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Lava Lounge

4.3
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85 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lava Lounge is the newest premier “go-to” venue in Epsom. Formally known as the White Horse, our venue promises to offer the highest standards of service, in a relaxed and visually stimulating environment.

Complimented with our unique fusion of Mediterranean inspired dishes, our mouth-watering creations are sure to keep those taste buds captivated and mystified with the explosion of flavours!

With an impressive history, Lava Lounge promises to surprise, with an engaging interior design that oozes class with its sophisticated industrial style, exposed ducts and ceiling joists paying homage to the buildings original roots.

We want you to bask in the Lava Lounge experience with your friends and family, making it a stimulating, warm and a memorable venue, unlike other places in Epsom.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 85 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent venue to celebrate your daughters 26th birthday. Great food, great vibe and very helpful staff

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Fiatm
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive staff, great food! Alcohol expensive but expected.

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ClaireL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a beautiful meal, the food was cooked to perfection and very flavoursome. The service was very speedy and friendly, we would recommend this restaurant to everyone. Thank You for a lovely evening.

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Luv2dine
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was my 2nd time better then my 1st time when it first opened, but disappointed with the waiter took my bottle wine away when I went with my friend to have a cigarette it testily had a quarter still left in the bottle and I had to ask him where it had gone, for him to say it was empty, I explained it wasn’t he went off found it and there still was quarter left, he said oh I didn’t realise, if he thought it was empty he should of asked if I would of liked another bottle, so think Lava Lounge need to a train the waiters. Good atmosphere and a Dj good music.

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SherrillB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice, we will be returning again. Food lovely and very modern

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HPow
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience4

I have given this review different ratings for everything as the food and atmosphere were very good, as per previous reviews, but our evening was ruined as at around 9.45pm we were told we had to leave our table as it had been booked for someone else. I asked if there was a time limit on our original booking and the girl said no but offered no other explanation. we were then shown to the bar next to the DJ and although the music is great and is ok while you are sitting in the restaurant you cannot hear each other. Then the waitress came and said we need to settle our bill now as they wanted to take orders for the table and then stood by us waiting. I then called the Manager as we were so annoyed and he said he didn't know why this had happened as there were lots of tables free! We decided to leave as we were obviously not wanted there and as we left we looked and our table was still empty. The Manager said he would look into it and asked if I had booked via this site but as predicted I heard nothing as he didn't even know my name. So disappointing as we had such high hopes for what is a really nice looking place with great food.

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SophieS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Very cool and well designed interior.

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Ell019
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Found that the price was very heafty and gradually made your bill increase. However, it had great quality so if money can be over looked then it’s a great restaurant.

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DavidB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good make-over in this old building. Large dining area and bar lounge. Tables a little close together and too dark. Difficult to see what I was eating. Stake Tartar was served on a bed of beach pebbles which was very unnecessary and difficult to eat. Main courses were satisfactory, although the lobster pasta was a little too firm. The menu content did not seem to match the surroundings. Turn up the lights and turn down the music and it will be a good place to dine.

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SallyM
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is very nicely renovated and has a good ambiance with unobtrusive background music . I thought the menu was limited and not very inspiring . Mostly chicken and some fish. Also mostly the odd combination of meat, roast potatoes and salad . Having said all that the food was tasty but we had to wait 40 mins for it . ( we were the only people there at that time) We enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay at £20 which I thought was an ok price but the food was over priced. Over all I am glad I have tried this new restaurant but won’t be hurrying back.

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Molly
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Have been twice, first time was good service but the recent one the service was awful, we waited ages for our food on all courses and the restaurant was not full at all

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CaroleH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to LavaLounge and would definitely go back and recommend. Really cool place, great ambience and delicious food, great service. Live music on the Sat eve we visited.

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JoJoFindlay
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was lovely, I had the salmon which was one of the nicest I’ve had. Scallops were gorgeous also but only got 2! Couldn’t fault the place. Only thing the music was a little loud.

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KieranW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have already recommended a few people there, great food, vibe and service.

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Darren
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening great music Saxophone was lovely. Food was delicious and the food service was greatly appreciated thank you will definitely be back.

