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Toby Cottage Restaurant

4.4
4.4
259 Reviews
£26 to £40
English

We downright adore this cosy cottage restaurant in the Surrey village of Ripley, which was originally built in the 16th century. After surviving former lives as a dwelling and an antique shop selling Toby jugs, the Toby Cottage Restaurant was converted to a restaurant in 1979 and has been pleasing local gourmands ever since. The penultimate romantic restaurant, Toby Cottage is perfect for celebrations and family occasions and has original oak beams, a cocktail bar perfect for sneaky aperitifs, and a sensational wine list to compliment its English/Continental menu. Don't miss the smoked duck breast with mango chutney; the deep fried Brie with cranberry sauce; and the classic beef Wellington with mushrooms, pate and Burgundy sauce.

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  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    English, Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Sun: 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

  • Phone number

    01483 224225

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

Starters

  • Soup of the Day£6.50

    • Lobster Soup£7.95

      With brandy and cream

      • Pan Fried Tiger Prawns£12.50

        Red chilli and garlic butter

        • Fried Brie and Wild Mushroom Filo Pastry Parcel£9.00

          Cranberry chutney

          • Chef's Sharing Platter for Two To Share£21.50

            Char grilled chorizo sliced Parma ham Manchego cheese crispy baby squid roasted Mediterranean vegetables harissa mayonnaise

            • Potted Smoked Mackerel Rillettes£7.50

              Horseradish cream cheese and melba toast

              • Platter of Melon£10.50

                Sliced Serrano ham

                • Platter of Scottish Smoked Salmon£11.50

                  Chopped capers and shallots

                  • Crispy Baby Calamares£7.95

                    Served with homemade harissa mayonnaise

                    • Chicken Liver Pate£9.50

                      Port and cranberry jelly baby leaves

                      • Pan Fried Crab Cakes£9.95

                        Hot blacken salsa and watercress

                        • Roasted Beetroot Carpaccio and Goats Cheese£8.50

                          Walnut dressing

                          Meat

                          • Baked Herb Crusted Rump of Lamb£21.50

                            Potato gratin green beans red wine jus

                            • Corn Fed Breast of Chicken£19.50

                              Filled with mozzarella wrapped in serrano ham red wine reduction

                              • Roast Crispy Duck£20.95

                                Served with an orange and Grand­Marnier sauce

                                • Lamb En Croute£21.50

                                  Fillet of lamb wrapped in spinach and puff pastry red wine sauce

                                  • Pan Seared Calf's Liver£18.50

                                    Crispy bacon and onions red wine jus

                                    • Tournedos Rossini£24.50

                                      Fillet steak (8oz) served on a crouton topped with paté and a rich Madeira sauce

                                      • Prime Sirloin of Beef (9oz)£22.95

                                        Onion rings field mushrooms béarnaise sauce

                                        • Braised Fillet of Pork Stuffed with Apricot£19.95

                                          Roasted peppers and mushroom sauce

                                          • Beef Wellington£25.50

                                            Fillet of beef (8oz) with mushrooms and pate wrapped in pastry and baked served with a burgundy sauce

                                            • Chateaubriand (1lb)£48.50

                                              Tomato and field mushrooms red wine sauce or béarnaise sauce, Game chips (for two)

                                              • Char Grilled Tender Fillet Steak (8oz)£23.00

                                                Fish

                                                • Pan Seared Fillet of Salmon£20.50

                                                  Garden tomato and chilli salsa

                                                  • Parsley and Garlic Marinated Monkfish Tail£23.50

                                                    Classic ratatouille and olive aromatic jus

                                                    • Seafood Linguini£17.50

                                                      Tiger prawns clams moules and braised squid in rich tomato sauce

                                                      • Crispy Baked Fillet of Cod£20.50

                                                        Spanish chorizo new potatoes and roasted peppers

                                                        • Char Grilled Whole Squid Tube£17.50

                                                          Tomato and chilli jam root vegetable salad and game chips

                                                          Vegetarian

                                                          • Roasted Aubergine and Courgettes£17.50

                                                            Stuffed with almond and coriander rice roasted pepper sauce

                                                            • Vegetarian Risotto£16.50

                                                              With grilled asparagus and dressed with rocket

                                                              Side Orders

                                                              Flamblees on request when possible

                                                              • Selection of Vegetables and Potatoes£3.50

                                                                • Choice of Salads£3.00

                                                                  • Glazed Carrots£2.50

                                                                    • Mixed Char­grilled Vegetables£3.00

                                                                      • Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg£2.75

                                                                        • Fried Courgettes£2.50

                                                                          Sweets

                                                                          • Selection of Sweets and Cheeses

                                                                            • Starting at£6.50
                                                                          • Selection of Coffee and Teas

                                                                            • Starting at£2.50
                                                                          • Melba Toast Bread and Butter

                                                                            • pp£0.85

                                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                          What 259 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                          4.4
                                                                          4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                                          • 4.6Service
                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                          • 4.1Value

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                                                                          1. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 4 March 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Just fabulous.. food amazing. Character property. Excellent service. Fab atmosphere Many thanks..!

