The best restaurants in Reigate

Are you looking for the perfect place to eat in Reigate, Surrey? From British to Thai food, or breakfast to fine dining, you're sure to find something delicious to eat in the quaint town of Reigate.

Written by

Sheila Frampton

Reigate and its surrounding area have plenty to offer regarding food and drink. Read on to discover just a few of our suggested restaurants to try if you're new to the area (or if you're looking for somewhere you've never been to before). 


Where’s a great place to meet friends for coffee and pastries in Reigate?

Canakin, High Street, Reigate

Canakin is the perfect venue to meet friends for coffee – and something delicious to go with it.  

This independent, speciality coffee shop & patisserie bakes cakes and pastries every day in the on-site kitchen.  There’s a daily menu but typical tasty treats are Blueberry Friands, cinnamon buns flavoured with cardamon and the delicious Pastel de Nata – puff pastry tarts filled with vanilla custard.  

There’s something for everybody, including those who are gluten-free.

Visit the Canakin website

Where can I find tapas in Reigate?

A tapas board

Carmona Steak & Tapas, Church Street, Reigate

Carmona Steak & Tapas serves traditional Spanish tapas (as well as Argentinian steaks).  

Dishes include Solo Manchego, Calamares, Tortilla, Croquetas de Jamon Serrano, Patatas a la Brava and more.  There are also salads, burgers and a whole selection of desserts. 

The drinks menu includes South American and Spanish wines as well as classic cocktails with a twist.  

Visit the Carmona website

Where can I find authentic Italian cuisine in Reigate?

Monte Forte, West Street, Reigate

Monte Forte was founded by two Italian brothers, Paolo and Luca, with the vision of creating the best Neapolitan pizza at the best prices for everyone, using the freshest ingredients and ethical practices. 

There are plenty of vegetarian options and you can dine in or take away.

Visit the Monte Forte website
A photo of neapolitan pizza
Veeno Reigate

Veeno, High Street, Reigate

Veeno Reigate is a unique Italian wine bar where you’re able to enjoy Italian food and drinks – and a wonderful Italian atmosphere. 

Open 7 days a week, Veeno provides a delicious menu that includes pizza, pasta, meats and cheeses imported from Italy and wine-tasting experiences. 

All wines are Italian – and those coming from the family vineyard in Sicily are exclusive to Veeno.

Visit the Veeno website

We’re going walking on Reigate Heath – is there somewhere we can eat afterwards?

The Skimmington Castle, Bonny's Road, Reigate Heath

The Skimmington Castle, Reigate Heath is one of the best-known local pubs. 

After a walk across the Heath or through the local countryside, call into The Skimmington and you’ll find plenty to satisfy your appetite – whitebait or nachos to start and traditional pub classics such as fish and chips or sausage and mash. 

‘The Skim’ is open for lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays, from noon to 11.30 pm from Wednesday to Friday, from 11 am to 11.30 pm on Saturdays and from 11 am to 10 pm on Sundays.

Visit the Skimmington Castle website

Where can I find the best Thai food in Reigate?

The Giggling Squid, High Street, Reigate

Some of the best Thai food is always to be found at The Giggling Squid.

This popular chain restaurant boasts rich Thai cuisine from land and sea. 

Each dish, from the famous Salt & Pepper Squid to Sticky Chicken, showcases the best Thai ingredients – and there are plenty of gluten-free options available.

Visit The Giggling Squid website
Giggling Squid Reigate
Thai Taste Lounge Bar & Terrace, Reigate

Thai Taste Lounge Bar & Terrace, High Street, Reigate

Thai Taste Lounge Bar & Terrace serves a full Thai menu with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

This is a quirky restaurant and something of a hidden gem.  Pop in for cocktails or sample the menu which includes green chicken, Thai chicken curry and Beef Massaman Curry.

Visit the Thai Taste website

Where is the best Sunday roast in Reigate? 

The Black Horse, West Street, Reigate

If you’re heading out for Sunday lunch, make sure you try The Black Horse, a historic pub and brasserie on the edge of Reigate.

Sunday Roasts are served with cauliflower cheese, roast seasonal vegetables, kale and bottomless roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.  Award-winning butcher, Aubrey Allen, supplies the highest quality, ethically reared meat – including grass-fed British Beef and grain-fed chicken. 

For vegetarians, there are beetroot and smoked cheddar parcels.  All this is served in a venue with a low-beamed bar and plenty of character.  Choose from wines, cocktails or craft beers.  And the Black Horse isn’t just for Sundays – there’s a fabulous menu available every day.

Visit The Black Horse website

What chain restaurants can I find in Reigate? 

Bill's, Bell Street, Reigate

For fabulous all-day dining, Bill’s in Reigate is the place to go. 

The first restaurant was founded in Lewes, East Sussex beginning life as a greengrocer’s store but, after a flood, a café was added to the shop.  Now there are over 75 branches of Bill’s around the UK with menus featuring locally sourced produce served for breakfast, lunch, dinner and teatime. 

Particularly popular is Bill’s Big Brunch with fried eggs, streaky bacon, crispy rosemary potatoes, sausage, baked beans, roast tomato, black pudding and toasted sourdough.  The avocado on sourdough is another great choice.  Mains include fish, chicken, burgers and steaks.

Visit the Bill's website
Reigate highstreet featuring Bill's restaurant
Cote Brasserie Reigate

Cote Brasserie, Bell Street, Reigate

Cote Brasserie is another restaurant where you’ll find excellent all-day dining in Reigate. 

Breakfast is served until midday during the week and 1 pm at weekends.  Cote is known for its steaks and burgers and the restaurant’s master butcher ensures that every piece is cut, trimmed and prepared to perfection in-house before it arrives in the kitchen. 

There’s plenty more available though including vegan and vegetarian options.  The French flavour is swiftly apparent with Croque Madame, Croque Monsieur, excellent frites, moules and crepes. 

Visit the Cote website

Where can I find a delicious breakfast or brunch in Reigate?

Cullanders Parkside in Reigate

Cullenders Parkside, Bell Street, Reigate

Cullenders Parkside serves a fabulous all-day brunch served from 9am to 3pm, with a menu including Avocado Benedict, Mushrooms on Brioche, Banana Pancakes and of course, lots more including a full English breakfast.  

Cullenders Parkside is a family-run restaurant owned by Joelle and Marc Cullender who opened a delicatessen and food store in 2008 which soon evolved into a second and then into a larger unit which was Cullenders Delicatessen & Kitchen.  In 2019, the couple had the opportunity to move to a new site and in the summer of 2020, Cullenders Parkside opened.

Visit the Cullenders Parkside website

Where can we go for a traditional afternoon tea in Reigate?

A photo of cream tea and prosecco

Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate Hill, Reigate

Reigate Manor Hotel serves a traditional or sparkling afternoon tea between noon and 5 pm each day. 

This includes a selection of seasonal pastries and cakes, finger sandwiches and homemade scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve.  If you’re celebrating something special, you can add some ‘fizz.’ 

Visit the Reigate Manor Hotel website

Where can we find fine dining near Reigate?

The Cloisters, Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa, Redhill

For a special occasion head to The Cloisters at Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa at nearby Redhill.

The Cloisters offers a unique, elegant space for relaxed dining, serving a seasonal menu of traditional British favourites in a beautiful neo-Gothic setting, the Cloisters is open for dinner each evening.

Visit the Cloisters website

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