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The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

The Terrace Restaurant RHS Garden Wisley

4.3
4.3
1953 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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Booked 45 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

    £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.

Popular dishes

Menu

£15

Main

Choice of: A fruit salad or Apple Bircher muesli

  • Two Mini Pastries

    And a coffee of your choice or a pot of tea

    • A Fruit Salad

      (108 cal)

      • Apple Bircher Muesli

        (134 cal)

        And One of

        • Eggs Benedict, or Eggs Royale , or Eggs Florentine

          Eggs Benedict (692 cal), or Eggs Royale (580 cal), or Eggs Florentine (433 cal)

          • Scrambled Eggs & Avocado on Toasted Sourdough

            (471 cal)

            • Omelette

              with fine herbs (223 cal), or mushrooms (245 cal), or cheddar cheese (445 cal)

              • Pancake Stack

                With butter & maple syrup. (619 cal)

                Juices

                • Orange, Apple, Cranberry£2.80

                  Super Juices

                  250ml - £4.75

                  • Mango and Banana Smoothie

                    • Kiwi, Spinach, Cucumber and Lime Smoothie

                      Coffee

                      • Americano£3.25

                        • Cappuccino£3.25

                          • Latte£3.25

                            • Flat White£3.25

                              • Mocha£3.25

                                • Espresso / Macchiato£2.50

                                  • Hot Chocolate£3.50

                                    Organic Loose-Leaf Tea

                                    Pot of tea £4.50. Choose from:

                                    • Earl Grey

                                      • English Breakfast

                                        • Peppermint

                                          • Chaquoing Green

                                            • Red Velvet

                                              • Chamomile

                                                Last updated: 8 April 2022

                                                What 1,953 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                • Surrey

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                                                1. J

                                                  Jo17

                                                  Hampshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Most recent visit was a vast improvement on previous disastrous meals/service …for which I never received any feedback contact from the restaurant. My only criticism this time apart from the price hike which I accept is partly due to the current economic climate, is the lack of variety on the menu. The lunch menu has been very much the same and invariably I end up choosing the same items. This makes it very boring in my opinion when dining with different friends. However as this is the only place I’m able to book at RHS Wisley to guarantee a table for myself and friends who have invariably travelled a fair distance, I do not have an alternative.

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Surrey

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  I met a friend who I have not seen for years here. Our waiter Andrea was at all times friendly, respectful and attentive. I have eaten at the Terrace Restaurant before and it maintains a consistent ambience and offers a superior experience.

                                                3. SK

                                                  StephanieK

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                  I thought the afternoon tea wasn’t very good value The cakes and scones were tiny, the chocolate orange cup is the size of a thimble The jam was just cheap jam I expected better

                                                4. JD

                                                  JenniD

                                                  Hampshire

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  The service was outstanding and we felt we were well looked after. The food was delicious and all felt really fresh. The only thing was we needed to ask for extra gravy for our roasts as there wasn't really enough!

                                                5. MB

                                                  MaureenB

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Having never been to this restaurant I was pleasantly surprised, the service and ambiance was excellent. I enjoyed the food which was served by attentive staff . I definitely would return.

                                                6. RO

                                                  ROGERW

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                  Our pot of tea arrived long before the sandwiches, by which time the tea was cold. The sandwiches and cakes came before the scones, which were still being baked even though we had pre-booked the table. After a long wait we noticed that people who were seated over 30 minutes after us had their scones, whist we were still waiting. I asked a waitress to chivvy them up but still nothing happened. In the end I had to go and ask for them and they were finally presented without an apology. By this time the cakes had melted as we were in the full sun, despite having asked for a table in the shade. We were also given glasses but no water and had to ask for a pot of hot water as well. The scones were lovely though!

                                                7. AF

                                                  AliceF

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                  The service wasn't very good, but we were sat outside - starters arrived before drinks and they never brought us any water.

                                                8. LS

                                                  LizS

                                                  Devon

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                  Well worth booking, the food was very nice. Service was slow, plates not cleared, waited a long time for order to be taken & food to arrive - that was frustrating as we just wanted to get outside and explore the gardens. It may have been a one off as so many places are experiencing staff shortages.

