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Leatherhead Road, | KT9 2NE, Chessington KT9 2NE, England
01372 744060
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Today
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 45
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Made to feel very unwelcome

Went on a fairly quiet evening and was made to feel like we were in the way. Was sent back downstairs quite rudely and then glared at awkwardly when we chose a table. Ended up walking out because nobody was interested in serving us

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nicc_o314
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went on a fairly quiet evening and was made to feel like we were in the way. Was sent back downstairs quite rudely and then glared at awkwardly when we chose a table. Ended up walking out because nobody was interested in serving us

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited Chessington zoo and stayed at adjoining Premier Inn, so had dinner and breakfast here. Friendly staff in the evening and Felipe was a pleasant waiter. Service was fast and whilst food took a tad longer than she was expecting, I always feels that is a sign it is freshly cooked. The food did not disappoint. Pleasant surroundings, but as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We called in for breakfast on our way to hampton court and we went in was led to a table which was dirty. My partner went to the toilet and then when he came back I said look at the seats they were very soiled and stained . At that point he said come on lets go also the breakfast... More 

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Having eaten here for my birthday the month before, my partner and I decided to take his nan out for dinner for her birthday too. What a wonderful evening we had! The food was lovely and the staff were wonderful; friendly and helpful. Will definitely return when in the area again and will 100% recommend to friends and family!!

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South of England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Good breakfast and a lovely evening meal. Friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere. I don't have anything negative to say and would be happy to visit again. I would have liked to have calorie content against the meals as I am watching what I eat and a lot of venues now provide this.

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chrisevs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Monkey Puzzle is just 500 yards from Chessington World of Adventures. Although it was very close it was very quiet at the time which was great for us. Food and drink reasonably priced. They forgot our onion rings but they didn't charge us for them anyway so it doesn't matter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ate here last night with a couple of friends. Standing at the front of the restaurant for 45 mins waiting to be seated. Which wasn't great. However, anyone who has previously eaten at the monkey puzzle in the last couple of years knows that the food was over priced and not very nice. Clearly under new management because I would... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We eat as a family here during a stay at the next door Premier Inn. As part of a meal package with the hotel the restaurant provides a brilliant breakfast and a very varied evening meal menu.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Really disappointed. For a Wednesday lunchtime the food took an hour from when it was ordered to arrive at our table. We only ordered a main course and a drink. The order was for sirloin steak and skinny chips, fish and 'fat' chips and burger and skinny chips. The fat chips and the skinny chips with the steak were over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Staff were friendly and helpful but unable to cope with volume of customers over 2 hours to get soup and salad then 20 mins trying to get a bill. Good mediocre am sure there must be better places around

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Leatherhead Road, | KT9 2NE, Chessington KT9 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Chessington
  • Phone Number: 01372 744060
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?