Stovell's

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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!

Special Offers

Sunday Lunch Two courses £26.00

Three Courses £32.00, Three Courses, Coffee & Petit Fours £37.50

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun 12:30-14:30

Lunch:Two courses £24.00

Three Courses £28.00, Three Courses (with Coffee) £33.50 from a set lunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30

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Sun 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:15PM - 9:00PM
Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:45PM - 9:30PM

What 965 People Are Saying
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S
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good foods and services. Price for ala carte menu has gone up to £50 for 3 courses and no pre dessert. I would really love to get petite four with the coffee or tea, especially when the price is £5.50

D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Very innovative and good value - wines rather overpriced however. Very quiet (2 tables only) at lunchtime.

GP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was overpriced for what was delivered unfortunately, and just not worth the money. Unfortunately, the desert was terrible and I left it largely untouched. If you are looking for a special evening / restaurant experience, then I would consider alternatives.

EL
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I recently wrote Stovell's was probably the best value restaurant in Chobham giving it 5 stars in each category. Our most recent dining experience was unfortunately not the best. The table service needs substantial improvement and and food was certainly not up to the normally high standard.

AH
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was good but service let down the whole experience. We were sat in a quarter full restaurant next to a noisy table. The waiter spoke poor English and did not attend to us as expected in fine dining restaurant. Will not be returning due to poor service.

VG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

This was our third year to Stovell's and the difference in food and service were noticeably different. We will not be continuing our tradition, it used to be a real treat that we looked forward to, but the cost is no longer comparable to a great evening.

SG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Very delicious food, but was disappointed to find out the Taste if Mexico menu was not available. The service was sincere, but a little clumsy and intrusive. Wonderful ambience. We’ll definitely come back.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Sadly Stovells was not up to scratch on this visit. The service was very slow and very low grade (despite it not being busy). The food was generally ok to good but overpriced for what it was. The wine list was depleted which could have meant that you were pushed up severely in price brackets purely due to out of stocks. It’s a shame as it’s such a lovely restaurant and setting - it was also cold in the bar despite the opportunity on a chilly Christmas Eve for the beautiful fire to have been lit.

P
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Poor service, inexperienced staff.
Average food for the price.
Long wait for table, food, wine, Bill.

a
London
36 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Tasty food but the sunday service was not very polished.

s
Surrey
13 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We have had some lovely meals at this restaurant since it opened, but were very disappointed with our last visit. The food was still excellent, although we were very disappointed to find that the only menu option was a "Christmas Menu", so no Tasting Menu or any of the lovely "specials" that are normally on the menu. We were celebrating my husband's birthday, not Christmas, so the restricted choice on the menu was really disappointing. The service was not up to its normal standard and I had to ask for my chair to be changed because the seat was so badly worn out that it was like sitting on a plank of wood. The wine list was also very disappointing, and also very expensive! It will be some time before we go back especially for a special celebration.

SS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I have been to Stovell’s many times, but not very recently. My brother and I visited on Tuesday evening and were very taken aback by the wine list, more specifically the red wines. We were horrified that there was only one bottle under £85 and that was £45. The waiter did find us a bottle at £65, and although nice it was just a fairly ordinary wine. I really think you should offer a wider range of red wines, and if not possible, then at least a house wine at a more reasonable price - hence my three stars, and I wouldn’t recommend to a friend at the moment.

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Far too expensive michelin star prices not michelin star food.

CP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Birthday dinner - fantastic food let down by poor service

U
Hampshire
14 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Eaten at Stovells for about 4 years, but this was the worst, very disappointed. No Barman, only seemed to be 3 waiting staff, got my very cold coffee before my sweet arrived.

EL
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Probably the best restaurant in Chobham for food and value.

PR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Our table for 5 was squashed onto a table for 4 with no room. The staff seemed to be untrained for the type of restaurant it is supposed to be. The food was ok but nothing special. The choice on the menu was very limited, particularly for our tables taste. We were there less than 2 hours when we were asked to take our drinks to the bar as they needed our table. Generally for £86 / head it was a very disappointing evening.

DM
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We ate at lunch time, therefore we expected it to be quite and would look for more atmosphere in the evenings. Our waiter requires more training i.e. leaning across and cutlery not in the correct place setting, The Food however is great and worth a visit

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a group of six and all enjoyed a lovely meal.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Very disappointing. Having dined here 3-4 years ago no longer anywhere near as slick as it once was. Not greeted well on arrival Maitre D’ appeared put out and stressed. Food very average and a black charred pile of crumbs on plate with desert unidentifiable. When asked what it was Maitre D said would check. In the past would have been a conversation prior to eating informing what was on the plate. Didn’t come back so asked again. Went off huffy then said it was salted caramel! Zero taste! Ash! Tarts Tatum dry. Potatoes roared very very average! Maitre d kept running looking v stressed. Restaurant was not busy. French waiter very friendly then maitre d loomed behind him and he walked away. Had run out of their special home made gin. Would NOT recommend.

R
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately what was supposed to be a quality meal night out with the family it turned out to be a total disappointment...service was inattentive, food was tasteless (cote de boef for two) dry, no seasoning and cold., full of fat properly tasteless, careless prepared meal. Waited for 50minutes between starters and main course. Spoke to manager on the night and gave him feedback but don’t think it made any difference or he really cared. Final bill was just over £300 fot three including drinks . We don’t mind spending money when it’s worth it, my husband usually takes his clients and his office colleagues for dinner to Stovells. Unfortunately we lost total confidence in the quality of this restaurant and will definitely not be going back.

n
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have dined at Stovells on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. Had the excellent 2 for 1 lunch deal and food was of a good quality. Staff always pleasant.

