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“Wonderful Food with Friendly & Attentive Staff”

Bel and The Dragon - Godalming
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Ranked #6 of 75 Restaurants in Godalming
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bel & The Dragon Godalming is nestled in Surrey’s picturesque market town of Godalming and is just a short stroll from the river Wey. Formerly a congregational church built in the 1800s, the building’s striking architecture has been beautifully & sensitively restored to reflect its grand nature. The restaurant with its spectacular interior offers a range of flexible spaces for both eating and drinking. Our terrace is the ideal place to relax on warmer days.
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Food with Friendly & Attentive Staff”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had a work meal out Saturday night at Bel & The Dragon. The food was beautifully cooked and the service was great, we all chose something different from the September A La Carte Menu, and were all very pleased with our choices.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Melanie R
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Service and overall management let us down!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just finished a Friday evening dinner with two friends, we had really been looking forward to a nice night out with good food and service. Well, the food was as good as ever; however, the service was very frustrating, they seem to ignore us after bringing us the main course. After they brought the wrong side dish, we struggled to get their attention and then finally did so in order to obtain the correct side dish. Then, when it was time to order desserts, again no one was there to take our order. What was most annoying was the fact that several employees were standing around near to the reception desk, we were wondering what were they in fact being paid to do? Socialise with each other? Then, when we left, there was no one to help us with our coats which had been hung for us when we arrived, there was also no one thanking us as we left the restaurant. Is it really that difficult to provide good service and to experience a well managed restaurant?! Apparently it is. It will be a long time before we return to this restaurant after this experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank ExperiencedBusTrav
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere with friendly service”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The Bel & Dragon is a really nice converted church. It's quite rustic and the food is good although a fairly limited menu. We went for Sunday Roast which was lovely although expensive. The steaks are also very good. The service was very good and the staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Masartnd
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Shropshire
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and staff”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We came to a wedding reception here on 10/08/13, the old church is a perfect place for a reception. The food was excellent (they only got 1 starter wrong out of 50 people), all the meals were hot when they reached us despite the staff having to climb the flight of stairs to the upstairs dining area. We had a triple dessert of lemon torte, chocolate brownie and a fruit ice cream - this was divine. The staff were attentive to your every need especially Mari. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone from a Family Sunday lunch to a romantic evening meal for 2. The outside seating area was decorated to a high degree with plenty of seating.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank foxylaide
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Evening with Very Good Food”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

The imposing building and entrance give way to an exceptionally interesting interior. A lovely atmosphere, and we were offered the choice of having a drink and ordering in the Bar area or going straight to our table. We chose the latter and were quickly shown to our table on the balcony, a favourite position. The menu was sufficiently varied to enable even the fussiest of our companions to choose something they were happy with.
Orders were taken quickly and we chatted whilst awaiting the meal to be served. There was perhaps a longer delay than we expected but the restaurant was full and the trays have to be carried up a significant staircase. The food when it arrived was very good and so we shall definitely return.

Visited September 2012
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Thank JohnAW2013
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