Borelli's Wine Bar & Grill

4.4
290 reviews
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£25 and under
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Pizza Bar
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Group Bookings
Situated in the center of Farnham in Surrey, Borelli’s is a contemporary wine bar and grill set in the historic Borelli Yard, one of the best locations in Farnham.The olive green and white walls, polished wood and tiled floors create a warm and welcoming space at night, while the big windows let in plenty of sunlight during the day. Dining al fresco during the warmer weather in the spacious courtyard is very popular. Borelli's lunch menu offers a wide selection of wraps, baguettes, jacket potatoes and a range of heartier dishes. The main menu offers Pizzas, seriously good chargrilled range of beef and chicken dishes, salads and starters. There are two bars, the wine bar offers a vibrant atmosphere, the first floor bar being more relaxed and suited to dining. The friendly service and comprehensive wine list, with many wines available by the glass, make Borelli’s a local gem you’ll undoubtedly visit more than once.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Pizza Bar, Wine Bar, English
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 11am - 12am
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 1 am
Sunday 12pm - 6pm
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Phone number
01252 735254
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Steak Grill
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Parking Details
Free after 7pm
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Entertainment
Comedy Club every month. Visit www.mirthcontrolcomedy.com for full details, acts, etc.
80's Rewind Nights every Saturday 11pm till 1am. All the best videos from the New Romantic Era!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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S
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Average = food service and ambience - would go again but nothing to write home about

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CH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a pleasant atmosphere

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DH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, good food, good value, good and friendly service but it did get to a point where my friend and I could no longer hear each other speak due to the size and exuberance of groups of people standing at the bar. Maybe sitting right next to the bar wasn't the best choice for catching up with an old friend. Will definitely be back but might try a different table. :)

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CM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Customer service generally good, some staff were friendlier than others! Food took quite a while to come so had to rush to eat it as was on a lunch break but was cooked fresh and tasty when it arrived! Good selection of wraps and sandwiches and a nice small list of wines. Liked being able to sit inside but within the large open doors with the sunshine coming in.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! A wonderful evening of excellent food, great venue, friendly and genuinely helpful staff, well stocked bar - overall a really excellent choice for any occasion, well done all for helpfing to make the evening as fantastic as it was. Thank you.

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S
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Don't miss the fishcake! Good ambience and value for money

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always go there in a group of friends for my birthday
love it

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F
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely night with friends. Food & service great & good value!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

booked at 11:30pm friday night on line for lunch the next day, great meal, well priced

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EJ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and staff. Lovely atmosphere, we will be back.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely table with great service from the staff
We would both highly recommend this fabulous restaurant Nothing was too much trouble

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was unprofessional, the waitress served a hot plate using the cuffs of her jumper. The food wasnt great either, had nachos to start which were bland and soggy, then had the chargilled chicken which tasted more like it had been thrown into a fire, burnt to a crisp and dry. All in all this was a very expensive meal for the qaulity of food. Felt very disapointed as i had heard good things about the restaurant.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat downstairs in the bar area as it was pre theatre early dinner and the restaurant upstairs was still empty. Bar downstairs was lively, food was good and service friendly and efficient.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A very relaxed dining area and a warm welcome. Our meal was excellent, unusual starter which the chef had only recently invented and was very good indeed. The rest of the meal was nicely cooked and piping hot.

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MA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

We arrived and I immediately I had to cancel our booking for a table for 5, as our numbers had dropped and plans changed. Nevertheless the bar staff were polite and helpful in this. We sat in the bar area for approximately 2 hours and enjoyed a lively atmosphere and some tasty bar snacks provided free to the customers. Live music was provided in the patio area. Easy to access this venue from the car park.

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AT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This evening was booked for my engagement meal and a wonderful night we all had,Thank you to all the staff that made it a great night

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, wine and service for our pre-theatre meal.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I came here for some food with a group of friends and it was possibly one of the worst experiences/meals we have ever had. There restaurant was empty and somehow it took over an hour for our mains to arrive after our starters had. After that things went downhill with all the mains being either under-cooked or over-cooked. A brief overview - the halloumi burger was cooked to death, the poor thing was pretty much cardboard and completely inedible, the steak was requested medium rare and when it arrived it was blue inside - also completely inedible. The staff were unfriendly and we had to request the manager come and talk to us so that we could raise our issues. When we questioned the bill he was reluctant to give us any concessions and we had to argue our case for 10 minutes before flat out refusing to pay for the awful dishes - they were lucky we were agreed to pay for the ones they did manage to get right. To summarise the experience was pretty awful, the food was awful, the service was awful and no one in their right mind should think this is a decent place to grab food.

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M
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Set menu was good, we had a nice mesl

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent diverse menu to suit all preferences, served in a simple and appetising way. Very good portion size served by interested and engaging staff. Thoroughly recommend to anyone as it appeals to those wanting to share a bottle of wine and a few snacks or, like us, a full blown 3 course meal with drinks for a family birthday

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DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, with really good food.
Should come with a warning about the portion size, both our starters and main course were huge. But still really good quality.

