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Monkey Puzzle

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The Monkey Puzzle Leatherhead Road, Chessington KT9 2NE, England
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the monkey puzzle this afternoon with the family after spending the morning at chessington garden centre for the Halloween circus. I booked the table back in July when we booked the tickets for the circus. On arriving we was 30mins early but our table was ready for us. All started off well, starters were nice but when receiving... More 

Thank mitchcooper
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited straight after a very long tiring day at chessington..we were served promptly and in a very friendly manner...our orders were taken swiftly with no qualms over my food in tolerances...food for both children and adults was high quality and cooked very well....thoroughly enjoyed our meals...healthy options also available...

Thank Claire B
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here while staying at Chessington Aztec hotel - I looked at the website and there appeared to be plenty of availability for tables so just arrived. We were then told the restaurant was full but we could sit on the ground floor and order at the bar, they just couldn't give us table service. I should have booked... More 

Thank CallmeStevie
Ashford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here and couldn't complain for under £40 for 2 adults and child. The sirloin steak was very good and the triple cooked chips are delicious. We had breakfast here as part of our premier in stay and it was excellent with a good choice of full English or continental options.

Thank Deno_palmer
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit here and have dinner on a date night. I'm so disappointed that we did. Firstly we popped in we didn't reserve a seat. We were seated no problem and drinks ordered at the bar before we sat. The drinks were spirits with mixer. The coke was flat and awful I agree the drink was disposed of... More 

Thank Gemma V
Harlow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked ahead upper floor table. Not available on arrival. But Manager did eventually resolve after protest (created a huge queue for other guests whilst resolving). Drinks order missed delivery to one guest of large family group. Ages to receive food despite other tables being served first despite later arrival. Good menu choice let down by on table delivery. Beef, lamb,... More 

Thank MeDC65
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here whilst staying at chessington safari hotel as we normally love beefeaters so thought it a better alternative to the hotel restaurants. Wish we'd gone to the hotel now. Staff focus so much on a screen which I assume tracks orders that they forget to open their eyes and look around them. Took ages to get any orders... More 

Thank chrishuttn
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a revisit because if you stay at premier inn Chessington you breakfast here, I don't remember it being so run down just not nice, food was not good my scrambled egg was dry, bacon hard as a rock Margaret's eggs were nice her bacon hard though, we will have food in room next time, sandwiches of similar.

Thank David B
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are thinking of using the Monkey Puzzle along with the Premier Inn read my review on that also. The two go hand in hand as very poor. Firstly it very run down, tatty externally & internally, the chairs were so dirty looking. The arms of chairs were black, tables sticky. No atmosphere at all very dark in lots... More 

Thank Leanne D
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a meal for dinner after a day at Chessington. All 9 of us enjoyed the food and waitress was friendly and good.

Thank travellinggirl260

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
British, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Monkey Puzzle Leatherhead Road, Chessington KT9 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Chessington
  • Phone Number: 441372744060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?