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For more than 35 years, La Barbe restaurant has been bringing Gallic charm and delicious French dining to the heart of the historic market town of Reigate. 

Located opposite the beautiful Priory Park, this intimate and independent French restaurant is just as perfect for family occasions as it is romantic dinner dates. 

While the evening atmosphere is hard to beat, conjuring up memories of holidays across La Manche, the restaurant is also ideal for leisurely lunches and business meetings.  

La Barbe is, of course, famous for its Bastille Day celebration dinner every July but brings a flavour of France to Surrey almost every day of the year.

The restaurant's talented chefs use only the finest, freshest ingredients to create sumptuous dishes focussing on classic French cooking with a modern twist. 

Using local produce wherever possible, such as Ye Village Butchers in Walton-on-the-Hill and Secretts Farm near Godalming, La Barbe's food puts a taste of Surrey on the plate alongside French inspiration.  

From traditional "Escargots de Bourgogne" (snails cooked in garlic butter) to Cassolette de Venaison (venison casserole, roasted root vegetables), there is something to please all palates. They also offer vegetarian and vegan options, as well as being happy to prepare special dishes with prior notice.

French cusine at La Barbe in Surrey
Wine at La Barbe in Reigate

Passionate oenophiles, La Barbe’s wine list features carefully selected vintages from France's most famous regions, as well as excellent new world additions. 

In fact, owner Serge Tassi, who has lived in Surrey for more than 40 years, has even been enthroned as a Chevalier de Tastevin at Clos de Vougeot in Burgundy. The group, which was founded by Burgundy wine enthusiasts in 1934, celebrates the region's great wines and regional cuisine. 

Back here in Surrey, the team at La Barbe knows that French dining is synonymous with style, but they also pride themselves on providing a dining experience in a relaxed, welcoming setting. 

Visit La Barbe and you’ll find crisp tablecloths; chilled Champagne ready to order; and service that’s second to none. 

This passion for hospitality helped La Barbe enter Tripadvisor's Hall of Fame this year, having received their Certificate of Excellence accolade every year since 2014. 

Among Surrey's longest serving independent restaurants, if you haven't visited this Reigate institution before, then perhaps this is the year to put that right. Bon appétit!

  • Car Parking Nearby
  • Children Welcome
  • Local Ingredients
  • Private Dining
  • Seasonal Menu/Specials
  • Wedding Receptions

Local Food Surrey says

La Barbe - c'est magnifique! We really love it here. This place is really special and has a very strong local following that it thoroughly deserves. 

Go on, treat yourself to a trip to Surrey's slice of France.