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Stovell's

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1027 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Stovell’s was opened in 2012, the creation of talented chef patron Fernando Stovell. Having come to London from Mexico to follow his dream of cooking, unknown to his family studying catering at Westminster Kingsway College, he went on to work in acclaimed kitchens from The Capital to the private Cuckoo Club. Having scoured Surrey for the perfect site, Fernando found the unique setting of a 16th Century Tudor farmhouse in Chobham, and opened Stovell's, where diners can enjoy contemporary European cuisine with Mexican accents, using sustainably sourced, local produce prepared by a team of talented chefs. Since opening, the restaurant has been honoured with awards including the Waitrose Good Food Restaurant of the Year for the South East, and four AA rosettes. We hope to welcome you soon!

Support Stovell's during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JodiD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Stovells and the entire evening was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. We’ve always loved the venue - the low ceilings, period features and the sense that you’re nestled away somewhere very special. We enjoyed a drink in the small bar before moving to our table. Just the right buzz and atmosphere in the room
- not too loud, or too quiet. A formal setting to remind you that you’re somewhere special for dinner and yet with a relaxed and convivial ambience, cultivated in part by the friendly and attentive serving staff, who impressed us throughout.
The food was absolutely delicious - we had the Cornish Crab and a flower broth (small but delicious and quite unique in flavour) followed by the halibut (Deliciously cooked and accompanied by a delectable carrot purée) and the beef Wellington which I’m told was deconstructed and delicious. We shared the chips and the best tasting chard we’ve ever had - cooked over an oak fire. Rich and full of depth, although It was one of the side dishes, it was one of my favourites. We finished with a chocolate mousse which was light and yet full of flavour. Finished our three courses feeling satisfied but not too full which is always a good way to end the evening! We will certainly be visiting again, it was a hugely enjoyable evening and one that felt special.

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FrancescaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really lovely restaurant and the food was so nice. The staff couldn't do enough to help and were forever checking we were ok. Definately recommend.

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Helen
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was extremely friendly though we felt it a little overbearing at times especially the welcome 'you have made the right decision dining here', 'you are going to have an amazing dinner' etc etc.
We waited around 45 mins between starters and mains by which time I was too tired to care (perhaps we should have booked in earlier than pur 8.15pm slot), though diners that had ordered after us were served before us and had almost finished by the time ours arrived, the reason given was that 'the kitchen was very busy' I was given a drink as an apology for the delay though my partner wasn't (perhaps due to being pregnant and clearly having reached my limit of comfort), I didn't really want the drink (and wasn't asked) but at least it was an acknowledgement of an apology.
I asked if I could order dessert and the waiter kindly replied that I could give my order to anyone working there (not just the lady waiting our table) but then walked off without taking my order leading to another wait.
The starters were simply average, the main of pork was good, and the dessert was good but not outstanding, perhaps we ordered the wrong things but overall we were disappointed.

This was the second time at the restaurant, the first 6 years ago was excellent and we couldn't wait to return. The setting is beautiful and the concept excellent, unfortunately our experience this time was very different, such a shame!

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Crackers
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary treat and we had a lovely evening.
The staff were very attentive and we felt very well looked after.
The food was amazing. We had the Cote du Beouf which was the best ever.
A truly wonderful evening. Thank you Stovells.

JM
JohnM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was everything it claimed to be. The Covid precautions were meticulous. We felt very safe. The service was charming and attentive and the food, though sparing, was superb.
We will definitely revisit.

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vipBrett
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every visit to this restaurant was a uniquely delightful experience. Excellent food, friendly staff and great ambience. Makes you want to return for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and son in law treated me as it was a very special birthday!! We had a lovely table, the service was exceptional and the food was excellent. Thank you for my birthday treat too.

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MFMourao
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening! Food and service faultless! Definitely going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with superb service
Great experience and value for money

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TobyL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal with a lovely ambience and fantastic service. Really attentive and well worth a visit! Will be re-acquainting.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and lovely atmosphere. Cannot fault the service and would definitely recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

The meat we all had was not edible. Worst Sunday meal I have ever experienced. Staff were very friendly but said nothing when we clearly didn’t enjoy the meal.

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Pollyanthus
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

very disappointing mexican tasting menu . food was boring didn’t seem very mexican and not consequently not worth the money ! wine choices limited and expensive even for Surrey This restaurant is a wannabe michelin star and it doesn’t even come close Stovell’s rarely changes the menu -it’s been more or less the same since it opened .

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Heather
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Not enough dishes particularly when informed of pescatarian only one suitable dish

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Patrick
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch and great, friendly service from Marianne and Samson

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FionaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday lunch beautifully done and with Master Chef treats along the way.

