No. 97

4.8
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
No 97 is a little neighbourhood restaurant located on leafy Maple Road in Surbiton.

City meets country. In all the good ways. An easy mix of innovation and international cuisine with openness and rootsy warmth. It’s a natural extension of who we are – part city slicker, part bumpkin, with a vision that is guided by the seasons, our travels and our experiences.

No 97 is us. A husband and wife team, surrounded by a top bunch of people. Our concept is simple – contemporary dining in a relaxed environment. It’s food inspired by fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, paired with an eclectic selection of wines, gin and innovative cocktails.

Sam & Alex
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CD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another great evening here. Amazing food and great atmosphere. Counter seating is brilliant; a bit more relaxed and can see what’s happening in the bar and kitchen but without feeling like your conversation is being overheard. Love this place!

SN
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love that there is a local cosy place with a brill cocktail list and nice wines by the glass [love the artisan house wines too]. Service a wee bit slow at the end waiting for dessert and for the soft drinks, absolutely coming back soon and thoroughly recommend!

JF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful visit to no.97 for brunch. The staff were very friendly and the service was quick. Great brunch selection with lovely food a reasonably priced offer that included for a hot beverage too. The decor is lovely too and we also enjoyed the soundtrack of music in the back ground. We will return!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always brilliant here. Our favourite treat!

PC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Bar 97 once before in the pretty little courtyard garden in the summer and wanted to introduce my husband to the restaurant. He was not disappointed, the food was fresh and full of flavour. We were able to sample a three courses at lunch as the portions are perfect and we didn’t feel too overloaded afterwards. I would highly recommend this lovely little restaurant.

ML
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always superb food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we eat there the staff are so lovely and the service is remarkable.
The atmosphere is very calm and it’s a great place to socialise!

PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Only fault was that there is no service at the bar downstairs and ended up queuing for a cocktail for the first 10 mins of our date

Some table service at the bar would make this the perfect venue for a date

JJ
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the visit. Food devine The selection of gin is outstanding. Very busy but still excellent service. One negative don’t book early as they have a second sitting, it’s not a huge problem but if your set for a night it won’t work.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was nice, but a bit salty.

RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We booked a table in advance. On arrival, we were tucked into the corner next to an open door that led to the garden and toilets. As the place was empty, I asked the waiter if we could switch tables but he came back with a firm NO. Apparently the other tables had been booked. I told him that we had also booked but he claimed that others may have phoned. No “Reserve” signs on any of the tables. Most of them remained empty for our entire meal.
The food, breakfast was okay. Nothing special the breakfast muffin was cold and the chorizo hash was a pan of roast potatoes. The price was reasonable and we enjoyed each other’s company so as not to let it ruin our breakfast. The coffee was hot and the waiter had serious attitude. Something to look back on and giggle.

D
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Really good second option for Maple Road Surbiton to compliment The French Table, with a bit more atmosphere and life. Food was delicious, though very small portions, but beautifully presented and a nice setting in the main restaurant. Only slight gripe was with the barman downstairs, we sat at the bar and started to read through the options. My wife asked a question about one of the cocktail ingredients, Chartreuse, and his short reply was "if you don't know what it is you won't like it" which game across as a bit arrogant and superior. She opted for one of the martinis "I cant make you that down here" (in the cocktail bar?!), then I tried to order a negroni tasting board "I don't have the glasswear for that" and as things started to get a bit awkward we just opted for a couple of more mainstream drinks. Maybe we caught him on a bad day but his attitude just seemed off which was a shame. When we moved upstairs the waitress we had was great and full of character. Her shift ended before we finished as another girl served us dessert. I'd told the restaurant it was my wife's birthday and they'd kindly written 'Happy birthday' in chocolate on a plate, which was then served to me! Little details admittedly, but still something that could be tightened up by management for a first class experience. Full disclosure, I work in the service industry myself so am admittedly picky!

GW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place! As always, the food, wine, friendly service, overall ambience was great. A really jolly evening at the counter bar to celebrate the start of a new year.

AP
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as always. We keep on going back to No. 97 and have never been disappointed.

s
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit to this restaurant - fantastic food, great relaxed service and just a really lovely, buzzy vibe

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening. The service was friendly and didn't hover but were around when needed. The cocktails were delicious and the cocktail menu is varied with something for everyone. The food was beautifully presented and well portioned. This is one of the best restaurants we have been to and look forward to our next visit.

