Borelli's Wine Bar & Grill

4.3
296 Reviews
£26 to £40
American
RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS ARE STRICKLY FOR DINING ONLY NOT FOR DRINKS

Borelli’s is located in the historic Borelli Yard near the central car park, which features a beautiful courtyard under a magnificent Indian Bean Tree and provides seating for fifty people with heating in the evening.

We are the only wine bar in the town offering the widest selection of fine wines from boutique producers all over the world.

Our restaurant offers a New York inspired menu produced by our Head Chef Robert Hartley and his team for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Our wine bar at weekends becomes a favourite town venue with great music, cocktails, premium beers and spirits in a vibrant atmosphere till 1am on Fridays and Saturday nights.
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FrankF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and service were good, but that’s were it stops. It seemed as if Borelli’s Wine Bar had somehow managed to get an exemption from the face covering rules, well upstairs at least. Customers were allowed to walk around without wearing face coverings, whether this was going to the loo or outside for a cigarette it didn’t matter, they were clearly exempt. The staff were really no better, well that’s not quite correct 2 female members of staff attempted to wear face masks. One had a face mask hanging off one ear like a giant earring, reminded me somewhat of Dame Edna. The other female wore it around her neck like some sort of costume jewellery. At no time did staff ask customers to wear face coverings whilst walking around. Is it any surprise that the rate of COVID is just going up and up.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pizzas we all were very impressed .happy friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from the staff

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Lindy
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly staff and efficient service. Think 12.5 per cent service charge is a bit steep, although optional. Full menu on offer and food was fine.

JB
JayneB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was lovely as ever but sadly the service was not up to the usual standard

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JohnF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great atmosphere continues regardless of Covid. Only real issue is that in the restaurant the service was slow taking 25 mins to get a drink. Downstairs the service was also slow and staff could be more aware of tables without drinks.

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Rebeccaa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The place is not Covid secure. Not a single person that served us wore a mask all evening. By 10pm, groups of younger people started congregating in and outside. Social distancing became non existent. People where allowed to stand and drink x

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and a good night out, despite quite a wait for pudding.

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Tasha
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude staff members, clicky atmosphere & waited 20 mins after being seated to receive service whilst the staff stood around chatting. We were the inconvenience for them.

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Czeps
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed this first meal out since lockdown thank you!

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LisaC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely meal and thoroughly enjoyed the experience post lockdown. Only criticism was the main menu was not available so no home favourites like sausgage and mash etc
But the evening was thoroughly enjoyable.

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LeaS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely relaxed restaurant with friendly staff. A wine bar but has a wide variety of drinks

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Jojobrown
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip out to eat post lockdown and was just perfect....if the sun was shining today we would be back again!! X

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Quiet
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I would definitely recommend the food and service, but the restaurant was just so quiet that it lacked any atmosphere - not really what I expected on a Friday night!

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Elbow
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a warm welcome and good food, well served. Thank you.

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Candice
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The restaurant was nearly empty when we went, however we still had to grab the attention of our server to ask for the drinks and food menus (separately) and the bill when we were ready to leave. It is a stretch to class this restaurant as a "wine bar" as it feels more like an upscale pub and the staff did not seem any more knowledgeable about the wines on the menu than I was.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had booked a table for 12 on Fathers day. Food was very good, particularly liked the Whitebait, but the most impressive thing was the service from the excellent waitresses, it was outstanding.

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vipjmortim
Hampshire
50 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely food and service

JM
vipJeremyM
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Got to say this is one of the worst meals I've ever had. The menu on here is nothing like that on offer. Cheap pizzas, frozen nibbles and dry unseasoned chicken is the fare here. Ordered some tempura prawns s which were frozen and the cooked, only to come out soggy. Our salads were so so awful. A caesar salad with salad cream sauce and mixed leaf including carrots and onions etc. Obviously the chef is either so new that they've ever cooked or it's literally the service team doing the cooking inbetween orders. The wine isn't worth the money so if you want something of a night to remember, I'd go elsewhere. It's a shame as the menu on here showing fish dishes etc is the reason I wanted to go a d had enjoyed it before. God knows what's happened in this sorry place now

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Elbow
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Such a delightful restaurant in a lovely quiet spot. Food was delightful. service was excellent. Just the place for a quiet Sunday lunch if you don't want a roast.

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LauraB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and meticulous staff. Nothing was too much trouble and nothing was forgotten. Food was lovely. It was a really nice evening.

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MarkA
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First visit and on first inspection it looked a little tired, but very friendly staff and lovely simple bar food at competitive price point made it somewhere I would definitely return to.

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vipJulieH
Surrey
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Limp side salad, dry bread, overall not terribly exciting

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stephenp
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and efficient waitresses, good value food and a good selection of wines for a reasonable price.

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RoseF
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had booked a table pre our sons wedding, when we arrived there was no booking, I had my email confirming the book, it was good job that there was a table available. Food was very good and service.

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ReneG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Noisy and characterised by party goers. Anyone wanting a good night out with friends would be disappointed if you are not rowdy, heavily drinking and occupying the bathrooms due to overindulgence.
We will not go again, no matter what occasion.

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BeBe
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We didn’t really enjoy our food. There was a loud table next to us so that didn’t help but the waitress did all she could make our meal a good one. Sadly we won’t be eating there again but we will definitely go for a drink as the bar is very lively.

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Sassie
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Average = food service and ambience - would go again but nothing to write home about

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a pleasant atmosphere

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DebH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere, good food, good value, good and friendly service but it did get to a point where my friend and I could no longer hear each other speak due to the size and exuberance of groups of people standing at the bar. Maybe sitting right next to the bar wasn't the best choice for catching up with an old friend. Will definitely be back but might try a different table. :)

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ChloeM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Customer service generally good, some staff were friendlier than others! Food took quite a while to come so had to rush to eat it as was on a lunch break but was cooked fresh and tasty when it arrived! Good selection of wraps and sandwiches and a nice small list of wines. Liked being able to sit inside but within the large open doors with the sunshine coming in.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant! A wonderful evening of excellent food, great venue, friendly and genuinely helpful staff, well stocked bar - overall a really excellent choice for any occasion, well done all for helpfing to make the evening as fantastic as it was. Thank you.

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Sassie
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don't miss the fishcake! Good ambience and value for money

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OpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always go there in a group of friends for my birthday
love it

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Fionjo
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely night with friends. Food & service great & good value!

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Nigel
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

booked at 11:30pm friday night on line for lunch the next day, great meal, well priced

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EJMFarnham
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and staff. Lovely atmosphere, we will be back.

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WendyJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table with great service from the staff
We would both highly recommend this fabulous restaurant Nothing was too much trouble

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was unprofessional, the waitress served a hot plate using the cuffs of her jumper. The food wasnt great either, had nachos to start which were bland and soggy, then had the chargilled chicken which tasted more like it had been thrown into a fire, burnt to a crisp and dry. All in all this was a very expensive meal for the qaulity of food. Felt very disapointed as i had heard good things about the restaurant.

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martinb
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat downstairs in the bar area as it was pre theatre early dinner and the restaurant upstairs was still empty. Bar downstairs was lively, food was good and service friendly and efficient.

FAQs

Borelli's Wine Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Borelli's Wine Bar & Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.