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The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley

4.4
4.4
1587 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 practicing social distancing measures including plenty of space between tables. All members of staff are wearing face coverings and following other government guidelines to guarantee a safe dining experience.
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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Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, European, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 10:00–11:00
    Sat, Sun 09:45–11:00
    Lunch
    Daily 11:45–14:15
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 14:30–15:15
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 16:30–19:30

  • 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

    £20.00 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks

Popular dishes

Menu

Two courses £22; Three courses £27

First Course

  • Today's Soup

    • Salt and Pepper Crumbed Squid

      garlic aioli

      • Smoked Bacon Potato Cakes

        poached egg & watercress salad

        • Celeriac Terrine

          roasted peppers sauce apple compote

          • Roasted Onion Tarte Tatin

            thyme, pine nut & currant salsa with rocket

            Main Courses

            • Fire Roasted Pork Chop

              dijon mustard cream with sweet potato puree

              • Braised Ox Cheeks

                buttered mash, roasted shallots, cabernet glaze

                • White Wine Mussels

                  parsley & lemon

                  • Confit Leeks

                    wood roasted Wisley pumpkin with a salsa of toasted hazelnuts, cappers & raisins

                    • Sauteed Gnocchi

                      with broccoli, blue cheese & walnuts

                      Sides

                      • Roasted Roots with Rosemary

                        • Black Pepper Savoy Cabbage & Wisley Chard

                          • Creamed Spinach

                            • Lemon & Thyme New Potatoes

                              • Dressed Leaf Salad

                                Dessert

                                • Crème Brulèe

                                  lemon shortbread

                                  • Roasted Spiced Pineapple

                                    stem ginger sponge, rum caramel & vegan ice cream

                                    • Chocolate & Pistachio Tart

                                      forced rhubarb compote, vanilla ice cream

                                      Cheese Selection

                                      • British Cheeses

                                        spiced fig chutney (supplement £2.50)

                                        Aperitifs

                                        • Winter Pimm's£7.50

                                          A seasonal twist on a classic made with ginger ale, apple juice and cinnamon

                                          • Forest Fruits Spritzer Mocktail£7.50

                                            Bramley apple juice & mixed berries complement our 0% sparkling white wine

                                            • Dark and Stormy£7.50

                                              A fiery cocktail made with ginger beer, Captain Morgan spiced Rum and lime

                                              • Creme Brulee Espresso Martini£9.50

                                                Our signature winter cocktail made with fresh espresso, coffee liquor, vodka and a delicious Creme brulee finish

                                                Last updated: 11 January 2022

                                                What 1,587 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. M

                                                  Magpie

                                                  London

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  beautiful venue and decor, lovely welcoming courteous staff, great food.

                                                2. TC

                                                  TonyC

                                                  Surrey

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                  overall2food1service1ambience3

                                                  Poe service it took an hour to bring the starters, the waiter was inattentive and the meal lasted three hours. The food was way over cooked the pork chop was like a piece of leather. Crème brûlée was good. We will not be returning in a hurry.

                                                3. HE

                                                  HelenE

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Not my first time lunching at The Terrace and it won't be my last either! Lovely fresh well cooked and presented food in very pleasant surroundings. Good value set menu - recommended.

                                                4. AS

                                                  AnnS

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  I took my niece for a birthday breakfast. The whole experience was lovely it had peaceful gentle music playing in the background. A very leisurely breakfast, the food was very good and staff very friendly.

                                                5. G

                                                  Gilly

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                  Food was not as good as has been before. The vegetables were only lookwarm. The Service was also slow,other times it has been excellent.

                                                6. M

                                                  Meema

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                  Very courteous, pleasant staff and a nice ambience. However the food was not as described on the menu. The squid starter did not arrive with the aioli as advertised, so we had to request this. The sautéed gnocchi did not arrive with the walnuts as mentioned on the menu. Again we had to ask for these and were then given a dish with whole walnuts which I am sure should have been chopped to scatter on the top. Unfortunately the gnocchi dish was very bland and I doubt much blue cheese had been used in the sauce. The staff were extremely apologetic about the slow service, but we had not complained and were perfectly happy to take out time. I am sorry to say the lunch did not meet our expectations.

                                                7. JW

                                                  JaniceW

                                                  Warwickshire

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Been here a few times recently. Small but overall delicious menu and friendly service. Friday lunchtime was busy with matching noise levels but 3 friends and I probably added to that 😁

                                                8. JB

                                                  JaneB

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                  New menu just introduced. Avoid the pineapple and ginger sponge... its sickly, heavy and hard as a rockery. Saw people at next table had ordered the beetroot tatin.. it was flaccid and soggy looking. This restaurant is normally very good.... but not yesterday.

                                                9. CA

                                                  CAROLYNECJ

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  A very comfortable venue. An ideal setting for a special lunch. Good service and food.

                                                10. JH

                                                  JanetH

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                  Pity the wonderful location is not supported by the service provided at the Terrace Restaurant. Quality of the food was poor, overcooked and the service appalling. A two course meal took over two hours entirely due to chaotic service from front of house to kitchen. The long suffering RHS member’s day out was tarnished. Surely an institution such as the RHS has a better eye for customer service and quality, the restaurant clearly needs improvement.

                                                11. g

                                                  gr23

                                                  London

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  We had a lovely lunch. The service was attentive and the set menu had a nice variety. Portions were a good size. So nice to finally have good food at Wisley albeit it in the restaurant which you probably need to book before a visit. The afternoon tea looked very good too, we will be back to try that next time.

                                                12. GS

                                                  GrantSessions

                                                  Surrey

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Excellent. Great food. Great value. Service a little slow but would highly recommend.

