Whether it’s coffee and cake, a spicy curry or classic English fare, Farnborough has a rich and varied café and restaurant scene. Here are our favourites.
Places to eat in Farnborough
There’s a wide range of cuisines on offer in Farnborough, with spice fans in particular well catered for. Gurkha Palace Restaurant on Farnborough Road backing onto the airfield serves up traditional Nepalese curries, with a popular Sunday lunch buffet while Everest Tandoori in nearby North Camp has been a curry staple for over 20 years.
Italian restaurants are always a popular option, and the Farnborough options are right up there. Il Colosseo in North Camp is a fabulous pizza and pasta outlet offering fine Mediterranean dishes while nearby Dolce Italia marries warm service, reasonable prices and simple decor to create a romantic, laidback affair.
Staying in North Camp but moving into the Asian food market, Wings Cottage is an evocative Chinese restaurant with a wide range of set menus, perfect for the indecisive while Malacca is the top-ranked Tripadvisor restaurant in town, best-known for its dumplings, crispy duck pancakes and their Instagram-worthy banana fritters.
Restaurants in Farnborough
Cafés in Farnborough
Farnborough’s town centre is an excellent place to start your coffee shop crawl. The Meads Shopping Centre is home to the Triangle Bookshop Café, a popular place to hang out with a good book and a cup of coffee and Poppins, a traditional English chain café which covers breakfast and lunch classics.
A short walk south of the town centre you’ll find One Eleven on Farnborough Road. One Eleven is next to the Sky Bar which we included in our nightlife guide, and like that bar, it’s a stylish venue, open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks.
Nearby Camp Road is another hotspot for cafés and bars. It’s here that you’ll find Rushmoor Café, a long-running family affair known for its large portions and good prices and The Tea Shop Around The Corner, a speciality tea room open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
If that’s whetted your tea-leaf appetite, another good option is Daisy’s Tea Room at Serendipity in nearby Fleet. Part antique horde with over 30 dealers, part perfect gift shop and part traditional tea room, it’s an oasis of calm (and scones) open for lunch, afternoon tea and drinks.
Lastly, if you’re in a hurry – or simply fancy a dose of fried fish goodness – Marts Fish and Chips have been a takeaway mainstay in Farnborough since 1989, providing piping hot pies, freshly fried chips and crispy-battered fish.