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2016
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A good overall experience, ambiance and service good. Menu promised much and almost delivered on all counts but not quite.

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JH
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The jacket potato with prawns wasn't anything special. The potato was dry and seemed as though it had been reheated. The prawns were like shrimps with a mixture of sliced spring onions, together with black pepper or something similar.

I've had better at Borelli's.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a relaxing very enjoyable evening at Borelli's. The food was excellent with plenty of choice. The service was outstanding. The Staff were all very friendly and attentive. Borelli's is an ideal place to have a cosy intimate dinner for two or a meal with friends or a party as a group. The Restaurant was warm and very clean. We will definitely visit again.

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DD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and very good service. Will def. be going back.

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GB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

It was a disappointing meal. Despite being relatively empty when we arrived there was a comment made about our 7.30 booking (we had booked and received confirmation for 7pm). The food was mediocre at best, the worst being a beef and ale pie that looked extremely dry and the requested extra gravy took an age to arrive. The cajun chicken was also dry and unappetising. A shame as we had dined here twice previously and each time the food was fantastic. Sadly we wont be returning.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I discovered Borelli's originally on a works evening out a year ago and have been a regular customer ever since. I work close to Farnham town and Borelli's is a great bar/restaurant for lunch, dinner or just drinks in the evening. My colleagues and I regularly have lunch at Borellis and the food is always great and the staff friendly and accommodating.

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P
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really great meal here for my Mum's birthday. The staff were lovely and happily served a cake we had brought. The food was delicious and fantastic value as always, and they were great at checking allergens and ensuring my meal was gluten free, as I'm coeliac. Would definitely recommend to others and will certainly be returning!

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V
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

A most disapointing experience, service by manager was poor, no real apology no checking to see if the new pies were ok, the third meal sea bass was covered in oil and the fish overcooked. Will not return, although we have eaten there before on many occasions.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2015
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Further to taking about 20 minutes before welcoming us and taking us to our table, we made our selection of starter and main. Following this the main was served with the apologies that our starters had been forgotten. Kindly the option was given to have the starter with our main which we agreed to, but our starter arrived about 10 minutes after we finished our main. This should have probably been a warning sign as when we later waiting for either our plate to be taken or the offer to have dessert the noise volume and mess of the waitresses got worst. It took about 15 mins to order a desert and another 25 to actually have it. The food might have been delicious but the service was appalling and very deceiving after spending over £30pp for a diner.

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P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went here with my two teenage daughters for a father's day lunch.

As the weather was lovely, we sat outside in the very pleasant courtyard.

To be honest the food was much better than I expected! We had nachos for starters, followed by rib-eye steak and chicken kebabs. I couldn't find any fault with the food, and my steak was cooked to perfection.

My only disappointment was that the wine was nothing to write home about.

I will definitely eat here again.

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D
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our three year anniversary of meeting ech other and every year we always return. The food is e collect, the service is excellent and the waiting staff are attentive in a relaxed way.

We will be returning for many years to come

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MP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We booked a table for 7:30pm on a Friday night, it was buzzing in the bar on arrival but the restaurant upstairs was dead. We were the first to sit and had the place to ourselves, we didn't mind but towards the end of the meal as,more people started to arrive it definitely lifted the atmosphere. The food was great, the steaks cooked to perfection and really tasty. The service was spot on and we would definitely go back again.

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t
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2015
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Both the restaurant and bar area where serving food for Mothers Day but too many people for kitchen to cope and get out food in timely fashion, food was OK

Not a great first experience and probably would visit for a simple lunch again but not a special occasion or large group.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The starters were disappointing. We refused to pay. Mains were good nice steaks apart from spilling the juices from the meat all down me

Staff were friendly

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DW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They sat us down straight away and took our drinks order which came back to is promptly. The restaurant and bad seemed very busy but our food came quick and it created a great atmosphere. Was good value and great food. Would come here again!

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SQ
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I went there with my daughter for a catch up and light lunch - the sweet potato wedges were fab and her prawn and crayfish baguette was lovely but my jacket potato was swimming with butter and was still hard which was a shame, it could have been because it was lovely and big - but I would try again

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P
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2014
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Went for evening meal with friends, no one else in restaurant but people sitting outside , so no atmosphere. Once our meal and wine arrived, we never saw the waitress again except to remove our plates . We were not offered desert or coffee or any other drinks . Staff stood around talking to each other. We had to go and ask for the bill, but no one came to take the money , so after 15 minutes we put it on the table and left. Don't think anyone noticed us leave, lucky that we're honest as we could have gone without paying. Would not go there again.

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HD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I booked Borellis for a Hen party dinner for 10 people. When we arrived we were welcomed and taken upstairs where I was able to decorate the table and make a bit of mess as it was a Hen do! Food was well timed and very nice. Fully recommend! Great service and attentive :) For the evening we did leave but ended up coming back and thank god we did! We had an amazing evening with lots of fun!

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VG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Down at Farnborough for the airshow we met up with some friends and looked for a place to have dinner. We found Borellis by web search and booked a table. Charming place, good selection on the menu and fair prices. Service was good and friendly and the drinks selection fine. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it heartily

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