Lava Lounge

4.5
316 reviews
£26 to £40
Grill
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 316 People Are Saying
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MakeH
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

We went to the restaurant after hearing positive reviews for my partners birthday. The restaurant is ideally located, lovely venue, amazing ambience and even had a sax player that was a nice touch. The service was good, cocktails along with decor.
Unfortunately the food was disappointing especially after viewing the menu prior to attending and was looking forward to a lovely meal. I ordered scallop to start, they were the worse scallops I have ever eaten. They served three of which I ate to two, the third scallop I felt I had to send back to the chef with the request that he tried it. The waitress came back and the chef sent his apologies as it was over cooked. I appreciated the honesty but felt they shouldn't have been served in the first place. They were like rubber, chewy and bland. Next I had the Lobster, again this was like rubber, the worse lobster I have been served. I believe they were not fresh I say that as my partner had seabass and again that was dry and bland which if was fresh would not be that way.
Overall the restaurant,staff, ambience was too class along with the cocktails. The food was a real disappointment

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LouiseS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great place. Been here a couple of times now and always have a good experience 😎

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing

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RubeyG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cocktails! Food is great halloumi and chicken shish.. so nice! Restaurant has luxury ambience but at a reasonable price! Good service also, can’t complain enjoyed my visit to lava!

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wiggles
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most decent and classy restaurants in Epsom, if your looking for a nice evening out for special occasions this is the place. Been here three times and not been disappointed at all, definitely will go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening... amazing service especially your meet and greet doorman!
Can’t wait to come back with the girls next year...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails in a lovely setting

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UKnown
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Security man on the door was fantastic, really welcoming and energetic. Very polite and got you in the door with a smile on your face. Music was a little loud and my partner and I struggled to hear one another but aside from that the food was amazing as usual and staff very attentive and following procedures perfectly.

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Glynn
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here regularly in the last few months and it is first class every time .

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Milla499
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great looking food, great tasting food - great atmosphere too! Service was very professional and all the staff were friendly. The screens and distanced tables are very reassuring so customers to enjoy their evening safely, in a pleasant setting

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere and all in the safest of environments, couldn’t have done more to our visit covid safe!

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JonnyG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. All COVID compliant, plenty of space. Such a good place for all occasions.

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SteveP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, quietish on a Monday as you'd expect. Will be coming back very soon.

Love it here, our favourite local restaurant.

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We arrived for cocktails happy hour they had no bar staff so no cocktails
Had a beer no discount bearing in mind it was happy hour & you couldn’t supply cocktails
Only ones in there no atmosphere
Food ok won’t be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

This was my second experience at lava lounge, however first on a weekend and would not recommend. First of all we park up and wait 5mins for our table reservation time, a bouncer walks over to the car and takes the number plate, why? Then we get a dressing down from the bouncer about my boyfriend wearing a £500 pair of shoes and how this isn’t acceptable, at that point honestly I wish we had of left, we’re in Epsom not Mayfair! Service was poor, no beer and food requests were ignored. Then after paying over £100 we walk out of the front door and somebody shouts “the sherbet is here”. What a dive, honestly avoid!

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CathyM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been here and once again not disappointed although I first booked for myself and 3 friends not of the same household or bubble and cancelled due to new restrictions so was a little dismayed to see many people not following the guidelines or being challenged. Good to see temperature checks and social distancing as well as everyone wearing masks. The food again was outstanding this place doesn’t fail to impress.

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julief
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening, the food and service was excellent with a great atmosphere

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so pleased that you had an amazing evening at Lava filled with great food, great service and great vibes! Our priority is guest experience and we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind guests like yourselves and your lovely son Stephen make our job a pleasure. Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

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LeeHornblow
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No real complaints.
Great overall night.
Incredible tomahawk steak.
Only thing was not knowing the cost of wine.
Was charged £68 for one bottle of château nurf du pap.
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With that said we will visit again

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave such an amazing review! We are delighted that you loved our signature 'Goliath Tomahawk Steak’ and the whole Lava experience. We put our guest experience and satisfaction as our top priority, and your feedback endorses our staff team’s extreme effort and hard work, to make your experience both unique and memorable. Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to see you back soon for another dose of Lava.

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AnnaP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening - staff were so friendly and food was delicious!

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. Our team always strives to make each guest’s visit truly memorable. We are so pleased that you had a awesome evening filled with great food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Layla
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good night out. Felt a little more special than your average meal out.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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SamH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great ,extremely friendly.
Cocktails were lovely and very quick to come out.
The food was delicious as always.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are delighted that you loved your experience at Lava Lounge. We put our guest experience and satisfaction as our top priority, and your feedback endorses our staff team’s extreme effort and hard work, to make your experience both unique and memorable. Many thanks for your kind words and we hope to see you back soon for another dose of Lava.

