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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
01306 887758
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Ranked #24 of 81 restaurants in Dorking
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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76% Recommend
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English first
Brockham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited here Thursday night. It was quite only a few tables. Looked at the menu and decided to order a burger. Not something I would normally have. When it arrived I cut it in half. It was oozing blood, and the middle was cold. I found a waitress and asked to have my burger redone. Cooked and hot. Because of... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Last minute decision to nip in to Viva for lunch. Rather disappointed as the quiche I desired was unavailable. The burger I ordered was rather burnt on the outside and the chips weren't brilliant either. A simple enough meal to cook I would have thought! On the other hand the service was good - welcoming and attentive. I was there... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went to Viva for dinner last night. Dinner was ok, main course fillet steak cooked as I asked but the starter was a joke. £4.10 for garlic mushrooms which was probably no more than about three mushrooms sliced and dumped on a plate with some lettuce and half a cherry tomato. Seriously guys that dish should never have left the... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Without a doubt my favourite restaurant. I go a few times a month, sometimes even a few times a week and have done for over two years. I have to mention that the food and service did go downhill slightly when new management took over earlier this year, but it's back to brilliant food and service. So if you went... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A little Gem in the heart of Surrey. Excellent food, and very friendly attentive staff, and very polite. A lovely atmosphere with a real Italian feel. Viva restaurant is in West Street, a little quaint road, just off the high street Dorking. We will return in the near future. Thank you Viva Baz xx

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went with a table of 16 and had booked in advance. After an hour and a half and still no mains we enquired as we had 3 young children with us who were starting to get restless. We went early evening for this very reason. After an hour and 45 minutes the children’s meals arrived. Nearly two hours in... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had to visit Dorking for a show but wanted somewhere to eat first so liking Italian food and with the help of Trip Advisor, we chose Viva and was pleasantly surprised we did. It didn't look like anything special on the outside but was very nice inside and the food was a lovely surprise. Both myself and the two... More

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Billingshurst, West Sussex
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We are trying to eat somewhere new each month this year & we're glad we tried Viva. Dinner menu is simple Italian, pizza, pasta etc. & reasonably priced. We arrived for an early dinner 6:30ish, quiet & choice of tables.... by 7:40 when we left it was humming & busy, but the staff seemed to have it under control. We... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I am very sad that a restaurant I have been to probably once a week for a long time has gone so downhill. Last night 2 staff behind the bar stood around texting and the duty manager was more than disinterested, I ordered Avacado & Prawns to start, my husband Mussels which took 40 minutes to arrive, mussels went back... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Having eaten here a few times over the past couple of years we stopped going because of the miserable manager who was aloof and condescending. However, having returned a few times recently we noticed that he had left and the restaurant feels a lot brighter and staff happier. This restaurant is hidden off the main road and down the one-way... More

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