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CuVée VIII

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£26 to £40
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British
CuVée VIII, Modern British Restaurant & Wine Bar in the heart of Esher.

A sleek yet classic décor establishment sprinkled with eccentric twists and jubilant wallpapers.

CuVée VIII is Esher’s newest & most unique destination with an experience that delivers excitement, originality and exquisite dining in equal measure.

Whether you are looking for an opulent family dining experience or to simply catch up with friends over a drink then our independent wine bar and restaurant is the ideal setting for you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 107 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LBMc
London
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Left standing outside then inside for temperature check.. not the most professional of welcomes. The restaurant space is quite small, not much atmosphere and terrible ‘elevator’ music playing throughout! Champagne was a nice touch for our anniversary and although the food was well cooked& presented, felt it was very over priced. Staff friendly and doing their best with covid regulations.. probably won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab experience. Great food, Atmosphere, Service. Cant wait to go back again!

KG
KatieG
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for breakfast. Place was clean and well presented. Playing club music when we arrived but changed it to something more chilled for us on arrival. We were the only customers there but it took a long time to order and for the food to arrive. Food tasted nice by my friends food was a bit cold and the muffin in my eggs royale was hard and chewy - couldn’t even cut it with a steak knife which I had to ask for! We told the waitress these issues as she took our plates away. She was very polite and said she’d pass out comments on to the chef. If we hadn’t been dining on the Eat Out To Help Out deal I would have been loathe to pay the full bill. Luckily at half price it was about what I would have chosen to pay.

PS
PriSnook
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. More expensive than other Sunday lunches but very good quality! Service is great too!

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YummyMummy
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Stunning decor and great food, but it is not consistent in it's delivery of excellent service or quality of courses to maintain it's high calibre status. I predict that the novelty may wear off and there shall not be many return visits after a time if they don't improve on their delivery, management and training to make this a slicker operation . This establishment would probably fair far better without the Covid restrictions which takes the shine off the exceptional experience expected of such a highly proclaimed establishment. The ugly covid shielding really ruins the decor too, unfortunately.

I can see what it's trying to do, make it a very special ocassion place or for the elite of pocket, but it falls short. e.g. Reception staff were friendly but not confident enough in their directions. Waiter didn't know surrey hills wine was local, or the menu details well enough to advise! e.g. Out of stock wines and menu shortages not advised, Pasta starter was too small and partially uncooked. Truffle mash was amazing, but not warm enough. Distance between some tables was not 1m. The food was beautifully presented though.

I wont be going back till Covid restrictions are lifted as it needs to be a busy intimate place in my opinion, with exceptional service to make people feel special enough to pay the extortionate prices.

Thanks for the free cocktails though - they didn't transfer the bill from us sitting in the garden before our meal. Again lack of organisation and structure.

A long way to go to live up the the money that must have been spent on the place - it really is quite beautifully decorated.

I found the whole experience pretentious, but would love to go there for a night of cocktails at the bar when that's possible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food great. It was like eating in a basement night club and it smelt of stale alcohol

Staff were Friendly though

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markz
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant service from the staff at Cuvee, nothing was too much for them and they helped us enjoy 😊 a fantastic evening! Food was excellent as well.

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Smithy
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant felt extremely COVID-safe. The staff were excellent. We had cocktails which were super, all the food was wonderful.
The restaurant was busy but noise levels weren’t high.
We then asked if we should go out the front for a vape, and were asked if we would like to be shown through to the garden, we were taken through a door to the bar, which we hadn’t realised was there and was really buzzy and loud, but completely sound proofed from the restaurant! The garden was lovely, and we will definitely go back for drinks in the bar
Good value for the great quality and gorgeous decor - very smart and modern, lovely place for couples or groups

LJ
LJLF
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very expensive and small portion sizes

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MiloLovett
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently got engaged at this restaurant, and the second we walked through the door I got a helping hand by the staff especially from Agnes. The food was Devine and the drinks was always there!
We will be coming back for sure!

DD
DanielaD
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, tasty food and AMAZING service!

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Bondie
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Was left at the door for ten mins as my booking wasn’t found even though I confirmed via phone night before and in a text . We were left at the table
For 5 mins before being offered a drink or menu . Then the lady couldn’t find bar booking . Food was majorly overpriced and had to keep asking for service

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Ninaporter
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner had a lovely evening the cocktails were perfect and the champagne of course was on point the staff were very friendly would definitely recommend cuvee

KD
KateD
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful outside garden area. Lovely ambience. Would definitely go again.

TA
TheresaA
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice outside courtyard area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious! We dined during Covid & it was a Thursday evening. Restaurant was very quiet & I guess not typical of a normal Thurs night. Service was great & we enjoyed our evening out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful spot in the garden, great menu choice and mocktails too!

