Quaint cafes, trendy coffee shops, international chains and kitchens spanning French, Thai, Italian cuisines and more: There’s plenty to choose from in our Farnham dining out guide.
Places to eat in Farnham
Farnham is a popular tourist destination, which means that international chains are never far behind to capitalise on the buzz. We start our guide to the best eating out spots at Bill’s Farnham Restaurant on Castle Street. It’s a European chain open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
Next up is Giggling Squid, which serves up a delicious mix of Thai dishes cooked up in a stylish Grade II listed building on Castle Street. You may have had the pleasure of eating at a Giggling Squid restaurant before. But, if you haven’t, be sure to book in during your stay in Farnham and see what the fuss is about.
For something a little more homegrown, head to Heaven’s Kitchen Mediterranean Steak House, which specialises in sharing platters, huge hunks of meat and a more-than-decent range of burgers, chicken and vegetarian dishes.
Away from the town centre and a short distance from our Farnham hotel is Daniele Sicilian Restaurant. The family-run local institution is a favourite thanks to their daily specials (the fish dishes are worth checking out), their rustic and romantic decor and the warm welcome.
Cafés in Farnham
Cafes and coffee shops are a serious business in Farnham, with dozens competing for your caffeine kick. Many of them are located in the centre of town close to the River Wey including one of our favourites Krema Coffee House. Open Monday to Saturday, the independent artisan coffee house serves up freshly roasted coffee, loose-leaf tea, cold press juices and plenty of breakfast, lunch and snack options.
A little further up the road is Okomoko, a relative newcomer on the scene best known for its healthy, vegetarian and vegan options. And with an eco-friendly business ethic, it’s as good for the taste buds as it is for the soul.
The Farnham Pottery might be a five-minute drive south from our Farnham hotel, but it’s worth it for the coffee and the chance to craft your own coffee mug. The cafe is open Tuesday to Saturday for hearty breakfasts and lunches, exclusively using local products.
Bears at The Packhouse combines two of our favourite hobbies – cafe lounging and antique shopping. The rustic, laid-back restaurant serves up fresh breakfasts and lunches daily, with evening gastropub-style food served every Friday and Saturday night, while next door is The Packhouse, a funky interiors and lifestyle store selling everything from antiques to vintage furniture and fashion accessories.
Rounding out the cafe selection is the Manor Farm Tea Room, close to our Aldershot hotel. A mainstay in the region for over 15 years, the breakfast and lunch options cover traditional classics, but it’s their range of cakes and afternoon tea that elevate this tearoom above the others. And once you’re finished working your way through their loose-leaf tea and cake selection, there’s also an on-site craft shop and artist studio.