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Jules
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good venue for a celebratory meal. Friendly bouncer.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

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

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NicolaG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal, well looked after by the friendly staff, would definitely go back.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 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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lauracraig96
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Lava Lounge for my son's 19th birthday. We did have a very nice meal and enjoyed the live sax player and the vibe was good. My husband and son had the Scallops which are £12 as a starter - when it came up it literally had 2 scallops on the plate which for £12 we felt was a bit of a rip off. The main meals were bigger portions and chips were delicious. Nice cocktails but I don't think I would be in a hurry to rush back.

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AnneK
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

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

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NicoleW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, great service, loved the atmosphere. I can't wait to come again! Also loved the pornstar tree 😊

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure serving you. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We’re so happy you had a great evening and enjoyed your pornstar martini tree. We hope you'll come and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great, the food was fab & cocktails yummy.
The only thing I would say would be the music could do with a bit of a change up, it’s like the same beat all night.
But nice to have music. Definitely recommend

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and cocktails. We have taken your feedback on board regarding the music and will look into spicing things up. We hope to see you back soon for another dose of Lava.

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Kelz
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got to Lava Lounge once a month with my girlfriends as the food is on a different level. I highly recommend....

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We are delighted to hear that you love visiting Lava Lounge and we are grateful to have amazing guests like you. Hope to see you back soon.

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RhianG
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a GREAT evening at the Lava Lounge. Everyone from the guy at the door, to the man that escorted me to my seat, to the waitress that served us, was completely wonderful and really friendly. Food was also great... and the martinis even better. Great vibe, great service, amazing presentation.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 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 best guests share their experiences. We’re glad we were able to exceed your expectations! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

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KeithN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambience were excellent. Food was very good but small portions.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your amazing experience at Lava Lounge with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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JackS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was lovely, flawless. My only complaint would be the over priced food and drink.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 15 December 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this great review. We are delighted that you loved your experience at Lava; our staff will be thrilled to read what you wrote. We are sorry to hear that you found us expensive. As a live music venue, our prices reflect our overheads and all our produce is freshly prepared by qualified chefs. We hope to see you again.

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LucyH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love it here! Tomahawk steak and blue cheese sauce and peppercorn sauce is the best! King prawn starter is so yum and the chicken wing starter is delicious! Cocktails are amazing too x love the whole vibe of the place x

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GHMMY
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food overpriced and a bit soapy tasting. Drinks werent great. music is loud and slightly tacky decor. But its a fun place to drink.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really lovely

Lava Lounge
Responded on 18 November 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to your next visit.

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ElaineA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I felt like the service was very rushed, we had a table for 2 at 8pm, I had just finished my main course and the waitress rushed over and took my plate while my friend was still eating, she also took my napkin that I hadn’t even had the chance to use, then as soon as my friend finished eating the waitress came over and took her plate and put down dessert menus, she came back about 30 seconds later asking if we wanted to order a dessert, we probably would have but would have liked 5 minutes to let our dinner go down, I do realise everybody has to be out by 10pm but it wasn’t even 9pm yet. We ordered cocktails instead of a dessert and at 9.10pm the waitress came over to see if we wanted to order another one as it was last orders. Also I did find my sea bass very salty. Would go again as I did like the atmosphere with the live music but maybe just for drinks next time.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Lava vibe and live music on offer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions our kitchen last order is at 9pm and our bar last order is at 9.15pm. As we shut at 10pm, we give guests a reasonable amount of time to finish their meals and drinks before closing. We are sorry to hear that the sea-bass was not to your liking. We would have gladly replaced it another dish. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to welcome you back soon.

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Mcflab
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and good service. Venue is very good and staff very friendly

Lava Lounge
Responded on 18 November 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so pleased that you had an amazing evening at Lava filled with great food, great service and great vibes! Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place - food, service and atmosphere is excellent every time we go, which is not easy thing to be consistent with. We have booked for first day out of lockdown.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great and chilled evening filled with wonderful food, drinks and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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CCAM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I found out when I got the bill that the prices you see via the QR codes on the menu put in front of you are not all up to date & when I questioned my bill I was told they’ve not been updated & most people don’t scan the QR codes to look at the wine list.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your feedback. In this instance, due to the Pandemic, we have had some issues with updates to our website by our contractors. We apologise for the discrepancy and have now resolved this issue.

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ScottW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has the most wonderful meal was very very nice would defo encourage others to eat out here.

Lava Lounge
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you back soon.

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GillC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service -
Very nice atmosphere

Lava Lounge
Responded on 23 November 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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FAQs

Lava Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Lava Lounge also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01372 720740.

Lava Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 316 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.