Sorrel


DORKING, SURREY
AA Rating
4
Restaurant
AT A GLANCE
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Inspirational modern cooking in a delightful dining room
AA Inspector
AA Notable Wine List 2019-20

ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

The setting for Steve Drake’s domain certainly doesn’t lack character: the stylishly reworked 300-year-old building wears its age gracefully, with its wonky beams, wood floors, and linen-clad tables laid with fine glassware adding to the all-round feel of a classy operation. It’s a restaurant to suit our times, classy yet relaxed, the cooking exciting and thoroughly modern. Drake has form with creative contemporary ways when it comes to making an impact with his seasonal, ingredients-led compositions. Via a cracking value set lunch and five-and nine-course tasting menus, the kitchen delivers inspirational dishes starting with an impeccably seasonal celebration of spring – asparagus, say, transformed by the salty punch of sea purslane, lardo and the balancing sourness of fermented tomatoes and verjus. Ingredients are combined in thoughtful and stimulating ways in main courses, perhaps superb sea bass, its natural flavour enhanced with the judicious accompaniments of wild garlic, bouillabaisse sauce, turnips and fish bread, or lamb with courgette caviar and marjoram milk. Flavours are judged just so, through to fragrant finales, which could see a strawberry-based workout pointed up with black pepper biscuit, coconut and lemon verbena, or the imaginative pairing of Earl Grey and ginger bringing an exquisite touch to an utterly delicious rhubarb and custard millefeuille.

OPENING TIMES
Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
Lunch served from: 12
Lunch served until: 2
Dinner served from: 7
Dinner served until: 9.15
FACILITIES
Seats: 40
On-site parking available
ACCESSIBILITY
Wheelchair accessible
Accessible toilets
Assist dogs welcome
FOOD AND DRINK
Cuisine style: Modern British
Vegetarian Dishes
Wines under £30: 1
Wines over £30:
Wines by the glass: 10
CHEF
Chef(s): Steve Drake, Richard Giles
HOW TO FIND
Getting Here

M25, junction of the A24 and A25 trunk roads.
CONTACTS
Address:

77 South Street, DORKING, SURREY, RH4 2JU
Phone:

01306 889414