                                                                          2. E

                                                                            Eric461cream

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 4 March 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Superb rack of lamb Always friendly Always a pleasure

                                                                          3. J

                                                                            Jane

                                                                            London

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 13 February 2020

                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                            The food was ok. I found the service brusque and a bit rushed and not too friendly.

                                                                          4. C

                                                                            Cardinal

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            39 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            39 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Another excellent meal at the Toby Cottage. Even though it was extremely busy they managed to provide an excellent service and great food.

                                                                          5. CR

                                                                            CarolR

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 12 January 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I have been going to the Toby cottage for along time, you get greeted like an old friend. The staff are exceptional and the service is just perfect. The food wonderful but make sure you leave room for the desert trolley. Looking forward to my next visit Carol

                                                                          6. E

                                                                            Eric461cream

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 11 January 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Best Beef Wellington in Surrey

                                                                          7. CM

                                                                            ClareM

                                                                            London

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 8 January 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A place of extraordinary quality and service. We love it each and every time.

                                                                          8. MH

                                                                            MichaelH

                                                                            London

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 15 December 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great experience with the lovely team there and excellent food

                                                                          9. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 20 September 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Lovely dinner, wonderful staff and thoroughly enjoyable meal. Perfect for our wedding anniversary!

                                                                          10. DP

                                                                            DavidP

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 12 August 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Our visit for a birthday celebration was very enjoyable . The staff were friendly, helpful and very entertaining and the menu was excellent. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Well done everyone! We will be back!

                                                                          11. AR

                                                                            AdrianR

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 5 August 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Lovely everything. Monday night so a bit quiet but excellent experience

                                                                          12. E

                                                                            Eric461cream

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 7 July 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Always very attentive staff Fantastic value Real food!

                                                                          13. SC

                                                                            SimonC

                                                                            London

                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 6 July 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            This is simply one of my favourites! Humorous staff, simple fare done excellently. Keep up the good work !

                                                                          14. l

                                                                            luv2dine

                                                                            London

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 9 June 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Charming and friendly service in a traditional setting to have a homely dishes. Desert trolley is a must - I hope they will do a dessert buffet in the future, we’ll be back with a heart beat.

                                                                          15. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 9 June 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fantastic food and service as always.

                                                                          16. OV

                                                                            OlivierV

                                                                            Charleston

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 30 May 2019

                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Very nice dinner at Toby Cottage. Best restaurant in Ripley !

                                                                          17. E

                                                                            Eric461cream

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 26 May 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Super Sunday lunch We are always made welcome Very good value

                                                                          18. SM

                                                                            StuartM

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 18 May 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A hidden treasure, with returning clients Im not surprised in the least. My first visit in some years away from the county.The food exceptional, service ditto attentive with out hovering..Keen eyes keep your wine glass charged.The staff are professional with traditional flare and a great sence of fun, making the visit a night to remember.. 5 stars dont do this place a justice.. GO... highly recommended the wine list is better than a lot of London top resturants .. nothing is to much trouble for this amazing establishment.. Guys we will be back ..told our friends too..

                                                                          19. M

                                                                            Michael

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 9 May 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            As always, excellent in every respect. Food second to none, service likewise. Can thoroughly recommend to those who want a meal at a reasonable served by friendly and courteous waiters.

                                                                          20. CS

                                                                            CandSB

                                                                            London

                                                                            59 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            59 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 23 March 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Delicious food served in the traditional style with entertaining banter with the staff

                                                                          21. KH

                                                                            KH1234

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 10 March 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            Quirky little family run restaurant with great traditional European food and fun staff.

                                                                          22. TD

                                                                            TrevorD

                                                                            London

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 18 February 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                            This is a comfortable and cosy restaurant that provides few culinary surprises but executes everything well. Portions are generous and service is friendly. Nice little cocktail bar upstairs for your pre-drink.

                                                                          23. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 25 January 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Food and service was amazing faultless . Waiters were attentive whity and professional which is very rare to find these days. A tad expensive but the whole evening experience was well worth it . We will be going back for my birthday celebrations again next year .

                                                                          24. P

                                                                            Pancho

                                                                            London

                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 25 January 2019

                                                                            overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                            We hadn't been to this restaurant for several years. While the ambiance is pleasant, neither the waiters, the menu nor the quality of food has changed in that time. The daily lunch menu is promising but the reality was more cafe than restaurant. The whitebait was chewy, the haddock bland and the liver leathery. The pudding trolley looked great but was cholesterol on wheels. The overall impression was of an establishment settled into a comfortable groove and unlikely to change.

                                                                          25. MR

                                                                            MyraR

                                                                            London

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 10 January 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous meet and greet, food, ambience. Best meal out in the UK I have had in a long time, on all levels.

