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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
01306 887758
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Ranked #26 of 81 Restaurants in Dorking
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
Mon 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: 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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English first
Dorking, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We went for a family dinner and December and absolutely loved it! I had the Prawn and advocado to start which I could not fought and my main was a beautiful, creamy Gorganzola pasta. Staff and service made the experience very enjoyable and viva always has such a lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I had carbonara and a side of bread and got a simple dish served very well. Many places manage to serve bad carbonara so it was enjoyable. The service wasn't the quickest although it was very busy and the staff did let me know there would be a delay so can't complain. Would happily eat here again over the other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a very pleasant meal at Viva. Food was freshly prepared, very tasty and we were looked after well by the staff. Dietary needs were respected and there was a good choice of meals to choose from for all. Wine was a good price.

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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Avoid this place unless you are prepared to wait for your meal, salad for two took 50 minutes and the place wasn't even full, hopeless, endless apologies everyone complaining, the kitchen is too small to cope

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I used to love this restaurant and parts of it I still do. The service is very good and the staff are welcoming. The space and outside area are lovely. The main courses are all delicious along with the deserts, drinks etc. What I have noticed over the last year and a half is the starters have gone down hill... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went to restaurant after seeing it, the place had great sitting with very good staff. Food was good priced and sevred right Also being amazing fresh and made with love i do recommend this plave to everyone do go and try

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent attentive staff - the food was delicious, hot and filling. Had a lovely table with plenty of drinks. Will definately return

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It seems a shame that you find a really good place to eat and are willing to travel some distance several times a month because it is so good but then things change for the worse. This is how we felt when Viva opened some years ago; the food and service were second to none. Value was also good and... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The restaurant sits on West Street, Dorking in among the numerous antique shops. Viva doesn't look too inviting from the outside but was better when we entered. The place wasn't very busy and we sat where we wanted and was asked straightaway what we would like to drink. Lovely approachable waiter. We ordered a selection of starters and one mains,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I had lunch here and we left feeling disappointed and a bit cheated. We ordered different meals, although both were pasta and supposedly had different cheese sauces ... they tasted exactly the same. The cheese sauce was runny, like milk, and off putting. The size of the portions were small, something you would give to a child.... More 

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Additional Information about Viva

Address: 55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
Phone Number: 01306 887758
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta

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