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Rebecca
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing and so was the food and atmosphere

EE
EsherEats
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

What an absolute disappointment. It’s been about 6months since I’ve been to Cuvee and the pizza is the only saving grace. Great wine list, but they were out of most selections. Slow and poor service (took us almost 30min for our G&T) and never offered another. Barely anyone was there, so they weren’t busy. Food came out and was pretty basic and not great. Bill was way too much for what we had. Go for the atmosphere, maybe a drink, but don’t expect much else.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails

AM
vipAMC2LA
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've enjoyed Cuvee for a night out, I had not had lunch here prior to this visit. We enjoyed sitting in the back garden, a great cocktail (so many choices!), attentive service and a delish meal! We will be back! Eat out to help out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were positively surprised by the experience. Food and ambiance was good, lively bar area.

DM
DeanMumford
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Highly recommended! The staff are superb and friendly! They make amazing cocktails!
Beautiful decor and so comfortable!
Immaculately clean!!
Brilliant outdoor drinking area with BBQ! You have to go!!

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Bridge69
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wait of over 1/2 hr for our cocktails to arrive. One was requested with no egg white as I have an allergic reaction, but they took no heard to my request so had to be returned. Another 20 minutes for my drink to arrive.

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SharonS
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place, good for families and couples, good menu and drinks.
will be back

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Dolly
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not book a table at 8.00 pm as they take the booking and then tell you they don't serve food. The Manager is one of the rudest people I have ever come across. Luckily other staff members are friendly and professional

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ANNNENGO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We waited 15 mins for our drinks.
All the surrounding table got their starters with bread we didn’t.

My partner food was good but mine wasn’t. I had the halibut it was weird it had a sweet and tangy green sauce. The fried veg was sweet it was just all sweet.

We had two starters, two mains, one beer, a cocktails and two cocktails came to £125.

We handed the man three £50 note and he didn’t give us back our change Lol. We waited for like 10mins and only when I ask where our changes was he whole face changed and handed our money back. All the the staff looked at us like we was doing the walk of shame 😅.
We would of left £10 tip but the fact that he didn’t give our money back in the first place and just put in his pocket is just damn right rude.

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Caitlin
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely outside space, perfect for a candlelight dinner on a warm summer evening. Had an amazing time and will definitely be back.

MA
MALCOLMD
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and setting were very good. Let down by poor service. It took over an hour for our meals to arrive, even though the place wasn't busy. We asked for salt and pepper which turned up after our meal. There didn't seem anyone allocated to our table asking if everything was okay. Felt like once we were in we were forgotten about, which is a shame because the food and setting were good.

HC
HollyC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Amazing food and great service

MR
MelanieR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food, great value and beautiful interior

SR
SammyR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great venue!!! Wow, food was outstanding. Pork raviolo was out of this world. Bubbly,friendly service. We will be back!

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Tasha
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Extremely poor service, food very mediocre. Not COVID prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and drinks were superb, this was our first visit and will definitely be returning. Highly recommend

SW
SallieW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Warm welcome, great friendly service & good cocktails, food etc 👌🏽

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Esher
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We ate off the bar menu. The Fish & Chips were excellent. Well cooked, perfect portion size and tasty. Unfortunately, the service was shockingly poor. Given there were more serving staff than diners, when the food is served and the offer, "Would you like any sauces, etc." was made, you don't expect to wait until the meal is almost finished for them to arrive, nor for the sauces delivered to be incorrect (afterall ketchup doesn't look like maytonaise). For the prices they charge, you would expect service to be attentive and accurate - it wasn't.

LC
LornaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unfortunately our drinks order was wrong on at least 4 occasions. When we checked the bill we had been overcharged. Instead of being charged for the cocktails we ordered, we were charged for the gins and tonic separately which came to more than the cocktail price at £12 a drink. On top of that we had to pay a large service charge on each round, even though we received very poor service. We were not allowed to open a tab inside the bar, (once we were moved in from the garden) which meant a large extra cost on every round we brought. We were a group of 5 and this had been our first night out since the lockdown restrictions were lifted. This was our first time visiting Cuvee VIII and we were very disappointed. We were also seated in a secluded area away from the music even though i had booked at least 10 days in advance.

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pippi
Surrey
20 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sitting outside was great- it was lovely weather.
Inside the music was playing far too loudly

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Dido
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good to be back at CuVee, I have never been disappointed and on this occasion I was delighted to experience their first day in the new open dining area. A good, spacious courtyard with a nice atmosphere.
Great to see a familiar face (a chef and restaurant manager from other highly regarded restaurants I have visited in the past), sharing his experience and know how. I think this will raise CuVees game even more.
Food was very fresh and tasty - I had a superfood salad with fat chips which were out of this world. Good wine choices. Reasonable prices.
Covid responsible.
Will be back and would recommend, especially the outdoor dining.

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Leighsa
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Friendly staff but completely empty, we were the only table so lacked atmosphere. It was so quiet we felt uncomfortable talking. When staff were around they were putting up screens across the bar next to us and the hostess was calling to confirm bookings for later that day so it felt like we were dining when they were closed.

FAQs

CuVée VIII does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. CuVée VIII also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01372 468880.

CuVée VIII is rated 4 stars by 107 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.