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“Wonderful surprise!”

Bel and The Dragon - Godalming
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Ranked #6 of 75 Restaurants in Godalming
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Without doubt the best meal that I have had in a restaurant. My wife and I were so delighted with the food and setting, that we returned three days later to verify the good experience. We were not disappointed.
Set in an old church, complete with stained glass windows, the staff were most attentive without being intrusive and the food was just out of this world.
Anyone not calling in here for a meal, is missing out on a true delight.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Graham H
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great service great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Managed to get a last minute table for 2 on a Saturday night. Were given the best table in the house. Great, attentive service, friendly staff, delicious foods and an amazing venue. Great night. Thanks

Thank RBevan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful setting, outstanding food, welcoming service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I came here for a birthday dinner with couples, friends, parents and little ones. The last time I had been here was before it had changed into the hands of its current owners and what a difference can be seen!
The food was just divine. Excellent value across each course can be found, given local competition buys in pre prepared and easy made consistent ingredients I being a passionate foodie, was gobsmacked that everything from bread to the dessert base being made on site!
The team does appear to be very young and some seem more experienced than others but having spoken to a few that served my party they all seemed happy and proud to do what they do and deliver the dishes on the menu. The quirky uniform seems to be a set standard of expectation....the brighter trainer the better seems to be somewhat of a company ethos.....hey, just means that when the lights went down I could spot some super bright trainers to identify a waiter!!
If you have been in the past and been sorely disappointed like I was for my last birthday dinner there four years ago I would strongly advise giving it another chance. My findings were that the then and now are very different and this birthday was by far, a more enjoyable visit. Back there again for a friends wedding reception next month and Christmas Eve and looking forward to it.

Thank Fernyfern3011
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Impressive launch now mediocre”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's so disappointing when a new restaurant goes out of its way to set a good impression which this place really did. But every time we've been back since the first 2 occasions, there's been something significantly lacking - orders taken incorrectly, waiting staff too busy chatting with their mates, too much attention given to big tables, average food. They really need to pull their socks up and keep the elastic in them if they want to make this work. I imagine the new one in Churt will be great for now but come on guys, you run several venues, get your management right!

Visited August 2013
3 Thank milly_9
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Food with Friendly & Attentive Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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