Posted by Francesca De Franco on 24 Jan 2024

❤️ You’re spoilt for choice for eating options in Epsom and Ewell and the surrounds with something to suit all palates. Here’s a round up of some of the great global cuisine options for Valentine’s Day 💘


Kanzzi Sushi & Grill is a family-run restaurant based in Epsom Square, Surrey. It serves simple delicious Japanese cuisine. Combining traditional Japanese dishes with a modern twist, Kanzzi offers a casual dining experience with a focus on the quality of the products used.

Read Kalli’s full review here:

Find them at: 4 Derby Square Epsom KT19 8AG


Ciao Italia

This family-run restaurant is a bit of a Banstead institution and has been serving a long menu of classic dishes for over twenty years. It’s known for its consistently good food and cosy atmosphere. It also has an extensive wine list! 🍷

Read Dee’s full review here: 

Find them at: 45 High St, Banstead SM7 2NH

… If you love your pizza and want something a bit more budget friendly then I can’t recommend Pizzerium on Epsom High Street highly enough. Their dough is proved for a very long time, which results in a really light and crispy base. The toppings are of the highest quality.

Go to:

Le Raj

Referred to as an “Institution” by the Michelin Guide, Le Raj aims to showcase the true height of Mughal cooking to British diners. Using ancient Bengal techniques, the team hand-selects the finest produce and spices from sustainable sources to ensure they bring the very best ingredients to life with every dish.

Find them at: Fir Tree Road, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT17 3LB

Derby Arms

The Derby Arms – opposite Epsom racecourse – has two great options to get you loved up. It’s serving an exquisite three-course Valentine’s menu from £35pp between 12th to 17th February.

You can also indulge in their Extra Special upgrade from£55pp, spoiling you with a choice of three courses each (with no supplements) and a bottle of one of their four luxury wines, including Moët champagne, to share between two.

There are lots of delicious options including vegan and vegetarian. Head to the website for full details and booking:

Read Kat’s review here.

Find them at: Epsom Downs, KT18 5LE

The Spring Tavern

The Derby Arms’ sister pub, the Spring Tavern in Ewell Village, is offering the same three course Valentine’s menu at the same price (£35pp) as well as the Extra Special Upgrade. Visit:

La Familia Restaurant 

La Familia in Ewell offers modern Spanish cuisine in a welcoming relaxed atmosphere and specialises in tapas and paella. Expect all of your favourites alongside some more unusual dishes. Reviews are great and Dee is is also a fan!

Find them at: 67-69 High Street, Ewell Village, KT17 1RX


Located in the heart of Epsom, KOZA prides itself on providing a culinary journey and a celebration of Turkish cuisine. Alongside popular meze and chargrilled koftas and shish, you can also delight in steak and burgers, pasta dishes, fish and vegetarian and vegan options.

Find them at: 30 South St, Epsom, KT18 7PF

The Well House Inn

What better place to celebrate romance than a gorgeous country pub steeped in history with relaxed elegance and delightful quirks of 15th century England? This Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a dinner for two for £60 which includes roast fillet of beef with triple cooked chips and a host of delicious accompaniments alongside a bottle of wine. Booking recommended.

Check out Kat’s review here:

Find them at: Chipstead Ln, Coulsdon CR5 3SQ

Rock Salt 

If you can’t make up your mind about a particular type of cuisine, then Rock Salt with its fusion style is perfect. Their Valentine’s Day menu includes everything from Basque sausage and Pacanga borek to fajitas and chicken shish.

Check out Kat’s review here.

Find them at: 27 East St, Epsom, KT17 1BD


I haven’t been myself, but Chim’s – a street-style Thai restaurant in Cheam – is a favourite amongst some of the other Epsom & Ewell Families bloggers and gets an impressive 4.8 stars on Google reviews. It has an extensive menu of small plates, large plates, curries, noodles and rice dishes and includes well-known Thai favourites as well as many exotic dishes.

Find them at: 15 The Broadway, Cheam, London. SM3 8BH

The French Table 

If you’re looking for very high end French cooking then head a little further afield to The French Table in Surbiton. I’ve been lucky enough to eat here a number of times and can vouch for the consistently wonderful quality; it wasn’t named Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2023 for nothing!

You can choose from the three-course dinner menu (£62) or push the boat out with their five-course tasting menu (£70 – vegetarian tasting menu also available at same price). For an additional £40 you can enhance the experience with a wine pairing.

Find them at: 85 Maple Road, Surbiton, London, KT6 4AW

Valentine’s Dine at Home – Chef Renu B 


If you’d rather have a romantic Valentine’s Day at home why not indulge in a special chef-cooked three-course meal for two? Private Chef Renu Ballantine caters for private dining in your home and has created a luxurious Valentine’s Day menu.

Find her: At your house!


💘 Enjoy …and if Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, why not celebrate Galentine’s Day by visiting one of these great restaurants on February 13th instead!?

Fran x

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Francesca De Franco
I’m Fran a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 15 and my twin daughters are aged 12.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run The Parent Social blog where I write about the activities we do, the places that we visit, the games that we play as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between. I also have a wine and food PR consultancy and blog -

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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