R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special pre Chritmas meal which was delicious as ever in one of our favourite restaurants

PS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great as always. Although I’m not convinced about the new brunch menu - the old one was definitely better!

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends. We had drinks in the gin bar first. The menu was fabulous, difficult to choose. We liked all the extras, the bread, canapés, amuse bouche. The atmosphere is vibrant and the staff look like they really enjoy what they do. I can’t recommend highly enough.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed vibe with top quality food and friendly service; what more could you want ? Home made bread with spiced butters, canapes and coconut sorbets were all delicious and unexpected bonuses for our guests (first time visitors who have now rebooked to bring friends back!). Thank you for a lovely evening.

RF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Staff very friendly. Good value. A really nice place for lunch.

LW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter chose the restaurant as we had all eaten there on several occasions and we had our 8 week old grandaughter who was also welcomed . We were given a lovely spacious table and were looked after extremely well by Kim and a very sweet waitress. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience , food, and will definately be keeping 97 in our go to restaurant list A delightful afternoon which was very relaxed and very tasty.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall outstanding, friendly staff and dining environment superb. Great menu. Service could of been snappier, but it’s was prime time so ok ;)

MW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall it was a lovely evening, food very good and a nice atmosphere. A few points for improvements.
I have a food allergy, at non point did anyone ask about allergies. We eat in a lot of restaurants and the usual practices is to ask on booking or on arrival, neither happened. It’s not a big deal, as I asked what was in the food as I ordered but certainly is something to consider when taking bookings.
My wife is vegetarian, the vegetarian options were ok in proportion to the menu options, however an amuse bouche was offered, which was meat (chorizo).
As we progressed into our evening we found that the service slowly dropped off to the point we had to ask for our dessert menu and more drinks.

However, I would definitely recommend No 97 for food, ambience, great cocktails! and just a nice place to spend the evening.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Great quality and service and brilliant value for money. Tables are close together but it adds to the energetic ambience. Loved the food bar too.

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Beats any expensive restaurants in London! Brilliant value. The waitresses were very nice and helpful.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Number 97 is quite simply an exquisite restaurant. Excellent food, wine and cocktails in an elegant environment.

SM
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and really enjoyed ourselves - from the personal welcome (using my name) to our departure 2h 15m later, well-fed and having enjoyed some good Albariño.
Food was tasty and beautifully presented. Wine was good and sensibly priced. Service personable and efficient. Lovely bar to drink or eat at, and tables around the edge of the room. About 20-25 covers plus seats at U-shaped bar. Didn’t dabble with the gins but there is an extensive collection. Recommended!!

A
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Unpretentious friendly service. Mixed clientele and great food.

s
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Starters and main course looked fantastic and tasted better, desert slightly disappointing against the expectation the previous courses had set. Service spot on.

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service, delicious food and wine.

KL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our wedding anniversary. The team at No97 was amazing , helped me pull of a surprise for my wife and added lots of unexpected touches throughout the night. Would highly recommend.

E
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere very festive
Service was outstanding, waiter was very accommodating for my dietary requirements
Good value for money will definitely be returning!

FK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch with friends. Live singer with band singing Christmas songs as we ate. Food was prompt and delicious. Have already booked to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the small cosy atmosphere, and finishing off in the gin bar downstairs was perfect. Looking forward to coming back.

SG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favourite local restaurant. Excellent service, exceptional food and brilliant ambience. Never disappoints.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was 5 star! Very pleasantly surprised! Say at the bar, which was surprisingly comfortable and in view of most of the intimate restaurant. Only annoying thing, was the loos not working, but fortunately we were able to pop into the restaurant next door, which is their sister pizzeria restaurant. Would highly recommend for couples or small groups of friends. The food is relatively cheap with a fixed price for two or three courses. Where you are blown is on the alcohol! With an extensive gin menu which is all too tempting, but their specialty...!

CT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cosy, atmospheric & friendly staff. Higher end value wise but good value. Quite noisy. Downstairs bar lively, slow service (understaffed) soft lighting. Limited menu but still very good. We will definitely go back.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Turn down the music.
Very good food and service.
My third visit. I anticipate many more.

j
Surrey
16 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a birthday lunch for 2 on a Tuesday. Wonderful food and service, and looking forward to returning!