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The Dorking Deli

££ - £££Cafe, British,
37 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU, England
+44 1306 743203
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (18 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 15:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
37 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A colleague suggested we catch up here being a favourite of hers. It’s small so I imagine it gets busy. I think she arrived early to get us a table! On reading the menu I was skeptical but we all had very different lunches all...More

Thank LouisePearce
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to grab some lunch with a friend hadn’t been in before staff very polite and food was lovely would definitely go back again

Thank jja42
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is popular with cyclists, it has hipster vibe, and feels like it is keen to be the trendy option with avocado on toast and good quality fresh filter tea, all good stuff but atmosphere is a bit 'cool kids' if that's what you want.

Thank LondonTubbs
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I have reviewed this place before, but just for the coffee. Recently had breakfast here twice. They really are delicious - so fresh and lovely big portions. The eggs are spectacular. Would be 5 stars but the guy with the beard who runs the place...More

2  Thank LoungerLondon
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I’m always careful in handing praise to restaurants/cafes on the basis of one visit. I’ve now been to the Dorking Deli on nearly a dozen occasions and it is very special indeed. Louise and Andy have created a real gem with a great innovative menu,...More

Thank noelm691
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I came here yesterday with a friend for a quick lunch, never been in before so was eager to try it out. Staff very friendly. Nicely fitted out , very homely indeed. Food was absolutely wonderful. I had their hot chorizo stew, when it arrived...More

Thank emmrussell
Louise H, Owner at The Dorking Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Emmmrussell, Thank you so much for your rave review. We strive to provide the very best quality foods, products and service for our customers so it's lovely to hear when it all comes together. Our stews are a firm favourite in the Winter and...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Never usually walk this far down the street but did today. Small establishment with a small menu, but perfectly formed!OH and I had quiche - huge portion with salad and coleslaw. Very reasonably priced. Got food envy looking at other plates too - some seriously...More

Thank Nosage99
Louise H, Owner at The Dorking Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Nosage99, Many thanks for taking the time for writing such a comprehensive review. 5 years in and we still appreciate all feedback from our customers - new and old - all of which has helped keep us as a firm favourite coffee shop in...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

For such a small place the Deli produces the best coffee in Dorking. The food is always good and very veggie/ vegan friendlyMore

Thank paulcccccc
Louise H, Owner at The Dorking Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Paul, So sorry I haven't responded to your kind words sooner. We really appreciate every review we receive and your compliments have been passed on to the team. Please say hi next time you're in so that we can say a proper thank you!...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Having been to the Deli several times we went in for breakfast. The staff are always friendly and the food is always great. Bit of a shame about the plastic throwaway cups for the tap water, they could do with some glasses. Very reasonably priced...More

Thank Ella S
Louise H, Owner at The Dorking Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi Ella, Thank you so much for you review. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our new breakfast menu, which is proving to be a huge hit with our customers. Our self-serve water-station has also been positively received by our thirstier customers. We really...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were travelling back from the south coast and needed a lunch stop. We spotted the deli and went in for lunch. The staff were friendly and the food was amazing. We shared a ploughmans and a Californian salad followed by an amazing raspberry bake...More

Thank CUB535
Louise H, Owner at The Dorking Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hi CUB535, Those sunny days seem a lifetime ago! So sorry it's taken me so long to say thank you for your kind words. We strive to provide our customers with top-notch food and service and I'm so happy to hear you had a good...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 West Street, Dorking RH4 1BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Dorking
  • Phone Number: +44 1306 743203
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