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The Monkey Puzzle

Leatherhead Road, | KT9 2NE, Chessington, England
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Ranked #9 of 16 Restaurants in Chessington
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a Beefeater Restaurant (i.e. Whitbread brand) on the busy A243 and a 5-minute walk to Chessington World of Adventures, so you should expect this to be a fairly busy restaurant, popular with families and young children, especially early evening. There are two bus routes connecting the local stations (Surbiton or Chessington North or South) to a bus stop... More

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Stoke on Trent
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Me julie and Chelsea were fantastic hosts and waitresses. all the food was excellent and good value.

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Ipswich, England
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We were staying next door at the Premier Inn and booked here for dinner and breakfast during our stay. The pub was very busy when we arrived so we had a drink prior to being seated. Our waitress Lauren was very attentive and food was served quickly and was warm. The food was ok, simple burgers and chips etc, nothing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I wasn't keen on this place, the service was slow and the food cold when it arrived. Had a strange atmosphere too, and odd decor

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had breakfast here before a day at Chessington. The service was pretty slow but there was a lot to choose from. I was not blown away by the food was it was alright. Some previous reviews completely put me off, but it was alright.

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Surrey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited The Monkey Puzzle for Sunday lunch. Upon entering the restaurant there was no one there to welcome and show us to a table which meant we were hanging around for ten minutes to be seated. There were two guys on the bar but they didn't seem to be interested unless we wanted to buy a drink - not... More

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Sorry to add to previous customers comment, but the excellent food last afternoon was spoiled by being served warm rather than hot (with the exception of the chip which were served at the right temperature, and by staff standing around paying little attention to customers waiting. Never before in a restaurant of this nature (Harvester, Brewers Fare, Beefeater etc) have... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had lunch here the other day - service was slow and when the food arrived it was cold and staff were not customer focused

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Cornwall
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We arrived here as a group of 7 (4 adults 3 kids). We stood and waited to be seated as the sign said. For 5 minutes we were looked at by staff but no-one approached. We decided to seat ourselves instead being my elderly grandmother was with us. One of the party accosted a member of staff and was finally... More

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Lancashire, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited twice whilst staying at the Premier Inn next door. Under staffed, uncleared tables, no clean plates for toast and we waited ages for our cooked breakfast. It isn't a buffet but made to order and it took the waiting staff around 20 minutes after we sat down to take our order. The food was good when it arrived.... More

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Address: Leatherhead Road, | KT9 2NE, Chessington, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Chessington

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