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AliyK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the taste of Mexico menu with wine pairing for a special treat and it was utterly amazing. There's wasn't a single course I didn't enjoy and we can't wait to go back to try the a la carte menu. It was a fantastic experience and I'd highly recommend it to anyone.

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Babs
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a rather last minute arrangement to go out for lunch on my birthday. We were welcomed by a lovely friendly girl. Temperature taken at the entrance. Nice corner table. Menu fairly limited and as someone who doesn't eat meat, my options were few. However I do eat fish and that's what I had and really enjoyed. Food was so beautifully presented and tasted sublime! Service excellent. All in all it was a lovely birthday treat.

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lysh
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We live Stovell’s and we’re glad to be back. They’ve made lots of great changes to make you feel safe but one of those appears to be having very limited staff. The whole night I only saw 3 people and that led to slower and less attentive service than normal. All of them tried hard and were lovely but it took a long time to get drinks etc. Will definitely be back again though and continue to support them, too good a restaurant to lose!

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Dined at your restaurant on a number of occasions including your private dinning area to celebrate our wedding anniversary with family and close friends.
Sadly the experience fell significantly below our previous experiences.

Food quality and presentation was extremely poor. Finally on checking the bill I was charged for 2 bottles of wine Instead of one.

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StefanC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service with a smile and the food was to die for! Especially the duck foie and it’s sauce! Will be going back again very quickly.

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Charliecat
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch for my husband’s birthday. The team looked after us really well and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was good - but for our taste, needed a bit more seasoning.
We will go back - probably for another special occasion.

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katew
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Sunday lunch was delicious, the beef was cooked perfectly for us, tender and tasty.
Only criticism was the the Yorkshire puddings were too crispy & hollow.
Service was outstanding.

LB
LaithB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were attended to by Marianna who was excellent. Very friendly and professional.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and would definitely visit again for a special occasion.

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GrahamJ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Temperature checked on arrival which was comforting. What wasn’t was being asked for our phone number in front of other guests- this is very private and therefore would have expected this to be very discreet.

Food was fantastic
No offer for any water. Would have expected this as standard.
We went for the wine pairing - the wine somellier was rushed of his feet and we didn’t get much time with him as a result we were sat with empty glasses.
If i was to go again I would just order a a few bottles of wine.

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Robdot
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Lovely setting. Would always recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing birthday, brilliant service, superb food. Thankyou

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foodforthought
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A lovely restaurant to visit for any occasion, the food is always good as is the service and another very enjoyable evening ! Thank you Stovells !

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Glendy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Very professional welcome
Lovely ambience
Enjoyed a drink at the bar before we were showed to our table
Layout was very comfortable and spacious
Service was very slow and our waiter was unable to answer or questions about the food and the unique cooking styles we had were interested in
We ordered the chateaubriand for two which was served very rare

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billandlatymer
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stovell's has put in place good Covid 19 measures including temperature checks. The quality of the food and service was as high as always. We enjoyed a great evening.

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AshB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall not the best. Had the Taste of Mexico. Fish dishes were amazing and the service given the circumstances was very good.
However, the 3 meat main dishes were extremely poor, such a shame!

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IdalinaD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing and we will be returning - such a lovely experience and the staff made it that extra special.

PS
PollyS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything we ate and drank was amazing. The staff were wonderful. We had the tasting menu and there was maybe a bit too much time in between courses. That’s the only thing I would change!!!!! Lovely meal

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RodL
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was not our first visit to Stovell's but the first one for lunch during the Covid-19 virus. The tables were well spaced out and all precautions taken to ensure a safe dining experience. As always, the food was very good and the staff well-informed and attentive. Our first lunch out for three months on the occasion of our Emerald Wedding Anniversary was a very enjoyable experience.

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simonh
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

from start to finish first class as always faultless

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sian
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food as always. Covid secure and relevant checks but restaurant felt comfortable and almost like 'old times'. New front of house staff who were superb. Menu varied and quality of food as good as ever. We weren't rushed and enjoyed the evening at our leisure. Highly recommend the overall experience.

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely restaurant, fantastic food and great service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service...Mariala and team were attentive and friendly. A fabulous post Covid breakout experience 😀

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DavidW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant staff dealt with CoronaVirus precautions thoroughly but lightly and politely . The food was brilliant and if you think a marrow bone is something you throw to the dog, go to Stovells to see what a brilliant main course they can make out of it! And have it with the chips, which are to die for! My wife's cod was thick and beautifully translucent with a subtle flavour, just as it should be.

The staff were attentive and friendly and helpfully liaised with the kitchen over my wife's rather unusual dietary needs without making a huge fuss about it.

This was my third restaurant visit post-lock down and was by some way the best of the three. I look forward to my next visit and to the kitchen doing something else brilliant.

DW
vipDeborahW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Stovell’s was amazing as usual not so many extras as before but just as lovely services was very good and food wonderful

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