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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
01306 887758
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made...
VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made food. From breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.We serve mediterranean food, quiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, cakes and pastries.
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Indie doing what they can to stand out.

We arrived as a party of 8 on a Tuesday night when two other groups who had arrived before us so did the staff rise to the challenge? Yes, we all enjoyed ourselves, had a great selection of a la carte and specials with wine and beers and though clearly we hadn't booked they looked after us a treat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mark H
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived as a party of 8 on a Tuesday night when two other groups who had arrived before us so did the staff rise to the challenge? Yes, we all enjoyed ourselves, had a great selection of a la carte and specials with wine and beers and though clearly we hadn't booked they looked after us a treat. I... More 

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1 Thank Mark H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Viva for the first time for dinner on Sunday evening with my aunt and uncle. The menu offered lots of choice. The quality of food and level of service were both exemplary. I would highly recommend this outstanding Italian restaurant to anyone looking dine in Dorking. I will definitely be returning.

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1 Thank GMS111
Dorking, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us were looking for a late lunch last Sunday and decided on Viva. I hadn't been in ages and was interested to find out if the fare has changed since I was last there. The staff were very accommodating but sadly the food is nothing to rave about. It was as though a waiter had been told he/she... More 

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Thank OneMoreAdventurer
Salcombe, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner one mid week evening and I was slightly nervous when we walked in as it was nearly empty. We sat in the back and wondered what might be. As it turned out the food was quite excellent. I wanted something very simple, which was unavailable that night, however I was assured the spaghetti Bolognese was... More 

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Thank Philip H
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed an evening meal here midweek. The service was exceptional, with the waiters storing our coats for us. The food was very yummy! The emptiness of the restaurant shouldn’t deter you either. It’s nice to visit an independent restaurant from time to time.

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1 Thank HellyWelly93
london
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Visited first time in a few months. The service as always is fantastic and the food was just wonderful. They have made some changes both in staff and menu choice and it is working. Why would you go anywhere else for a great local family Italian. We will once again be regulars. Thank you viva.

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1 Thank AuntyH
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times and the food is amazing. The service is second to none. Come here as often as I can for the perfect food.

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1 Thank della1984
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Decided to go here instead of the normal large chain of Italian restaurants. And in short I'm so glad I did. A far more personal experience rather than the mad rush from other places. Great food with a friendly atmosphere.

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1 Thank Danny_Fearn
Dorking, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have only ever eaten here in the evening but have never had a meal I did not thoroughly enjoy as do the friends we dine with. Service is warm and welcoming and food delicious so nothing more to add other than reasonably priced.

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1 Thank caz186389
London England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent breakfast and very attentive and polite staff. We have had lunch there in the past and the food was excellent and reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: 01306 887758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

VIVA is a warm and friendly place to meet, drink and eat good home-made food. From breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.We serve mediterranean food, quiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, burgers, cakes and pastries.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?