10 best venues to eat out and still be healthy


Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FOOD - By Laura Nightin­gale

IF your New Year’s res­o­lu­tion was to eat healthily but you still want to dine out, we have some sug­ges­tions for you.

Low- calo­rie menus are spring­ing up in pubs, cafés and restau­rants across Sur­rey, but some venues pride them­selves on serv­ing healthy food all year round.

Here are the county’s top healthy restau­rants, ac­cord­ing to TripAd­vi­sor re­view­ers.

There are some sur­prises among the list – and plenty of places miss­ing. So let us know if any of your favourites should be in­cluded. THE quaint vil­lage pub with 12 bou­tique rooms is renowned for its ex­cep­tional food, ex­quis­ite wines and warm hos­pi­tal­ity.

The chef fo­cuses on fresh, sea­sonal pro­duce, sourc­ing game from the Royal Parks in Wind­sor, veg­eta­bles from lo­cal al­lot­ments and fresh fish from Brix­ham, in Devon. GU24 858652. Guild­ford Road, 9PW. 01276 LO­CATED at The Heart shop­ping cen­tre, The 1955 Club opened in Septem­ber 2015 and of­fers shop­pers premium cof­fee, tea and hot choco­late, plus a range of break­fasts, smoked sal­mon bagels, smooth­ies and freshly baked goods. It is also dog friendly.

The Heart, Hep­worth Way, KT12 1DN. EV­ERY­THING they do this pilates stu­dio café fresh and home­made.

Nearly ev­ery­thing served at is is veg­e­tar­ian with many gluten- free dishes on of­fer too. They like va­ri­ety and use sea­sonal pro­duce, so hot dishes and many of the cakes change daily.

It is open for break­fast and lunch, and typ­i­cal dishes in­clude por­ridge, gra­nola, creamy av­o­cado on sour­dough toast, aubergine parmi­giana and Thai green veg­etable curry. GU7 1DT. An­gel Court, 01483 808569. THE UK’s first Pa­leo café and pantry, which opened in Septem­ber 2015, fol­lows the trendy Pa­leo di­etary regime which ad­vo­cates whole, un­pro­cessed and nu­tri­ent­dense foods.

It serves dairy- free, grain­free, re­spon­si­bly sourced break­fasts, lunches and snacks to eat in or take away. High Street,

01276 GU19 850007. 5AH. SERV­ING mod­ern Tapas in­spired by flavours and pro­duce from Spain, Italy and Eng­land, this restau­rant of­fers an imag­i­na­tive menu of small dishes de­signed for shar­ing. Daily spe­cials range from home- cured duck to the restau­rant’s own smoked sal­mon. KT13 9UJ. Queens Road, 01932 850222. IT may come as a sur­prise, but this JD Wether­spoon pub is ranked highly in Sur­rey’s top healthy restau­rants, ac­cord­ing to re­view­ers.

The chain of­fers a va­ri­ety of dishes with calo­ries stated on the menu, in­clud­ing sal­ads, pas­tas, small plates and grills in­clud­ing the ‘ Skinny Sir­loin Steak’.

High KT19 737290. 8EH. SHAHEBS’ bar, lounge and restau­rant of­fers au­then­tic Bangladeshi and In­dian fu­sion cui­sine. Croy­don Road,

01883 819442. CR3 6PD. Street, 01372 THIS orig­i­nal, in­de­pen­dent café serves a range of healthy meals, in­clud­ing hearty, whole­some soups.

Town Square, 6YG. 01483 GU21 740897. THIS small and friendly vil­lage cof­fee shop serves great toasties, a range of milk al­ter­na­tives and has a Healthy Choice Menu.

Lo­cated close to the canal, it is the per­fect pit stop while out walk­ing the dogs.

St Johns 7SE. GU21 730185. THIS sand­wich deli bar of­fers fresh sand­wiches and baguettes with your choice of fill­ings. The menu also in­cludes home­made soups, sweet treats and drinks to eat in or take away. Church Street,

01737 668021. RH2 0AD. Road, 01483


Roost, in Bagshot, the UK’s first Pa­leo café and pantry.

PA photo.

Fresh pro­duce at the quaint Inn at West End.

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