Steak, Lebanese, Korean – there’s something for everyone in Woking’s restaurant scene, plus a wide range of cafés and coffee shops just a short distance from the town centre.
Places to eat in Woking
If you’re looking for one restaurant to cover all bases, Bill’s in Woking Shopping Centre might just be the answer. A popular chain serving up everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, the stylish restaurant mixes an industrial style look with corner booths and sharing tables. Open from 8am to 11pm, the restaurant is also committed to green causes including using recycled packaging and low-energy bulbs and fans.
Also in the same shopping centre is Jeitta Lebanese Cuisine, an excellent Middle East restaurant that makes the best hummus, falafel and shawarma in the area.
On the western edge of the shopping district, and just over the road from our Woking Town Centre hotel is Cattle Steakhouse. As well as a wide range of meat cuts, they have a build-your-own-burger range, a fingerlickin’ array of chicken wings and fried chicken, plus a wide range of drinks including cocktails, milkshakes, beers, wines and spirits.
For a very different take on meat, head to Bulgogi Korean Restaurant. Loosely translated as Korean BBQ, Bulgogi is a traditional Korean restaurant that serves up stunning food, including their signature dish – thin slices of meat, marinated in soy sauce, garlic and sesame seeds and cooked over a charcoal grill. Make sure to check out their bibimbap, dumplings and glass noodles as well while you’re there. You may need to book your table in advance as the small restaurant can quickly fill up at the weekend.
Lastly, Bellini is a classy, authentic Italian restaurant a short drive from our Woking West hotel. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner, the menu covers all the traditional bases including pizza and pasta, the 60-capacity restaurant also has a small terrace area perfect for summer dining and pre-dinner cocktails including the Bellini which they’re named after.
Cafés in Woking
If you’re craving caffeine after a busy day shopping and exploring in the town centre, head for TwelveThirty in Jubilee Square near Woking Shopping Centre. The coffee is delicious, their lunchtime staple of soup and a sandwich is hearty and tasty, and their cakes, cookies and muffins might just have you coming back for seconds.
Nearby on High Street is The Cosy Coffee House, an excellent not-for-profit café that gives back to several community charities. The coffee is locally roasted and comes served in glass jars with their own knitted cosy, with a wide range of hot drinks to choose from. The pick-and-mix furniture gives it a relaxed, living-room feel while the first-floor terrace is the perfect spot for an iced latte when the sun is shining.
With a fascinating museum and art gallery, there are already several good reasons to visit The Lightbox – but the Seasons Cafe & Kitchen is yet another reason to stop by. The 40-capacity café is a mix of sofas, high stools and brightly coloured tables and chairs, while the food is a fresh and seasonal mix of salads, sandwiches, coffee and cakes, with a large courtyard when the sun is shining as well as a kid’s corner play area.
If a big breakfast is the only way to start the day, look no further than the Astalet Cafe to the south of Woking. With a range of breakfast options to choose from, including healthy options and those with double black pudding, there’s plenty to choose from, and the prices and overly generous portions mean you’ll never feel shortchanged.