G
Surrey
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food , attentive and friendly service and relaxed ambience.

AC
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely evening.

On arrival the bar seemed a bit disjointed - no draft beer and an apple martini was confusing.

Restaurant was lovely - starter while nice was unmemorable, Cote de Boeuf lovely as was the wine.
Overall it seems to have lost some of the sparkle.

L
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely place, and fantastic food. Looks beautiful and has got its own quirky style.
The service was endearing, but sometimes clumsy. Some of the staff are quite young and haven’t yet got the confidence and experience.
We will be coming back!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit Stovells. It is not local to where we live but certainly worth the effort for the delicious food, wine and delightful service and dining room.

DM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal for two. Spent about 2 hours here and the time flew by with amazing service and food. Easily one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Ambitious agenda and many small pleasant and tasty surprises but they really need to review their butcher supply. The Duck Breast was very tough although not over cooked but the quality of the actual meat was very hard. The Rib Beef (Cote du Buef) exceptionally fatty.

KF
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We stayed within the set menu. Really good value and perfect environment.

MF
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Previously had excellent meals every time , last 3 rd November for special occasion Sunday Lunch , think the staff were new or the restaurant has changed hands, they don’t offer pre drink at bar( no staff) they did not understand Rose Champagne to Rose Wine !
The could not find the Rose Champagne we ordered , the starter menu item stated Hot ! Cold and dry Hard Salmon , the desert Cheesecake with pineapple ! Came with orange , the head manager and filthy dirty hands and nails serving plates of food ,
Massive shame was such a good restaurant

J
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a birthday and date night. Lovely food and great service in relaxed environment

c
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I have been to a Stovells a couple of times before and loved the ambience, service and food. Last Friday we had the tasting menu and wine flight and I was less impressed. It was a busy eve and I felt the waiters were rushed and not providing much information about the wine and food. I was not offered gluten free bread when I said I was intolerant and wouldn’t eat the bread provided. I wouldn’t do the tasting menu again as there were several dishes I did not enjoy but I would happily go back to Stovells for a meal where I chose what to eat and drink.

JR
London
41 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Having thoroughly enjoyed our two "Two for One" lunches in August, we were really looking forward to our third one on 01 November, so much so that I researched the wine list the night before, picking out the bottle of Patagonian Casa Silva Sauvignon Blanc that I wished to order. That was when the catalogue of disappointing factors started. 1. The wine list had changed, with not even my second option available. 2. The wine I chose eventually from the list wasn't available. 3. The two glasses of French Sauvignon Blanc that we finally ordered arrived late, some minutes after we had been served with our first course - wine arriving after the first course is unacceptable. 4. The hake main course was unavailable, so the hake replaced by cod. 5. Normally Stovells provides a nice basket of bread before the first course is served. My wife had to request bread to accompany the terrine, which delayed her enjoyment of the meal further. 6. The soft smoked salmon was frankly rather chewy. 7. No-one asked if we wanted more water in the course of the meal. 8. The bill included the more expensive Viognier wine instead of the French Sauvignon Blanc that we had requested. I was very disappointed and will most likely cancel my December birthday lunch!

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Food excellent. Service OK. Overall experience disappointing. Very expensive for what it is.

At nit even 8pm we were only offered the a la carte menu and had to ask for the tasting menu. Not given a wine list so had to ask for the wines to match the menu (as seen on the website). At the end of the meal no coffee was offered and the lights in the bar had been switched off so it was difficult to find our coats which were on a peg just outside the toilets. Got the impression they just wanted to be rid of us. For this price not good enough.
Would happily eat this chef’s food again but he’s not running a great restaurant. They’re pricing as though they have a Michelin star but unless they sort out the overall experience they’re never going to get one.
Used to eat here regularly for special occasions but although the food is delicious we won’t be rushing back.

ED
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food and a well designed menu. There was a function upstairs which probably caused the restaurant staff to be a bit overstretched. Courteous and effective if a little slow. However, that said, lunch at Stovells is always a pleasure and this was no exception.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

My previous experience at Stovell was excellent, however this time it was more than lacking.
We were celebrating my youngest son’s 21st ( which I had mentioned in your online booking) that was not even acknowledged.
We were served our 1st course with all the amuse bouche plates etc still on the table- nothing was cleared away. Plates were pushed asides to make room and then removed.
The boys were served well before my daughter and myself and so had to wait for our courses to come so we could all start together.
We had to ask for wine to be poured on more than one occasion.
The food was definitely nowhere near as good as our previous experience .
I could not recommend Stovells after this visit

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Taste of Mexico was amazing! Was pretty noisy once a big group of people came in, but apart from that the experience was great. Lovely staff and environment. Very tasteful!

LW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, good and friendly service. One of our party had food intolerances, which were understood and discussed but there was one slip up where a dish had to be replaced.

v
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We had dinner last night for my daughters birthday and have to say it was not as good as normal.
It was very cold, I did mention this to the waiter and he said that they were closed on the Monday, so the heating had not been on ! To eat in a cold room is not pleasant.
The food was good, but not amazing and all the times I have been before, its been amazing, so I am sorry to say a little disappointed.

JG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, very good friendly knowledgeable staff.