                                                9. B

                                                  Bill

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Friendly and helpful staff. Food well presented, varied and tasty. Attentive servers during meal checking on requirements and if anything further required. A great experience.

                                                10. JP

                                                  JaneP

                                                  Dorset

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Great starters but would have preferred the mains (roast beef) to have been hotter

                                                11. NK

                                                  NicolasK

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  We found Karen, the desk manager and other roles, very helpful. She advised about drinks and spoke in an open and friendly way. She was very understanding about our needs. Other staff were pleasant and efficient. Hope that is short enough!

                                                12. MB

                                                  MaggieB

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                  Not made to feel that welcome, service perfunctory although timely. Portions small service charge added without asking. Would not return not worth the money for lunch

                                                13. RF

                                                  RebeccaF

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                  We had a very acceptable lunch. The service was nice and quick and efficient. The staff were very helpful and polite. It was at the end of a lovely walk around the gardens.

                                                14. MB

                                                  MikeB

                                                  Surrey

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                  Great venue and nice atmosphere. Lunch. Had the chicken schnitzel which was good but far too much cold potato salad. Not a good mix. I chose poorly my fault I guess

                                                15. K

                                                  Kaza

                                                  Surrey

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                  Lovely setting Good menu choices Much better now the menu changes frequently Last year the same menu for months! Always good choice & good quality Service good if not too busy. Struggles when restaurant gets full.

                                                16. LC

                                                  LizC

                                                  Surrey

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great brunch in fabulous surroundings. Food excellent quality and service brilliant but discreet.

                                                17. T

                                                  Tiggy

                                                  London

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  93rd birthday celebration. Portions perfect size for nonagenarians. Sandwiches, scones and cakes very tasty. The waiters were totally charming, helping to make the celebration special

                                                18. T

                                                  Tony

                                                  Berkshire

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  Good food though the menu was a bit limited. Excellent service from attentive friendly staff.

                                                19. M

                                                  Maggie

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  As usual a very nice lunch in very pleasant surroundings. We did feel the wine was rather overpriced and we had expected it to arrive before our starter.

                                                20. RB

                                                  RosemaryB

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Very relaxing for a comfortable lunch with friends. We were not rushed at all and the waiter was very helpful.

                                                21. j

                                                  jassy

                                                  London

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                  Service slow and inexperienced .Menu limited . Asparagus tough.Disappointing .

                                                22. SP

                                                  SallyP

                                                  Surrey

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fab restaurant and lovely staff. Perfect place for lunch

                                                23. J

                                                  Jenx

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  A very pleasant dining experience, but not up to the standard of the previous RHS Wisley restaurant which was an excellent venue for a 'special occasion.

                                                24. D

                                                  Disappointed

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                  I booked afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my Mum's 89th birthday, having never been to the Terrace restaurant before. We arrived and were checked in fairly quickly, but found the service rather 'minimum necessary' from the start. I had explained on the booking that this was a treat for my 89 year old Mum. We were merely pointed to a table, and made our own way there, unattended. Attention was only shown when we began to sit, and were told that our table was the next one along. If we'd been taken to our table (I would expect this as a matter a basic courtesy) this wouldn't have happened. Even then, when it was obvious that my mother required a little help sitting, none was given. We were asked what we wanted, despite having booked afternoon tea, then asked what we would like to drink; all satisfactory. A little while later our tea came; this was the last time any of the staff attended to us despite the restaurant not being full or apparently busy. The tea was fine apart from the measly/positively frugal helping of cream for the scones. The scones themselves were delightful. At no point were we approached to ask how we were doing or was any more tea offered. When it was time to pay I had to get up and approach someone. When the bill came it showed £22 per person; the booking confirmation had shown it as £20. Then, to my dismay, over £4 had been added as a service charge! And no, I didn't query it as I didn't want to spoil what had already been a rather lacklustre experience for my poor Mum. Why do they ask if your booking is for a special occasion, and then don't even extend basic courtesy to the customers? No extra expense would have been required to make this a delightful experience, just a little attentiveness and genuine pleasantness. The food was fairly good value, but I'm sorry to say that I won't be rushing back to repeat the experience. I had expected more from Wisley and left feeling rather let-down.

