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Lava Lounge

4.4
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253 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lava Lounge is the no. 1 “go-to” venue in Surrey. The venue consists of three elements - a stylish bar, an exclusive outdoor lounge and an amazingly themed restaurant. Lava Lounge serves premium Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, with specialities which include our famous Tomahawk steak and whole king lobster, to name but a few, all beautifully presented in our unique way.
Lava Lounge blends all the above with exclusive live acts where talented musicians perform saxophone and and array of instruments and genres, altogether guaranteeing a night to remember and elevating any event to new heights!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 253 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Carly
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and fab venue! Defo recommend and already booked to go back!

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HelenR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff the service was brilliant
Music was a bonus
Salmon cooked to perfection
Great place to celebrate a special
Birthday
See you again soon
Thank you

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Hiba
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for fresh, really good Mediterranean food then this is the place! Everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. All members of staff were so attentive and friendly. I would go again 100%

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Polly
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with a friend and the service was excellent and the food was lovely and came out quick. Music played in the background which added to make some atmosphere.

We have a lovely time and will be back!

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StephL
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a fantastic meal. The steak has so much flavour and cooked to perfection every time. The staff are always friendly and quick at taking your order. Never left for long with empty plates on the table. By far the best restaurant in town and will be back again in a couple of weeks.

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LukeG
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, good atmosphere. Would recommend

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EllieJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED it here. Perfect atmosphere and fantastic food/drink. Great service from staff.

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Kath
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely experience. Staff were great- quick service and very attentive whilst following all Covid guidelines. The food and drinks were both delicious.

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EmmaP
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing venue, food is amazing. The only thing I would say this time round was the waitress kept getting our drinks order wrong. It took 4 attempts to get it right....

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Ad92
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect combination of chilled, civilised and class but with a lively atmosphere, music selection on point with a great layout and design. Reasonable prices and favourite venue in my area. Would definetly recommend

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MargaretH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely evening at Lava Lounge. Great food, amazing cocktails and fabulous atmosphere. Will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, it was my husband’s birthday. I’m glad it was good as I have already booked for my birthday with 4 other people. I didn’t realise there was a bar till leaving. I didn’t see much of it really I have no idea how big it is. Food was good, I am Vegan but managed to find something. Looked on drinks menu. To find no wine we ordered spirits. Then my husband saw it on side of menu I followed instructions but nothing would open up. It would have been nice to have it explained as our first time. I know these as difficult working times for you.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We do indeed have a stylish bar and adjoining pub area for guests to move into and enjoy after their meal. Our QR code menus work but require internet connection - we're sorry to hear that this was not explained to you. Thanks for celebrating your special occasion at Lava and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant food was great beginning of week so quieter and nice ambiance but could imagine great for a weekend night out as lovely drinking area aswell

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JaneB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening and the food was outstanding.
Such a shame we all had to leave by 10 pm
We will be back !

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you for sharing your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and had a great evening with us. Hope to see you back soon for another dose of Lava!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really surprised at how lovely lava lounge is! This place feels like it does not belong in Epsom.
Will definitely be back soon.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Justinec
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great atmosphere and fabulous helpful staff. Definitely recommend

Lava Lounge
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! The team here at Lava is thrilled to hear such glowing feedback. Hope to see you back soon!

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laurenw
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , lovely venue. I will be definitely coming here again ❤️

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Wow! It sounds like you had a great time with us. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our lovely guests share their experiences. Hope to welcome you again in the near future.

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EmilyP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was shocking, and then a service charge been expected to pay? Over priced and a waste of time

Lava Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

We are sorry that your experience at Lava Lounge did not match your expectations. Our service charge is discretionary to reflect the service you received. We realise this may not suit every budget however our prices reflect our overheads as a live music venue. Our aim at Lava Lounge is to excel in what we do, however please accept our apologies that we seemed to have missed the mark on this occasion.

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Alisonwm
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter recommended this restaurant bar and I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. How wrong was I! I did ask to sit away from the speakers but the whole experience was lovely. We took some friends with us and the meal was perfect.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your evening at Lava Lounge. This type of review really elevates our team spirits and resolve to be the best in everything that we do! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

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Tami
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 4th time this month and as always , had a really lovely evening . Perfect service and food . I’m sure I’ll come back soon !

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thanks for your lovely review! We are delighted that you have a great evening at Lava Lounge time and time again. Seeing you is always a pleasure and we look forward to your next visit!

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StephL
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant. The food is amazing would highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Looking forward to your next visit.

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CarolineH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family loved this. Amazing food and drinks, and the decor is really imaginative!

Service great too!

We’ll be back 🍷

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you so much for your great review! The team here at Lava is thrilled to hear such glowing feedback. Looking forward to your next visit.

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keithh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time and so friendly. Looking forward to the next visit.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 14 October 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are delighted that you loved your experience at Lava; our staff will be thrilled to read what you wrote. We look forward to seeing you again.

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martinloat
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food in generous quantity (I had the lamb cutlets).
Clean, smart and "trendy".
Background music was way too loud even for the staff. Choice of 80's classics was a good one but even so...
Lots of parking even if it can get a bit awkward.
Service was very good. I was however a bit taken aback by the prepackaged condiments on the table - a motorway services touch in an otherwise high end experience.

