The Seahorse

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£26 to £40
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Sunday Lunch
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Seahorse in Guildford is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll take ca
What 29 people are saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
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4.0
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4.0
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3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnF
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch.I met two girlfriends and we all enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent

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BelindaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and brilliant staff - well worth it! Great choice on the menu and wonderful setting

KG
KathrynG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Seahorse was excellent, especially considering that they were fully booked so the reservation made through OpenTable had been cancelled but not communicated to us, so we had driven from Epsom to Guildford to be told there wasn’t a table available for us! The staff at The Seahorse were very apologetic and did manage eventually to find us a table. So would I recommend The Seahorse? Yes, wholeheartedly. Would I recommend OpenTable? No I would not!!!

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We8Nodge
Surrey
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our visit was ok - but despite booking with OpenTable, we weren't expected and weren't made to feel very welcome. When we showed them the booking email they found us a table. After that the service from the waitress was good.

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NataschaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a very busy mother’s day - great service, all very helpful staff, food excellent and loved the venue too!

MG
vipMattGaskin
London
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant food fresh, service a little slow but worth the wait

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Weeksy
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went for lunch on a Monday. The restaurant was three quarters full and I can understand why. The choice of food, the good itself and the service were excellent. The young man who served us excellent, friendly but professional. He knew the menu and made re ommendations. The food fame reasonably quickly and was beautifully cooked. It really was an excellent lunch

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vipadamg
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what I expected. Simone to book and excellent food.

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SueH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at the Seahorse. They knew nothing about our booking made on line on 7th November. Restaurant was fully booked for a corporate Xmas lunch. They kindly made calls for us and found an alternative restaurant that could fit us in. Will not be using Opentable again very disappointed.

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vipPixie
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The warmth coming to this restaurant is exceptional, service, food, ambience, could not fault this lovely gem of a place.

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BCM1980
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was truly dreadful. An hour wait for a main course. Had to ask for the bill three times.

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johnp
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fixed price menu on some items (marked FP on menu) for lunch is very good value.

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GillianT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I hD the fish finger sandwich as did one of my friends. Chips we overlooked and greasy. Sandwich was toasted ciabatta which was over cooked as well and difficult to eat. We complained. Waitress apologised

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jmcir
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Evening out with friends. Had the Tuesday set price including a bottle of wine between two. Very good value.

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AnnMarie
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The seahorse has been refurbished since our last visit & a new menu

Our visit was lunch time meeting with friends ..very nice decor & menu ..however the food was not good , very dry ,the two gammon steaks were dry & very salty ,which i could not eat ,,the service was very slow ..sadly we will not be meeting at the Sea horse again

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JulietS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Second visit in a week. Excellent menu choice and good service. Would highly reccommend

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AnthonyHK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Very disappointed. As a customer who frequented the Seahorse on a regular basis prior to its refurbishment and menu change I am incredibly disappointed the standards have slipped so far. The food was less than mediocre; scallop starter over cooked, 2 x vegetable tarts under cooked, burger bun burnt and the roast pork can only be described as like chewing on leather. This was after waiting the best part of an hour for our first course.

What makes it even more disappointed is that when confronted by the poor standard, the waitresses response suggested we not the first to be so disappointed since the refurb and made no effort to remedy the situation.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Entrees were amazing but the roast was a bit dry

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TimothyD
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service very good if a little amateur!

food over cooked and undercooked in all the wrong places !

Trying to hard to be a fine dining experience which it unfortunately isn't .

Wiring staff need to be shown how to pour wine and have some knowledge of the menu !

Shame because it has potential !

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Kermit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent dinner on valentines night, friendly attentive staff, cosy atmosphere, great food. What more do you need? Recommend for an enjoyable romantic evening.

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gerald
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

excellent food quality but very poor service.
plenty of staff but they seem not to notice customers or their needs..

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Josie
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We regularly eat here when in Guildford because we like the food, the service and the parking.

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Katy
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Our waitress was lovely - great smile, very helpful and sensible. My friend's fish and chips was excellent but, as a vegetarian and therefore limited in my choices, I had the roasted tomato soup accompanied by the breaded Brie. I couldn't eat the soup because it was so unpleasantly "smoky", certainly not my idea of roasted tomato. I did mention it to a waiter who was apologetic, but I thought I'd put it in the review because I think other customers might dislike the strongly smoky flavour of the soup.
But we did, as always, enjoy ourselves and feel that the pub is a lovely place to meet friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had the beetroot quiche the sauce of which was too sloppy for my taste.
Drink + mini pud is an excellent idea- bigger than I was expecting!

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Sandy
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new decor. Always friendly and helpful staff.

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johnp
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent lunchtime menu with Fixed Price options that are very good value. This restaurant is streets better than the average in this part of the world.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants and I go there often and it never fails to delver

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Surrey81
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great Sunday roasts! Yorkies as big as your head. We visited between lunch and evening sessions, so it was relatively quiet. Staff were a little slow but very pleasant. They'd run out of cauliflower cheese, which was a shame.

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Charles
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience1

it was a lovely meal, but we were a little disappointed that even though we booked we were not given a table in the restaurant, we had to eat on stalls which was not comfortable ...

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The Seahorse is rated 4 stars by 29 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.