No. 97

4.7
417 reviews
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Modern European
No 97 is a little neighbourhood restaurant located on leafy Maple Road in Surbiton.

City meets country. In all the good ways. An easy mix of innovation and international cuisine with openness and rootsy warmth. It’s a natural extension of who we are – part city slicker, part bumpkin, with a vision that is guided by the seasons, our travels and our experiences.

No 97 is us. A husband and wife team, surrounded by a top bunch of people. Our concept is simple – contemporary dining in a relaxed environment. It’s food inspired by fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, paired with an eclectic selection of wines, gin and innovative cocktails.

Sam & Alex
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LL
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are extremely welcoming
The gin bar is lovely downstairs and the presentation is perfect.
You must have the three courses brilliant value and presented beautiful
I recommend the fish
The cheese board and the rhubarb desert
The waiting staff are amazing x

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SS
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a super evening.
staff very helpful. Food delicious. A lively atmosphere but great fun.

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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to No 97 with three girlfriends, we had a super catch up in comfy, buzzy surroundings, with excellent food and v good value. Highly recommended!

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JB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmos, felt very well looked after.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A surprise bottomless brunch for my boyfriends birthday with a bunch of his friends.

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OT
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again one of the best meals I have had. My friends had never tried 97 before, they weren’t disappointed.
Top marks to chefs and the staff for a fabulous night.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised, this was a great venue - the return to manager and his team were great and made you feel very welcome. The food was good and the wine and gin recommendations were first class

Overall price excellent and well worth a visit if in the area

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal here with a friend - very impressed.

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F
London
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure! Lovely Sunday brunch, relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Perfect!

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B
Shropshire
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a lovely brunch at the weekend at no.97.
We were seated in the back area which was slightly cold but the heaters slowly warmed us up. The food as usual was great and the staff were very attentive. There were a few issues with printing menus and I think a newer waitress was slightly flustered with the process, her style was rather overbearing and loud for us but it luckily didn’t spoil the experience and we’ll be back for the yummy poached eggs!! The last waitress showed us out in a relaxed and calm manner which was far more appropriate.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner celebrating my partners birthday. We sat at the bar which we prefer as we can watch the chefs and the bartender is very friendly. Really delicious food and lovely ambience, which is why this is not our first visit. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just because!

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ET
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

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Z
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome service ... always a pleasure to come again :)

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SW
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No. 97 is probably one of my favourite restaurants. The staff have absolutely the right balance of casual and formal. The food and drinks are excellent. In fact way better than the pricing point would lead you to believe.

I cannot recommend this place higher.

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R
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

97 continues to excel and is a central part of the transformation of this Maple Road strip in Surbiton into a most attractive area and destination.

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E
Surrey
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little restaurant-a small but interesting menu and delightful & attentive staff.
We enjoyed the ambience and the music...we shall return😊!

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Shame the bar downstairs closed, went for that but food and service was excellent if a little pricey

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Fantastic food and wonderful service. It was a bit loud as points and hard to hear family.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

The music was insufferable, we could not even converse. The food was unimaginative, with a horrible sauce over everything. Only the service was good

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place, great service and ambience and the food is always amazing!

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely vibe, delicious food, friendly staff. Great gin selection too!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. A range of interesting dishes on the menu. Lots of variety. Nice touches with free 'extras'. Very good food except a little too much salt for me. Otherwise 5 star.

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again it was perfect, the regular changes to the menu make for an interesting treat... Staff always to helpful. the cocktails are just heaven too...

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FS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally lived up to expectations - great food, fab atmosphere, loved ambient lighting and food was sublime! Definitely will be back x

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LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! Fabulous food, excellent service, great atmosphere. Couldn’t be better.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, atmosphere and super food . Evening only spoilt slightly by staff commencing cleaning & emptying bins before the end of the night & whilst customers were still eating and drinking . Very strong smell of bleach permeated the entire restaurant.

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PD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation and taste of the food was outstanding. The staff were available when needed and the food came in good time. It was a lovely dinner experience for our anniversary.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and good ambience. We were able to catch up me and my friends and not have to search for service they were very attentive and the good was good!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Have been here a few times - always a great experience. The food is to a great standard and can safely say I have never been disappointed. The 3 course meal is really reasonable. Watch out if you stick to the gin / cocktails (there is a huge selection of different gins) as the overall price tends to go up quite considerably but I can’t fault the food prices, the service or the ambience of the whole place - great value for money.

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CP
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with lovely service. Will definitely go back.

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous dining experience on our doorstep, with the added benefit of an amazing gin menu, what could be better!

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JH
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was really very nice, however, the portion sizes are extremely small so not a great place to eat if you are, as I was, hungry. I had three courses but still had to stop at the French Tarte on the way home for a slice of cake!
Pleasant ambience and our waitress was lovely. If they doubled their portion sizes this place would be a regular choice for me but until then, sadly I won't be returning.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another special evening at No. 97 - as always beautiful plates of food, attentive service, excellent wine recommendation and a wonderful, grown up evening. We look forward to coming back!

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BC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pressed rabbit was very tasty, lamb cooked to perfection, chocolate desert rich and melting in the mouth. Both wines excellent and complemented the courses. Bit nervous about the counter table only booking as I was alone but it was great to see the open kitchen and the cocktails being expertly prepared. Would return if in area again.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, amazing food, great atmosphere, lots of gin!

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love No 97 and have watched it grow from a fairly new local to becoming the only place to be in surbiton! We love their breakfast/brunch - excellent value and a varying menu. We also love the gin den and have even tried one of their tasting evenings which was great fun! We are yet to try their dinner menu but know many who have and sung their praises so we must book this soon! Huge thanks to the no 97 team for always making us feel welcome and for being so friendly!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, delicious food cooked to perfection and a lovely atmosphere. Our favourite restaurant in Surbiton and Kingston which never disappoints!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighbourhood restaurant. Small menu perfectly executed.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place with extremely tasty food and extensive booze menu. Staff were really fab. We're looking forward to going back soon.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I’d prefer being seated in the front rather than in the conservatory. Service was good and food was as expected from previous visits ( v good). However the brunch menu has not changed for a while.

My friend and her partner both were disappointed by the chorizo slice - expecting more the smaller sausage look and taste.

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