                                                                          26. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Exclusive

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 6 January 2019

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Could not fault the genuine, friendly (often very humorous) and warm service from all the staff we interacted with. They are a superb team. We took my father-in-law for Sunday lunch on the occasion of my wife's birthday. He has mobility issues and they were ready on arrival with a short ramp to gain access inside the restaurant - excellent planning ahead and kind with it. We wanted a glass of bubbly and they brought a bottle to the table without further delay - I was slightly nervous thinking I hadn't given a price range but it was the cheapest - and delicious to boot - on offer. I LOVE restaurants when it is clear they know it's just never worth trying it on with a customer; it made the whole experience so wonderfully enjoyable as a result (the same happened with asking for a particular grape in a bottle of red later - again, great taste and excellent value offered). The food was lovely - sardines, cannelloni and chicken liver pate were all great starters. Sunday roast was delicious - crackling on the pork and excellent sirloin of beef. Yorkshire puds were nice but not totally crispy (unlike the potatoes which were sublime). Lovely veg too. Puddings fair to very good. We will definitely be going back. An absolute blast of a success - our children raved about everything too. The bill was less than initially anticipated - so much so it was no pain to add a further 50% to the (very reasonable) service charge - they deserved every penny for the memorable lunch out for several years.

                                                                          27. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 5 January 2019

                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                                            Been many times before. Just this time the food wasn’t anything to boast about. Just average and when the prices are as they are you can’t afford to ever have just average.

                                                                          28. JJ

                                                                            JaneJ

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 5 January 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Lunch for three on saturday. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good choice of food and wine. Easy parking. Would recommend.

                                                                          29. F

                                                                            Foodlover

                                                                            London

                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            33 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 18 December 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            What a brilliant find. The food is so very good - traditional English food brought up to to date without the fad di daddies! All our food was cooked perfectly and to our taste: scallops wrapped in bacon - seafood pancake - duck à l'orange - tournedos Rossini - fillet steak - great selection of seasonal vegetables. And the staff are a laugh as well, constantly making sure we are ok. A really good family restaurant with food you will remember!

                                                                          30. K

                                                                            Kowalski

                                                                            London

                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 24 November 2018

                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                            Time warp. Was almost expecting Basil Fawlty to run out but not the case. Old rather cramped Tudor barn style with lots of waiters that have probably been there for years. I didn't think it was very cheap considering it's in the middle of nowhere, but a very traditional seventies style in what might be called a Taverna. Menu seemed to be seafood orientated. There's a multi tiered cake trolley that continuously being wheeled around, not something you see any more.

                                                                          31. AR

                                                                            AlanR

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 20 October 2018

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            We booked for a Saturday evening meal. Very cozy and welcoming place. Great food and staff are all very friendly. Not cheap but a good, well established restaurant.

                                                                          32. RR

                                                                            RayR

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 6 October 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Have not visited for some time but even better than we remember - obviously not alone thinking this because it was absolutely FULL. Deffo need to book - what are you waiting for...??!!

                                                                          33. JP

                                                                            JenPeta

                                                                            London

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 28 September 2018

                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                            An enjoyable evening with good food and wines. However, disappointed by the well-worn carpets and general decor which definitely need attention.

                                                                          34. NP

                                                                            NickP

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 3 September 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            We have a lovely meal for our anniversary - will definitely go back

                                                                          35. GH

                                                                            GiselleH

                                                                            Surrey

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 25 August 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We booked for 6 people for my daughter`s birthday. We had a fantastic evening, we went up to the first floor to the bar which was cozy for pre-dinner drinks. The staff were so friendly and funny and made us feel welcome, loved the banter. We had lobster thermidor which was delicious, the liver was cooked to perfection, in fact all the food was very good and came on time, we didn`t have to wait. My husband loved his starter, the seafood pancake. The Alborino white and Cune Rioja red wine were excellent, the wine list extensive. The desert trolley, what can I say! Would go back in a heartbeat! Just what you want for a great evening out!

                                                                          36. SJ

                                                                            StephenJ

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 20 August 2018

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            WE rediscovered Toby after years of living further away and it was easy to recall how it was a favourite in the past and to see how little it had changed and how well the standards had been maintained. We shall certainly be back in the near future.

                                                                          37. AM

                                                                            AndrewM

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 17 July 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent. Faultless. Food was fantastic and the service was impeccable.

                                                                          38. SC

                                                                            SimonC

                                                                            London

                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 14 July 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Excellent old school restaurant. I can't believe it's taken me so long to return there. Well worth the wait. Price side was not cheap, but food quality and service were superb

                                                                          39. MC

                                                                            MaryC

                                                                            London

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on 6 July 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            This is a charming quirky old fashion restaurant with outstanding customer service. We were early for our table but were warmly welcomed and taken for drinks in a comfortable seating area. The service was quick and our food served promptly. All the waiters were chatty and friendly joking with us. The food was delicious particularly the beef cannelloni. There was an amazing old fashion desert trolley. An excellent night was had by all.

                                                                          40. E

                                                                            Eric461cream

                                                                            London

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on 30 June 2018

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Always good Beef Wellington and Dover Sole particularly delicious And they have air conditioning !

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                                                                          Toby Cottage Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                          • Area

                                                                            Ripley

                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                            Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Sun: 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            English, Continental

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Home Style

                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                            None

                                                                          • Payment Options

                                                                            MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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