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Murf
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Lava Lounge, and I must say the whole experience was wicked.
We will definitely be visiting again soon.
Only negative for me was the 10 pm curfew which has been set by the government☹️

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 October 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are delighted that you loved your experience at Lava; our staff will be thrilled to read what you wrote. We look forward to seeing you again.

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StephenMoger
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really love the place and the food is great, however the concern was the number of people wandering round the tables and going to the toilets without masks. Although I was rung beforehand and advised of the procedures and again advised at the door, no-one at challenged customers who were not adhering to wearing masks. We had a customer who came over from another table and was standing leaning over us whilst she chatted to them.

Lava Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are delighted that you love our venue and the food we offer. We appreciate your concerns regarding COVID guidelines around the wearing of masks, we are pleased to confirm that we have conducted a full reviewed of these measures and have made some robust changes in ensuring your experience at Lava Lounge is a safe and pleasant one. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening with my wife. Excellent food and drinks.

Table service was a little slow at times where the staff where chatting and the head waiter a little aggressive with an attitude. This will not stop me going back and I would have given 5 stars In all categories if not for the head waiter.

Great evening even under the new lockdown rules.

Lava Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely remarks and kind review. We are delighted that you had a great evening with us and enjoyed the Lava Experience. We apologise for the slow service, and for the unfriendly nature of your waiter. Our staff are finding it sometimes difficult having to wear face coverings; sometimes misunderstandings may arise. However, we will strive to do better. Please accept our apologies and we look forward to welcoming you back again for a second chance.

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Scully
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Paid £20 deposit to book a table for 8:30pm, arrived at 8:20, waited 30 mins from arrival to still not be seated at our booked table slot! We were then told to sit near the bar and wait until our table was ready, ordered two cocktails which came out 7 mins apart, It’s now 9:10 and still haven’t been seated. we were then approached by a member of staff saying would we like to eat on a low down table which really wasn’t acceptable. Now it’s 9:20 and at this point I was fuming because it was our anniversary meal and the venue closes at 10 so we couldn’t of enjoyed our meal without having to rush! I wanted to leave but my other half wanted to stay so we stayed! I lost my appetite and really wasn’t in the mood to eat! Thanks for not sticking to the 1hr and 30mins slots and letting people over stay! It’s was my first time here and will be my last! They also said don’t worry about paying for the food which and drinks which was probably about £30. I would like my deposit back because this experience was a disgrace!!

Lava Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

We are very sorry to receive your feedback regarding your experience, particularly as it was such a special occasion. This was the first Friday following the new 10pm curfew and our staff were ill prepared to imbed the changes required to free up tables, therefore creating a backlog. However, the manager did waive your entire bill (£70), sadly we realise this was inadequate and sincerely apologise. We would love another opportunity to put things right and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was way overpriced for the type of venue. Food took a long time to come out.

From a COVID point of view, the place was too packed, not distanced from other tables, and whilst staff had face masks on, the customers.....not one had mask on, it was awful. It felt like they all felt they were too young, it won’t get me, or the alcohol make them lapse. We Will not come back until the the patrons get better safety measures for all their customers in place. This was dangerous.

Lava Lounge
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your concerns regarding COVID guidelines around the wearing of masks and Covid measures. We are pleased to confirm that we have conducted a full review of these measures and have made some robust changes in ensuring your experience at Lava Lounge is a safe and pleasant one. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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DarrenM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere - great vibe. Good music.

Good menu but once you’ve been a few times will broke quickly limited.

That said you could just go for drinks.....!

Food was lovely. Nice mix of flavours but on the pricey side I would say. Other restaurants locally of similar price you probably get slightly more for your money

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Kryssie
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my sister for her 21st birthday and the atmosphere and the service was amazing she had a very special day

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, atmosphere and friendly service, all perfect. The cocktails were fab and followed by amazing food. Perfect evening and we’re so lucky to have this on our doorstep.

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ElaineS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit after several recommendations....food was amazing and a fab menu. Staff friendly and service was very good. We went on a Thursday night and they had a live guitarist who was amazing!!

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VickiH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Welcoming, vibrant atmosphere. Good food, a little slow on the drinks service, but overall good.

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LaraW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern and refreshing, exactly what epsom needed. Great atmosphere and live music for all ages. Food and drinks all excellent.

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Julie
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service will definitely be going again.

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JenniferM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already booked & looking forward to my next visit. Great new addition to our area,

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SeanO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Wednesday evening with 3 other friends of the family. We had fantastic food and the vibe was brilliant. Noe of the other 3 had been here before and they all loved it.

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Guest1
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a bad word to say. Best restaurant I’ve been to in a very long time. Going back next week!

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LazB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first night out after lock down and must say couldn't choose better place. Temperature checked on arrival, also we been encouraged to scan NHS track and trace QR code on entrance. Our drinks order was taken promptly and arrive to table within matter of seconds. Designated waitress was bubbly and chatty, but tbh every member of staff who approached our table with food or drinks was extremely attentive. Food was out of this planet, we had wings, rib-eye and fillet steaks, both cooked to perfection, and I must let you know- my girlfriend is most picky eater ever exist- well done to chefs! After meal we chilled out in White Horse part of Lava Lounge as we decided to stay for a drink. Overall- wonderful evening- great food, great service we will be back and recommend to our friends!

FAQs

Lava Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01372 720740.

Lava Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.