LG
LondonGirls2018
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Tables very close to each other, can have someone’s backside on your table.
Noise level rose when guitarist started playing. Forget having a conversation! Can be off putting.
Would recommend the food and service.

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Jasper
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and lots of GF options which is great to see. Staff were very helpful in dealing with allergies. Also nice and friendly served with a smile ! Portion size was great with lots of food to go all round, the tomahawk steak was brilliant.
Will be going back there for definite and have recommended already to friends.

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GreatPlace
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, fab music, lovely decor, food and service perfect.

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FM123
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Second visit was not as good as the first. Food was dry and over cooked and very salty. Won’t be hurrying back. Service was great though.

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NatashaC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Enjoyed our meal Shame about getting a parking ticket for £60 -£100

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We were there with friends we hadn’t seen for a while and wanted to have a good natter, unfortunately the music was too loud to talk to each other without shouting. We did ask for the music to be turned down but as far as I noticed this didn’t happen

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BEckyR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Set meny for valentines day was awful. Hardly anything on the menu.

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shaunie
Aberdeen
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place with friendly staff food was exceptional lovely place to go I’m gonna go back with some friends as I hear they have live bands on Friday and Saturday evenings

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Annou
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere and worth every penny. Will defo be back

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OliviaL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, you couldn’t fault it. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the service was fantastic.
The cocktails were also excellent. Will definitely return!

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FilomenaT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

PASTA OVERCOOKED- RESOLVED VERY QUICKLY. WITH FRESH DISH OF PASTA - STILL BIT OVER COOKED BUT BETTER. THINK CHEF'S NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT AL DENTE MEANS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere. V lively. But v noisy. Couldn’t really have conversation and competing music going on. Don’t sit at front of restaurant. Dead.
Food average. But nice to have a lively, busy venue in Epsom

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SophieE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Very helpful and friendly staff
Very accommodating!

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foodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a lovely evening here on Saturday night with 3 friends. The décor in the restaurant itself is modern and has a Mediterranean vibe. The food was delicious, particularly the lamb skewers and all the accompaniments finished it off nicely. The cheesecake was also lovely!

The atmosphere and ambience was most surprising as it felt lively with the music but also very laid back. Think holiday vibes. We sat at the table with wine well after our food and didn't feel rushed at all. The service was good, special thanks to the bouncer who got us all stalls to sit at the bar once we moved over there! The cocktail bar was a great place to finish off our evening.

Finally, when we received the bill we were pleasantly surprised at the price. Good value for money! Its great to find somewhere where you can eat, drink and listen to music all under one roof for the duration of the evening and not have the hassle of moving on elsewhere.

Overall a great night with friends in a great setting!

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Whawkins8884
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, service was excellent. Very plush and can’t do enough for you. Excellent outdoor area as well especially for the summer.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sons Birthday

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Vicki
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lively atmosphere, good service and nice food. A welcome addition to Epsom.
Although the live guitar player was talented, it was a bit noisy for those seated in the tables immediately next to him.

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BRIANS
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A pleasant ambience with nice food good service would recommend to a friends.

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AnthonyR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was ok as usual but service could have been better as it was Not busy

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MarieC
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Cocktails were amazing, tasty and well presented but food was just not what we were expecting! All dishes looked and tasted the same! They lacked in taste, flavour & imagination! Hope it would be a great culinary experience but it was a let down! Even though we mentioned it was my daughters 18th birthday nothing was done! I thought that a candle would have been placed on desserts ordered so we could sing happy birthday but unfortunately the whole experience was a let down! Smart looking place lacking in culinary experience! Much to improve!

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AlfredoG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and place were amaizing. Highly recomended, looking forwards to going back.

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CathyM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had discharged a fantastic time food was amazing!! Large drinks list, good vegan/vegetarian choices. Really lovely atmosphere with the saxophonist would definitely recommend

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PDub
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I love the situation and the inside.
I didnt love the squid or the lamb kebab. Both were very chewy I'm afraid. It ruined the experience for me. My friend had the burger and was pleased with that so I made the wrong choice.

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Steve
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food great presentation and a pleasant ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Was really nice. Bit odd, I had the chicken shush kebab but comes with potatoes instead of rice and ask for it without the mustard dressing has a really funny after taste don’t feel like it goes but otherwise. Really nice.

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Lava Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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