock House in Ripley stands out as an accessible destination that delivers full bodied flavours you’ll want to return to again and again.
Finishing the experience with a palette cleansing goat’s mik panna cotta and sorbet made from rhubarb grown on site in the walled garden, you will leave feeling comfortably full and your wallet will thank you too – at £55 for the lunch tasting menu (5 courses), to £90 for the evening tasting menus (7 courses), or £70 for the a la carte menu (3 courses).
For more information or to make a reservation visit The Clock Tower.