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The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley

4.3
4.3
2305 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Welcome to the Terrace Restaurant, We are an open plan and spacious restaurant with high ceilings allowing good ventilation of the space.
We are located within RHS Garden Wisley and as such a garden entry fee does apply if not RHS members. The Terrace Restaurant is part of the Wisley family, offering an unhurried lunch served at your table, using fresh produce from the gardens itself.
Please note all dishes are produced in an environment where nuts and gluten are present and may contain traces. If you have any dietary requirements, please inform the restaurant at time of booking (We do require 48 hours prior notice) and remind the employee at time of ordering

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2 people

20:30


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, European, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 09:00–10:45 Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45–14:45 Sat, Sun 11:45–14:30 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–16:30

  • Phone number

    01483 668015

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Ripley

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £22.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Afternoon tea at the Terrace Restaurant. Join us for our set afternoon tea menu with the option of adding a glass of sparkling wine. Please let us know of any dietary requirements. Children's afternoon tea is also available.

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What 2,305 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Surrey

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  • Surrey

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  1. JB

    JohnB

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We had visited the Terrace restaurant on a couple of previous occasions for both lunch and tea, and had enjoyed ourselves. Our recent visit was, however, a disappointment. We ate from the set menu, and for my starter I had the mushrooms on sourdough with a herby yogurt dressing. The sourdough was reminiscent of a piece of soggy cardboard, and the yogurt dressing did not work with the mushrooms and the accompanying poached egg. To follow I had the chicken. No spuds, but a charred gem lettuce (burning food as a deliberate technique is something I don't fully understand). The service was charming but very slow, perhaps reflective of labour shortages in the country as a whole. I would not dismiss the Terrace out of hand, but maybe we were just unlucky on this occasion.
  2. JD

    JoeD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered, the manager (Italian) made us welcome and seated us at a nice table to the staff who served us - excellent all round. The food was very good - thank you.
  3. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had a very good experience at Wisley Terrace tearooms. The vegetarian and vegan needs were well catered for and the selection of cakes and pastries was good. A major plus was that the staff knew how to make a good cup of tea without using absolutely boiling water, which can make speciality teas bitter. Service was efficient and pleasant. We will definitely use the restaurant again, maybe for lunch.
  4. MG

    MikeG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food and good service, menu is limited if you come on a regular basis - lots of noisy children though!
  5. V

    Valere

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was cooked perfectly and was tasty. Options good. It was a tad warm of course and temperature did increase due to open door to outside dining. It was busy.
  6. SW

    SueW

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good good at reasonable price The service was excellent Went on Sunday and can recommend it
  7. PM

    PeterM

    Surrey

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delightful lunchtime visit recalling very happy times. Generally the meal was excellent though I thought trout was a fraction overcooked slightly on the dry side. On the other hand the grilled chicory was delicious with a hint of sweetness within the sharpness.
  8. MM

    MandyM

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue with a chilled out vibe. Good selection of food
  9. T

    Tina

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was a real shame not to see the brunch set menu which was excellent value. We also felt One slice of toast for the scrambled eggs/avocado option was on the stingy side. However the Terrace and wisley is a lovely place and a lovely way to start the day with friends.
  10. CD

    ChrisD

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Really nice venue and very pleasant staff. Completely let down by a poor menu and inedible chicory served with the fish.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, great service and fantastic food.
  12. CW

    CatherineW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were well looked after by Andreas who accommodated us after an unfortunate late arrival The brunch menu was delicious and the setting perfect Thank you
  13. CB

    CyndyB

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us had a very enjoyable celebratory afternoon tea on one of the hottest days so far! The restaurant was cool, but the welcome was warm. The room is nicely decorated and furnished - the chairs are v comfortable! We each had a lovely glass of “fizz” while waiting, and our wonderful tea arrived quite quickly. The selection of sandwiches was good (and some thought had gone into the vegetarian ones!) - the scones and cream/jam were also delicious, as was the selection of small cakes. We each had a pot of tea, which was enough for 3cups each. The staff were efficient and friendly, and we had a most enjoyable time. Can’t wait to go again!
  14. PM

    PMM61

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our celebration lunch. Great atmosphere,exemplary service,relaxed time between courses,excellent food and lovely location we had just the best time -Would revisit in a heartbeat. A great place to dine and enjoy great food.
  15. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The choices on the set menu are limited and it seems unreasonable that with only 3 options for each course one of each of these options had a supplement to be added. Not good value which is a pity as everything else about the restaurant was very good.
  16. RW

    RupertW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited the Terrace Restaurant at Wisley on Friday lunchtime with two friends. We all chose a main and a dessert from the set menu. We received complimentary bread and water which was nice. The room was beautifully cool on what was a very hot day and the noise levels were good even through the other tables were full. Staff were cheery and polite and the food arrived promptly. The mains were perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The desserts were also very tasty. All dishes were well presented.
  17. M

    Mollynews53

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant dining experience, reasonable choice of dishes (no shepherds pie and no beer / bitter), excellent service, a cool oasis on a hot day at Wisley
  18. j

    jowa

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Vegetarian Sandwiches were dry and the avocado one had a strange tasting brown sauce inside. Tea, scone and lemon tart were fabulous, however the other cakes were dry and looked like they’d been taken out of a mr Kiplings box. Wouldn’t recommend.
  19. MC

    MargaretC

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always the Terrace Restaurant at Wisley was excellent. Staff were attentive and helpful and the afternoon tea was lovely
  20. AC

    AlanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Disappointed with the new, badly advertised surcharges on the SET menu! We have dined here before. No complaints about the food or service. Completely missed that some of the dishes (mushroom starter and trout main course) were subject to an additional charge! That has never been the case before, on several visits, so we all assumed that pricing was as before. Our attention was not drawn to this change by our server, or the manager who seated us and brought the menus and it was not particularly prominently printed on the menu. We assumed pricing was, as previously; a set price for either two, or three courses listed on the menu. The surcharges on the bill at the end came as an unpleasant shock. We felt we had been conned/deceived and it was a negative end to our experience. If you are offering a set price menu it should be priced so the surcharges are unnecessary. If you need to charge more for the set menu overall then do it. Don’t advertise it as £25 then add £1.75 for one course and £3.70 for another. I would have accepted the set menu increasing by £5 to £30. This rather underhand adding of, badly publicised surcharges, on top of the SET PRICE left me with an unpleasant taste in my mouth. I felt I’d been deceived into paying more. As an aside; the mushroom starter was delicious but twice as large as it needed to be for a starter! I struggled to eat my main course after finishing the starter. Halve it’s size and save some money! I genuinely left your restaurant feeling we had been conned and, unless you change your policy on this I might not return! My sister is arriving from Canada in three weeks. I was planning to take her and her husband to the Terrace at Wisley. I am reconsidering that now. I doubt many people will bother to complain, but the server I talked to told me that a lot of customers had been surprised by the surcharges when getting the bill and have complained to them about this. You’ve got this wrong and it needs changing.
  21. r

    rena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely way to spend a summer's afternoon, in the shady fresh air with outstanding scenery and good food.
  22. EF

    EmmaF

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic lunch. Service was excellent and the air conditioning a relief on a very hot day. Would highly recommend. The Eton Mess was to die for. Thank you
  23. GC

    GillC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff - nice selection of sandwiches and cakes - super scones
  24. BR

    BRAYSTEVE

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. The ‘hiccup’ was the food. Trout delicious but my Chicken was very dry. Plus the Chips were boring - no taste. Great venue - and staff. Sadly the food disappointing.
  25. A

    Amigasaurus

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited just after pandemic. May have had staffing issues. Much much better this time. Very nice experience. Some very young noisey children.
  26. W

    Wokbud

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second visit to this restaurant and would thoroughly recommend. The set lunch is brilliant. The courgette & cumin fritters were delicious.
  27. NK

    NickK

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quality food in calm environment. Gluten-free food clearly shown and plenty of choice for my wife who is coeliac.
  28. RB

    RichardB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Well presented good tasting food in a welcoming space.
  29. W

    Woking9

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely afternoon tea. Good service, not hurried. Nice range of cakes.
  30. P

    Paul

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent apart from closeness to next table where the party were rather loud. Will definitely visit again when up from Somerset
  31. DS

    DavidS

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday lunch for four. On a really hot day the interior was cool and the tables well spaced out. The service was excellent.
  32. MK

    MavisK

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The afternoon tea was delicious and well presented with plenty of tea and coffee available. Staff were pleasant, helpful and friendly Thank you all
  33. AP

    AngelaP

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was not great. Veggies so under cooked they were left. Courgette and Cumin main lukewarm - overcooked and served with additional courgettes oddly. Starters fine Deserts good. Service just about ok. ( no teaspoons and forgot we were there a couple times
  34. CT

    CarolynT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue felt very elegant, plants and furnishings added to the overall experience
  35. CL

    ColinL

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Extremely slow service: Lunch took 2 hours. The Eton mess desert contained slabs of compacted merengue, with minimal fruit. Expensive for the food served.
  36. DC

    DouglasC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place for lunch after and before walks around the wonderful gardens of Wisley. Very good selection on the menu and attentive service - Victoria especially - in a very pleasant room.
  37. d

    dawn

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    There was a good, relaxed ambience, and the furnishings were lovely. Everything was very clean and tidy. Staff were welcoming and helpful. The food was ok. Two of us had the fish, which was on the very small side and we were both fishing bones out of it. I believe the chicken was better. Bringing a roll and water to the table was a nice touch. I would suggest that a set menu price is a set menu price, but it was in fact litttered with discreet "supplement ofs" which boosted our bill and made us feel a bit disgruntled.
  38. B

    Barbwu66

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant had a beautiful ambiance about it. Low background music. Extremely professional staff. Shown to table and was asked if it was to our satisfaction. Which it was. Menus were brought and we were left to decide what we would choose. Very nice selection. When order was taken was asked if there were any allergies. Drinks were brought to table. What I love about this Restaurant is there is no fussing. Your left with out constant pestering. Reasonably priced too. When food arrived it was Beautifully presented and nice and Hot. As far as I’m concerned there is no failing that I saw. Will definitely be going back again very soon. Five Stars all the way!!!
  39. GD

    GillD

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were the last in but not hurried at all. On our own at end so v. Quiet. Staff very polite. Afternoon tea was basic but good value given cost of some. Would return. Lovely surroundings.
  40. l

    lillibet

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely afternoon tea to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. We had a great time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

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The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley is rated 4.3 stars by 2305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley

Wisley Common, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Ripley

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Sat, Sun 09:00–10:45 Brunch Mon–Fri 10:00–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:45–14:45 Sat, Sun 11:45–14:30 Afternoon Tea Daily 15:00–16:30

  • Cuisines

    British, European, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01483 668015

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