                                                13. F

                                                  Flora

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 18 January 2022

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                  Food wasn't hot enough. Nicely presented but pork chop was mostly fat. Tables were too near each other.

                                                14. SH

                                                  StuartH

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lunch at the Terrace was one of the nicest meals in a long while, food and service exemplary.

                                                15. TS

                                                  TopsyS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  A most enjoyable lunch time - delicious food and very generous side dishes. Very good service

                                                16. WH

                                                  WendyH

                                                  Surrey

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 17 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As always, a wonderful welcome from the staff. Their new winter menu is excellent

                                                17. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a great experience, brilliant location and atmosphere. Staff were really friendly. Chairs were so comfortable and the afternoon tea was perfect. The team even added a Birthday message to the plates on request. Excellent experience all around and would highly recommend!

                                                18. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Really top drawer afternoon tea. Really tasty food from the sandwiches to the cakes. The scones were small but unbelievably soft. Very attentive service.

                                                19. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Surrey

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  My husband and I just needed some time out in a beautiful and stress free environment. That’s exactly what we got at The Terrace Restaurant and would highly recommend this stunning space to anyone. The service was a little bit slow but it didn’t matter. We used the time to enjoy the garden views and background music.

                                                20. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Really lovely venue overlooking the grounds at Wisley. Beautiful food cooked well. Good Friendly service. What’s not to like

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  Fabulous! I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Service was friendly and informative, food was delicious, ambiance and views so relaxing.

                                                22. L

                                                  Localknowledge123

                                                  London

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  I've eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Yesterday was particularly good.

                                                23. RD

                                                  RonaldD

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This was not our first visit and will not be the last. The ambience, the staff, the food are all good.

                                                24. PL

                                                  PlantLover

                                                  Edinburgh

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 January 2022

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                  Food was excellent, service adequate but impersonal, it was spacious, light and airy. Food reasonably priced but drinks very expensive. Table setting could have been nicer considering the cost!

                                                25. AW

                                                  AnnetteW

                                                  London

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 13 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Best lunch I have had out in ages. Good service lots of space and a gentle ambience. Very good experience all round!

                                                26. B

                                                  Bluebird1

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 13 January 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Food is pricey but delicious. Some of the seating has obscured views which is a shame, but you can ask for a change of seat if the restaurant is empty enough. Service was great, staff very attentive. Nice for a treat!

                                                27. MC

                                                  MarkC

                                                  Buckinghamshire

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent in all respects, an very tasty lunch too. Will certainly come again

                                                28. ME

                                                  MargaretE

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 12 January 2022

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                  Menu good but another choice on the mains menu would be ideal. For instance a traditional fish dish would give a better choice. Generally a very pleasant experience in lovely surroundings and very pleasant staff.

                                                29. AL

                                                  AnneL

                                                  Surrey

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 January 2022

                                                  overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                  We were there early, only three other tables. We eventually had to ask for our order to be taken as more and more people arrived and were served. We then sat looking at empty starter course plates for half an hour ! The staff need training properly. There were certainly enough of them. Fortunately the food was very good.

                                                30. AC

                                                  AnnaC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Thank you for a lovely visit. Staff very helpful and understanding of my Mum who has dementia. Will be back.

                                                31. RW

                                                  RuthW

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 January 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  The meal was very tasty and was presented very well. It was also lovely and hot. The menu was interesting and the pricing was understandable.

                                                32. LP

                                                  LynneP

                                                  Surrey

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 11 January 2022

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                  Food was very slow coming out of the kitchen. This has happened before to me but then the restaurant was busy and yesterday it wasn’t !

                                                33. D

                                                  Diana

                                                  Surrey

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on 11 January 2022

                                                  overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                  Loved the light airy restaurant and the view of the gardens was lovely. Service very good. Quality of the food was mixed. My starter of celeriac terrine was tasteless and so was the pumpkin in my husband’s main. However, the braised ox cheek was absolutely delicious and so was the roasted spiced pumpkin dessert. Looking forward to coming back when the menu changes again!

                                                34. C

                                                  Catriona

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 January 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  We enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea experience at The Terrace Restaurant at RHS Wisley. The food was delicious and just the right amount and the service was very good.

                                                35. JT

                                                  JulieT

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 January 2022

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  We had a super meal and attentive service, our only concern related to a family who allowed their young children to run up and down the padded seats near to their table, creating rather a disturbing noise.

                                                36. Y

                                                  Yaffle

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent warm welcome on entry, loving the new menu

                                                37. S

                                                  Savannah

                                                  Devon

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a lovely lunch. The staff were very friendly and gave us just the right amount of attention. The portions were very generous so I asked for my uneaten portion to be put in a container for me to enjoy the next day; this was done immediately and with no fuss. We felt the room was airy and safe in these Covid times. There was plenty of space between tables.

                                                38. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Berkshire

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  made a reunion very special thank you

                                                39. SW

                                                  StellaW

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  Main course was slow to arrive and one chop was not good .. replaced.

                                                40. JP

                                                  JPRF

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Super venue for a birthday luncheon. Choice of special and exotic dishes.

                                                FAQs

                                                The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley is rated 4.4 stars by 1587 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.

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                                                Booked 34 times today
                                                Experiences are available.
                                                Google Map for The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley

                                                Wisley Common Woking, Surrey GU23 6QA

                                                • Area

                                                  Ripley

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Breakfast
                                                  Mon–Fri 10:00–11:00
                                                  Sat, Sun 09:45–11:00
                                                  Lunch
                                                  Daily 11:45–14:15
                                                  Afternoon Tea
                                                  Daily 14:30–15:15
                                                  Dinner
                                                  Mon–Sat 16:30–19:30

                                                • 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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