                                                25. SC

                                                  SueC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As a regular user of The Terrace restaurant we, as usual, had a lovely meal in pleasant surroundings ( always try to sit by a window). The food was very tasty, especially the Sea Bass. I have to say that I do not enjoy fennel, however the way it was presented in the fish dish, I actually liked it! So I shall have that again when we come back in a few weeks. Thank you.

                                                26. S

                                                  Snowdrop

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                  overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                  The standard of food and service has dropped significantly. We used to look forward to a special lunch at The Terrace, and we would book it for a special occasion (birthdays etc.) but it no longer fits the bill.....the lamb burger (dry bun, one lettuce leaf, distinctly underwhelming chips) was a particular low point.

                                                27. MD

                                                  MattD

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                  Nice place and food was nice albeit small portions. Service staff were friendly but they didn't what food was for guests table.

                                                28. DA

                                                  DAB1

                                                  Cambridge

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 May 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Served by two very friendly and helpful Italian waiters quickly and efficiently. Not a great fan of burgers but lamb burger was OK - would have preferred a lamb cutlet.

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall3food4service4ambience5

                                                  We arrived at 2.55pm to be told that we would have to pay to walk 100 yards to the terrace restaurant. We were not visiting the gardens & only expected to pay should we have decided to visit the garden. Very poorly worded on website.

                                                30. HA

                                                  HugArt1920

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Very nice staff, good afternoon tea and they wrote happy birthday on the plate as it’s was my wife’s 60th birthday

                                                31. K

                                                  Kerri65

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                  Service ok, though the drinks were served after main course arrived. Food was average, not bad, but nothing exceptional Overall price was quite expensive

                                                32. HS

                                                  HippyShopper

                                                  Hampshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  Food was fantastic. Service was average. Asked the waitress what one of the sauces were & she said ‘she assumed’ & didn’t know & took a few minutes before suggesting she’d ask the chef. Once the food had been delivered there was no further follow up to ask if everything was ok or if we wanted more drinks. Enjoyed the ambience & the food

                                                33. S

                                                  Sib01

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food and service was great. Highly recommended.

                                                34. CD

                                                  CarpeDiem

                                                  Calgary

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Had Sunday Brunch at the Terrace Restaurant. Pleasant interlude before walking around the grounds.

                                                35. MA

                                                  MartinA

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Afternoon tea, with a lovely glass of sparkling wine. Food doesn’t a huge amount but was delicious and actually we were full. Nice chilled vibe on the day we came, just perfect. Will be back soon to sample more of the menu 😋

                                                36. LM

                                                  LouisaM

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  Wonderful afternoon tea. Lemon tart fillinh was a little on the runny side but it was all delicious and good quantities.

                                                37. VP

                                                  VickyP

                                                  Surrey

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                  The food and decor was lovely. However, the staff I felt were not very accommodating. They really rushed our order through, tried to take food away when we had not finished eating. The manager was pleasant enough but we had wanted afternoon tea and because we had booked a 2.30pm sitting he wouldn’t give us the afternoon tea menu claiming the baker had done his baking for the day and they wouldn’t be able to find any more scones for our party of 4! We had a late lunch instead which was good value for money and tasted nice. £12 service charge was put on our bill. I was a little relieved in the end to have lunch and the cream teas are virtually dragged across the floor when carried. Wisley, I think you need to put them on trays to carry them through the restaurant as some of your staff don’t have long enough arms to carry the tiered plates but the top handles.

                                                38. JM

                                                  JoandMaxG

                                                  Kent

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                  Food has gone downhill and not what we have previously experienced. The quality of the food was similar to an average pub meal. Not worthy of even half the price tag.

                                                39. M

                                                  Mariana

                                                  London

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely staff, as always. Food wasn’t quite as nice as usual but will still go back. Not noisy or too busy. Highly recommended.

                                                40. CK

                                                  ClaireK

                                                  Kent

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                  We were disappointed. The welcome was frosty, which immediately made us feel uncomfortable. food portions were mismatched in terms of size - my whitebait portion seemed tiny (8 fish) compared to my husband’s pate, which was so large he couldn’t eat it all. Main course fish was small compared to roast, but perfectly fine for a lunch portion. All of the food was just ok, we expected something a bit more special and wouldn’t go again.

                                                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 1953 OpenTable diners.

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                                                Booked 45 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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