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55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
+44 1306 887758
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in here for lunch after strolling around the high street. The waiters were very accommodating, while our meal was just as enjoyable. A very pleasant lunch with a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Clara B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And here I am, solo, by my own after dropping my wife at the airport. So walking around Dorking in a Sunday evening, looking their Christmas lights, noticing a peculiar smell of oak that comes from a few chimneys. All these things gave me a bit of hunger for Italian food. I went to West Street because I know there... More 

Thank Roman G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been back here a few times as a family recently and love it.. good food, well priced, some interesting new things on the menu, recently redecorated and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommend it....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a Friday evening, wonderful live music from Raoul and Co. The staff were very welcoming and although they were very busy we felt looked after. The atmosphere was friendly and lively/happy and the food was lovely, pasta dishes were very tasty. Starters/Main Course/Desserts and wine all very good. Will definitely return.

Thank ModernMillie11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant, has to be my favourite in town. From the minute you walk through the door, you can not feel more welcome. The staff are extremely friendly and take the time to get to know you. They can not do enough for you. The food is amazing and there is something for everyone's, pizza, pasta, salads,... More 

1 Thank Sarah-hug1986
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Dinner for two .great food great wine great service.they have refurbished and it looks so smart and comfortable. Dinner there is just such a lovely comfortable experience .they obviously value their customers and interested in what they want. flexible on minor adjustments to menu to accommodate diners are no problem for viva which is not the case for 'chain' restaurants.... More 

Thank AuntyH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and very welcoming staff. Excellent value for money and exceptional menu choices. Definitely recommend.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Best meal I've had out in years! Excellent service and superb value! I had the chicken ai fungai, it was melt in the mouth delicious, as were the accompanying vegetables. We'd booked for 12 people and almost had a private room to ourselves. Excellent wine recommendations and charming service.

1 Thank Toni P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had a family birthday meal here to celebrate my sisters birthday, the staff were very good and attentive and it,s a lovely restaurant but the food is very average and a bit overpriced.

Thank CT13Brighton
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Went to this restaurant whilst staying in Dorking after looking on Tripadvisor. It was a Tuesday night and very quiet. Only two other people in the restaurant (one wonders why?) Shown to the table and ordered drinks. Service good and pleasant waitress. Ordered a glass of Gavi but it tasted like a bottle of plonk - didn't have the crisp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $39
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 West Street | RH4 1BS, Dorking, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: +44 1306 887758
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?