Food you have to eat in Guildford this summer

Kokoro is life

For those of you that call Guildford your hometown, it can often be difficult returning  summer.  You’re back under your parents’ roof where you have to share a car with your younger siblings and you feel out of place wearing your edgiest clothes at MNG.

However as bored as you might be over summer, Guildford does have it’s ups, especially when it comes to food.  Steer away from the chain restaurants and you’ll find many a place that you won’t find anywhere else.

Here’s what you should eat:

A burrito from Burrito Loco

They have everything from heavily filled burritos to soft tacos with extra guac.  Also find their pop-ups at the Lido and next to the bar at The Legion.

A burrito is the perfect addition to a Friday! #guildford #independent #burrito #nachos #surrey

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Pizza from Franco Manca

Arguably the best sourdough pizzas this side of Naples.  You can also order takeaway.


Souvlaki from Meet the Greek

Is that french fries in a pita wrap? Yes, yes it is.


Chicken katsu curry and sushi from Kokoro

It’s better than Wagamamas, there’s no doubt about that.


Cocktails from Thai Terrace

Who needs a holiday to Thailand when you have the 7th floor of Castle Car Park.


Pancakes from Bills

There’s no better place for breakfast.  It’s also incredibly Instagramable.

I want pancakes

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Jerk chicken from Turtle Bay

Order the curried goat if you’re feeling really adventurous.  They have fab cocktails too.


Carbonara from Positano

A hidden Italian gem.  The staff are great and the pizzas are also fab.


Tapas from De Nada

Newly opened on market street.  Head down for authentic Spanish tortilla and great live music.



A three course meal from The Jetty

Go if you’re feeling fancy, even if it’s just to sit in those yellow seats.


Thai tapas from Giggling Squid

Who would’ve thought thai tapas was a thing?  Be sure to order the salt and pepper squid.


A kebab from Nuro

Annoyingly not open late, so you’ll have to leave Casino pretty early.  Don’t just go for kebabs though, they have a great menu full of Turkish food.


Scones and tea at The Tea Terrace.

Another Instagram-worthy place.  There’s a great lunchtime menu too!