Food & Drink
Guildford has a food and drink scene to rival nearby Brighton and London. There are restaurants to suit all tastes, from reliable chains such as Jamie’s Italian, Bill’s, Five Guys and Franco Manca to independent options such as the highly regarded tapas restaurant, La Casita, traditional Sardinian cuisine at Blue Sardinia and, for special occasions, fine dining at The Mandolay. Home cooks can source local produce from the regular farmers’ market in the town.
After dinner you can enjoy a drink in one of the city’s trendy bars. Try Komo cocktail bar, a two-time winner of best independent bar at the Best Bar None awards, offering innovative cocktails and live music. For something a bit more adventurous, visit Tudor Antiques, a late-night speakeasy tucked away up one of Guildford’s alleyways behind the closed doors of an antique shop.